Maternity nurse responsibilities

Signature Staff has been operating as a leading British maternity nurse agency for over 60 years, working with families in the UK and overseas who are seeking to find maternity care.

Whether you’re looking to hire a maternity nurse, maternity nanny, maternity assistant, night nurse, night nanny, sleep consultant, twins maternity nurse, the Signature Staff team can help.

Signature Staff’s expertise in maternity care is guided by our Signature Staff consultants’ own experience in the maternity care field.


What qualities make a good maternity nurse?
Open What qualities make a good maternity nurse?
  • Ability to establish a routine
  • Helpful with advice and suggestions
  • Easy to live alongside
  • Ability to cope in an emergency
  • Reliability, honesty, and trustworthiness
What are the best maternity nurse interview questions?
Open What are the best maternity nurse interview questions?
  • Please outline your maternity care qualifications.
  • Why do you enjoy working in maternity care?
  • What makes you a good maternity nurse?
  • Are you happy to educate me about my baby?
  • What is your chosen approach to routines?
  • When do you normally manage to get a baby sleeping through the night?
  • Will you support me if I change my mind about routine?
  • Are you happy to share a room with the baby?
  • Do you have experience helping breastfeeding mothers?
  • Can you give advice on diet and breastfeeding?
  • Are you willing to support with night feeds?
  • Can you give advice on expressing breast milk and how to store it?
  • Do you expect meals or are you happy to cook for yourself?
  • Are you happy to give the family some alone time?
  • Do you have any dietary requirements?
  • Will you be happy to make cups of tea or food for the family occasionally and help with some household chores such as the washing up?
  • Do you intend to stay in the house on your days off or go home?
  • Do you expect your own tv?
What is the difference between a maternity nurse and a nanny?
Open What is the difference between a maternity nurse and a nanny?

Maternity nurses are trained to look after newborn babies and infants so their tenure with a family tends to be of short duration. They work longer shifts than nannies with many being on call for 24 hours, 6 days a week. They are self-employed unlike nannies who are employed by the family.

Nannies, on the other hand, look after infants aged 3 months and older and their contracts are long-term. Nannies work 10-12 hours per day for 5 or 6 days per week. Typically a nanny doesn’t do night duties, although they are often prepared to babysit if given sufficient notice.

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