OVERNIGHT INFANT CARE
"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."...Leo J. Burke
Overnight care is quickly becoming one of our popular services. Let NannyKins provide your newborn(s) with outstanding overnight care while you get a good night sleep. As a mother, I know first hand that sleepless night’s impacts more than just me! It is not easy achieving all of our daily tasks when we are suffering from sleep deprivation. Unfortunately, everyone ends up paying the price.
We work with each family to develop a program tailored to meeting their needs whether it is one night or as long as 4 months. You need not commit to a specific length of service. We provide as little as one night per week for several months or seven nights a week for as long as needed. You may see one nanny the whole time or up to 3 nannies per assignment depending on length of assignment. Although it isn't mandatory, and we realize sometimes time doesn't permit, however, we strongly suggest you meet with the nanny or team of nannies that could be working with you during your newborns early days. It's helpful for everyone to have had the chance to say hello and to get to know one another prior to our first night of work. Our goal is to have you and your family as comfortable as possible with NannyKin's and our services we offer.
Nannies vary in backgrounds. Most are mothers themselves however others are grandmothers or college students or recent grads. Some are nursing students or RNs. Although we are not baby nurses you might have a nanny with a nursing background. All are qualified and love this type of work and work hard to make our clients happy.
All our nannies have received certification from the Heart Saver CPR for Infant & Children through the American Heart Association. All nannies have completed a CORI background check. In addition, NannyKins runs an infant care training class given by an RN three times per year and our nannies are asked to participate.
Nanny Services and Requirements
Our nannies will provide:
- Coverage is provided for a minimum of an 8 hour shift (typically 10:00 pm – 6:00 am). Extended hours available upon request at an additional hourly charge
- Feed baby(s) or bring them to their mom for breast feeding
- Diaper changing
- Sterilize bottle and breast feeding equipment
- Wash/dry baby laundry
- Prepare formula for the next day
- Run/empty dishwasher
Our nannies are allowed to:
- Cat nap while baby(s) are sleeping
- Watch TV quietly
- Read by a dim light
Nannies are NOT allowed to:
- Bathe baby
- Administer prescription medicine without a signed parental release
What our nannies require:
A couch or bed to rest on while the baby is sleeping in addition to a pillow and blanket.
Where NannyKins Will Work
NannyKins covers all of Boston, South Shore, Route 128 North and South and Southern New Hampshire.
NannyKins Background Check Process
We only provide thoroughly screened applicants that pass our strick process to care for your singleton, twins or triplets in your home. The first step is in-person interviews followed by calling all reference checks. After that, we process a CORI background check through the state and additional background checks provided by an outside private detective agency (driving records, criminal/civil, etc.) if we feel are necessary. We do our best to provide you with the most qualified nannies out there!
We run three in-house training sessions a year for Infant CPR and Newborn Care by qualified professionals. In addition, all of our nannies receive training on caring for multiples if they have not had prior experience.
It is helpful when family’s register up to 8 weeks prior to their due date although we welcome and try to fill all last minute calls. All families must complete the registration form prior to using our services. We require a $200 deposit to secure your spot. If the family chooses to cancel service two weeks prior to their estimated start date, NannyKins is entitled to withhold their deposit.
If a client cancels service within 24 hours, 1/2 nights fee is due if the scheduled night isn't rescheduled for another time that week. If payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to terminate service at any time. We accept cash, check, and credit card payments (via our website/paypal which has a surcharge added in to the fee). We are happy to provide gift certificates if needed.
Additional children rates are determined based on the number of children cared for.
First consultation is free.
All nannies are paid directly by Client and Agency will bill Agency Fee separate.
CANCELLATION FEE: If client cancels nanny 24 or less, they will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.
- Parking Fee: Client will pay any parking fee needed if there is no on street parking provided
- Gas Allowance: If our nannies have to commute over 1 hour each way, a $20.00 additional gas allowance fee is charged and given directly to the nanny
- Holidays: An additional 50% surcharge on all rates
NannyKin's holidays are: New Year's Eve, New Years Day, Easter night, Memorial Day, July 3, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Relax, we’ve got you covered!
To secure a spot, please contact NannyKins and complete an Overnight Registration Form.