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When you are ready to move forward, complete this form. This form gives us more details about your family, the position, and the type of NCS you are looking for. We will contact you prior to beginning your NCS search for any final details.
After filling out the form, please pay the search initiation fee so we can start finding your Perfect Fit!
What exactly IS a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS)?
A Newborn Care Specialist, or NCS, is the modern version of what was traditionally known as a "baby nurse". NCS have infant specific training and potential for certification. Newborn Care Specialists are highly educated in all things regarding newborns and infants, including common (and uncommon) medical issues, care for preemies and multiples, parent education, developmental milestones, etc. They are open to to all shifts but typically work overnight shifts or provide 24-hour care and are often open to both live-in and live-out positions. Newborn Care Specialists are also self-led the majority of the time and often offer care while parents sleep. NCS are committed to establishing healthy long-term sleep habits and routines for your little one.
How soon should you begin your NCS search?
The reality is that a quality Newborn Care Specialist can oftentimes be booked months (9 or more!) in advance. In an ideal world, searching for and securing your NCS is done early in a pregnancy, but even at the last minute, our agency works hard to help you find qualified and experienced candidates to help support your growing family.
This is a general roadmap of what the process will look like from beginning to end.
Fill out the application to give us more details about your needs.
After you complete your family profile, you will be prompted to schedule a free consultation to go over the process and your family’s needs.
After your consultation, you will receive the placement agreement which you sign, and then we will run your card for the registration fee. Now it’s time to start your search!
Pay the registration fee.
Sit back while we present the details of your position to our Newborn Care Specialists and evaluate who we think will best fit your family's needs.
Review the Newborn Care Specialist’s resume that we've hand selected for your family and schedule a consultation to get to know them.
Once you've found the perfect fit for your family, you will complete a contract with the Newborn Care Specialist.
That's it! We're always here to assist you throughout your journey with your new Newborn Care Specialist.
We screen our Newborn Care Specialists thoroughly. Below is an overview of our screening process.
Each Newborn Care Specialist is required to fill out an online application and submit a resume and Newborn Care Certification.
If the Newborn Care Specialist fits the bill on paper, we conduct an extensive phone interview in which we cover a wide range of situational-based questions.
We use the face-to-face interview as our time to put the Newborn Care Specialist in the hot seat and see if they have what it takes to represent us!
We contact a minimum of 3 professional references for each Newborn Care Specialist. Only excellent feedback is acceptable!
Typing a name into google can be eye-opening. We research each nanny's internet presence, including social media.
Our thorough background checks include county criminal history, national criminal database, national sex offender public registry, and driving records.
We require a Newborn Care Specialist to have a certificate of completion or be a certified Newborn Care Specialist. Most importantly, we require all of our Newborn Care Specialists to be superstars!
All of our Newborn Care Specialists must provide proof of a current CPR and First Aid certification.
This varies depending on our current database of Newborn Care Specialists and their availability. For most Newborn Care Specialists, they are comfortable traveling out of state for a position.
A Newborn Care Specialist focuses primarily on newborn care and parental education and while they work hard to educate and build up the parents and support the family values, they primarily work independently with only minimal guidance from the parents.
Pay rates widely vary based on the current market, your location, and the details of your position. During your free consultation we will evaluate your needs and can give you a range of what is suggested in the current market.
In an ideal world, searching for and securing your Newborn Care Specialist is done early in a pregnancy, but even at the last minute, our agency works hard to help you find a qualified and experienced candidate to help support your growing family.
Typically a Newborn Care Specialist works nights, with shifts varying 8-12 hours in length. Alternatively, a Newborn Care Specialist can work daytime shifts, or round the clock, in which the Newborn Care Specialist would live with the family for the duration of the contract. We can even accommodate 24/7 schedules!
Newborn Care Specialists can provide bathing, feeding, swaddling, facilitating good sleep, bringing the baby to you to nurse or for a bottle feeding, taking back over after feeding so that you can return to focusing on rest and recovery, educating you on development and milestones, monitoring the baby for signs they are doing well, and alerting you to any potential concerns.
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While Night Nannies have ample newborn and infant experience, they are supporting a plan created by the parents. A Newborn Care Specialist creates the plan and schedules for the family, educating the parents, and has extensive newborn care training. They are experts in all things baby! Typically, a Newborn Care Specialist will work with a family for the first 12-16 weeks of a child’s life, but many are open to continuing care for extended periods beyond the newborn stage.
Paid upfront to initiate your search.
The percentage of the of first year's compensation with a minimum of $1,200.
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