Winner of the UK Enterprise Awards 2022 for

"Maternity Nurse of the Year"

Maternity Mum is a bespoke maternity nurse and night nanny service founded by Cheryl Foster, a qualified midwife and experienced maternity nurse. Providing personal and professional postnatal care to parents and their babies.

A maternity nurse helps new mothers in all aspects of caring for their newborn babies, some of those duties can include:

  • Maternity nurses and night nannies will provide a routine to ensure that your baby is effectively feeding and sleeping​.

  • Maternity nurses and night nannies provide information and guidance on infant feeding (whether breast, formula or mixed feeding.)​

  • Night nannies and maternity nurses will provide practical help with the care of your baby (feeding, winding, nappy changing, bathing, dressing and settling your baby to sleep.​)

  • The maternity nurse can accompany parents to appointments and outings (hospital, GP, baby activities, shopping etc.)​  

  • Maternity nurses are responsible for nursery duties (baby's laundry, sterilising bottles and equipment, keeping the nursery clean and tidy.)​

  • Maternity nurses will help to involve siblings with your new baby​, thus avoiding sibling rivalry

  • Maternity nurses will listening and provide encouragement for both parents with respect to the care of their new baby.


"Cheryl is a very warm, kind, knowledgeable person who I would highly recommend to any new mum. I have previously referred her services to a family member and a friend, both of whom were equally as happy with the maternity nurse service that she provides."

Live in 24 Hour Maternity Nurse

Live in maternity nurses can provide 24 hour care for up to 6 days a week. Perfect for first time mums and multiple babies. Please note live in maternity nurses take a 4 hour break during the day.

Daily Maternity Nurse

Daily maternity nurses can work up to 12 hours per day. Ideal for parents who require our services but can not accommodate a maternity nurse over night.


Night Nanny (Night Maternity Nurse)

Night nannnies, or night maternity nurses can share a bedroom with your baby overnight up to 12 hours. An ideal solution for tired parents who need a break.

Travel Maternity Nurse

Travel maternity nurses can travel with you and your baby. This service can be used for work commitments or family vacations.​

Specialist Maternity Nurse

  • Breastfeeding Specialist

  • Sleep Training

  • Weaning

  • Twins and Triplets

  • Reflux 

  • Colic

  • Tongue Tie

  • Bottle Refusal

  • Premature Babies


Maternity Mum also offers consultancy services, both online and offline, for any issues regarding breastfeeding and sleep training. In addition, I am able to offer overseas maternity nurse services, either for those who are travelling overseas or for clients who live abroad.​

Maternity Mum was established by Cheryl Foster to create a professional and personal maternity nurse service providing specialist postnatal care for new parents, living in the UK and overseas.

Hi my name is Cheryl, I am a qualified midwife now working as a maternity nurse and living in Yorkshire. My hobbies include reading, walking, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

I have extensive training, education and experience working with parents and their newborn babies. I am organised, resourceful and I possess excellent communication skills. I am a compassionate, non-judgemental, dedicated person, who loves working with new mums.

Over my 20 years midwifery and maternity nursing career, I have had the privilege of caring for hundreds of parents and their babies. I love nurturing relationships between parents, families and their newborn babies.

I am passionate about delivering holistic care based on evidential research, empowering parents to make informed choices and fully supporting their parenting decisions. 

As a mum myself I am aware of the importance for mums to rest and recuperate following childbirth and in the early postnatal period. I enjoy working with new families, offering guidance and practical and emotional support.

I thoroughly enjoy living and working within the household environment, allowing me to build relationships and provide professional one to one maternity care.

My own children are now living independently, allowing me the flexibility to pursue my career as a maternity nurse, working nationwide and overseas.

I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS, a current paediatric first aid certificate, full driving licence and excellent references.

I feel honoured to receive an award from the UK Enterprise Awards 2021 for "Best Maternity Nurse."

Maternity Nurse Recomendations

"Happy Mum Equals Happy BABY"

One of the most important values which I adhere to, is that each client is unique and no situation is the same. Parents have different styles of parenting and different routines and schedules they set, which is why I am able to adapt to all of this. There are also health issues that need to be taken into consideration, such as postnatal depression. It is key that I provide the best possible service to every single one of my clients and their baby's.

Client satisfaction is something that is massively important, and the endless positive testimonials both on the website and Facebook Page are evidence that the services that I offer are professional. Along with excellent written and verbal references and recommendations from previous families.