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Updated: 19th January 2021


Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Finchley (N3): live in nanny 60 hours a week
A family of four (soon to be 5) based in Finchley, N3 seek a highly organised, experienced, proactive, imaginative, patient, kind, caring, warm and flexible full time LIVE-IN nanny who MUST be a confident London driver (ideally with own car but this isn’t essential). The right nanny will have multiple child and newborn experience and speak fluent English. 
The family currently have two boys ages 3 and 5 years old. The youngest will start school September. They have a third child, a girl, on the way due in July. Ideally you’ll be someone who is happy to travel with the family abroad once a year for up to two weeks at a a time when it’s safe to do so again. The role is sole charge, both parents will be at work but sometimes work from home.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Days and Hours;  Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm.
  • Salary: (live in nanny) Between £30,500 – £38,500 gross annually depending on your experiences and qualifications. This is to include up to two nights a week babysitting.
Duties will include school / nursery drops off and pick ups, under normal circumstances the eldest attends school all day, the youngest is in nursery 12.20 – 3pm. Both at the same school. Currently the eldest child is at home during covid times and the nanny will need to be prepared to help with home schooling. You’ll help and encourage them to her dressed, help with their personal hygiene and encourage independence. During the day, you’ll manage (tidy and clean) all areas where the children sleep, eat and play. You’ll be happy to manage all children’s washing and managing wardrobes. You’ll be responsible for the children’s school calendar and daily requirements relating to school.
You’ll be happy to muck in and help with running the home when possible, for example empty dishwasher as required, keep the kitchen / floors clean after the children’s mealtimes,  manage online food shop, keep own bedroom and bathroom clean and tidy. You’ll be happy to manage all meals for the children and on occasion, parents also if you’re comfortable with that. Someone confident to cook healthy and nutritious meals is essential.
Accommodation; You’ll have your own double bedroom and own bathroom on own floor of house. There is a lovely garden and parking available if you have your own car.  If not, a car can be provided for work purposes. The family live a 15 minute walk to the local high street with access to all amenities, shops, cafes, post office etc.
The family are looking for a professional, caring and organised nanny, with experience of looking after 2+ children of a similar age in a nanny position. The perfect candidate would have a genuine passion for children, highly organised, proactive, imaginative, knowledgeable of milestones and ability to develop. Patient, kind, caring, warm and flexible. You’ll provide a nurturing environment for the children, encourage good manners and discipline children in an appropriate manner aligned with parents beliefs. You’ll be able to use your initiative who gets on with the job and can handle the logistics of 2 children and their activities as well as newborn support. 
You will be a non-smoker. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.
Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.

4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

Rickmansworth (WD3): nanny 45 hours a week

An experienced full-time, permanent nanny is sought to join a family in Rickmansworth (WD3).  The family comprises Mum, Dad, their little boy (aged 3) and a newborn baby due in December 2020.  Therefore, an experienced nanny who understands the changing developmental needs of children and families would be a great bonus.

  • Start date: ideally early January 2021
  • Days and hours: Monday to Friday: 10:30am to 7:30pm (with some flexibility to offer a later start time for the right candidate)
  • Salary: between £28,000 and £30,500 p.a. (i.e. £12-£13 gross per hour), with precise positioning dependent on experience

The family is seeking a candidate who will initially assist and work alongside Mum for the first few months after the baby’s birth, helping with key nursery duties (children’s laundry, keeping the children’s bedrooms and play spaces organised, some cooking etc), as well as being able to engage and play with their little boy and the new baby.  Over time, the role will evolve, as Mum will be returning to work gradually (sometimes from home and sometimes out of the house), so you will have increased amounts of sole charge care although for the first year it is likely that she will not be fully back at work.

Their son is currently at nursery so you would collect him from nursery at the end of the day, bring him home and help with his dinner, plus being very hands on with the bath and bed time routine for both him and their new baby.

The family’s key priority is to find someone who is a great nanny, very engaged with the children and with experience of working with very young babies, and excellent experience of helping to develop and adapt a strong routine for newborn babies and upwards.  You should also be confident to prepare simple children’s meals (noting that their son is vegetarian).

You should have at least 5 years’ childcare experience including at least 3 years’ experience of working in a family home.  You should have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid qualification, as well as strong references from previous roles.  A driver is required, and the family can insure you on their car if this is preferred.

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


Muswell Hill (N10): nanny 40 hours a week

A lovely family of five based in between Muswell Hill and Highgate N10, are looking for an experienced, full time (40 hrs), long term, energetic, kind, patient, flexible, outgoing nanny with a happy disposition! Someone local who can walk or drive to work to avoid public transport given the current health crisis will be ideal. 

The family has three boys, two very active almost 2 and 3.5 year olds and a new baby boy. Being outside and being able to keep up with them is a high priority. The family live close to Queens Wood & Highgate Wood, so it’s best to get someone who likes the outdoors (they have a lot of mud in their lives!).

  • Start date: ASAP for the right person.
  • Days and hours: 40 hours per week between Monday and Friday (times most likely to be between 9am – 6pm). The right nanny will ideally have a certain level of flexibility as they get used to their changing needs as baby numbers three is born.
  • Salary will be £33,000 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications.

The eldest will usually be in nursery every morning till 12.30. The younger child will be in pre-nursery Mon & Tues, 8:30-12:30. They both still have afternoon naps. Lunch is provided at their nursery / pre-nursery school, and the kids have dinner at 5pm. 

Mum is on maternity leave, but will need the nanny to take on more of a role with the new baby boy once she returns to work.  Currently dad is working partly from home and part office and mum will be working from home part time after the new baby is born and so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up. 

Primary responsibilities will be taking care of the children and tidying up after them. The family  also need someone to do light house cleaning when the kids are at school (laundry, dishes, ironing). The nanny will need to prepare healthy meals and snacks for the children, and on occasion, family meals as well. The younger child is allergic to nuts and raw eggs and so someone who has experience of this would be preferred.

You’ll support the family and collaborate on the children’s needs. You’ll be personable and encouraging, help the children with their development in a fun and engaging way. Knowledge and experience of child development would be a bonus. You will work together as a team with mum/dad in order to set clear boundaries. Someone happy to communicate openly and confidently with the family will be required. You’ll be someone who has a genuine passion to work with children, you’ll be respectful of the home and full of positive energy, able to demonstrate a desire to build relationships with children, encourage their development and show patience and kindness.

Travel with the family is a must from time to time, though only when it’s safe to do so. Post COVID they hope to travel a few times a year never for more than 2 weeks at a time. 

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of these ages, someone with previous nannying experience caring for at least two young children at once will be essential. You will be a non-smoker. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained. Ideally you’d be Ofsted registered, or happy to do this. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.

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

Great Missenden (HP16): nanny 45 hours a week

A reliable, calm and sensitive nanny is sought 45 hours a week across 5 days for a family living in Great Missenden HP16. The role will be caring for 2 boys who are aged 5 and 18 months.

Days and hours: 45 hours a week, namely 8.45am to 6.15 on a Monday, 8.45am to 5.45pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.45am to 7.00pm on a Thursday and 9.00am to 4.15pm on a Friday.

Salary: between £28,000 to £30,000 gross p.a. depending on experience (i.e. from £12 to £13 gross per hour).

Start date: early March 2021 with some flexibility on this depending on the individual and national circumstances.

In the morning you will either be responsible for taking the older child to school, or looking after the younger at home. During the school day you will prepare for and attend any scheduled classes/activities such as toddler groups, or plan an independent outing (covid permitting) as well as ensuring breakfast is tidied away. You will build in a healthy snack and agreed nap time and while he’s sleeping prepare lunch and/or perform nursery duties such as the children’s laundry and bedroom management. Once the child awakes, you will provide him with a healthy, balanced lunch and support him with eating. After lunch you may plan stimulating, age appropriate activities, such as stories, indoor play and puzzles. The older child should be collected from school at 3.00pm, unless there is an after school activity, when it would be 4.00pm pick up. You might visit the park en route home, preparing tea for 4.30pm. Ordinarily Dad will be home around 6.00pm and the younger child will be ready for bed by then also. During the school holidays you will need to organise outings and activities for both children, to include outside play, naps for the little one and down time.

A driver is required for this role and a car may be provided for your use in the performance of your duties. You should have a genuine interest in child development, a passion for working with young children and supporting the family as a whole. Very occasionally (such as once a month) it would be appreciated if you were willing to stay overnight, paid accordingly, in order that Dad may attend later client meetings.

You should have a minimum of five years’ solid childcare experience which should include at least some years working in a family home and with toddlers. A current DBS on the update service and current paediatric first aid certificate is also required.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

None at present

Northwood (HA6): nanny 30 hours a week, Monday to Wednesday

An experienced, flexible and reliable nanny is sought 30 hours a week across 3 days for a family living in Northwood HA6. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their daughter aged 5 and twin baby boys who turned 1 in December. Dad works full time and Mum is returning to work imminently, following her maternity leave.

  • Days and hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Wednesday.  [A candidate who has potential flexibility to increase to four days per week in due course if needed would be welcome, but this is not essential]. 
  • Salary: between £18,700 to £21,000 gross p.a. depending on experience (i.e. from £12 to £13.50 gross per hour).
  • Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Both parents are currently working from home due to the pandemic, but are likely to return to the office in due course.

You will be responsible for assisting with the morning routine, before taking the older child to school by car or on foot. During the school day, your focus will be on the twins, planning fun, educational and engaging, age appropriate activities both at home and out and about (strictly adhering to current covid legislation and guidelines), to include plenty of fresh air and healthy, varied meals, drinks and snacks. Some light housekeeping duties will be required, such as the children’s laundry and keeping their rooms clean and tidy. The family would love you to support them with developing a healthy sleeping and eating routine for the twins and blend this into the family structure. You will collect the oldest child from school at the end of the day, support her with reading/homework before providing all the children with a balanced evening meal. During the school holidays, you will need to organise outings and activities for all three children, to include outside play and down time.

An owner driver is preferred for this role, public transport should not be used during the pandemic and Ofsted registration, or willingness to obtain this could be an advantage. This position is not suitable for someone wishing to bring their own child to work. It would suit an individual with a strong knowledge of child development, educational milestones and nutrition who is looking to form a strong bond with a family and offer them a long term commitment.  

You should have a minimum of five years’ solid childcare experience which can include that within a nursery setting, although should include at least some years working in a family home and with babies. A current DBS on the update service and current paediatric first aid certificate is also required.

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

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

None at present

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

None at present

Temporary roles

None at present