All Top Notch maternity nurses are thoroughly vetted to maintain the highest possible standards. Each candidate is personally interviewed at the agency and their personal documentation is checked and verified. Gaps in work history are investigated and at least two of the most recent references are checked. All our candidates are advised to apply for a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
Qualifications we look for may include: Registered General Nurse (RN), Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Health Visitor (RHV). Nanny qualifications include: Cache Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB), BTEC, National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).
Maternity nurse qualifications include: Maternity Practitioner Award (MNT) and the additional courses offered – Breast Feeding workshops, Paediatric First Aid certificates, Colic and Reflux workshops, Care of Multiple Birth Babies and Postnatal Depression training.
Some nannies may have worked in childcare their whole lives and do not have formal qualifications but a background of ‘on the job’ experience. These candidates have a list of verifiable references and Top Notch Maternity applicants must have completed at least five positions with young babies.
Once registered and working through Top Notch Maternity, we continue to check and monitor each position to maintain high standards of care. This helps our maternity consultants to place each candidate with the right family. We recommend for your own reassurance, you check one or two references personally.