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Maternity Nurse in London

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 16 Dec 2018 Email

My Summary

Night Nanny

About Me

I am a qualified childcare professional having spent twenty years as a sole charge nanny and the past fifteen years as a new born maternity nurse .
I have fast experience in dealing with babies with reflux , supporting new mum’s with breastfeeding along with advising on any sleep issues with older babies .
My strengths are offering gentle support and encouragement to nervous first time parents offering advice and support in the care of their baby children
I don’t impose my way on any parent my approach is to listen to parents thoughts and we work on a mutually agreeable plan .
I’m not a Gina ford type of MN and I don’t agree with CIO methods .
I would say my approach is much more baby lead .
Saying this all the babies in my care have had great sleep habits by 12-14 wks .

My Experience

Birth - 10 year olds
Low birth weight
Sleep training
Establishing a routine
24/6 care
Nights only
Traveling with families

My Qualifications

Btec Cert : Nursery nursing
MNT maternity award level 3 & 4. ( non-medical )
Breastfeeding support
Sleep training
Paediatric first aid
DBS ( police check )

I continue to attend CPD throughout the year .

My Availability

Taking booking for April 2019 onwards , please contact me for availability for nights only .

Full cv & reference will be provided upon interview

Ideal areas : Paddington - Maida Vale - Kensington - Chelsea - Knightsbridge - St. John's Wood -Queen's Park - Kilburn - covert Gardens - Marylebone - Belsize Park - Hampstead - primrose Hill - .

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Last Updated: 12/11/2018

My Fees

  • Maternity Nursing from £18.00 per hour (gross)

.please contact for my rate
PLEASE NOTE : All bookings for maternity nursing or consultation bookings will require a deposit and contract before any dates can be confirmed .

My Documents

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  • Training Certificate: MNT Breastfeeding Training (added 18/10/2018)
  • Training Certificate: MNT Sleep Training (added 18/10/2018)
  • Training Certificate: MNT maternity practitioner award (added 18/10/2018)
  • Training Certificate: BTec cert nursery nursing (added 18/10/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 18/10/2018)
  • Training Certificate: MNT level 4 (added 18/10/2018)
  • Reference: consultation review (added 13/10/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for calmbaby. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Very professional.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about calmbaby on 19/05/2018

Lorna came to us when our little one was just a few months old. From the moment Lorna walked in, I knew all will be well!

Lorna helped place our daughter into a good sleep routine. As soon as Lorna would arrive, everyone felt at ease and she always offered warmth, support, guidance and reassurance- for a first time mum and dad this is invaluable.

Lorna is always available for a chat or consultation and offers words of wisdom for any problem that you may feel big or small. She has seen it all and so, has a solution for everything.

I would not hesitate to recommend Lorna to anyone although, I would like to keep her all to myself!!!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by about calmbaby on 31/07/2016

Lorna joined our family as maternity nanny when our son was 3 days old for the duration of 10 weeks. She was in sole charge of our son, set up the nursery and established a breastfeeding and sleeping routine that was workable for the entire family. She played a vital role in my quick and full recovery from the Caesarean, as she ensured that I took sufficient rest periods and followed a good diet.

Her extensive knowledge in baby and childcare proved invaluable on a daily basis. We were particularly impressed with Lorna’s flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to different situations.

Lorna has a strong intuition and ability to anticipate what is needed in certain situations, may it be to dissolve the tantrum of a 3-year old at teatime or a bad feed at 2 am in the morning. She was always willing to help out in the home and she is an excellent cook!

Lorna established a warm and caring relationship with every member of the family. She has a great sense of humour and is an easy person to have in the house as she has the ability to make herself invisible when private time is needed.

We have been extremely impressed with Lorna and would recommend her as nanny or maternity nanny without hesitation. She has since worked for us as a proxy parent and we have never had any issues and can be completely at ease when leaving our children in her care.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about calmbaby on 10/10/2012

Lorna was with us for 8 weeks with our first child. She was immediately reassuring and warm. She has a lovely character, which is really important when having other people in the house is a new experience for new parents. She gives gentle advice, listens to the new mum, and helps identify problems and sorts out solutions. She solved our baby's nappy rash and got her back breastfeeding when she had serious nipple confusion. She bonded strongly with our daughter and our daughter loved being around her. I trusted her totally, and when my dad became ill and I had to fly away for a week to take care of him, I trusted her totally with sole charge of our daughter. In addition, she gave us great advice not only about childcare, but schooling, finances for the child, and a wide range of topics- big help! Would recommend her very strongly, particularly for first time parents who need that comforting support.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about calmbaby on 17/12/2011

Response by calmbaby on 17/12/2011:

I took over after there first maternity nurse finished her two weeks booking.
And baby A was two weeks old
We had some slight problems when i started with feeding and a sore bottom but within a few days this was all sorted .
I was booked for 4 weeks and ask to exstend my booking by another 4 weeks which i was happy to do so.

I moved home with them and have done two proxy -parent with the baby once at 6 weeks the other at 8 weeks.
I had a very enjoyable time caring for little miss A, very easy baby with great parents.

im sure we shall, like most of my other families keep in contacted and i shall be more than happy to return when babies number 2/3/4 ! come along.

Lorna helped us at the last minute when we were looking for a night nanny, and then again after that. She is very reliable, extremely professional and is a natural with babies - and children for that matter.
It took her less than one minute to guess our son's wind and reflux issues as well as his favorite position and she bonded with him straight away. I trusted her very quickly, though did check some of her many references myself, as you should do - they checked out.
She is very neat and tidy, which is reassuring from a hygiene standpoint.
Warm and friendly, I would like to add that Lorna is very reassuring for new moms and that is definitely a plus.
I hope this review will help some new parents!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about calmbaby on 24/10/2010

Response by calmbaby on 01/11/2010:

Thank you for you review it was a pleasure to work with your family, and i wise you all the very best.

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