N4YK maternity nurses are trained as pediatric nurses, midwives or maternity practitioners. N4YK Maternity Nannies are nannies with special training in the field of infant care (e.g. N4YK Nanny Academy).
A maternity nurse specialises in caring for the newborn and the mother from the moment the mother and child leave the clinic to the point where the parents have found a confident way to handle the baby at home and the initial insecurities and fears have disappeared.
A maternity nurse works on an independent basis, i.e. she bills for the care provided.
More extensive house/cleaning work is not part of the duties of a maternity nurse and is covered by the housekeeper and/or family manager.
The booking period of a Maternity Nurse or a Night Nurse is usually between 4 and 12 weeks. This corresponds in some ways to the maternity leave of the mother.
A maternity nurse is booked for either a 24-hour on-call duty or a 12-hour on-call duty.
This so-called night nurse usually works from 7 pm in the evening until 7 am in the morning.
Depending on experience and qualifications, the daily rates vary between 300 and 500 euros for a 24-hour on-call duty or between 200 and 400 euros for a 12-hour on-call duty.