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Newborn Care Specialists

Find your Newborn a Unicorn

Newborn Care Specialists (NCS) are dedicated professionals with extensive experience in newborn and infant care. Many have undergone specialized training and possess advanced knowledge in areas such as lactation support and sleep training. While nannies grow with a family over the years, an NCS is there to provide expert care during the critical first weeks and months of your newborn’s life. They can also train your full-time nanny to ensure consistent, high-quality care continues after their term ends. Our clients frequently share that hiring an NCS was the best decision they made, providing them with sanity, support, and much-needed sleep.

The Nanny Tribe was a saving grace to our family! I had been through endless searches and interviews for a nanny, we hired one that didn’t work out, and then we finally landed on The Nanny Tribe - and Nicole found us the BEST nanny! Our nanny feels like a part of our family, and our daughter loves her! Nicole continues to provide the best support to our family. I would refer anyone to The Nanny Tribe!


Livermore, CA

Who Benefits from a Newborn Care Specialist?

Families that benefit most from hiring an NCS include first-time parents expecting singletons or multiples, families with demanding or atypical work schedules, moms recovering from a c-section, adoptive, surrogate, and same-sex parents, and parents without nearby family support or anyone needing a good night’s rest.

Why Choose Us?

At The Nanny Tribe, we proudly partner with San Francisco's Bay Area's best Newborn Care Specialists. Our NCS caregivers are meticulously vetted and passionate about providing exceptional newborn care. They offer parents rest and relief while always striving to exceed expectations.

Responsibilities of a Newborn Care Specialist

Newborn Care Specialists handle complete overnight care, including feeding (breastmilk and/or formula), burping, soothing, changing, dressing, and sleep training. They support new parents by teaching proper care methods, providing lactation support, training the new nanny, and offering helpful feedback and tips. NCS also handles bathing the newborn/infant with appropriate products and water temperature and teaches parents proper methods for sponge baths and umbilical cord care. An NCS establishes a developmentally appropriate sleeping, feeding, and playtime schedule, focusing on developmental milestones. They maintain a detailed care log, noting feeding and sleeping patterns, as well as other important information to establish a healthy routine. Additionally, they assist with organizing and stocking the nursery, washing and sterilizing bottles and pumping supplies, helping with the baby’s laundry, and providing general assistance.

Schedule & Rates

Newborn Care Specialists typically work 10-12 hour overnight shifts or provide 24-hour care, 5-7 days a week. Terms range from 2 weeks to 6 months, with an average duration of 16 weeks (or until the baby is sleeping through the night). Rates vary based on experience, qualifications, and the number of children, ranging from $45-$80 per hour. We recommend booking your Newborn Care Specialist 2-3 months prior to your due date, as highly experienced candidates are in high demand and book up quickly.

Why work with us

What we expect from nannies


We require candidates to acquire at least 2 years of professional childcare experience after age 18. This includes private in-home nanny services but may also include teaching, early childhood education (ECE) units, and private in-home daycare services.


The Nanny Tribe personally speaks with each reference provided because we believe in hearing the excitement and authenticity in their voice. Nothing is more important to us than ensuring safety and verifying that each candidate has a history of impeccable service.


Our thorough background analysis provides peace of mind by ensuring that each candidate meets our high standards for a trustworthy background and is truly who they say they are, ensuring the highest level of safety and reliability for your family.


We don’t recruit individuals just looking for a job; we seek those with a true passion for caregiving. A genuine caregiver is excited to go to work each day and sees it as an opportunity to "play." We look for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who bring joy and commitment to their position.

Are You Ready To Start Your Search? 

Here is what to expect next 

Schedule a discovery call with your personal recruting specialist
Complete our comprehensive Family onboarding form
Schedule a Zoom with us to go over the nitty gritty details
Let us take the rains and begin recruiting


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