How to Become a Professional Newborn Care Specialist
A newborn care specialist joins the family almost as soon as the baby is born, typically within the first few days. The length of the position varies, but it is typically at least 8 weeks and usually more like 3–4 months.
Newborn care specialists live in the home and typically work either an overnight 12-hour shift or full days, 24/7. A round-the-clock schedule typically includes a longer chunk of time off during the day and the ability to sleep or rest at night, with the requirement to be available any time the baby wakes up.
Occasionally, an NCS may move into more of a nanny role after a few months, or the person may stay on a while longer to help families adjust while welcoming a full-time nanny into the home.
Common newborn care specialist responsibilities include:
Overnight care so parents can rest
Bringing baby to mom at night for breastfeeding
All general care of the baby during the first months
Also including organizing clothes, laundry, keeping the baby’s room clean, keeping track of doctor’s appointments, etc.
But an NCS is much more than just another adult in the room. Typically, they are the link to ease new parents into parenthood, offering support such as:
Establishing routines (feeding, sleeping, etc.)
Diaper changes and baths
Troubleshooting reflux, colic, and other issues
How to Become a Professional Nanny
To become a specialized nanny, it is important to gain relevant experience and education in the specific area you wish to specialize in. This could include obtaining certifications or training in areas such as infant care, special needs care, or early childhood education. Additionally, networking with professionals in the field and staying up-to-date with current trends and best practices can help you stand out as a specialized nanny.
At least 21 years old
5 years minimum of nanny experience
CPR and first aid certification
childcare training from any reputable organization
Driving experience and clean records
Legal to work in the USA
Complete background check or TrustLine fingerprint certification
Pass the agency interview
Professional well detailed resume
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