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Updated: 21st January 2017

Live-In Jobs

Golders Green (NW11): Live-in Housekeeper/Mother's Help

A lovely family with a little boy of 4 years old and a baby due in January based in Golders Green, North West London, are seeking a live in mothers help / housekeeper to join their family, and to work Monday to Saturday with half day off during the week and will be expected to help half day on Saturdays. Up to 2 x babysitting per week will be expected. 

A driver would be a bonus. 

Salary will be up to £23,400 gross per year for the right person (Approx £370 net per week)

The position is to start ASAP for the right person. 

A single bedroom with a shared bathroom will be provided for the nanny. 

Duties will involve helping mum with the the morning routine, breakfast and school drop off and pick up, or taking care of the baby whilst Mum does the school run, arranging play dates and taking the little boy to any after school activities, or taking care of the baby whilst Mum deals with her older son. Supervise homework and kids’ bath time. You’ll also be expected to do all the housework and cleaning. 

You will need to be physically fit and energetic, confident, easy going, reliable, honest, kind, nurturing, discreet and calm, happy to muck in, enjoy cooking (the family are vegetarian), be organised and tidy; you’ll need to have some previous nanny experience and have excellent checkable references. 

If you’re a driver, a car will be provided. You will need to speak good English and have a current enhanced DBS certificate and first aid.

Email your covering letter and cv to jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk

Brentwood (CM14): Live-in Nanny/Housekeeper

A kind and dependable live in nanny / housekeeper is sought for a lovely family of three based in Brentwood CM14.

This position will start Asap for the right person. The family are made up of twins aged 3 years old and Mum who is a devoted mummy.

Salary will be £1000 gross per month for the right person.

The children attend Nursery full time (10 mins walk away from their home) and so your duties would be to help Mum in the mornings with getting the children ready for Nursery, and sometimes dropping them off locally and then spending approx 23 hours on the housework and cooking a meal for when they return home in the evenings (some batch cooking would also be required at times).

You would have a large chunk during the day where the time is your own (this would suit someone studying or someone who had a hobby to keep them occupied).

You’d be required to work approx 6.45am – 10.00am and then you’d be free until approx 5pm. 

If you live fairly locally the position could be flexible and become a part-time live in position – approx 4 nights a week and one weekend out of 12 weeks for example. 

Mum will need you to collect the twins on occasion from Nursery and take care of them until bedtime at around 8pm. 

Mum is usually home from work by the time they go to bed, so you’d be an extra pair of hands and work with Mum in the evenings.

You may be required to babysit 1-3 times a week. Once every 12 weeks, Mum works all night on Friday and Sunday or Saturday. You would get time off in lieu if you worked over the weekend (proxy parenting).

Mum works in the NHS and her shifts can change at short notice and so she really needs someone who is going to be flexible and very importantly, dependable.

You’ll be mature, capable and energetic enough to take of inquisitive and busy twins! You’d be required to supervise educational learning games at home with limited TV and addressing the educational needs of each child as an individual. You will not use your mobile phone when caring for the twins as they need constant supervision. 

You’ll need to be engaging and fun and help the children to enjoy their own company and their own toys, books, make believe play, educational play etc, organise play dates and take them on fun trips to the park.

You will be happy to cook for the family, do the family laundry, ironing, managing the bedrooms, mop the floors, clean the bathroom daily, keep the house clean and tidy and generally give Mum the help she needs especially the day after she may work a night shift (which isn’t very often).

You’ll need to have at least 3-4 years experience working in childcare and at least 2 years working with this age, working with twins a huge advantage, and a driver would also be a bonus. You’ll be DBS certified and ideally have a paediatric first aid certificate.

Please send your covering letter and cv to: Jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk

4 and 5 day per week jobs

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 time 34 hours per weekMonday to Thursday from 7am – 9.30am and 2pm – 7pm; Friday 7am-11am; during the school holidays: Monday-Friday 7am – 7pm but with the likelihood of a short day on a Friday and an early finish other days too. 

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

Highgate (N6): Housekeeper/mother's help 40 hours a week

A live out, fluent English speaking and permanent Junior nanny / mothers help (Spanish speaker a bonus) is sought for a lovely family of 5 based in Highgate N6 to work 40 hours a week. This role will suit someone looking for a long-term position who ideally lives locally. A driver would be a bonus. 

Salary offered will depend on the individual but will be up to £495 gross per week (up to £25,750 gross per year).

Days and Hours required will be Monday to Friday from 7am – 10am and then 2pm – 7pm. 

There are three children ages 6, 4 and 6 months. Mum may be able to offer extra work during the gap in the middle of the day on occasion. This position might suit someone who is studying an online course or lives locally that may want to go home and have that time to yourself.

You’ll be loyal, honest, responsible and trustworthy and have a passion for babies and children. You’ll be easygoing and fun, happy and sensible.

Duties will include helping Mum with the baby and the children and some light housework duties. 

You will need at least 2 years childcare experience (including baby experience), hold a current enhanced DBS police certificate (ideally dated within the last 6 months or happy for the family to update this for you) and be paediatric first aid trained with excellent references.

Please contact jessiehappyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

Hampstead (NW3): Nanny 36 hours a week over four days

A family based in Hampstead NW3 are seeking a permanent (Hungarian speaker a bonus) nanny to take care of their 8 month old daughter for 4 days a week. 

Preferred hours required will be 9am – 6pm Monday – Thursday. 

The position is to start around February. 

The salary will be up to £28,000 gross per year.

The family have a small and friendly dog. Mum works from home so you’ll need to be happy with this set up. 

The family are looking for someone who has solid baby experience, someone who has common sense and is intelligent, kind, loving and nurturing, trustworthy, reliable and punctual, responsive, flexible and open minded. You’d be a supporter of a healthy a lifestyle, be easy going and be enthusiastic and happy!

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

You’ll be 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. 

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

You need to be a non smoker and have excellent references. You will need to have at least 4 years solid baby experience working as a nanny. You will have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid. 

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

London Bridge (SE1): Nanny and housekeeper 40 hours a week

An excellent and experienced live out, fluent English speaking housekeeper & cook is sought for a professional family based in London Bridge (SE1) to work 40 hours a week. This role will suit someone looking for a long-term position who lives locally. 

Salary offered will depend on the individual but will be up to £32,000 gross per year. 

You’d be required to work 40 hours per week, namely 7am – 4pm Monday to Friday, with a one hour break for lunch. Some flexibility would occasionally be expected to stay late.  The family also employs a nanny, but a willingness to flex your duties so as to cover for the nanny if she is ever away would be required – thus so previous childcare experience is also important.

Both parents will be in 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. 

The role is predominantly housekeeping, ironing, laundry, 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 story house so you’ll need to be physically fit. 

Their little boy is 9 months old, you will arrive to work at 7am and take full, sole charge of the baby (dress him, feed him, play with him and take him to his local nursery / or handover to his nanny from approx 9am when your housekeeping / cooking duties will start.  

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 will take your role seriously, be focused on what you do and be loyal and kind. You will be happy to work in the same house with the nanny.  As well as speaking fluent English, a Spanish speaker would also be an added bonus.

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

You need to be a non smoker, drug free, and have excellent references. You will need to have at least 6 years prior housekeeping experience and childcare experience with babies of this age. You will have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid.  

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

Henley: Nanny 30 hours a week Monday-Friday

A reliable and flexible before and after school nanny is sought for a family of 3 living in central Henley. The family consists of Mum, her daughter aged 7, son aged 4 and a cat.  Mum works full time in London.

This position is available immediately and working hours will be Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 9.00am and 3.15pm to 7.00pm with fuller days during the school holidays, potentially 3 days 7.00am to 7.00pm.

You would be responsible for driving the children to school in the mornings, collecting them in the afternoon, bringing them home and looking after them, including cooking their dinner and supervising homework, until Mum returns in the evening.

An owner driver is essential for this role and OFSTED registration is preferred.

Salary up to £11 gross per hour (up to £18,000 per year), depending on hours and experience.

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

3 day per week jobs

Harrow (HA1): nanny 27 hours per week over 3 days

A family based in Harrow is seeking a nanny for three days per week to care for their three children (two girls aged 4.5 and 3 and a baby boy aged 1), for when mum returns to work in March.

To start: 12th March 2018 but with a few settling in days before that.

Days and hours:

  • Wednesday 7:45am – 5:30pm – required
  • IDEALLY Monday 7:45am – 5pm and Friday 8am – 4pm, though the Monday could be swapped for a Tuesday if this were more suitable to the right candidate.

Salary: around £18,000 gross p.a. (equivalent to around £13 per hour).

You’d take the oldest girl to school – this is around a 25 walk from the house and you need to be happy to do this on foot as this routine is important to the family.  You’d then drop their younger girl to pre-school which is near their house, before then spending the morning with their baby boy – taking him to playgroups, general errands etc.  You’d then pick up from pre-school at lunchtime and feed the children lunch and have a rest or nap for the afternoon.  You will then do the school pick up (again walking), bring the children home and feed them dinner around 5pm.  Meals are simple and Mum will help you with planning these based on what the children are used to.  Mum will then take over bath and bed routine.

There are no after school activities currently though this may change.  When the weather is good, the kids love going to the park and the family likes to encourage as much outside time as possible. During the school holidays when all the children are at home they would like like the nanny to have time at home with the children and also be able to take them to local places e.g. library, park. The girls love doing craft at home and playing in the garden.

This position is focussed on usual nanny duties only, there is no wider housekeeping or laundry required, other than helping to keep the children’s toys and rooms in good order.

The family is seeking a capable and confident nanny who enjoys young children and has lots of energy and enthusiasm. You will need to have a loving, caring and fun disposition, as well as inspiring confidence in your care.  You will be someone who enjoys your time with the children and want to listen to them about their time at school / pre school.  You will also need to communicate really well with Mum and Dad, feeding back key things from the day and being a good point of contact between school / pre school when Mum isn’t around, as well as managing confidently with how to manage if the children are not well.

A driver is required and a car can be provided for your use. Ofsted registration, or a willingness to become Ofsted registered would be a bonus. You will need an up to date DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid qualified.

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

Belsize Park (NW3): nanny 30 hours a week

A lovely family based in Belsize Park NW3 are seeking a long-term permanent nanny for three full days per week (30 hours) to take care of their little girl of 6 month old.

The job will start in February, ideally a few trial days would be set up in January if possible. Someone who’s local and familiar with the area would be a huge bonus. 

Salary will be up to £436 gross a week for the right candidate OR £22,688 gross per annum (approx £12 net per hour) based on a 30 hour week.

Hours will be 8am – 6pm Monday, Wednesday and Fridays but these days can be changed if needed.

Ideally you will be flexible with regards to working on different days should Mum or Dad have to attend meetings on a day you’re not due to work. They are also happy to be flexible if the nanny needed to swap days for whatever reason, as long as they have enough notice, they are happy to accommodate whenever possible.

You will be responsible, reliable, honest, nurturing and able to be silly & fun! You will make this little girl your Number 1 priority when you are together.

The nanny would follow the families current daily routine; the little girl wakes around 7am, bottle feeds are every 3 hours. She takes 40-60 min naps throughout the day plus one longer afternoon nap while out for a walk in the pram (usually go out around 12:30-1pm). While the baby is awake, play with her toys and do tummy time, read books and play dates with local friends. You will take the little girl to local playgroups or other baby activities which will always be within walking distance. Mum and Dad will be home in time for bath and bedtime routine.

You will need to manage the babies room, and keep all baby related areas clean and tidy such as the play area and her toys, clothes, bottles, dishes, pram, etc. You won’t be expected to spend any time cleaning the house or doing the family ironing! You will help with weaning and ensure she has a healthy and nutritious diet.

You will need to speak fluent English, a french speaker would be a bonus, have at least 3-4 years solid experience of looking after babies and have excellent references. You’ll need a current enhanced DBS certificate and ideally paediatric first aid or willing to book onto a course. If you are Ofsted registered or willing to become Ofsted registered this would also be a huge bonus.

Please contact jessie@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.

1 and 2 day per week roles

Croxley Green (WD3): term time only nanny two days per week (Tuesday & Wednesday)

A nanny is sought to work within a family in Croxley Green.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and with children a girl of 4 years and a little boy of 1.

The days and hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 7:15am – 5:15pm.  This would be a term time only contract (39 weeks per year) as Dad works in education.

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

The nanny would be with the one year old most of the day.  Currently, Dad can take the little girl to her pre-school but ideally you would bring her home – from September she will likely be starting at a more local school and you’ll do the school run for her.  The family is very involved with the local community and is seeking a nanny who is happy to take the little boy out to lots of fun local activities – library visits and toddler groups.  You will be required to do some laundry for the children and manage their bedrooms and cook them healthy well balanced meals.

The family is seeking a kind and reliable nanny with a high level of integrity, a great sense of fun and who is calm.  Their little boy has had several instances of febrile convulsions, so it is essential that you are paediatric first aid qualified and able to manage the emergency procedures with a cool head. 

The family would be happy to welcome a nanny with their own child who they would need to bring to work with them, especially if the child were of an age that is compatible with their own children.

You’ll need to have a current enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid.  You will also need to be a driver with your own car (that you are willing to use for work – mileage reimbursed).

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

Part day/after school roles

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

Pinner: After school nanny (term time only) 16 hours per week Monday - Thursday

An after school nanny is sought to work with a family of two children, based in Pinner. The family has two children, a boy aged 9 and a girl of 6. This position is for 16 hours per week, namely Monday – Thursday, 3pm to 7pm.

Start: ideally Mid January 2018, or as soon as the right person is found.

Salary: £12 gross per hour.

You’ll pick up the children from school, which is opposite their home, take them home and take the children to various after school activities such as music and gymnastics. You will need to be able to drive, and be willing to use your own car for work (mileage paid). You will then feed the children their evening meal (recognising that the family is vegan) and help with their homework and supervise bath time.

You should be calm, relaxed and with a fun disposition, have a clean driving licence, and paediatric first aid trained, including Epi-pen trained (as the little boy has a nut allergy). You should have a recent DBS certificate or be willing to apply.

Contact helen@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.

Chesham (HP5): After school nanny 17+ hours a week

An after school nanny is sought to work within a family based in Chesham. The family has three children, two boys aged 13 and 11 and a girl aged 9.

Hours

During the term time, the core days and hours are 13 hours per week, as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 3pm-7:30pm; and
  • Wednesday: 3pm-6:30pm.

In addition, up to a further six hours per week of housekeeping (cleaning and ironing) can be offered for candidates who would like this. Any such extra hours would be paid at a rate of £10 per hour.

During the school holidays, for approximately 6 weeks the family would ideally like a nanny who could commit full time hours (43 hours per week) – i.e. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8am-7pm and Wednesday 8am-6pm.

To start: 26th March 2018

You’ll welcome the children home from school each day (they make their own way home, except from time to time the 9 year old), providing them with a healthy snack and drink. You’ll supervise their homework and after school activities, and help arrange play dates as appropriate. They are seeking someone who is confident working with older children, and who enjoys engaging and spending time with children of this age.

You will also need to help with maintaining the children’s bedrooms and laundry and supervise the children in keeping their rooms tidy. You will need to maintain excellent contact and communication with their parents.

The children’s current nanny has been in the position for 8 years, and they are seeking someone who will want to become part of the family for the long term.

A driver would be desirable but is not essential. A car could be provided for your use.

Ofsted registration is desirable, or the ability to become Ofsted registered (the family would support you with this).

The family will consider a nanny who has their own child who they’d like to bring, though they would prefer the child to be younger (eg 5 or below) so as to avoid any conflicting dynamics with their own growing family.

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

Ruislip (HA5): Afternoon nanny 10-15 hours per week

An afternoon nanny is sought to work within a family in Ruislip. The family comprises Mum, Dad and their two children who are a boy aged 5 and a girl aged 3. Mum is returning to work in January 2018.

The ideal hours are 10 per week, namely 2:30pm to 5pm. Additional hours could be offered for a candidate who wishes to add extra hours for housekeeping.

The salary for this role is between £13 and £15 per hour, depending on experience (for candidates who are interested in taking on the housekeeping element, the hourly rate may be lower depending on experience).

Start: as soon as possible when the right candidate can be found.

You would pick up the little girl from her nursery in Northwood at 2:30pm, and then her brother from school in Ruislip at 3:10pm, bring them home and play with them until Mum returns from work at around 5pm each day. As the nursery is a drive away from home you would need to have a car which you’d be willing to use for work purposes (mileage is reimbursed).

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

Watford (WD17): Afternoon/evening nanny 15-20 hours per week

A nanny is sought for a family based in Watford, near Cassiobury Park. The family comprises Mum, Dad and their 3 year old daughter.

The hours are Monday-Friday 4pm to 7pm. An extra hour each day could be added for a strong candidate needing more hours. This could be a term time only role, or, for the right candidate it could include school holidays too – this is flexible.

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

The little girl is attending a Montessori pre-school around 4.5 miles away (15 minutes drive) from their home. You therefore would need to be a driver willing to use your own car to collect their daughter (mileage is reimbursed at 45p a mile and a car seat would be provided).

You would take their daughter home from school, then play with her until her parents return home (they will have a meal with her when they return from work so there’s no need to do this). They will normally be home between 6pm and 6:30pm so many days you could leave early (though this would still be paid time). The family is very kind and loving, they do not require any additional duties from their nanny, just to create a loving and stable relationship with their little girl, who is a bright and articulate child.

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

Henley (RG9): After school pick up, Monday only in term time

An after school nanny is sought one afternoon a week (specifically Monday) term time only for a family living in Caversham. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their two daughters, who are 7 and 11 (the latter being self sufficient in terms of getting home); and lively, but loveable Tibetan terrier.

This position is available with immediate effect and the family would like the nanny to collect their youngest daughter from school at 3.20pm, take her on to her ballet lesson in Shiplake, bring her home afterwards and provide both girls their supper before Mum arrives home at 6.00pm.

An owner/driver is essential and you should be comfortable around dogs.

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

Contact steph@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.

Ickenham (UB10)): After school nanny 3-6pm Monday-Friday

A nanny is sought for the hours of 3:15pm – 6:15pm each day to work within a family based in Ickenham who have two children (a girl (9) and boy (7).

They are seeking someone who can collect the children from school, give them dinner, help with their homework and take them to any after school activities. In addition, you will be willing to help with light housework, making dinner and managing the children’s bedrooms. They are seeking someone patient, fun, energetic, reliable and trustworthy.

Dad is mostly based at home for work, and you should be comfortable with this.

Salary will be around £12 gross per hour, but will depend somewhat on your experience and qualifications.

This role is to start as soon as the family find the right candidate.

A driver with your own car is needed.

A DBS certificate dated within the last year (or willingness to get one) is required.

Contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.

Nettlebed (RG9): Afternoon mother's help 15 hours per week

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.  From September, you will have the option to start work at 2.30pm with sole charge of the twins until Mum returns from school pick up at 4.15pm.

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 £12 gross per hour, depending on experience.

Contact steph@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.