Newborn Care Specialist

We are proud to now offer Newborn Care Specialists on our roster of professional Nanny services.

A Newborn Care Specialist is a highly specialized and trained child care professional who focuses on the care and well being of newborn infants.

Newborn Care Specialist vs Traditional Nanny

  • As a newborn care professional, a specialist generally works independently with minimal guidance from parents.
  • They are well versed in helping establish good feeding and sleeping habits in newborns.
  • They are familiar with behaviours, appearance, and general care of newborns.
  • They may also have experience caring for preemies and multiples.
  • They understand and recognize signs of possible food allergies, intolerances, and reflux in newborns, and know ways to help.
  • They have an understanding of Postpartum Mood Disorders, can recognize them, and confidently address them as they arise.

Newborn Care Specialists Support Your Family

  • They can provide support with sleeping, feeding, and development of newborns during their first 3 to 6 months.
  • They can set up and execute a successful plan for getting your newborn to sleep through the night and nap well.
  • They can be hired to care for your newborn for overnight shifts or around the clock the care (usually a 20-hr shift).
  • They understand the value of, and can support, a breastfeeding or chestfeeding parent.
  • They can educate and build up parents in caring for their newborn while supporting their values.

Professional Newborn Caregiver Roles

There are a number of different types of newborn caregivers, each with their own title and unique set of skills and areas of expertise. When you’re looking to hire someone to care for your little one, it’s important to know the difference between the different types of caregivers, so that you can tell the agency exactly what you’re looking for. Below, we’ve provided a list of some of the different types of professional caregivers, along with a brief description of what each position entails.

Newborn Care Specialist

  • Highly specialized and trained to focus on the care and well-being of newborn infants.
  • Generally works independently with minimal guidance from parents.
  • Helps establish good feeding and sleeping habits in newborns.
  • Familiar with behaviours, appearance, and general care of newborns.
  • Understand and recognize signs of possible food allergies, intolerances, and reflux in newborns, and know ways to help.
  • Understand the value of and can support a breastfeeding parent.
  • Have an understanding of Postpartum Mood Disorders, can recognize them, and confidently address them as they arise.

Night Nanny

  • Provides all aspects of infant care during the night.
  • Bottle-feeding and nursing help, as well as burping.
  • Helps with bathing the infant and changing diapers.
  • Helps establish good feeding and sleeping habits in infants.
  • Any other infant care-related duties, as needed.

Postpartum Doula

  • Helps provide support to the family in the first few weeks following the birth.
  • Provides education, baby care, birth parent care, and household assistance.
  • Focus is on supporting the family, not necessarily the newborn.

Apply to hire a Newborn Care Specialist

Fees:

Launch Fee: There is a $399 (non-refundable) launch fee payable once you fill in our application. This gets us started on your Nanny/NCS search.This fee applies for Nanny/NCS searches in the main cities we operate in: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa.

Newborn Care Placement (defined as a placement between 2 and 16 weeks in duration): $1,000 per month to a maximum of 16 weeks. When employment ends it is the Client’s responsibility to contact the agency prior to the next month’s billing to avoid charges.

Newborn Care Specialist Rates: They typically earn $25 – $45/hour gross. A member of our team will be happy to discuss current NCS rates in your area. These rates depend on the job market in your city, the NCS’s qualification and experience, and what the job entails.

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