Hiring a Night Nanny provides you as new parents with a restful night’s sleep and invaluable in home support. Having a Night Nanny on-board will ease some of the exhaustion that goes along with being a new parent, allowing your baby the benefit of learning good sleep habits while you quickly become well-rested confident parents.
Available for however long you require, be it for a few nights, weeks or months our expert Night Nanny services are tailored to you and your family’s individual needs.
“Kerri was terrific, with her calm demeanor, ready to talk over and basically do whatever it was I wanted and needed her to do. As a new parent getting zero sleep, it can get very frustrating when you have a newborn baby who is crying, won’t sleep, is feeding nonstop, etc. It was such a relief and comfort to have Kerri for several nights, to encourage me and let me know that what I was experiencing was completely normal. Her background and expertise also helped soothe Ingrid immediately, and allowed me to escape for a few minutes each night if I needed some time alone.
I would highly recommend Kerri and the New Mummy Company. The quality of customer service we received was outstanding. With minimal family and this being our first child, my husband and I had such a sense of relief and comfort with the help Kerri. It’s been a privileged working with her!” Alyson Sturgess
At The New Mummy Company we are passionate about our profession. We feel the term Night Nanny somewhat underplays the knowledge, experience and ability of our team and the non-judgemental care they provide to you and your family. Our team of Night Nannies are handpicked by owner Maria Robertson and we only bring onboard fully qualified, trained professionals who have relevant newborn experience.
The vast majority of The New Mummy Company Night Nannies come from a nursing or midwifery background, so you can choose to work with our RN’s, RPN’s, LPN’s or our overseas trained nurses and midwives. The rest of our team members are trained and certified Doula’s. Our uniformed Night Nannies can assist you with breastfeeding, creating positive sleep associations, and general reassurance around all aspects of newborn care.
Night Nannies or baby nurses as they are sometimes known, perform the sleep depriving tasks required to care for a newborn overnight such as diapering, breast pump preparation, preparing formula, burping and settling to sleep. Your New Mummy Company Night Nanny will also complete a diary for you detailing the nightly events.
A New Mummy Company Night Nanny is blessed with the skills and personality traits to make you comfortable about bringing someone into your home. Your family will have a caring and compassionate individual who will also respect your confidentiality and privacy.
“Booking Ira, a night nanny from the New Mummy Company, was the best money I’ve ever spent as a new parent – I only wish I had called sooner! When I was at my wit’s end with my 2.5 month old, who had fallen into an exhausting pattern of screaming for hours at night, I finally made the call that literally changed our lives. Tabatha was sympathetic and helpful on the phone and at my request scheduled Ira for the same day. Literally within minutes of arriving that evening, Ira – kind, patient, and experienced – had my daughter sleeping like an angel. I was convinced Ira had super powers until she shared her strategies with me; now I’m able to get my daughter down to sleep fuss-free, too. The New Mummy Company is absolutely wonderful – so is Ira – and I can’t recommend them highly enough!” The Toyne Family
We are committed to ensuring the quality of our Night Nannies or baby nurses as they are often referred to as. We understand you may be apprehensive about letting a non-family member into your home to care for your baby – this is exactly why we follow a stringent and lengthy screening process to give you that peace of mind.
We follow a set process before any team member is able to join The New Mummy Company. Owner Maria Robertson reviews all resumes and experience to ensure we select only the best candidates. Maria has a trained eye for identifying suitable candidates based on 18 years international experience caring for newborns as a British trained Maternity nurse read more about Maria
The next stage of the process results in all Night Nanny applicants participating in an initial screening interview with The New Mummy Company. This interview thoroughly examines the Night Nanny candidates career history, qualifications & experience while also ensuring their personality, compassion and communication skills meet the standards of The New Mummy Company.
Subsequent to the initial interview, the candidate now enters the checking phase in which The New Mummy Company team will complete background & police checks using vulnerable sector checks and BackCheck™, verify all qualifications and training. Finally, we contact a minimum of three relevant references to ensure accuracy and quality before a candidate is put forward for a final in person interview.
Owner and founder Maria Robertson completes all face to face interviews with candidates. During this interview phase, the candidate will be given an understanding on what it takes to join the team and Maria can ensure the candidate has the personality, experience and calibre required to meet our standards.
The final stage of the process we feel is unique to The New Mummy Company, a full day’s orientation course is conducted by Maria Robertson with the next intake of Night Nannies. During the course of the orientation day, our Night Nannies will be taken through a set curriculum specifically related to being a Night Nanny with The New Mummy Company. This orientation covers industry best practices and guidelines along with allowing Maria to impart her knowledge and top hints and tips with regards working from private family homes from Toronto, United Kingdom, UAE & Los Angeles.
All of this work is completed before a Night Nanny or baby nurse is put forward to you for a client interview, We ensure you are not hiring a babysitter through word of mouth or hiring an unknown person who has setup a free website overnight, you can rest easy knowing you have hired a dedicated experienced professional with the full support network of The New Mummy Company.
Our attention to detail doesn’t stop once someone joins the team and begins working with our clients, our placement consultants request feedback after each position keeping a current profile for each Night Nanny ensuring the quality and level of care is consistent. We also ensure that all police checks and certifications are kept up to date and valid. Our team are required to renew police clearance and CPR annually.
‘Stephanie was invaluable to us during the month that she cared for our one month old son. As a sufferer of post partum depression with our previous child, getting adequate and restful sleep as well as support and reassurance was integral in a healthy post partum recovery. She is confident, competent, compassionate and caring and we could rest easy knowing that our baby was in excellent hands. I would recommend Stephanie’s services to anyone interested however I have to admit that it is going to be very difficult to see her move on to another family, we would love to keep her forever!’ The Esken Family
At The New Mummy Company we have worked with many high profile celebrity clients and we are accomplished in providing the quality and confidential service required. We have built our standard processes around this knowledge and experience so every client is given the same excellent level of service. We value highly our position of working closely with your family and understand the confidential nature of our position ensuring your privacy is protected at all times.
We are proud of the reputation we have built up over the years and referrals are a huge part of our success, we constantly strive to ensure the quality of our service and we currently hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and we are a proud member of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce.
Baby nurses, night nurses, sleep doulas, people call them by many different names but at The New Mummy Company we call them Night Nannies. Your Night Nanny normally works between 8 to 12 hours overnight. For example a 12 hour night could begin at 7pm to help with the evening feed and settling the baby down for sleep for the early part of the evening. Your Night Nanny will discuss your day with you and then take over the care of the baby along with all nursery duties, allowing you to rest, pump or have dinner before its time for you to get some much needed sleep.
Your night nanny would then stay with you overnight until 7am, caring for your baby’s needs and only bringing the baby to you for feeding. The Night Nanny will take care of all burping, diapering and resettling so that you are only woken if necessary and keep your sleep as unbroken as possible. Every family’s needs are different so we will work with you to ensure that you book the right number of nights and hours to match your schedule & lifestyle.
The night nanny will also offer valuable advice when requested on sleep routines, breastfeeding tips and general reassurance on matters relating to the baby. This will allow you the parents to become more confident in the development of your baby.
The reasons for hiring a night nanny or baby nurse are well proven and invaluable. Whether it’s from missing that extra family assistance close by, having multiples or requiring help with postpartum depression that extra support and assistance can make all the difference in those early weeks and months.
Our service is aimed at providing you with the confidence and reassurance when bringing a new baby into the world. Most importantly, we offer you and your baby a comfortable, relaxed, contented start in life.
To find the perfect match for you we go through a specific process which we have honed over the years, these steps are simple and straightforward and we are here to answer any questions or queries you may have. These steps can be completed at whatever pace you are comfortable with, we can do this in less than 24hrs for emergency bookings – But we don’t recommend leaving it that late, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Next we will collect some key information from you to allow us to find the perfect match – We can do this over the phone if you wish or you can fill in our electronic fillable form at your leisure
Once we have matched you with some our great Night Nannies available in your area we will provide you with a profile on each person to allow you to select who to interview
We will arrange the interviews around your schedule and give you the pleasure of meeting some of our wonderful Night Nannies!
Once you have selected the Night Nanny for you, we give you the opportunity to check references before guaranteeing the Night Nanny with a simple contract.
The list of duties really depends on each baby & family situation but to give you an example we have provided this list below.
You may require some additional support if you have multiples, a baby with reflux, a recent circumcision or colic. We can assist with all of this and more, supporting you in a calm and confident manner.
We recommend booking your night nanny during your 2nd trimester, our Night Nannies can be booked months into the future, to ensure availability the earlier the booking the better for you. We have had clients re-book their night nanny before they have told their family that they are expecting.
Our night nanny team are available 7 nights a week and we will work with you to find the optimum number of nights for your family situation. The duration of a night nanny contract varies from 1 week to several months and sometimes longer and we are always happy to extend your current booking should you wish to keep your night nanny longer than first anticipated (subject to availability).
Great question and the answer is yes – We have developed a newborn nanny service where the same trained, qualified & professional staff are available for daytime support. As every family requirements are unique please give us a call to discuss the hours & availability. Note we have staff available in Toronto & the wider GTA, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton & Ottawa.
As a breastfeeding mother waking during the night is something you just can’t escape, however that awake time can be reduced so it only involves that magical bonding period with your baby. The Night Nanny will also be able to help with other aspects of being a breastfeeding mother, such as assisting with pumping.
The Night Nanny will bring your baby(s) to you for feeding, assisting with breastfeeding, then either stay with you or leave you in peace while nursing. The night nanny will then allow you to get straight back to sleep while dealing with burping, changing diapers and re-settling the baby to sleep.
Unfortunately this is not a question we can answer for you, you would have to contact your individual healthcare insurance provider to understand specifically what is covered.
With regards claimable expenses you would have to contact your tax advisor below is the link to the CRA website page on childcare expenses.
The rate for each Night Nanny varies on their experience & qualifications on average our rates vary from $28 to $38 per hour for a single baby and $30 to $45 per hour for multiple births
The New Mummy Company saved the day for us. Our daughter really struggled to sleep from day 1 and my wife was up for basically 3 months straight. If it wasn’t for Maria’s expertise, kindness, and soothing nature, we would not be the rested happy family we are today!
Owner Maria Robertson is the driving force behind The New Mummy Company. Maria is passionate about supporting new & expectant parents and has built a range of services that cater specifically to Canadian families.
Barbara was a perfect fit for us to help with our daughter during the night. She was so calm and kind which put us at immediate ease, knowing our daughter was in perfect care. Barbara also answered many questions for us as first time parents. We are so thankful for Barbara and the New Mummy Company!