We believe families and professionals are equally important, and do not prioritize one over the other. Our founder has worn many hats as Newborn Care Specialist/Postpartum Doula, mother, and nanny. As a result, QCNC is able to truly look out for all parties because the founder has everyone’s best interest in mind. We are committed to advocating for both the family, the nanny, and the newborn specialist.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each family will receive a thorough written contract when they choose a nanny or newborn specialist to work with their family. This will go over start time, hours, contract length, duties, and more.
We only represent professional nannies and newborn specialists. This is reflected in their resume, ability to articulate their questions and concerns, and responses to your questions.
We thoroughly vet candidates by interviewing them by phone and in person, completing a comprehensive background check, and speaking with three of their childcare references. Our newborn specialists have additional educational requirements as well.
We will not waste your time sending you candidates that are not qualified for your position. Your time is valuable.
We have strict requirements for newborn specialists and nannies that they must meet in order to be represented by QCNC.
We offer a six month guarantee for our nanny placements and offer a free replacement, should things not work out with your nanny within the first 6 months of employment (exception applies to certain circumstances)
While you are actively employing a nanny or newborn specialists with QCNC, we offer unlimited support and guidance, should you need it.
NEWBORN SPECIALIST FAMILY REQUIREMENTS
Must pay the newborn specialist a deposit upfront
Must allow your newborn specialist to make developmentally appropriate suggestions for your baby (adjusting nipple size, burping after feeds, swaddling to sleep, dark sleep environment, fan to adjust air flow, etc)
Must commit to a minimum of 100 hours total (equivalent to two nights a week for six weeks or three nights a week for four weeks)
Must respect your newborn specialist’s time off
Must give your newborn specialist a horizontal place to sleep at night (couch, blow up mattress, or bed)
NEWBORN NANNY FAMILY
Must be willing to offer typical nanny industry standards including guaranteed hours, paid time off (vacation time), paid sick days, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, and inclement weather days
Must pay a minimum of $18 gross per hour or more depending on the job expectations
Must allow your nanny to make developmentally appropriate suggestions for your baby (adjusting nipple size, burping after feeds, swaddling to sleep, dark sleep environment, fan to adjust air flow, etc)
Must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week
Must respect your nanny’s time off
These groups are open to all and free unless otherwise noted. Take a look at what the greater Charlotte area has to offer:
Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders
Mom to Mom Support Group – Huntersville
Held at Novant Huntersville | 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10-11am or 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 6-7pm (Amy Magus, LCSW)
Held at Watershed Charlotte 2101 Shenandoah Ave, Charlotte NC 28205 | Biweekly Thursdays 10am-12pm (Casey Jones, LCSW and Mind Body Baby NC)
Held at Blossom Tree Wellness 15905 Brookway Drive, Suite 4106, Huntersville NC | Biweekly Tuesdays 930am-11am (Zoe Endicott, LPCA & Alyson Winter, LCSW and Mind Body Baby NC)
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group – Concord
Held at Concord Children’s Developmental Services Agency 1065 Vinehaven Dr NE, Concord NC | Biweekly Tuesdays 930am-11am (Zoe Endicott, LPCA & Alyson Winter, LCSW)
Email for more info.
Held at Prenatal and Postpartum Center of the Carolinas | Twice monthly. Call 704-947-8115 or email for more info.
Support group for parents of or expecting twins, triplets, quads, or more ($20 membership). Facebook can be found here.
Drop in for simple questions about breastfeeding. Meet other breastfeeding moms. Baby scale for weighing. Please register for class before coming at least 24 hours.
General Mom’s Group
Group is 2 hours long and lasts for 6 weeks. Guest speakers for information that is useful and relevant to you. A place to be yourself and learn how other moms, your peers are coping. Come to an environment that lifts you up and welcomes you. Join when baby is around 4 weeks old and if you need to come sooner do. Moms and babies only ($80).
Free web based app (available in English and Spanish)
Helpline that you can call or text, local resources, and more.
1-800-944-4773 (Call to leave a confidential message and a volunteer will return your call with resources and support.) Send a text to 503-894-9453
Podcast on maternal mental health, hosted by Dr. Kat.
Virtual support groups (for a low fee). Different groups for loss, NICU moms, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, moms of multiples, and birth trauma.