Night Nanny
Night Nanny

Newborn Night Nanny

There are many reasons a family may need a night nanny, whether it be due to illness, multiple births or post-natal depression. However, most new parents seek a night nanny to give themselves much needed respite from nocturnal visits to the nursery!

A night nanny, similar to maternity nurse, is generally used during the first 3-6 months of a newborn’s life, often until the point when they are able to sleep through the night. The early weeks are the hardest as the baby will wake up often to feed and will have no set routine. As night nannies, we can help to provide a good night’s sleep for parents during this time as well as giving advice on issues such as feeding, sleeping, colic and reflex. In addition, a night nanny will ensure the foundations for a good routine are laid to suit both the baby’s and the family’s needs, which can be followed and used to help a family continue having restful nights long after the night nanny has gone!

Emma Osborne

Night nannying is where HushaBoo all started!

As well as founding HushaBoo, I have over 10 years of experience as a night nanny, working with many different types of babies and families including supporting Mums with PND, premature babies, twins and various health issues. Reflux and allergies is the number one health issue I see in babies postnatally, so in 2019 I attended a course in this subject to help broaden my knowledge and further enable me to support and guide families who are going through this difficult start to parenthood.   

I have a background in psyhcology and a particular interest in child devlopment, which led me further into the world of children’s sleep behaviour and supporting families as a sleep consultant.  You can find my full bio on the about me page.

Hourly rate: £19

Hello, I’m Rachel, a mum to 3 beautiful children, including a set of twins. As well as working behind the scenes of HushaBoo, last year I branched out and started night nannying.

Having had Emma as my night nanny after my twins were born following a c-section, I am compassionate to what is needed and expected by parents following the birth of their baby/babies.

I have fallen in love with night nannying! Not only do I get all those newborn cuddles, but the satisfaction I get when I walk out the door in the morning is immense, knowing that I have given the parents an opportunity to completely rest and recharge and ready to face the day. I know exactly how that feels.

Apart from working at HushaBoo (and also bringing up my own children), I am a trained volunteer for the charity Home Start. I visit families with young children in my community providing 1:1 support in their home, for parents from all walks of life, when they most need it.

Parenting can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and over-whelming. I myself can relate to many of these emotions so with my own personal experience and the training I have received, I am here ready to support you through those early days and months.

I am also Paediatric First Aid trained and am DBS advanced checked.

 Hourly rate: £17.50

Rachel Beard

Rachel Beard

Hello, I’m Rachel, a mum to 3 beautiful children, including a set of twins. As well as working behind the scenes of HushaBoo, last year I branched out and started night nannying.

Having had Emma as my night nanny after my twins were born following a c-section, I am compassionate to what is needed and expected by parents following the birth of their baby/babies.

I have fallen in love with night nannying! Not only do I get all those newborn cuddles, but the satisfaction I get when I walk out the door in the morning is immense, knowing that I have given the parents an opportunity to completely rest and recharge and ready to face the day. I know exactly how that feels.

Apart from working at HushaBoo (and also bringing up my own children), I am a trained volunteer for the charity Home Start. I visit families with young children in my community providing 1:1 support in their home, for parents from all walks of life, when they most need it.

Parenting can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and over-whelming. I myself can relate to many of these emotions so with my own personal experience and the training I have received, I am here ready to support you through those early days and months.

I am also Paediatric First Aid trained and am DBS advanced checked.

 Hourly rate: £17.50

Lisa Ball

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Not sure if a night nanny is right for you?

It’s a big decision whether to hire a night nanny, and it’s not normally on the top of people’s priority list when expecting a baby (unless your already experienced in sleepless nights!!).

Read our Blog 5 Reasons To Consider a Night Nanny as there are many more benefits to having a night nanny than just a good night’s sleep.

We loved having Emma with us as a Night Nanny 🙂 She is so easy to get along with and calm and it was so easy and straight forward to have her slot in to our home for the nights she was here.
We miss those Emma days!
Penelope Summer, March 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

How many nights do I need?

The frequency at which a night nanny is used varies from family to family as each has needs as unique as their precious new bundle of joy. A night nanny can be used from 1 to 5 nights per week dependent on your circumstances and wishes.

When will you arrive and leave?

Typical hours we work are between 9-10pm arrival time through to 6-7am, though we can arrive earlier to help and advise with bedtime routines, or just so you can go up early and grab a precious few hours to yourself before bed!

Do I need to provide a bed & bedding?

Basically no! We will care for your baby in whichever room suits you best, whether that’s in a nursery, spare room or lounge. Parents often take a moses basket/crib into their lounge so as not to be disturbed by any waking’s, we would rest on a sofa or chair. 

Can I have a night nannying if breast feeding?

100% Yes! Many Mums we support choose to breastfeed, and this still works well with a night nanny. We will bring baby to you to feed and we will leave the room unless you request us to stay. Once you have finishing feeding we will wind, change nappy if needed and settle baby allowing you to get back to sleep as quickly as possible.  Whether your exclusively breast feeding, or combi feeding, we will support you to protect supply, whilst maintaining that bond which is crucial for feeding.

Will I hear my baby cry?

Depending on where we are situated in relation to you, there is a chance you may hear your baby crying. We can normally anticipate when they will need their next feed, so if bottle feeding, we will prepare this before the baby wakes up properly so hopefully keeping crying to a minimum!

Do you sleep or stay awake all night?

We are taking over your role for the night as a parent, so just as you would sleep (hopefully!) when baby is sleeping, we also take a rest during this period and sleep.