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Updated: 24th September 2017

Live-In Roles

Ley Hill (Bucks): Live in nanny Monday - Friday 7am-7pm

A live in nanny/mother’s help is sought for a family in Ley Hill, near Chesham. This friendly, outgoing and loving family has baby twins (born December 2016, a girl and a boy) and a 3 year old son. They are seeking someone happy and proactive to work closely within the family.

Hours: Monday – Friday 7am-7pm, plus occasional babysitting.

Start: late August 2017

The family is looking for a happy, confident and friendly nanny, who would be able to work alongside mum with all elements of the children’s care, but who could also be confident doing sole charge work. You will be excellent at engaging in play with children, enabling mum to spend one to one time with each child. You should be a confident cook, bringing good ideas for children’s meals. Experience with being hands on and active, with ideas for activities at home and out of the home would be welcome.

The family has a gentle, empathetic approach to parenting, and they would like someone who supports and encourages this philosophy. You should approach discipline with calm explanation and empathy. They really want someone who is fun – a ray of sunshine for their house! You should have a genuine passion for your childcare job, and about child development.

You’d also help with some household duties, helping to manage laundry for family, keeping kitchen clean and tidy, help with their online grocery shopping. The family does have a cleaner, so deep cleaning is not needed.

A non-smoker is essential.

A driver is required.  A car is provided for work use.

The family home is beautiful listed property within 4 1/2 acres of garden/field. The accommodation will have own bathroom, bedroom and sitting room in slightly separate part of the house.

Salary: £25,000 p.a. plus accommodation and living expenses.

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

4 and 5 day per week roles

London Bridge (SE1): Full time housekeeper/chef/nanny 50 hours per week

A friendly live out, fluent English speaking housekeeper / cook / nanny is sought for a Professional family based in London Bridge.  This role will suit someone looking for a permanent, long-term position.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm.  On the odd occasion, you’ll be needed to work 7.30am – 7.30pm so you’ll need to be flexible and may also be required to babysit. 

Salary: between £600 – £750 gross per week. 

Mum returns to work mid-October and so both parents will be at work full-time so it’s imperative you are reliable and have excellent references to prove this. If they find the right candidate the role can start asap.

You will need at least 4 years housekeeping / cook / nanny experience, hold a current enhanced DBS police certificate and be paediatric first aid trained with excellent references.

The role is predominantly housekeeping, ironing, changing the beds, cleaning etc and also cooking for the family. You will be taught how to cook some of their favourite meals, Indian and Romanian dishes, so if you’re happy to learn to cook new dishes, you’ll enjoy this role. It’s a 4 storey house also so you’ll need to be happy with quite a lot of stairs!

Their little boy is just 4 months old, his grandparents are around a lot to help so there won’t be a lot of involvement right now, but you need to be capable to help if required on occasion with children of this age.

In approx 12 months time the role could involve more childcare and become more nanny focused.

You will be diligent, have excellent attention to detail, be independent and capable to get on with your role without direction and able to manage the house. You will be a good communicator, take your role seriously, be focused on what you do and be loyal, kind, and perhaps have more of a reserved type of personality.

You will be treated with respect and will be generously rewarded with a good salary.

Please only respond if you’re serious about this role and have the right experience as described above. 

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

Earley (RG6): Full time nanny/mother's help

A full time wrap around nanny/mother’s help is sought for a family living in Earley, RG6, near Reading. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their 5 year old daughter and they are expecting a new baby mid December.  Mum is currently at home and Dad works full time.

This position would ideally start early December and the family would like someone who can work ideally 7am to 10am and then 3pm to 8pm each week day. Their daughter has some developmental delay, so needs help with getting ready for school in the morning, as well as bathing in the evening and Mum is likely to be having a planned caesarean, so will need extra support around the home also once Dad has gone back to work after his paternity leave.

The family would welcome someone hands on and proactive, who is happy to help out with housekeeping and assist Mum with her new baby.

An owner/driver is preferred but not essential and knowledge of special needs would also be useful but is not a requirement.

Occasional overnight / weekend / babysitting work may also be requested, so a flexible approach to this would be helpful.

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

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

West Hampstead (NW3): nanny, 24 hours per week Monday - Thursday 8pm-2pm

A family based in West Hampstead are seeking a permanent nanny who’s calm, dynamic, confident and nurturing to take care of their almost 11 month old daughter from 8am – 2pm Monday to Thursday (24 hours a week). 

Someone local would be preferable that may be free to babysit on occasion. 

£12-£14 gross per hour will be offered to the right person, up to £17,000 gross per year.

The role will start around 1st November. Nursery starts on 13 November and so the nanny will take her to nursery and be involved in settling in dates at the nursery.

They are seeking someone caring, loving, responsible, stimulating and engaging who is outgoing and will be a positive addition to their family. Someone who will stick to routines, enjoy taking their daughter out on lovely walks and to local toddler activities, be creative with playtimes and you will cook healthy and appropriate meals for her. 

You’ll be happy to tidy up after her and doing child related laundry and housework and occasional grocery shopping. No deep cleaning will be required as the family have a cleaner a once a week.

You need to be a non smoker and have excellent references. You will need to have at least 2 years prior nanny experience with babies of this age. You will have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid. 

Please email jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk with your CV and covering letter if you would like to apply.

Watford (WD18): Afternoon Nanny/housekeeper 20 hours per week

A nanny/housekeeper is sought to work within a family which lives in Watford.  The family has two girls, aged 4 and 3.  They are seeking someone who could work with them 20 hours per week, namely afternoons 2pm – 7pm Monday to Thursday.  During school holidays the hours may be flexed slightly with agreement between the family and nanny. 

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

They are seeking someone who will be able to help with some housekeeping duties daily, including basic (not heavy duty) cleaning of bathroom and kitchen, managing the children’s bedrooms and play spaces, cooking for the children and family and  some family ironing (no laundry).  You would then pick up the children from school and nursery, and spend quality time with them, playing with them and spending quality time with them. 

You should be professional, fun, calm and hardworking.  They are seeking someone with good experience, and you must hold an up to date paediatric first aid certificate and DBS certificate.

A driver is required. 

Salary: £11 gross per hour (£11,400 p.a.)

Crouch End (N8): Nanny/housekeeper 40 hours per week

A permanent & long term housekeeper/nanny is sought to work within a family which lives in Crouch End (N8).  The family has twin 5 year old boys.  

Fluent English is required.  An Italian speaker would also be a huge bonus.  

The days and hours are: Monday to Thursday  9am – 7pm.

Salary: between £25,000 – £29,000, depending on experience.

To start: asap. 

You will need to be nurturing and loving, supportive to the boys and fun, punctual and reliable and have experience of doing homework and school work with kids, you’ll need to an be energetic nanny interested in talking to kids, who can cook and is happy to do the housekeeping and cleaning while the boys are at school. 

You will be required to pick up the children at 3.15pm in muswell hill by bus and take them to to after school activities.

You will need a current DBS and First aid.  

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

Hampstead (NW3): nanny, Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week

A family of three based in Hampstead are seeking a kind, happy, nurturing live out nanny to take care of their almost 1 year old daughter from 7.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday.  This is a permanent, long-term role. 

Someone local would be preferable, a Spanish speaker would be a bonus but is not essential. Dad travels for work on occasion and so someone who may be flexible to start or finish a little earlier or later at times would be appreciated. 

Salary: up to £15 gross per hour, depending on experience (c. £27,000 p.a.)

The role will start 13th November or a little earlier for the right person. Mum is returning to work in December and so you would have a month together before the role becomes sole charge. 

They are seeking someone caring, loving, fun, stimulating and engaging who is outgoing and will be a positive addition to their family. Someone who is comfortable taking their daughter out on lovely walks and to baby groups / local toddler activities, the family are very healthy and into leading a healthy lifestyle, so cooking healthy and appropriate meals for her will be required.

You’ll be happy to tidy up after her and doing child related laundry and housework and occasional grocery shopping. No deep cleaning will be required as the family have a cleaner a few times a week.

You need to be a non smoker and have excellent references. You will need to have at least 2-4 years prior nanny experience with babies of this age. You will have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid. 

3 day per week roles

Rickmansworth (WD3): nanny 3 days per week (26-28 hours)

A lovely family based in Rickmansworth is seeking a nanny for around 26-28 hours per week to look after their two children, a little girl aged 4 and a boy aged 2.

The days and hours are:

Monday and Thursday: 8am – 6pm; and any of Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday: flexible but likely 5-6 hours 9:30am – 2:30am (e.g. for candidates who may wish to work within school hours). 

In addition, a candidate who would be happy to work an additional couple of hours of babysitting one evening a week would be welcomed. 

Start: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Mum works two full long days per week (based at home), Monday and Thursday.  The third, shorter day, can be flexible depending on the nanny’s preference, so that mum is able to run her own personal errands and exercise. 

The family is well known to the agency, and are a very friendly, welcoming and laid back family.  Dad works long hours in the city, and the role will include mainly sole charge work of the children but with some limited work alongside mum.  Whilst Mum works from home, she will make sure to be out of the way, and she has been very used to working with a nanny in the house previously.  The family is very active, both parents are competitive sports-people, and a nanny who understands and relates to this would be a bonus. 

The family has a swimming pool, so the nanny would be encouraged to use this with the children if she wishes.  You’d also be comfortable taking the little boy to toddler groups and lots of outdoor activities, including spending lots of time in the garden, whatever the weather!

The family has a cleaner, so other duties would cover ensuring that the spaces in which the children eat, play and sleep are tidy and clean, together with additional help around the house, such as loading the dishwasher, loading washing machine and tumble dryer if the situation arises.

The family is seeking a nanny who is friendly, kind, and good natured.  You should be happy to work alongside mum, reliable, and able to demonstrate initiative.  The children are young and energetic, so you need to love working with children of this age and the challenges (and fun) that they bring!

Salary: around £12 per hour gross.

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

Pinner (HA5): nanny 3 days (27 hours) per week

A family in Pinner is seeking a three day per week nanny to care for their 9 month old baby girl.

The days and hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday, plus one of either Monday and Thursday: 8am – 5pm. 

This is a lovely, warm and laid back family.  Mum or Dad will be working from home (though they will ensure to respect the nanny’s space and work out of the way), and so you need to be happy and comfortable with this arrangement. 

You’ll have good prior experience of working with babies, which could have been in a nursery setting.  You will understand the needs of babies of this age, their daily routines, and bring ideas of fun age appropriate activities that you could do.  Cooking for their daughter would be helpful, respecting that the family is vegetarian – she has some mild food intolerance so you should also be sensitive and understanding of this.

The prospective nanny should have an excellent record of reliability and trustworthiness, and references demonstrating this. 

Salary: £10 – £11 per hour gross.

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

Arnos Grove (N14): nanny 3 days (21 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 will be just 1 at the start date.

Mum is returning to work after maternity leave in October 2017, and this job is to start in early October. The days and hours are expected to be 21 per week, approximately:

– Tuesday 12-6pm

– Thursday 7:30am – 5pm

– Friday 7:30am – 1pm

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!

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. You should be happy assisting with bits around the house but not exclusively – for example hanging out laundry that mum may have put on.

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.

1 and 2 day per week roles

None at present

Part day/after school roles

Barnet: After school nanny 9-12 hours per week

I’m looking for an after school nanny to start Mid-September to work 9-12 hours a week for a lovely family, either 3 or 4 days a week (Monday – Weds/Thursday, 3pm – 6pm) based in Barnet.

The children will be 1 and 4 years old however you will primarily be required to look after the older child only. 

The salary will be £10-£12 net per hour depending on experience and qualifications. 

A driver would be preferred and you will need to be fluent in English and capable to be able to help with homework (reading and writing). An OFSTED registered nanny would also be a bonus. 

The family are looking for someone who is friendly, calm and caring and who can relate to children and happy to play and provide a secure environment for their eldest son. 

You will be organised, fun, loving, firm but fair, physically fit – happy to take their son out to the park or outdoors to play. You’ll need to be reliable, punctual and looking for a permanent position. 

You will be happy to tidy up after yourself and the child and tidy the kitchen should you prepare something for teatime or dinner.Duties will also include preparing dinner and keeping their son occupied, happy and safe for when mum, dad and baby brother arrive home. You will be completely capable and confident to take care of a child of this age and have at least 2-4 years experience in childcare. 

The nanny will be required to help with school pick up of the older child from the local school (approx 20 minute walk), mum or dad will will collect the younger child from nursery at about 5.30pm on their way back from work. 

During school holidays you will be expected to work the same hours if not more, someone flexible would be ideal. Extra hours will be offered in the form of babysitting on occasion. 

If you’re interested in applying for this role, you will need a current DBS certificate, ideally paediatric first aid certificate, excellent references, fluent in English and at least 2-4 years experience with children of this age. 

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

Barnet: Before and after school 10 hours per week

I’m looking for an honest, capable, caring, fun and happy before and after school nanny for a lovely, happy little 4 year old boy. Salary will be £12-£14 gross per hour. 

You will need to be a driver and speak fluent English and ideally live locally. The family are based in High Barnet, North London. 

You’d be required to work from 7.30am – 8.45am Monday to Friday (dropping the little boy at school) and 3pm until 4pm three to five days a week collecting him from school). Approx 10 hours a week. 

This role would suit someone looking for extra hours before and during their current nanny job, or a mum who’s looking for some extra pocket money or a student. 

Please get in touch if you have experience with children of this age, a current DBS certificate and paediatric first aid. 

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

Henley: After school nanny Monday OR Friday

An after school nanny is sought one afternoon a week (either on a Monday or Friday) term time only for a family living in Henley. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their 6 year old son and 7 month old golden retriever. 

This position is available immediately and the family would like the nanny to collect their son from the Oratory School at 3.30pm, bringing him home and supervising homework/play and giving him supper before one of the parents returns from work at 7pm.

An owner/driver is preferred, unless they are very local to the family and they would be happy for the nanny to bring their own child(ren) along, if they are comfortable around the dog.

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

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

Radlett (WD7): Mother's Help 3-4 afternoons per week

A mother’s help is sought for 3 or 4 afternoons per week (Monday – Wednesday or Monday-Thursday) to work alongside a mum with her newborn baby and 2.5 year old girl.

Hours: 3pm-7pm.

To start: Mid-End October 2017 (around the time their baby is due!).

A happy, laid back and friendly candidate is sought to work alongside mum. You’ll mostly be focussing on playing with their little girl taking her out for activities or playing with her at home or taking her out with friends. You should be someone who is happy to interact with other carers and children and confident in sole charge of a toddler, as well as working alongside mum at home.

There is relatively limited housework, but you should be confident to prepare meals for their daughter, and help managing the children’s play spaces and toys would be required.

Salary: around £10 per hour.

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

Muswell Hill: After school nanny 8 hour per week

A family in Muswell Hill, North London require an after school nanny for their 8 & 10 year old children, a boy and a girl. You will need to be a driver and preferably have your own car.

You’ll be required to work 2 – 3 days a week, between Monday – Thurs 3-7pm. Flexibility to stay late occasionally and babysit would be great.

The salary offered will be up to £14 per hour gross for the right candidate. (Approx £896 gross monthly / £768 net monthly).

You will need to speak fluent English, have at least 2-4 year experience of this age have a current enhanced DBS certificate and have some knowledge and experience of working with children with ADHD.

A typical day is likely to involve picking up the children from school locally, taking the children to any after school activities. Taking them home, assisting them with homework, preparing their evening meal and helping with bathtime.

You’ll be expected to tidy up after yourself and the children, ensure their bedrooms are tidy, you may required to help with the childrens laundry and ironing from time to time.

The ideal nanny will be patient, calm, exceptionally responsible, engaged, and experienced with this age. Applicants must also be able to handle typical nannying challenges with humour, warmth and patience.

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

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

Winnersh (RG41): After school nanny 3-5 days per week

A flexible after school nanny/mother’s help is sought for a family living in Winnersh RG41, near Reading. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter. Both parents work in the family business, Mum being part time.

This position is available with immediate effect and they would like someone who can stay with them long term. The family is ideally looking for someone to work 3.15pm to 6.15pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term time, but for the right person they would be open to someone working these hours every week day if that is preferred; and to have a flexible arrangement during school holidays also.

An owner driver is essential as they will be required to collect the children from school/nursery and other duties will include making dinner for the family, tidying the kitchen afterwards, some light household work and playing with the children, taking them for walks/bike rides etc.

The family would prefer a bubbly, outgoing personality and someone who can be proactive, working both independently as well as when Mum is present.

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

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