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The Maternity Nurse
Childcare and Education Specialist

Here To Guide You Through Parenthood's First Steps with Care and Expertise.

Karen Carter NNEB NCT
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About Me

Welcome to my website.

 

I am a recipient of the esteemed National Nursery Examination Board Gold Standard Childcare & Education Diploma qualification, I proudly hold the title of a highly skilled and knowledgeable Childcare Specialist & Maternity Nurse. 

Since 1991, my professional journey has encompassed a diverse range of pivotal roles, providing invaluable expertise and care to children from the moment of their birth. These engagements have transpired within the confines of hospital maternity wards, private households, private schools, in my local community as well as local authority and private nurseries.

I possess comprehensive training and hands-on experience in various educational methodologies, including Waldorf Steiner education, Reggio Emilia education, Montessori principles, Kodaly music instruction, Suzuki music pedagogy, and International Baccalaureate curriculum. 

My reach extends far beyond the borders of the United Kingdom, as I actively engage in my profession throughout Europe and Australasia. 

With homes in London and South Wales I can commute for daily or nightly non live in roles. I often work in Bath and the outskirts or in and around London. I have a clean driving license and my own transport. 

I am available for short medium or long term roles.

I can be booked for the following services -

  • Maternity nursing

  • Rota Maternity / Nanny

  • Night nanny

  • Early years nanny

  • Governess

  • PA for older children

  • Gentle sleep coaching

  • Respite

  • Weaning

  • Nursery preparation

  • Adoption & surrogacy support

  • Lactation & bottle refusal 

  • Proxy parenting

  • Travel assistance & more

Karen Carter NNEB NCT

The Maternity Nurse
About

Certificates

  • National Nursery Examination Board - Childcare & Education Diploma

  • Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority - Level III

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • The National Childbirth Trust - Baby Calming

  • The National Childbirth Trust - Breastfeeding Works & How

  • The National Childbirth Trust - Postnatal Depression

  • The London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea - Social Services - Training Award For Experienced Staff 

  • Lactation Consultants Great Britain - Breastfeeding Perspectives

  • Aqua Babies Swimming Instructor

  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - Food Hygiene

Skills

  • Childcare development and education from birth up

  • Early years education

  • Paediatric first aid

  • Breastfeeding including re-lactation, induced lactation

  • Breastfeeding adopted babies

  • Diagnosing tongue and lip tie

  • Bottle feeding & refusal

  • Premature babies

  • Caring for babies with reflux

  • Lactose and other food intolerances 

  • Hip dysplasia 

  • Tube feeding

  • Establishing a routine

  • Attachment parenting 

  • Knowledge and experience of working with twins, multiples, adopted, surrogate babies, premature and low birth weight babies

  • Diagnosing anomalies

  • SEN

Essentials

  • Enhanced DBS Check

  • Australia working with children Check

  • Full UK & Australian Clean Drivers Licenses 

  • United Kingdom Passport

  • Australian Passport

  • EU Passport (Arrival February 2024 pending)

  • Indemnity Insurance 

Memberships

  • Lactation Consultants of Great Britain

  • Lactation Consultants of Western Australia.

  • National Nursery Examination Board Old Collegians

What My Clients Say

To safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of my valued clients, I have chosen not to disclose the identities of the individuals who provided the testimonials below.

 

My clients are pleased to offer references to potential clients.

The Maternity Nurse

Karen came to help us with our baby girl during the nights when she was a few days old. She was a lovely, calming influence and helped lots with settling her if she was fussy and winding her / doing all the nappy changing as I was breastfeeding. She taught me how to swaddle her and got her sleeping in her Moses basket.  She was very caring and attentive, allowing me to get some sleep. We are very grateful for her care.

Mrs C

Live-in Nanny / Maternity Nurse

Live in Maternity Nurse

Experience the Ultimate Support with my Live-in Maternity Nursing Service. This services is also suitable for those looking for a rota maternity nurse or rota nanny. Welcoming a new life into the world is a joyous and transformative experience, but it can also bring about its own set of challenges, particularly for first-time mothers and families with multiple babies. That's where my Live-in Maternity Nursing service comes to your rescue, offering unparalleled care and support during this special time. Comprehensive 24/7 Care My Live-in Maternity Nursing service is designed to provide you with around-the-clock care, ensuring that you have a dedicated qualified and experienced professional by your side every step of the way. I will be available to assist you, answer your questions, and provide expert guidance to help you navigate the journey of parenthood. Tailored for Your Needs Every family's situation is unique, which is my our Live-in Maternity Nursing service is entirely tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you're a first-time mummy seeking reassurance and hands-on education, or a family with multiples needing extra assistance, I am adept at adapting my care to suit your individual needs. Comfort and Convenience By choosing my Live-in Maternity Nursing service, you're not just opting for expert care – you're also choosing comfort and convenience. Having a live-in maternity nurse means you can rest and recharge while knowing your baby is in capable hands. It's an opportunity for you to focus on your recovery, bonding with your newborn, and adjusting to the new dynamics of your family. Support for Multiples If you're blessed with multiple babies, the demands can feel overwhelming. I am adept at managing the unique challenges that come with caring for multiples. I can guide you through strategies for feeding, soothing, sleeping and managing the logistics of caring for more than one baby at a time. Flexible Scheduling I understand – whether you need assistance for a few days a week or require continuous support. My goal is to ensure you have the support you need, precisely when you need it. In essence, my Live-in Maternity Nursing service is more than just a service – it's a lifeline of support during one of the most transformative periods of your life. Let me join you on this beautiful journey, providing expert care, guidance, and reassurance every step of the way. When you choose my Live-in Maternity Nurse service for bookings exceeding four weeks, I go the extra mile to ensure your peace of mind. Alongside my exceptional in-person care, I offer an additional two weeks of remote support after the conclusion of your booking. This extended support serves as a reassuring safety net, providing you with expert guidance even after my live-in dedicated maternity nurse booking with you has completed. Your journey into parenthood is important to me, and I’m here to offer continuous assistance every step of the way.

Daily Maternity / Nanny Nurse

Daytime Maternity Nurse

Embracing Parenthood with Daytime Maternity Support Introducing my Daily Nanny / Maternity Nurse service, for parents seeking unwavering support on their journey into parenthood. Expert childcare maternity nursing for up to 8 hours per day, this service offers a perfect solution for families who desire professional assistance but are unable to accommodate an overnight maternity nurse. Personalised Care, Daytime Convenience My Daily Maternity Nurse service provides you with a dedicated and experienced professional who will be at your side during the crucial daytime hours. Whether you're navigating the intricacies of newborn care, seeking guidance on feeding and soothing techniques, or simply needing some well-deserved rest, my expert guidance is available to provide tailored assistance that aligns with your family's unique needs. A Gentle Transition For parents who prefer to manage their nights themselves, my Daily Maternity Nurse service offers a gentle transition into parenthood. You can experience the joys and challenges of nighttime routines while benefiting from the support and expertise of a maternity nurse during the daytime hours. This way, you can build confidence in your parenting skills while still having a knowledgeable professional to turn to for guidance. Flexible Support I understand that every family's schedule is distinct. My Daily Maternity Nurse service is designed to offer flexibility in terms of timing and duration. Whether you require assistance for a few hours each day or a more comprehensive 8-hour support window, my service is adaptable to your needs, making parenthood a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Expertise You Can Trust Rest assured I possess a wealth of knowledge in newborn care, breastfeeding guidance, and postpartum support. I am well-equipped to address your concerns, answer your questions, and provide evidence-based recommendations that align with your parenting goals. Creating Your Parenting Journey Parenthood is a unique and transformative experience, and I’m here to support you every step of the way. My Daily Maternity Nurse service offers you the opportunity to customise your parenting journey according to your preferences and needs. With daytime care that's compassionate, knowledgeable, and tailored to your family's dynamics, you can confidently embrace the joys of parenthood while receiving the support you deserve. In essence, my Daily Maternity Nurse service is your partner in parenting, providing expert care and guidance during the daytime hours to ensure you and your baby thrive together.

Nighttime Nanny / Maternity Nurse

Nighttime Maternity Nurse

The Nighttime Maternity Service offers the option for your baby to share a bedroom with me for up to 8 hours each night. This service is designed to provide support to both you and your baby during the early days and for older babies, offering a solution for tired parents who are seeking some respite or an evening out. Flexible Support: I understand that every family's schedule is individual. My Nighttime Maternity Nurse service is designed to offer flexibility in terms of timing and duration. Whether you require a comprehensive 8-hour support window, or a few hours more, my service is adaptable to your needs, making parenthood a smoother and more enjoyable experience.

Travel Maternity Nurse
& Rota Nanny

Travel Maternity Nurse

The Travel Maternity service entails my ability to accompany you and your baby during your travels. This comprehensive service is particularly advantageous for instances involving work commitments or family holidays, catering to parents who are embarking on the journey alone and require assistance, as well as those with multiple residences. Notably, I can also assume sole responsibility for your baby's care throughout the travel duration. Having taken on numerous assignments that encompass both long-haul and short-haul flights, including multiple non-stop Qantas flights between Western Australia and London Heathrow, I have demonstrated my proficiency in managing babies during air travel. I have traveled extensively across various corners of the world, honing the skills necessary to ensure a smooth and stress-free flying experience for both the parent and the baby.

Baby Ready

Baby Concierge

Introducing "Baby Ready": Your Exclusive Maternity Concierge. Indulge in the epitome of luxury and care with my bespoke "Baby Ready" service – an intimately personalised maternity concierge offering that promises to elevate your nursery shopping experience to new heights. Prepare for parenthood in style as I guide you through the world of nursery essentials, ensuring your journey is both seamless and exquisite. My service goes beyond ordinary advice – it's a personalised curation of baby products and renowned brands, all meticulously tried and tested by me to guarantee excellence. Unlock a treasure trove of carefully curated product recommendations, granting you access to a selection of the finest options. Together, we'll embark on a collaborative journey to select the nursery products perfectly suited to you and your baby's needs. Picture this: Immaculately pre-washed baby clothes and bedding, a beautifully set up nursery, all awaiting your precious arrival. With "Baby Ready," the choice is yours – we can embark on this enchanting setup journey together or, if you prefer, I'll ensure everything is perfectly arranged at a time that suits you. Elevate your anticipation and embrace the allure of "Baby Ready" – where luxury, convenience, and personalised care converge to create a nursery shopping experience like no other. Contact me to arrenge a package.

Additional Services

Welcome Home

Introducing the Live-in Maternity Nurse Welcome Home service, meticulously crafted to offer you uninterrupted care over 48 hours, around the clock. I am committed to being your dependable support system, aiding both you and your precious little one. From addressing your queries to furnishing expert guidance, I will be there every step of the way as you embrace the voyage of parenthood. Embrace the flexibility of this service, available at any juncture of your parenting expedition. Whether you are embarking on the journey with a newborn or seeking assistance further along the path, be it for a specific concern or a much-needed breather, I am here to provide unwavering support. Count on me to address all your enquiries and steer you towards a confident start on your parenting odyssey. As part of this service, you'll gain access to a curated collection of invaluable infant product recommendations, ensuring you're thoroughly prepared for your baby's arrival. Additionally, you'll receive a copy of my esteemed Maternity Nurse record book, a testament to my experience and expertise in nurturing newborns. Furthermore, enjoy the convenience of three weeks of remote support via WhatsApp, ensuring your journey into parenthood is as smooth as possible.

Embrace the Journey with Remote Assistance.

The journey of welcoming a new life into the world is both enchanting and transformative, yet it comes with its own unique set of challenges, especially for first-time mothers. Step into the realm of reassurance and support with my Remote Assistance service, a guiding light during this cherished period. Through the magic of digital connection, I'm here to extend my unwavering care and expertise to you, no matter where you are. With the convenience of WhatsApp, I'm just a message away for a remarkable three-month span, available from 10 am to 5 pm. From your last trimester and beyond, you can secure my presence to aid you in preparations for your baby's arrival. Whether you're seeking advice on feeding, nurturing, or simply have questions and concerns, I'm dedicated to being your virtual companion during this significant time. Your messages hold the power to evoke timely responses from me, ensuring that your journey is met with consistent support and guidance. For a fee of £450, you unlock the door to this invaluable service, a package that also includes a copy of my esteemed Maternity Nurse record book. This book is more than just pages – it's a testament to my profound experience and expertise in the realm of nurturing newborns. Available to UK residents through postal delivery, this token of wisdom further solidifies my commitment to your journey.

Student Support

Elevate Your Maternity Nursing Career with Expert Student Support! Embarking on a journey into the world of infant care is a transformative decision. As you take this life-changing step, I am here to offer you my three decades of unwavering gold standard expertise at the pinnacle of level seven professionalism and expertise, ensuring your career takes off with boundless success. Unlock a Wealth of Knowledge: Delve into a wealth of insights as I guide you through the intricacies of UK government qualifications, equipping you with the tools to excel in your field. Empower Your Entrepreneurial Spirit: Dream of being your own boss? Let me provide you with all the crucial information to establish yourself as a self-employed entrepreneur, setting you on a path to true independence. Comprehensive Maternity Nursing Guidance: Navigate the realms of professional maternity nursing with confidence. With a perfect blend of practical wisdom and theoretical prowess, I'll be your compass on this rewarding journey. Seamless Support, Anytime, Anywhere: Stay connected through dedicated WhatsApp support, available both during your studies and while working with clients. Your success is our shared goal, and I'll be by your side every step of the way. Embark on this adventure with the assurance of a seasoned expert by your side. Let's sculpt your future in maternity nursing together! Unlock your potential for 12 months for a one off fee of £200.

Services
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No places left for student mentoring for 2024.

Suitable for level 3 childcare +, Norland Students or NNEB returners to Maternity Nursing.

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