Night Nanny

Night nannies are a great follow on support from your maternity nurse.

Please start by reading the difference between our Employment Business and Recruitment Agency here. Nannies can be used through our Employment Business or The Recruitment Agency. When you sign up to use our services it's important that you understand which one you wish to use. Please be sure to read our terms and conditions prior to registering, registering is free and you are not at liberty to use our services. 

Live-In nannies are only engaged through our Recruitment Agency, Live-In nannies are to be employed by the Client only.



Night nannies are great if you need to leave for the night, or simply need support once your maternity nurse leaves. 

You may just need to just get a good nights sleep. 


Our professional night nannies are here to help you feel rest assured that your little bundles of joys are in safe hands! Our night nannies will stay in your home and wake up to do night feeds, or take to mum for a breast feed, nappy change and settle your child, they can also help get your baby in to a routine. Would you like to start sleep training? We can help you gently sleep train your little one with plenty of support and guidance we can provide you with the skills to do so, causing no harm or stress onto your baby. Sleep training is only recommended after 4 months old.

Typical Nanny Duties and Responsibilities

Typical duties maybe but not limited to the following:

  • General care of the baby during the night

  • Feed the baby or take to the mother to be breastfed

  • Settling the baby

  • Preparing and sterilising bottles

  • Dressing and getting the baby ready in the morning

  • Changing nappies and clothes where necessary

  • Offer advise on breastfeeding

  • Help and advice on establishing a good feeding and sleeping routine

The exact duties of a night nanny will be mutually agreed prior to the work commencing and stated within the nannies contract or terms of work.



Night Nannies


Night nannies often follow on from a maternity nurse once their post has ended, night nannies are experienced within caring for newborn babies and can offer you and your baby support once your maternity nurse has left. A night nanny will deal with all aspects of caring for your baby and follow any preference on routines the client may have for their baby regarding sleeping and feeding. Night nannies have the skills and knowledge to be able to see signs of distress and can problem solve any common issues with with gastric reflux and sleeping. A good balance of sleep is key to a babies development and also the well being of a parent to get the rest they need.

Other key information;

  • Often night nannies are fully qualified nannies with newborn experience. 

  • May sleep in the same room as the baby or keep the monitor in their room to get up for when the baby wakes. 

  • The client should provide the nanny somewhere to sleep while the baby is sleeping, ideally a bedroom with bedding.

  • Night nannies are also often booked for parent's who are away for the night or having toddlers who still don't sleep through. 

Work hours and pay

Night nannies will generally work from 9pm to 7am however these times may be extended and extra fee negotiated prior to the booking. Some parent's may like the night nanny to stay longer in the morning to allow the parent's to get themselves ready in the morning. Night nannies can be booked from as little as 1 night per week to 7 nights.

Night Nannies are often paid between £65.00 - £110 per 10 hour night depending on the nannies experience and qualifications. 


A guide to Nanny training, qualifications and experiences​

Most common qualification  


CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children (CFCC)

A taster course giving an introduction to the type of knowledge and understanding required when working in childcare.

CACHE Level 2, Certificate in Childcare and Education (CCE)

A 1 years full time or 2 year part time course for students wanting to be child care assistants. Having gained the Certificate, stuents may enroll on to the CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education or NVQ course.

CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education (Previously NNEB - National Nursery Examination Board)


​This is the most recognised qualification. The course is full-time for two years and is often obtained with a college, this certidicate i equivallent to 2 A Levels.

The course includes studying health and first aid, the child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and communication and play. Students also spend part of their studies in practical placements such as schools, nurseries, hospitals and private families. More recently, the NNEB has been replaced by CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare.

NVQ - National and Vocational Qualifications 

This is the latest recognised National Vocational Qualification where candidates are assessed on the student's capabilities in performing in work situations, where they are able to show their knowledge and understanding of the work concerned. This course is often achieved in childcare setting such as a nursery. The NVQ Level 3 is equivalent to the NNEB qualification.

Level 2,3,4 courses.

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Child-minding Practice (CCP) 


This certificate develops the knowledge and skills for anyone working towards being a registered childminder. Developed with the National Childminding Association (NCMA)

BTEC Diploma in Nursery Nursing/

BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council)

A part-time course which is equivalent to two A-levels & NVQ level 3 and run on similar lines to the courses above however is more of an academic course.

The course places more emphasis on the academic work and includes modules for those interested in teaching, nursing, social work and childcare.

A provider of secondary school leaving qualifications and further education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. BTEC qualifications, especially Level 3, are accepted by many universities, and suitable for working with children. 

MNT – Level 3 OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

This is a recognised qualification gives students the skills and knowledge they need to become a professional skilled maternity nurse. This course is accredited by the Open College Network (OCN).

Norland, Princess Christian and Chiltern Colleges

These are three private colleges. The courses are fulltime residential over a two year period. All students sit the NNEB Diploma, the Royal Society of Health Diploma (RSH) and the NVQ. Each college has its own nursery where students receive practical experience, as well as going out to local nurseries, schools and hospitals.

NAMCW Diploma - National Association of Maternal and Child Welfare Diploma

This course covers the care of children from birth to adolescence. The course including health, illnesses and special needs. The students also attend practical placements.


Common Core Skills and Knowledge Course for the Childcare Workforce 


This course is often taken by experienced nannies with no relevant childcare qualifications who wish to become an OFSTED registered nanny. 

The Common Core is aimed to ensure that all home carers meet a certain level of knowledge of caring for children which is recognised by OFSTED. 

Get in touch with us if you have any further questions regarding hiring a night nanny. We are here to help and support you through the process.