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Updated: 22nd April 2018

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Primrose Hill (NW3): Full time live-in nanny

A lovely family based in Primrose Hill are seeking a permanent live-in nanny (who’s a competent London driver) to work 5.5 days per week. The family are based in Primrose Hill NW3. The family have three children, a girl of 9, a boy of 6 and a baby boy of 7 weeks old and a friendly dog!  Mum is going to be home also and so you’ll need to be comfortable that set up.

You’ll work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – additionally you may be expected to babysit up to 2 nights per week.

The start will be 16th April. Some settling in days may be required prior to this date if suitable for the candidate. 

Salary will be between £450 – £550 net per week (up to £715 gross per week) for the right person. 

You’re duties will include helping with the morning routine, drop the older children to school and then help with the baby, take the baby to local groups and engage in age appropriate play and generally keep him safe and happy. You’ll collect the children from school, take them to any after school activities and help with their evening routine.  You’d be expected to do all child related housework, laundry, ironing and cooking for the children. The family might ask you to walk the dog on occasion also. 

You will be trust worthy, loyal and honest, good fun, and happy to muck in. New born experience would be a huge bonus. You’ll be looking for a permanent long term role and will grow to be part of the family. You’ll need a current enhanced DBS certificate and a recent paediatric FirstAid certificate as well as fluent in English and have at least 3 to 4 years nanny experience with these ages. 

Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Golders Green (NW11): Live-in junior nanny/mother's help

A lovely family of 4 based in Temple Fortune, NW11 (close to Golders Green) are seeking a live-in nanny / mothers help to work 35 hours a week.  

Hours will be from approx 7am-10am and then 3.15-7.15pm Monday to Friday.

The start date can be as early as May for the right candidate and as late as August. The salary offered will be up to £345 gross per week for the right person. 

The boys are 5 and almost 7 years old. The role would suit someone studying or someone who enjoys a particular a hobby, sport, going to the gym for example that they could focus on during the daytime as there will be some  downtime where they can do what they want.

Your duties will start at 7am where you’ll help to prepare breakfast for the boys, help get them ready for school and drop them to school from 8.15am – both boys are at the same school. You will then come home and do some light housework relating to the children (children’s laundry, tidy bedrooms, etc) and tidying the kitchen from breakfast.  

Once these duties are completed, you can do what you want to until 3.25pm when the boys will need collecting from school. They have afternoon activities three days a week, occasional play dates, etc. You would be expected to do at least 30 minutes of homework with each child and engage / supervise them in playing (both of them are quite energetic and can benefit from stretching their legs in the afternoon, especially if they have not had a sport activity).  

The boys usually have dinner at around 5, have a bath at 6 and are in bed by 7. You’ll then help to tidy up the communal areas and prep the boys’ school bags / sport kits for the following day. Babysitting will be expected two to three times a month. 

The right candidate will be:

  • Passionate about childcare and child development (ideally have received teacher training and / or have worked in a school setting before)
  • Be a self starter, with a real can do attitude
  • Have loads of enthusiasm and energy to play an active role in two young boys’ lives
  • Speak English fluently and articulately
  • Be DBS checked and can provide at least 2 references from previous employers
  • Be a non smoker
  • Have a paediatric first aid certificate or prepared to complete a course

Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Northwood (HA6): Live-in junior nanny/mother's help

A live in junior nanny is sought to join a family of four in Northwood. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two girls, aged 5 and 3. They are seeking someone who can help with before and after school care, plus full time care of the children in the school holidays. This is a live in position, and would suit someone seeking to progress their childcare career after working as an au pair, for example. The family is warm, friendly and welcoming and very keen to support the nanny in progressing their career.

During the school term time, there is lots of free time in the day in which a candidate could study or pursue other interests.

Days and hours are expected to be approximately from 7am – 9am and 2:30pm to 7:30pm Monday to Friday. There may be some additional hours required during the day, e.g. planning activities, cooking, but these could be worked flexibly to suit you. You will also be asked to do up to two nights a week babysitting.

Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Salary: upto £350 gross per week, depending on experience, plus all board, lodgings and living expenses.

Duties will be strongly child focussed, there is no wider housekeeping required. They are seeking someone who will really engage with and have fun with the children, enjoying spending time with them and getting to know them well. You should be capable of helping to build and support a good routine for the family, understanding the requirements of school and helping to manage the needs of the children in getting organised for school.

Nursery duties apply – e.g. children’s laundry only, managing the children’s rooms and play spaces. You should be a competent cook, and be willing to prepare meals from scratch, ideally which the whole family (and you!) are able to eat.

One of the children is at school and the other is at nursery a drive away. Mum will do the nursery run initially, though over time it would be helpful if you can take this on, so a driver is required. You would be insured on the family’s car.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

4 and 5 day per week jobs

Caversham (RG4): Nanny, Monday - Thursday, 44 hours a week

A reliable and experienced nanny is sought 6.15am to 5.15pm four days a week (Monday to Thursday) for a family living in Caversham RG4, near Reading. The family consists of Mum, her teenage son who is self sufficient and twin baby girls who are 15 months old. They also have a friendly 3 year old cocker spaniel. Mum works 4 days a week in London.

You will have sole charge of the twins, from getting them up in the morning, giving them breakfast and getting them ready for the day. You will be responsible for caring for the girls, engaging them in age appropriate activities both at home and out and about, putting them down for nap times and providing suitable snacks and meals. Some light housekeeping such as the children’s laundry, keeping play areas and their bedroom clean and tidy will be required.

An OFSTED registered candidate would be an advantage, but you should hold a current DBS and paediatric first aid certificate as a minimum. This role would not be suitable for someone wishing to bring their own child to work. An owner driver would be preferred, but not essential

Salary up to £27,500 gross per annum, depending on experience.

Please contact steph@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Monks Risborough (HP27): Nanny, Monday - Thursday, 42 hours a week

A nanny is sought to work in a family of three in Monks Risborough, Bucks.  The family consists of Mum, Dad, their baby girl (who will be 9 months old when the role starts) and possibly a puppy!

From mid-July to October, this role will be three days per week.  From October onwards, it will increase to four days per week.

Whilst this role is predominantly working in sole charge of the family’s baby girl, on two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) it will include picking up the family’s four year old nephew from school which is opposite the family’s house and bringing him home for a few hours after school.

To start: Mid July 2018 with some settling in days with Mum prior to contract start date.

Days and hours:

  • From July to October 2018 33 hours a week, expected to be Tuesday and Thursday 7am-7pm and Wednesday 9am-6pm
  • From October 2018 onwards 42 hours a week, expected to be Monday and Wednesday 7am – 7pm and Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 6pm

From time to time, you may be required to work paid overtime during busy periods at Mum’s work, so a candidate with the flexibility to accommodate this will be required.

Salary:

  • From July to October 2018 – £19,000 gross p.a. – £20,500 gross p.a., depending on experience to:
  • From October 2018 onwards – £24,000 gross p.a. – £26,000 gross p.a., depending on experience

This is a fantastic opportunity for a nanny who wants to grow and develop her role alongside a family – they are seeking their nanny for the long term and you should be able to demonstrate a track record of longevity in your previous roles.  Your role will cover all elements of the baby’s care, and previous experience working and growing in a role with very young children in a previous nanny role would be a real advantage.

You should be fun, kind and loving, with a genuine interest in child development.  You should be capable of engaging the little girl in a range of fun activities to promote this.  The family is very active and loves the outdoors, so daily outdoor time such as taking her for walks etc is a high priority.  You will also be happy to research and take her to age appropriate groups and classes.

Note that the family is also hoping to get a puppy shortly, so a nanny who is happy working with animals and would be happy to include the dog within their daily routine will be necessary.

You will need to be a driver with your own car, have an up to date DBS check and paediatric first aid certificate.  Ofsted registration (or a willingness to get this) would be a bonus.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

London Bridge (SE1): Housekeeper / Nanny - 60 hours a week

A live out, fluent English speaking (Spanish speaker a bonus) housekeeper/nanny is sought for a family based in London Bridge (SE1) to work 55 hours a week. They have a lovely little boy of 10 months old. 

You’d be required to work 7.30am – 7.30 Monday to Friday. Both parents will be in work full-time so it’s imperative you are reliable and punctual and have excellent references to prove this.  Flexibility on hours will be required at times (when parents travel or work late).

The role will be a long-term permanent position and will start as soon as possible for the right person.

Salary offered will depend on the individual but will be up to £880 gross per week (up to £45,000 gross per year!) (equivalent to £660 net per week).

The role is predominantly housekeeping, ironing, laundry, changing the beds, cleaning etc and also cooking for the family.  Of course, you will also support in looking after their son during the day and particularly on days when other family members are away.  It’s a 4 storey house so you’ll need to be physically fit. 

You will be diligent, have excellent attention to detail, a good communicator (written and verbal), be independent and capable to get on with your role without direction and able to manage the house. You’ll be nurturing and kind, loyal and honest. You will be happy to work in the same house with other family members or other staff.

You need to be a non smoker, drug free, and have excellent references. You will need to have at least 3 years prior housekeeping experience and childcare experience with babies of this age. You will have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and pediatric first aid. 

Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Berkhamsted (HP4): Nanny Monday - Friday, 30-35 hours per week averaged over the year

An experienced, kind and reliable Nanny is sought to work within a family based in Berkhamsted. The family has two children, a girl aged 10 and a boy of 7.

Hours: during term time: 20-25 hours a week minimum (more hours could be offered for the right candidate to cover taking the children to school in the morning and/or some housekeeping). Core hours must be Monday to Friday 3pm – 6:30pm term time, other hours can be agreed to suit you and the family.

In the holidays (13 weeks a year), the hours would ideally be 50 per week (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm).

Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 p.a. depending on precise hours and experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting children from school
  • Taking children to and from after school activities
  • Preparing healthy meals & snacks for the children
  • Cleaning up after mealtimes
  • Supervising homework and supporting when required
  • Co-ordinate school bags and sports bags
  • Playing and engaging with the children after school
  • Organising fun and stimulating activities for the school holidays
  • Bathing children and getting them ready for bed
  • Children’s laundry and ironing, including changing beds
  • Housekeeping duties (to be agreed separately based on agreed hours)
  • Flexibility for babysitting

The family is warm, loving and loves the outdoors, and they would love a nanny who shares similar values. They are keen to employ someone for the long term who will become part of the family.

Characteristics and experience:

  • Clean driver’s licence & own car (essential)
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Recent DBS check
  • OFSTED registered (preferred)
  • Non-smoker
  • Personable with good sense of humour
  • Good organisational skills & sound judgement
  • Good attention to detail

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Hampstead border (N2): Nanny 40 hours a week

A loving family based in Hampstead are seeking a full-time, live-out nanny (who drives confidently in London) to take care of their 4.5 year old twins (boy and girl) Monday to Friday.

The family have a large, friendly dog so you’d need to be comfortable with him. There is a lot of family that come and go and so the house is always busy and full of life. You’ll be easy going and a very good communicator.

You’ll need to be an experienced and confident London driver with a clean license. A car can be provided for you to use. 

Days and hours offered will be Monday to Friday : At least 40 hours a week. You will need to stay till about 7pm each day and Wednesdays you will need to start early at around 7am.  

A certain level of flexibility would be required should you need to start a bit earlier or later if mum or dad have meetings. Some proxy parenting might be required a few times a year for a night or two where the family would require you to stay over and help their housekeeper with the children. You may be required to travel abroad with the family a couple of times a year for a few days and up to 1-2 weeks. 

Salary offered will be up to approximately £31,500-£32,000 gross per year for the right person. 

The role will start mid April. Some settling in days would be required before this date. 

You will be confident, encourage good behaviour, be easy going and happy to muck in – you will need to be very patient with two energetic kids! You’ll encourage good manners and be able to manage boundaries and discipline the children. You’ll be kind, creative and energetic as well as caring, responsible, stimulating and engaging.  

You will help the children with their homework and encourage and support them with their learning. 

Whilst the children are at school until 3pm each day during term time, duties will include child related housework, managing their bedrooms, wardrobes, play areas and doing child related laundry, grocery shopping and cooking for them. No deep cleaning will be required. On Wednesdays, you’ll help get the children ready for school and give them breakfast and take them to school by car. 

You will speak excellent English, be good fun! Physically fit, patient, easy going, a good communicator, proactive and organised (for example, prepare things the night before for school, think ahead about what needs to be done for any school trips etc), you’ll take pride in your appearance and cleanliness, be independent and capable to get on with your role without direction. 

You will need to be a non-smoker, have at least 3 years prior nanny experience with at least two children of this age. Twins experience would be a huge bonus. You will have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid and excellent verifiable references from previous employers. 

Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

 

Pinner (HA5): Mother's Help 25-30 hours a week

A mother’s help is sought to work within a family of four, based in Pinner (HA5) for a permanent role. The family will have a four year old boy and a newborn baby who is due in April.  

To start: beginning of May 2018.

Hours: 25 to 30 hours per week, ideally 2:30pm to 7:30pm, Monday to Friday plus up to an additional 2 hours in the mornings (not necessarily every morning) for candidates who are able to commit to this. There is some flexibility in the hours for the right candidate.  

Salary: around £10 gross per hour, but the precise salary will depend on your experience and the number of hours agreed.

The family is seeking someone who could come and look after the baby whilst mum does the school run (or do the school run for the older boy if mum is busy with the baby), and then could play with the little boy when he returns home from school, or look after their baby whilst mum helps the older one with homework etc. You’ll also help with preparing/clearing up dinner, bathing the children and getting them ready for bed/reading stories etc.  

You would not be required to do much in the way of housekeeping, but helping with light household duties such as children’s laundry/ironing, managing the children’s rooms and living spaces, and tidying up as you go, would be required.  A candidate who is proactive and able to see what may need doing around the house during any ‘down time’ would be a real asset.  

They are seeking someone reliable, proactive and responsive to instructions. You will be child-focused and engaging with the children. Someone who has previous experience with working with either babies or early years children would be a bonus.  You should have excellent spoken English.  

A driver would be advantageous but is not essential. You should have an up to date DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid qualification, or be willing to get one.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Northwood (HA6): Nanny/Mother's Help 30 hours a week

A mother’s help/nanny is sought to join a family of four in Northwood. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two girls, aged 5 and 3. They are seeking someone who can help with afternoon care for the children. The family is warm, friendly and welcoming and very keen to support the nanny in progressing their career.

Days and hours: Monday to Friday 1:30pm to 7:30pm plus additional paid babysitting.

Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Salary: £300-£360 per week, depending on experience.

Duties will be strongly child focussed, there is no wider housekeeping required. They are seeking someone who will really engage with and have fun with the children, enjoying spending time with them and getting to know them well. You should be capable of helping to build and support a good routine for the family, understanding the requirements of school and helping to manage the needs of the children in getting organised for school.

Nursery duties apply – e.g. children’s laundry only, managing the children’s rooms and play spaces. You should be a competent cook, and be willing to prepare meals from scratch.

One of the children is at school and the other is at nursery a drive away. Mum will do the nursery run initially, though over time it would be helpful if you can take this on, so a driver is required. You could be insured on the family’s car.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Totteridge (N20): Housekeeper with some nanny duties 42 hours a week

An experienced, organised and confident housekeeper/nanny is sought to work within a family based in Totteridge, North London.  The family has three children, one of whom is 5 and twins of 2.  

The days and hours are ideally 42.5 hours per week, more specifically:

  • Monday (8 hours): 7am-1pm / 5pm-7pm 
  • Tuesday (7.5 hours) 7am-12pm / 430pm-7pm 
  • Wednesday (7.5 hours) 7am-12pm / 430pm-7pm 
  • Thursday (8.5 hours): 7am-11am / 2.30pm-7pm 
  • Friday (7 hours):7am-11am / 4-7pm 
  • Saturday (4 hours): 9am-1pm 

Salary: unto £34,000 per year depending on the precise days and hours agreed (equivalent to upto £15 gross per hour) for the right candidate. 

To start: as soon as the right candidate is found.  

The family is seeking a reliable and responsible candidate who is able to manage all elements of running the family home.  This will include cleaning (maintaining all areas of the house to a high standard), laundry, running errands for the family, and meal preparation.  You will also need to be very hands on with the children at busy times of the day, for example helping with preparing for the school run and the busy after school period.

You should ideally have a strong background of housekeeping and nannying, with excellent references.  You should speak very good English.  You should be able to act on your own initiative as well as responsive to instructions.  Mum does not work, so you will need to be comfortable working alongside a parent in the house. 

You will need a DBS certificate and in date paediatric first aid qualification.

Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for further information.

3 day per week jobs

Stanmore (HA7): Nanny 3 days (24 hours) per week

A family in Stanmore is seeking an engaging and organised nanny to work within their family three days a week.  The family has two girls of 8 and 7.

Days and hours: three days a week, 8 hours per day – usually either 10am – 6pm or 11am – 7pm.  Until the end of June the family needs the days to be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, but after that they can be flexible on the days.

Salary: £17,000-£18,000 per annum gross, depending on experience (between approx £13.50 and £14.50 gross per hour).

Start: end of April.

The family is seeking a nanny who can arrive with the family in the late morning.  Around half of your day will be spent either helping with some light household administration work (e.g. general errands, helping mum with booking appointments etc), together with planning child focussed activities for the girls.  At around 2:45pm you will then pick up the children from school, and spend the rest of the afternoon and early evening with the children, doing after school activities and helping with their learning.  This time after school is completely child-focussed, the family has other help at home so there is no wider housekeeping and you do not need to cook for the children.  The family’s priority is to find a very educationally focussed nanny who can support their children’s learning in a positive and fun way – so previous experience working in a school environment, for example, would be a great bonus.  

During the school holidays (20 weeks a year) you’ll either be full time with the children or, if they have camps on some days, you will carry on with a blend of childcare and PA duties.

More details on the day to day duties required in the role:

  • During term time collect children from school and drive them to after school activities
  • Organise their relevant bags necessary for each activity
  • Energise and nurture children in between activities
  • Take ownership of homework e.g. support learning of poems/ songs/ reading
  • During the holidays arrange and supervise playdates and drive to holiday activities
  • Take children on educational and fun days out e.g. theatre, museums, park etc
  • Plan and execute fun and educational activities for the time you spend with the children.
  • Support the Mum in house admin.
  • Examples of house admin include returning parcels, picking up dry cleaning, groceries, household errands. Filing and organising of home and office paperwork essential. Arranging home, car, health insurance, travel for the family.

You will need to have a strong educational background, and have at least 5 years of childcare experience.  You will ideally have good IT skills, with experience in Microsoft Office and social media literacy.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Henley (RG9): nanny 17 hours a week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

A reliable and flexible nanny is sought for a family living in Henley, RG9, to start by June 2018. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their four year old son and daughter, who will be one in June. Mum will be returning to work from her maternity leave, and Dad works full time, having a shift pattern rotating every eight weeks, which the nanny will need to work around.

You will only be required to work Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as these are the days Mum is working, but within that eight week rolling pattern, your hours will vary, but average out as just over 17 hours a week with some long days and some weeks where you would not be needed at all. However, the pattern remains the same, repeating every eight weeks and you would be paid a regular salary. Dad may be at home sometimes, resting between night shifts, but this is essentially a sole care role.

Duties will vary according to the times you are working, but will typically include helping the children to finish breakfast and take the son to school (he will be in full time school from September and the location of this is yet to be confirmed); enjoy some play groups and activities with the little girl; school pick up; preparing meals and snacks; and looking after the children until Mum or Dad returns from work.

Additional hours can be provided for the right candidate, such as with babysitting and they are really looking for someone adaptable to fit in with their family blend.

The family are looking for someone OFSTED registered, though they can pay for this for the right individual. An owner driver could be an advantage, depending on the school location.

Salary up to £12 gross per hour, depending on experience.

Please contact steph@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Borehamwood (WD6): Mother's help to a newborn baby 2 or 3 full days per week

A mother’s help is sought for a family in Borehamwood, starting in late August to early September. 2018  The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son who will be aged 19 months at the start date, plus a new baby who is due in September.

Days and hours: either 24 or 36 hours per week.  If working three full days, the days would be 7am to 7pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday.  If the role were two days the days would be Monday plus either Tuesday or Friday.  Optional additional hours can also be added Wednesday 4pm – 7pm (not essential).

To start: around 1 September 2018 or potentially earlier depending on the baby’s arrival!

Salary: £10 – £12 gross per hour.

This role will be to work alongside Mum during the day, helping to manage all elements of the children’s daily routine.  To begin with, this may involve quite a lot of hands on help with the baby and toddler, as it may be that mum has a C-Section (TBC).  Over time, mum would like to be able to leave you in sole charge of one of the children so as to spend time with the other one.   You’ll also be happy to help around the house (no deep cleaning, just maintenance) helping to keep the children’s rooms and living areas tidy, helping with laundry etc.  You will also be asked to help with meal preparation for the children.

Experience with two very young children would be a great bonus, and you should also have experience working with babies.

A driver is not required.

This role is expected to last at least three months, but could be extended to six months or even longer for the right candidate. 

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Farnham (GU9): Nanny 3 days (24 hours) per week

A family in Farnham (GU9) is seeking a nanny for three days per week.  The days required are Tues, Weds & Friday.   The family has a daughter aged 1.

Days and hours: 10am – 6pm, negotiable.

Salary: up to £15,000 per hour gross, depending on experience.

Start: ASAP

You’ll be responsible for all elements of the girls daily routine, spending your morning attending toddler groups and age appropriate classes/activities. The family are looking for someone kind, patient, playful and imaginative to explore the world and come up with fun age-appropriate activities. Someone who makes their daughter laugh and helps her discover and fall in love with the world by supporting her curiosity and creativity. Enjoying crafts and baking or other creative activities would be great. And someone who loves to spend time outdoors too.

The family is seeking a nanny with previous nannying experience, and with a track record of remaining in their jobs for a long time, as this consistency is very important to them. You will also need to have excellent references. For this family, cooking is a high priority, and you will need to demonstrate a good understanding of healthy eating and be confident to prepare a range of home cooked meals for the whole family. You should hold a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained. OFTSED registration would be a bonus, or the necessary qualifications to become OFTSED registered.

Please contact vicky@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

1 and 2 day per week roles

Borehamwood (WD6): Mother's help to a newborn baby 2 or 3 full days per week

A mother’s help is sought for a family in Borehamwood, starting in late August to early September. 2018  The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son who will be aged 19 months at the start date, plus a new baby who is due in September.

Days and hours: either 24 or 36 hours per week.  If working three full days, the days would be 7am to 7pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday.  If the role were two days the days would be Monday plus either Tuesday or Friday.  Optional additional hours can also be added Wednesday 4pm – 7pm (not essential).

To start: around 1 September 2018 or potentially earlier depending on the baby’s arrival!

Salary: £10 – £12 gross per hour.

This role will be to work alongside Mum during the day, helping to manage all elements of the children’s daily routine.  To begin with, this may involve quite a lot of hands on help with the baby and toddler, as it may be that mum has a C-Section (TBC).  Over time, mum would like to be able to leave you in sole charge of one of the children so as to spend time with the other one.   You’ll also be happy to help around the house (no deep cleaning, just maintenance) helping to keep the children’s rooms and living areas tidy, helping with laundry etc.  You will also be asked to help with meal preparation for the children.

Experience with two very young children would be a great bonus, and you should also have experience working with babies.

A driver is not required.

This role is expected to last at least three months, but could be extended to six months or even longer for the right candidate. 

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Part day/after school roles

Caversham (RG4): Morning nanny upto 12 hours a week

A reliable and caring nanny is sought early mornings four days a week for a family living in Caversham RG4, near Reading. The family consists of Mum, her teenage son who is self sufficient and twin baby girls who are 15 months old. They also have a friendly 3 year old cocker spaniel. Mum works 4 days a week in London.

You will ideally be working 6.15am to 8.15am or 9.15am, the latter being if some additional housekeeping is preferred by the candidate. You will be responsible for getting the twins up and dressed, feeding them breakfast and taking them to nursery nearby at 8.00am. If the longer shift is preferred, you would then return to the family home and undertake some light housekeeping duties until 9.15am.

An OFSTED registered candidate would be an advantage, but you should hold a current DBS and paediatric first aid certificate as a minimum. This role would not be suitable for someone wishing to bring their own child to work.

Salary up to £12 gross per hour, depending on experience.

Please contact steph@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Stanmore (HA7): afternoon/evening nanny 15 to 20 hours a week

An afternoon/evening nanny is sought to work within a family based in Stanmore.  The family consists of Mum and her two boys aged 12 and 9.   

The days and hours are between 15 and 20 hours per week.  Core hours are 15 per week, i.e. 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday 4pm – 7pm.  Up to a further 5 hours can be offered to include some morning school runs.  

Pay: up to £12 gross per hour.

To start: as soon as the right candidate is found. 

You will pick up the younger boy from his school in Northwood, which is around a 20 minute drive away from the family’s home (mileage will be reimbursed as you’ll need to use your own car).  The duties are completely nanny focussed, creating a fun and loving environment for the boys after school.  You will need to have some experience of working with school age children, and be good at communicating with children of this age.  Some days, the boys attend after school activities and you will support them in helping to prepare and take them to these. 

In the school holidays, the boys usually attend camps, so your hours will ideally remain the  same all year round. 

The family is seeking a nanny who is reliable and caring, able to form strong relationships with school aged children.  

The family will consider a nanny who needs to bring their own child to work with them, although ideally this would not need to be every day.  

You need to be an owner driver (willing to drive your car for work purposes), and to have an up to date DBS certificate or be willing to obtain one.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Kingston (KT2): Nanny 11+ hours per week over 3 days (more in holidays)

An experienced and flexible nanny, confident in sole care of young children is sought 14-15 hours a week for a family living in Kingston, KT2, to start as soon as possible. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two sons aged 3 and 6. Both parents work, Mum usually being based from home.

The family is ideally looking for someone to work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7am to 9am and 2 afternoons, preferably Tuesday and Thursday 3pm to 6pm, with occasional additional hours by prior arrangement and certainly more during the school holidays, likely to be longer days, as opposed to a split shift.

In the morning, you will help with breakfast and walking the children to school/preschool very nearby for 8.45am. After school there is a varied pick up time for the younger child, but you would collect them both, walk them home or to the park to play, take them to any after school activities and assist the older child with homework. You will prepare the children a hot supper and start the bathtime routine before Mum arrives home around 6pm.

The family would prefer someone physically active, who will encourage outside activities and who is able to think ahead, understanding the unpredictable nature of children of this age.

This role does not require a driver, as everything is accessible either on foot or by bus (although free parking is available for those with a car) and days/hours could be made flexible for the right person.

Salary up to £14 gross per hour, depending on experience.

Contact vicky@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.