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Updated: 21st June 2018

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

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

A lovely family of 4 are seeking a live-in nanny / parents help to work 35 hours a week from approx 7am-10am and then 3.15 – 7.15pm Monday to Friday. A fluent Italian speaker would be a huge bonus.

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.

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

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 up to two times a week/weekend.

The right candidate will be:

  • Fluent Italian speaking
  • 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 further information.

4 and 5 day per week jobs – Permanent

Hampstead Garden Suburb (NW11): Nanny 55 hours a week

A lovely family of based in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 are urgently seeking a local, permanent nanny who is a confident London DRIVER (a car can be provided) to work approximately 55 hours a week.

Days and hours: 6.30am-5.30pm Monday Monday to Friday. Some flexibility will be required on occasion should you need to stay later and the family are also flexible whenever they can be.

The start date will be ASAP for the right candidate. 

The salary offered will be up to £55,200 gross per year for the right person.  This is approximately £19 gross per hour based on a 55 hour week. 

There is a girl of 8, twin boys of 6 and a boy of 3 years old. Mum will be at home from time to time as she likes to be hands on where possible – so you’ll need to be happy with this. 

A fluent English speaker is essential. 

You’ll need to be happy working around dogs as the family have one – no dog duties will be expected. The family have other members of staff working in the house such as housekeepers as well as other nannies.  The hours may overlap on occasion – ideal if you enjoy working as part of a team.  

Your duties will include helping to get the children ready in the morning, preparing breakfast and school lunches for the children, mother enjoys doing the school drop offs and pickups but candidate may be required to do these on occasions where mother is unable to do so. (the 3 year old is at nursery everyday until 12pm). You will be required to do child related duties whilst the children are all at school – e.g tidy play areas, bedrooms, organise wardrobes and run errands for the family. 

You’ll collect the 3 year old from nursery, play age appropriate games, take him to the park or engage in fun activities / groups, encourage reading and educational development. The older children will need collecting from 3.15pm when mother cannot collect. 

You will take them to any after school activities, play dates, help the children with their reading/homework and give them all dinner and take care of them until mother or other nanny takes over.

Family tends to travel during most school holidays. If you’re happy to travel abroad with the family, it would be a HUGE bonus but is not required. 

Someone young and fun, confident, kind, energetic, positive, patient and proactive would suit this role. Someone who will use their own initiative! You’ll be passionate about childcare and child development and have lots of enthusiasm and energy. 

You must have at least 3 years nanny experience with 3-4 children ideally – a current enhanced DBS certificate, be a non smoker, have a paediatric first aid certificate or willing to complete a course and provide at least 2 excellent references from previous employers. 

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

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

An experienced live out, fluent English speaking and permanent nanny is sought for a   family (with an almost 1 year old boy) based in London Bridge (SE1) to work 60 hours a week. This role will suit someone looking for a long-term position who ideally lives locally. 

Salary offered will depend on the individual but will be around up to £45,000 gross per year. 

You’d be required to work 7.30am – 7.30pm 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 and on role will be required at times.

They are seeking someone caring, loving, responsible, energetic / physically fit, stimulating and engaging. Someone who will stick to routines, enjoy taking their son out on lovely walks and to local baby groups, be creative with playtimes and you will cook healthy and appropriate meals for him.

You’ll be happy to clean up after him and do child related housework and generally be easy going and happy to muck in where needed. 

You need to be a non smoker, drug free, and have excellent references. You will need to have at least 6 years prior childcare experience and at least 4 years nanny 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 further information or to apply.

Caversham (RG4): Nanny 37.5 hours per week, term time only

A reliable and flexible nanny is required as soon as possible for a family living in Caversham, RG4, near Reading. (Of note, they may move to the Henley area in a few months’ time) The family consists of Mum and her two sons who are 3 and 7 years old.  Mum works full time and her sister (the children’s aunt) is currently also staying at the family home, but works too.

This is a term time only contract.  You will be working at least 37 ½ hours a week in term time, with the potential for additional work by mutual agreement during the school holidays, for the right candidate.

Salary: from £17,500 per annum, depending on experience.

To start: ASAP

Days and hours: Term time only.  Your core working hours will be 7am-9am and 3pm to 8.30pm Monday to Friday during term time, with occasional weekend work by prior arrangement (paid as overtime).

In the morning, you will assist with finishing breakfast and getting the children to school and nursery. You will collect the children from nursery and school later, support them with homework/reading, cook them supper and get them ready for bed. It would be a bonus if you were prepared to get involved in taking the children to outside activities, such as swimming.

An owner driver is preferred, as is OFSTED registration.  The family would be willing to consider candidates wishing to bring their own child to work.

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

Borehamwood (WD6): Nanny/mother's help 30 hours per week

A family of six in Borehamwood is seeking a nanny/mother’s help for 30 hours a week. This role is to work in a mix of sole charge and shared care with Mum. The family has four girls, aged 6, 3 and twins of 6 months.

Days and hours: ideally Monday and Thursday 2pm – 7:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 7:30pm. Occasionally there might be a slightly later start/later finish (e.g. 8pm). Additional hours may be added in the school holidays for candidates who are interested in this.

To start: As soon as possible.

Salary: up to £18,700 p.a. depending on experience.

This is a permanent, long-term role, which could evolve over time into more sole charge work.

The older girls are at school in the day, so the first part of the day will be spent helping mum with the baby twins helping with all elements of their care – sometimes she may go out so you may also have sole charge of them during this time. She will then pick the girls up from school, and bring them home. You will then spend some time either focussing on the older girls (e.g. playing with them, helping with their homework) or helping to look after the babies whilst mum spends time with the older girls.

When the babies are asleep, your duties will include normal nursery duties – for example preparing and sterilising bottles, meal preparation for the children, laundry for the children, and helping to maintain the children’s toys, clothes and living spaces in a clean and orderly fashion.

A driver is not required. You should have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid certificate. You will need to have experience of working with babies, and twin experience would be ideal though is not essential.

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

Pinner (HA5): Nanny 40 hours a week

A full time nanny is sought to join a family of four in Pinner.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and their twin girls who are aged 6.  Up to 40 hours per week can be offered during the term time, with the opportunity for additional hours in the school holidays. 

Days and hours: approximately Monday to Friday, 6:45am – 10:45am and 3pm to 7pm (some flexibility can be offered around the finishing time for the right candidate).

Salary: up to £29,000 per year, depending on your experience (based on a 40 hour working week).

To start: mid to end of August 2018.

The family is looking for someone fun, kind and loving who will thrive on spending quality time with the girls and create a happy and positive home. You should also be very organised, reliable and committed nanny for a long-term position.  You should ideally have a track record of experience of working in a similar role with school aged children, with a good understanding of the needs and routines of children of this age.

You’ll arrive early in the morning, wake the girls and get them ready for school.  The school is around half an hour drive away in Bushey, so you need to be a confident driver.  Once the girls are at school, you’ll return to the house to help with some light housekeeping – for example tidying up, laundry/ironing, running general errands and meal preparation for the children.   In the afternoon you will then pick the girls up from school and bring them home.  You will take them to any after school activities that they may do, supervise their homework, give them their evening meal and help them with their bath.

Note that the family is vegetarian and do not have meat or fish in the house.  They employ a housekeeper, so your housekeeping duties will mainly be concerned with the girls rather than heavy duty cleaning/house management.

You will need to have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid.  Ofsted registration would be a bonus but is not essential.  You should be an experienced driver – a car can be provided for you to use in your duties if you prefer this.  

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Farnham (GU9): Nanny Monday-Wednesday 36 hours per week

A nanny is sought to work in a fun and lively family of five in Farnham, Surrey.  The family consists of Mum, Dad, 6yr old daughter, 5yr old son and their baby girl (who will be 10 months old when the role starts) 

To start: Early August with some settling in days with Mum prior to contract start date.

Days and hours: Monday – Wednesday 7am-7pm, 36 hrs per week

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: £22,000 gross p.a. – £28,000 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 nanny experience working in a role with young children would be a real advantage. The two school aged children will need to be taken to and collected from school, with sole care during the school holidays.

You should be fun, kind and loving, with a genuine interest in child development. The family is very active and loves the outdoors. You will also be happy to take the baby to age appropriate groups and classes and the school-age children to after school activities (not swimming).

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 vicky@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for further information.

Farnham (GU10/GU9): Nanny 3 days (14 hours) per week, full time in holidays

Two lovely families are looking for a nanny to provide wrap around care for roughly 14hrs a week in term time and 30hrs a week during the school holidays.  The families live five minutes drive from each other in Farnham GU10/GU9.

Salary: up to £15 gross per hour for taking care of two families (£14,850 p.a.) depending on hours and experience.

Start: September 2019.

Days and hours: 3 days a week – Mon/Tues/Thurs.  The hours vary between term time and school holidays

  • Term time – 13.5 hours a week (36 weeks a year): Hours of work 8-9am and 3pm-6.30pm
  • School Holidays – 31.5 hours a week (12-16 weeks a year)

The children from one of the families are 2 years old (boy), 4 (girl) and the other family have a girl age 4 (they have a son who will be at private day nursery)

The two older girls will be attending the same school from September 2018. The two year old will be at a local nursery from Jan 2019. The families are looking for someone long-term. 

They require a driver as the two homes are not within walking distance.

The perfect nanny would be happy to do any child-related housework, tidy the kitchen after mealtimes, laundry and cooking each day and then take care of the kids and collect them from school / nursery, take them to any after school activities, take them to the park, engage with them and play age appropriate games, help with reading and homework. 

The nanny will need to be a confident driver, a non smoker, have a current DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained.  

You’ll have a minimum of 3 years experience with these age groups, you’ll be passionate about children, physically fit, energetic, have a happy disposition, calm and kind, firm but fair, you’ll be organised and capable, honest and reliable. 

Please contact vicky@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for further 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 year 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 – Permanent

Chorleywood (WD3): nanny two days (22 hours) a week term-time only

A family based in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire is seeking a nanny/housekeeper two days a week to look after their three children (two boys of 8 and 7 and a girl of 5).  This is a term-time only role (39 weeks per year).  It is also possible that the family will be getting a dog in the future.  This is a happy and busy family who are seeking a committed, kind and enthusiastic nanny to stay with them for the long term. 

Days and hours: expected to be Wednesday and Thursday 7:30am to 6:30pm.  There is a possibility that the days could be Thursday and Friday but this is to be confirmed.

Salary: £10,600 p.a. (based on an hourly rate of £11 gross per hour and a term time only contract plus holiday allowance).

Start date: 12th September 2018.

You’ll arrive in the morning to help get the children ready for school, then take them to school.  During the school day you’ll assist with some housekeeping, to include maintaining the tidiness and cleanliness of the house (heavy duty cleaning is not required), running general errands for the family, laundry and ironing for the children (if time permits a limited amount of adult laundry would also be welcomed, cooking the evening meal) – generally helping with all the things that a busy family needs!  You’d then pick the children up from school, take them to after school activities and help with homework, and feed the children dinner and help to get them ready for bed.

The family’s main priority is to find a kind and happy nanny who will love and care for their children for the long-term, so there is some flexibility over the duties for the right person.  You should have experience of working with school age children, and understand the routines involved in running a busy family with children of this age.  You should be proactive and organised, comfortable working independently and able to use your initiative.

A driver is required and you need to be happy to use your own car for work purposes.  You will need to have at least 3 years experience of working with school age children. You will have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and paediatric first aid (or be willing to obtain these). 

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

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.

Hampstead Garden Suburb (NW11): afternoon nanny 5 days (20 hours) a week

A lovely family of three (almost four!) based in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 seek a nurturing, kind and capable nanny/parents help to work 20 hours a week (this could increase when mum returns to work after 6-9 months after having her second baby due early July).

Days and hours required will be Monday – Thursday 3.30pm – 7pm and Fridays 1-7pm. 

The position will start ASAP for the right person. 

Salary offered will be up to £12 gross per hour for the right person / £240 gross per week. 

You will be a fluent English speaker and a non-smoker. The ideal candidate will be warm, nurturing, energetic, initiative-taker, creative, tidy & clean, trustworthy and have a genuine love for children.

Duties will include collecting their little boy, who’s 3 yrs old from nursery, doing some indoor or outdoor activities, cooking / meal preparation, playing age appropriate activities and games, giving him a bath and sometimes putting him to bed. 

Mum would love for the nanny to take care of the baby on occasion during the afternoons so as to allow her to spend some 1 on 1 time with her son after nursery.  Therefore feeding, sterilising, bottle preparation, changing and playing with the baby will be required. You will need to be confident and capable with the baby and have had some prior new born experience. The nursery is closed between August 13th and September 6th and so during this period you may be required to help a little more often if it’s suitable for you to do so.  

You need to have at least 3 years childcare experience with children of this age and newborn experience ideally as well as at least two years of nanny experience. There is free parking where they live if you wanted to drive there, a driver isn’t necessary however for this role.

You must speak fluent English, have a current enhanced DBS certificate, Paediatric first aid trained and have excellent, checkable references from previous employers. 

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

Church Crookham (GU52): Wrap around care nanny (17 hours a week)

A reliable and flexible nanny is sought for a family living in Church Crookham, GU52, to start Sept 2018. The family consists of Mum, Dad, and two daughters, aged 6 & 9 yrs. The family are Dutch/English and are looking for someone who would fit with their multicultural living. 

You will be required to work Mon-Fri 8-9am & 3-6.30pm, the hours are slightly flexible depending on the day and Fridays won’t be required every week.

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

Duties will vary according to the times you are working, but will typically include taking the girls to school; school pick up; preparing meals and snacks; taking the children to any after school activities and supervising any homework.

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.

A driver is required.

Please contact vicky@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information.

Northwood (HA6): Mother's Help 11 hours a week

A mother’s help is sought to work within a family living in Northwood.  The family has a four year old boy and a two year old girl.  Mum does not work, and she is looking for some support with the children after school so as to give them each more focussed time in this busy time of day!

Salary: up to £12 gross per hour.

Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:30pm to 6:30pm and Friday: 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  A later start could be accommodated, for example if a candidate has a school-based job which they would need to come from.  These hours will ideally remain the same all year round.

Start: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Your duties will be heavily child-focussed, helping with activities both home based and taking the children to the park/after school activities.  You will also need to help with feeding the children their evening meal though this will be working alongside mum to make sure everything runs smoothly!  

A driver is not required.  You will need to have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid certificate (or be willing to obtain these).

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

Winnersh (RG41): After school nanny 15 hours a 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, 3 year old daughter and Mum is expecting a third child in December. Both parents work in the family business, Mum being part time.

Days and hours: 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday during school term time only with some flexibility on the finish time if required.

Salary: up to £7020 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour during termtime.

 Start date: September 2018.

You will be required to collect the children from school/nursery, make dinner, tidy the kitchen afterwards, support with homework, reading and play. The family would prefer a bubbly, outgoing personality who can offer them a long term commitment and someone who can be proactive, working both independently as well as when Mum is present.

An owner driver is essential and this is unlikely to suit someone wishing to bring their own child to work.

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

Farnham (GU10): after school nanny 12 hours a week, with extra during school holidays

An afternoon/evening nanny is sought to work within a family based in Farnham.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and their daughter 8, and two sons aged 6 & 4.

Core hours are 12 per week, i.e. 3 hours a day, Monday to Thursday 3pm – 6pm. Further hours will be offered during the school holidays if agreed by both parties.

Pay: up to £13-14 gross per hour.

To start: Early September.

You will pick up the boys from their school in The Bourne, which is around a 5 minute drive away from the family’s home (mileage will be reimbursed as you’ll need to use your own car) and then collect the daughter from her junior school which is another 5 minute drive.  The duties are completely nanny focussed, creating a fun and loving environment for the children 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 children attend after school activities and you will support them in helping to prepare and take them to these.

In the school holidays, the children either attend camps or full days can be offered to the nanny.

The family is seeking a nanny who is responsible, kind and caring with lots of common sense and a ‘can do’ attitude, who is patient and organised.

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

Temporary roles

Queens Park (NW6): nanny 50 hours a week for 8 weeks

A loving family of four based in Queens Park, NW6 seek an experienced, kind and capable temporary nanny/parents help to work 50 hours a week for 8 weeks to help with their 19 month old daughter and (then) 2 month old baby girl.

The position will start mid-August as some settling in days would be required. The position will be for approx 2 months and could potentially become permanent as mum plans to return to work.

Days and hours required will be Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm (for the 8 week temporary position).

You’ll be required to start the job 20th August.

Salary offered will be up to £15 gross per hour for the right person / up to £750 gross per week.

Their little girl will be having surgery for a dislocated hip and will be in a cast for 8 weeks. You’d be required to entertain and help her be as comfortable as possible and as happy and entertained when necessary. You may also be required to help with the two month old at times and happy to muck in when necessary.

Duties may include helping with bottle preparation, sterilising, meal preparation for the older girl and generally helping where possible. You might be asked to help with childcare related duties, laundry or tidying after playing and tidying the kitchen if used for the kids. No deep cleaning will be expected.

Activities will depend upon how mobile the toddler will be after her surgery. The baby will be 2 months old then so attending some age appropriate classes with the baby may be required.

You need to have at least 3 years childcare experience with children of this age and at least two years of nanny experience.

If you live locally it would be a bonus. You will be a non-smoker, be warm, positive, easy-going, kind and nuturing and have a genuine love for children.

You will be energetic, happy to get stuck in, speak fluent English, have a current enhanced DBS certificate, Paediatric first aid trained and have excellent, checkable references from previous employers.

Contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for further information.