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Updated: 20th November 2017

Live-In Roles

Stanmore (HA7): Full time live-in Nanny/Housekeeper

A lovely family with two girls aged 3.5 and 7.5 yrs based in Stanmore HA7, require a live in nanny / housekeeper to work Monday – Friday 7.30 to 7.30pm. You must be a driver (who’s experienced driving in London).

Salary will be up to £26,000 gross per year for the right person for the full time role. The family can be flexible with the above hours and days. e.g will consider 4 full days; or hours 8-9.30am and 2-7.30pm (salary pro-rata as necessary).

The position is to start in the New Year January 2018. Ideally you’ll be available for a week’s trial beginning of December. 

A single room with a separate bathroom will be provided for the nanny. 

Duties will involve helping with the girls with the their morning routine, breakfast and school/nursery drop off and pick up, arrange play dates and taking the girls to any after school activities, supervise homework and kids’ bath time. During the holidays, the nanny will be expected to be more child focussed, such as organising suitable stimulating activities and will have lesser duties in the house. 

As the children are in school / nursery during the day, the family would expect the nanny to carry out household duties. Housekeeping will involve ironing, laundry, and cooking for the entire family, cleaning and general tidying up. They have a cleaner who will deep clean the entire house once a week.

You will need to be highly organised and tidy; want to work and enjoy engaging with children; you’ll need to have some previous nanny experience and be a confident driver with a clean driving license. A car will be provided. 

You will be confident, reliable, honest, kind, loving and have excellent references. You will need to speak fluent English and have a current enhanced DBS certificate and first aid.

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

4 and 5 day per week roles

Finchley (N3): Full time nanny Monday-Friday

A loving family with three children are seeking a local, experienced and fluent English speaking nanny who drives (a car can be provided for you to use).  

Salary: at least £31,000 p.a. gross, depending on experience (at least £15 gross per hour).

Hours: during the term timeMonday to Thursday from 7am – 8.30am and 2pm – 7pm; Friday 7am-10am; during the school holidays: Monday-Friday 7am – 7pm.  As the salary is full time, you would be required to be on call during the term time in case of sickness.  

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

There are three children, two girls ages 7, 5 and a boy of 2 years old.  Duties will include helping to get the children get ready for school / nursery, preparing breakfast and either taking the girls to school by car or the boy to nursery by car on some days, they do have a 3-way rota set up for the girls already. 

You’ll need to collect the little boy from nursery at 2pm and the girls are dropped home by around 4pm. During the afternoons there will be homework and the girls have piano and art teacher who come one day per week. You’ll need to cook a fresh and well balanced evening meal for the children, get them bathed and ready for bed by 7pm to handover to Mum or Dad. 

This role will suit someone nurturing, bubbly and physically fit with at least 4 years childcare experience.  A confident driver (with a clean licence) is required.   You should be creative, honest, intelligent, positive and fun!  Someone with teaching experience would also be a huge plus.  

This role is a long term, permanent position to become part of the family. 

You will need to have at least 4 years childcare experience, a current enhanced DBS certificate, Level 3 NVQ childcare qualification (or equivalent), clean driving license and paediatric first aid certificate.

Please get in touch if you’d like to apply: Jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk

Watford (WD19): Full time nanny, 55 hours per week

A full time experienced nanny is sought to work within a family living in Watford.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and two little girls, aged 4 and 9 months.  This is a permanent, long-term role.    

Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:30pm.

Salary: between £28,000 to £34,500 per year, dependent on previous experience.

To start: 26th March 2018

You’ll be responsible for all elements of the girls’ daily routine.  The older girl currently attends nursery daily, some days for half days and some days for full days.  You will normally get the children ready and take her to nursery (other than if one of the parents is working at home), then spend your mornings with the younger daughter, attending toddler groups and age appropriate classes/activities.  Some days you will pick up the older daughter at lunchtime, then attend various afternoon activities – two days a week she is at nursery until 5pm so your routine will vary over the week.

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, testifying to your reliability and strong sickness record.  You will need at least 3 years of previous experience working as a nanny.  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 children. 

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.

A driver is required, and you need to have your own car which you’d be willing to use for work purposes (mileage reimbursed).

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

Henley (RG9): Nanny, Monday to Thursday 36 hours per week

A flexible and proactive nanny is sought four days a week for a family of 4, living in Peppard Common, Henley RG9 to start in January 2018.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two daughters who are 6 years and 7 months old. Both parents work in London, Mum working 4 days, with 2 of these from home, but the nanny would really be working sole charge.

You would be working 7.30am to 6.30pm on a Monday and a Wednesday; and 8.30am to 3.30pm on a Tuesday and Thursday (Mum working from home on these days); occasionally staying later by prior arrangement when the parents need to work longer hours.

You would help with the morning routine -breakfast, helping the older daughter get ready for school, driving her to school, returning to tidy up at home and put the baby down for her nap. You would be required to perform some child-related housekeeping duties – the girls’ washing, keeping their bedrooms, bathroom and play areas clean and tidy and cleaning up the kitchen after use. The family have a cleaner for the more heavy duty work. You would look after the baby during the day, providing stimulating play, adhere to her usual routine of naps and possibly taking her out to playgroups etc. Ideally you would assist with meal plans, preparing shopping lists and ordering the family’s groceries online. You would collect the older child from school at 3.30pm, unless Mum is at home and able to do so, then take her to her after school activities, such as gymnastics, tennis and piano. You will be able to provide the girls with appropriate snacks and meals and usually have the baby bathed and ready for bed when Mum returns on the longer days at 6.30pm. 

They are looking for someone reliable and responsible who will offer them a long commitment. Someone OFSTED registered, with an interest in childhood development and nutrition would be an advantage and a driver is essential, thought the family can provide a car if necessary. This is not a suitable role for someone wishing to bring their own child to work with them.

Salary: c. £22,500 gross per year, dependent on experience.

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

Walter's Ash (near High Wycombe, HP14): Nanny, Monday to Thursday 44 hours per week

A nanny is sought to join a family which lives in Walter’s Ash, near High Wycombe, Bucks.  The family has three young children, a boy aged almost 5, a girl aged 2 and a boy of 9 months.  

Hours: 7:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Thursday.

To start: 15th January 2018.

Salary: £24,000 gross per annum.

You would arrive in the morning, help to finish getting the children ready for the school run, take the eldest to school, and then spend your days with the little girl and baby boy.  The family is active and loves the outdoors, so a nanny sharing the same philosophy and values would be welcomed.  You’ll love to get involved with toddler groups, music classes and other local activities.  Both the younger children have a nap in the early afternoon, when you’ll help with meal preparation for the children and other child related duties such as managing the children’s toys and the children’s laundry.

You’ll then pick up the elder boy from school and bring him home.  You’ll help with his reading and any homework he has, take him to swimming lessons one day per week, and then organise the evening routine of dinner and starting bath.  Dad will normally arrive home at around 6, giving time for a short handover. 

You will need to be experienced at working with younger children, and have experience with cooking healthy home cooked meals.  Housekeeping duties are limited to elements relating to the children, the family has a cleaner for the more heavy duty work. 

They are looking for someone fun, happy, reliable and with a good track record of staying in roles for a long time, as this is a long term, permanent position.  OFSTED registration will be required, but the family will pay for this and will support you in getting registered if you are not currently. 

A driver is required, and you’d need to be willing to drive your car for work (mileage reimbursed), as both parents use their cars for work.

This is not a suitable role for someone wishing to bring their own child to work with them.

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

Stanmore (HA7): Nanny and personal PA: Monday to Thursday 38 hours per week

A nanny and personal PA is sought to help a busy family living in Stanmore.  This role offers a rare opportunity for a nanny to gain experience in business skills as well, with the role offering a mix of childcare, housekeeping for the family, and time spent working within the family’s business. 

To start: January 2018 with a couple of transition days in December 2017 if possible.

The days and hours are 38 per week, namely Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 6pm with a one hour break at lunchtime each day (i.e. 9.5 hours per day).  In addition, you will be required to commit to at least 12 overnight stays with the family per year, and the salary has been set so as to include these.

Additional overtime hours may be needed from time to time on a Friday, and a flexibility to work these extra hours with prior agreement will be required – any extra hours will be paid as overtime.  Any additional overnight stays in excess of 12 per year would also be paid separately at an agreed rate.

The family consists of Mum, and her two children, a boy aged 13 and a girl 6.  Your role will be to arrive in the morning and help with the breakfast routine and getting the children ready for school (mainly the little girl needs your support).  Your days whilst the children are at school will then comprise a balance of helping within the family home (i.e. typical housekeeping duties) and some hours working within the business. 

The approximate balance of the role, in term time, is around one third childcare, one third housekeeping, and one third assisting in the business.  During the school holidays, your focus will be entirely on the children and some household management as appropriate around this. 

Childcare element: to include all usual elements of helping with the children – ensuring they are prepared for school and supported emotionally and practically around school life.  You’ll help and guide with homework, take the children to after school activities, arrange playdates as appropriate, and liaise with Mum about any issues as necessary.  You’ll ensure that the children have a suitable balance of ‘down time’ and age-appropriate activities during their leisure time. 

Housekeeping element: you will be involved in planning meals, sourcing ingredients and preparing/cooking the meals; you’ll manage the children’s bedrooms and play spaces, keeping them clean, tidy and organise, help with the children’s laundry, beds and keeping their clothes organised; you’ll help to maintain the cleanliness and order within of the family home (although the family has a cleaner so deep cleaning is not required).  Other family errands such as arranging appointments and helping to manage the family diary are also required. 

The business element of the role will involve being based in the company’s office in Watford.  You would spend roughly 12 hours per week in the office.  You’ll work in the admin side of the business, and will need to possess a good grounding in the use of Word and Outlook.  You’ll help with producing letters and basic reports to assist the business.  You’ll be organised and generally help with as needed around the office.  You should possess excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn and work well around other colleagues. 

Experience: a background of working with children is essential, ideally in a domestic environment with school age children.  Previous experience in an office environment or similar would be a bonus.  You should have a good basic grounding in IT.

You need to be a driver and willing to use your car for work purposes (mileage paid).

You should have an up to date paediatric first aid certificate and DBS certificate. 

Salary: up to £26,000 p.a. depending on experience. 

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

Beaconsfield: Nanny/Mother's Help 24-28 hours per week

A nanny/mother’s help is sought to work within a lovely family in Beaconsfield. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their 7 month old baby girl.

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

Days and hours: flexible for the right candidate. Hours likely to be in the range of 24-28 hours per week (e.g. up to 12pm-7pm four days per week).

They are seeking an empathetic and nurturing nanny/mother’s help to come and work initially very closely alongside the parents (mainly Mum but sometimes Dad too). Over time, you will take on more sole charge care of their little girl as she grows and develops.

For the right candidate (and hours suiting), this could be a long term role, with the nanny perhaps adapting her hours at such time as Mum returns to work. Currently, Mum is still on maternity leave, so you will be happy to work with her, building trust and a close relationship with all the family – this is an absolutely vital quality to the family.

As their little girl still naps a lot in the day, you will need to be happy to help a bit around the house with laundry and light housekeeping. They have a cleaner so heavy duty cleaning is not needed.

There is quite a lot of flexibility over the days and hours for the right candidate – for example, if a candidate needed to fit this role around another job.

A driver is required.

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

3 day per week roles

Arnos Grove (N14): nanny 3 days (31 hours) per week

A nanny is sought to work within a lovely family who are based near Cockfosters, N14. The family has three little girls, one who is aged 4 and baby twins who are 1.

Mum has recently returned to work after maternity leave.   The job is to start asap, but at the latest January 2018.

The days and hours are expected to be:

– Monday: 8am – 5pm

– Wednesday and Thursday: 7:15am – 6:15pm

The eldest girl has just started school in reception. The school is a short drive, and with three children including baby twins, this can be hard work so needs someone calm and organised!

On a Monday, their grandma will be looking after the babies for most of the day, so your role will be to help look after the twins whilst she does the school run both in the morning and afternoon.  During the day, you’ll help with light housekeeping – e.g. changing beds, laundry, maintaining the tidiness and cleanliness of the house (heavy duty cleaning is not needed as they have a cleaner).  After school you would need to help their grandma with the after school routine, meal prep etc, and you will have a 5pm finish.

On the other days, you will be in sole charge of the children, arriving early in the morning before breakfast.  Following drop off, they have quite a relaxed routine, tidying up breakfast things, organising the house for the day, playing with the twins. They attend a couple of morning classes and would welcome the nanny researching other age appropriate ones as they get older.

The family is lovely, warm and welcoming, and they are seeking a nanny who brings a ray of sunshine into the house with them – someone with a naturally fun and happy disposition. The family values healthy eating as a high priority. Mum prepares most of the food, but you should uphold their eating habits e.g. not giving too many additional snacks/treats.

They would ideally like someone with previous nannying experience of at least 3 years, though experience in another childcare setting would also be considered. You should have a proven track record of staying in your jobs for a long time, as they are seeking someone for the long term.

You should have an up to date DBS certificate, and paediatric first aid certificate.

A driver is required, a nanny car is provided.

Pay: £12 – £14 gross per hour, dependent on experience.

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

New Southgate (N11): nanny/PA 21 hours per week over 3 days

A lovely family based in New Southgate N11 in North London require a nanny / PA (who drives) to work 21 hours a week over three days.

They have a girl of 5 1/2 yrs and a boy of 2 yrs old. You will need to be a driver with your own car. Days required will be Tuesday to Thursday from midday until 7pm.

The salary offered will be up to £13 gross per hour (approx £12 net per hour – £14,290 gross per year) for the right person. Someone who lives locally would be a great bonus and who’s familiar with the area.

The position is to start as soon as they find the right person to join their family. This is a long term, permanent role.

Both children attend nursery / school and so during the daytime you will run errands and help with the family business. Mum and Dad may work from home on occasion so you will need to be comfortable with this set up.

Duties may involve paper work and inputing data as well as helping with child related housework and tidying.

You’ll collect the children from nursery and school by car and devote your afternoons to them, take them to any after school activities, help with homework, play with them and ensure they’re safe and happy as well as prepare dinner and help with the bath and bedtime routine.

This position will suit an experienced person who’s able to use their own initiative. You’ll be firm but fair as well as lively, creative and fun! You will need to be highly organised, reliable, honest and tidy; you will want to work and enjoy engaging with children.

You’ll need to have some previous paid childcare experience working with this age group and be a confident driver with a clean driving license.

You will need to have excellent references, speak fluent English and have a current enhanced DBS certificate and ideally first aid certified.

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

Kingston (KT2): nanny 2-3 afternoons per week

A flexible, responsible nanny is sought for a family living in Kingston, KT2, to start as soon as possible. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two daughters, aged 1 and 4. Mum works three days a week in London and Dad has recently got a new job 4 or 5 days a week, having previously done the childcare.

The family is ideally looking for someone to work from 11.45am to 6.00pm 2-3 days a week, preferably Monday and Tuesday, but possibly also Wednesday and with additional hours during the school holidays, likely to be 7.45am to 6.00pm, as well as ad hoc babysitting.

Duties will include collecting the younger child from nursery, which is opposite the family home, at 11.45am and bringing her back for lunch. At around 12.45pm you will collect the older child from her nursery, which is a 10 minute walk away, or short bus/car journey and bring her home. The younger child will have a nap and you may spend the afternoon either at the house, or go out and about. You will then prepare the children some supper and supervise them until Mum returns around 6.00pm.

This role does not require a driver, as everything is accessible either on foot or by bus and this is unlikely to suit someone wishing to bring their own child to work with them.

Salary up to £13 gross per hour, depending on experience.

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

1 and 2 day per week roles

None at present

Part day/after school roles

Pinner (HA5): Afternoon nanny housekeeper - upto 16 hours per week over 3 days

An afternoon nanny and housekeeper is sought to work within a family living in Pinner. The family has one little boy, who is aged 6.

The core days and hours are:

– Monday 3:30pm – 6pm

– Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm – 8pm. In addition, up to 4 extra hours per week can be added for housekeeping – so the hours could be 2pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursdays.

School is a short drive away, so the nanny needs to be a confident driver with a car that they are willing to use for work (mileage reimbursed).

The focus is very much on engaging and building a strong and happy relationship with their son. They have a swimming lesson on Thursdays which you’d take him to. You’d also need to be confident to help with homework and prepare his evening meal.

They are seeking someone for the long-term who is perhaps committed to a role such as this working alongside other commitments.

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

Nettlebed (RG9): Afternoon/evening nanny 15 hours per week, 4-7pm Monday-Friday

A flexible, proactive after school mother’s help is sought for a family of six living in Nettlebed, RG9. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son aged 7, daughter aged 5 and twin boys aged 1 ½ . Dad works full time and Mum is currently at home with no plans to return to work.

The family would ideally like someone to start as soon as possible and they are looking for someone to work 4.00pm to 7.00pm Monday to Friday during private school term time, with longer hours available during school holidays, possibly such as 9.00am to 7.00pm.  For the right candidate, if additional hours were preferred during term time, they could offer an additional hour each day for light housekeeping.

The focus of this role is to provide an extra pair of hands to Mum, working as a team with her to help with the children’s routine at home. This could include helping with the twins while Mum assists the older children with reading; making a start on cooking supper; supporting at bathtime; tidying up after meals and snacks. During the holidays, you may help Mum take the children out on day trips, for example or look after the twins while Mum takes the others to a holiday club.

You would not be required to drive the children, but an owner driver is essential in order to reach the family’s home.

Salary up to £11 gross per hour, depending on experience.

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

Maidenhead (SL6): After school nanny 12 hours per week plus extra in the holidays

A flexible after school nanny is sought for a family living in Maidenhead, SL6. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son, who is 5 and daughter 9 months. Dad works full time and Mum is stay at home but does not drive.

This position is available with immediate effect, may develop to include morning school drop off and they would like someone who can stay with them long term. The family is ideally looking for someone to work 3.00pm to 6.00pm Monday to Thursday term time and with the scope for additional hours during school holidays.

Duties will include collecting the boy from school, bringing him home, assisting with homework and play. Otherwise the role will focus on supporting Mum with the children at home, some light housekeeping and preparing snacks and simple meals.

An owner driver is essential and the family would prefer someone with a proactive, energetic nature who will be hands on and fun for her children to be with.

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

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

Muswell Hill (N10): After school nanny 10.5 hours per week plus opportunity for extra hours

A nanny who drives their own car is sought to help care for two boys aged 9 & 6 years old, the family are based in Muswell Hill, North London.  The family would like someone to start mid-December but could wait till January if necessary. 

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (10.5-20 hrs a week), as follows: 

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 3:30pm to 7pm (school pick up)
  • Bonus but not essential: 8:15am to 9:15am (school drop off)
  • Optional extra: 6.5 hours flexible (housekeeping)

Salary: £12-£14 gross per hour depending on experience. 

The boys will need collecting from school by car as there are often after schools activities for them to attend, one boy finishes at 3.30pm and his brother at 3.45pm from the  same school. 

You’d also be required to take them to any play dates or other physical activities or bring them home, help with homework and prepare them some dinner and get them ready for bed.  You’d be happy to help with clearing up after yourself and the children and help with any child related housework, laundry, ironing, tidying bedrooms etc. 

During the school holidays it would be a huge bonus if you could commit to working 1-2 full days during the week. 

You’ll be reliable, physically fit, kind, fair, honest, fun, capable and and interested in the children and keen to be part of their lives. 

You’ll need a current enhanced DBS certificate and ideally a first aid certificate. 

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

Ruislip (HA4): Mother's Help 12 hours p.w.; Wednesday - Friday 7:30am-11:30am

A family in Ruislip is seeking a mother’s help three mornings a week.  The family has three boys, a four year old and newborn baby twins.  They are seeking someone to come and help them from 7:30am, to assist with getting getting ready for school and looking after the baby twins whilst mum takes the older boy to school.  After the school run, you’d mind the twins either alongside mum or in sole charge, depending on the day.  

Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 7:30am – 11:30am (an earlier finish could be accommodated if needed) 

Start: ASAP.

Salary: up to £12 gross per hour.

The focus of this job is very strongly on baby care, with limited additional housekeeping.  However, at times when the babies are sleeping, some light housework such as ironing for the children and general tidying around would be helpful.

You should have previous experience of working with babies, and twin experience would be an added bonus.  You need to be reliable and able to prove this via strong references.   

You’ll need a current enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid certificate. 

A driver is not required.

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

Gerrards Cross: After school nanny, 9 hours per week

An after school nanny is sought to pick up two little boys from school and nursery. The days and hours are ideally Monday-Wednesday 4pm to 7pm, but the days could be varied if needed.

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

Salary: up to £12 gross per hour.

You’ll collect the older son from school at around 4:15pm and his little brother from nursery after that, and then both boys returned home. The older son will usually have a little bit of homework (reading a book or spellings).Both boys will require dinner between 5.30 and 6pm. Mum will usually be home by 6:30pm and will do bath and bed time.

A driver is required.

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