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Updated: 13th December 2018

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Muswell Hill (N10): Live in nanny/housekeeper

A lovely family with a toddler (and a baby on the way due January 2019) based in Muswell Hill, London N10 seek a trustworthy, flexible and nurturing live-in housekeeper (70%) and parents help (30%) to start Mid-January 2019. 

Their son will be 2 years old in January and a newborn due in January. Experience with toddlers will be essential.

  • Salary: up to £29,100 gross per year for the right person. 
  • Days and hours: 60 hours a week, namely Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm and Saturday mornings for a few hours approx 7am – 11am. You will get time off during the week. You would be expected to babysit up to two nights a week.
  • Accommodation details: You would have your own double bedroom and share a bathroom with the toddler.

Duties will include helping mum with the children in the mornings, getting them ready, breakfast and take the little boy to nursery (10 bus ride away). You’ll manage all house related duties during the day, tidying, cleaning, hoovering, ironing and keeping their home in order, occasional grocery shopping and running errands for the family. You’ll also be able to help with cooking and be able to follow recipes. You will help mum with evening routine for the children – dinner, bath and bedtime. 

You’ll be nurturing and kind, patient and gentle, polite, organised and have an excellent eye for detail, you’ll be able to use your own initiative and be happy to muck in when possible. You’ll be a non smoker, have a happy disposition, clean and presentable and trustworthy and speak excellent English. 

A driver would be a bonus but not essential, transport links are very good.

You will need to have excellent checkable references and be physically fit.  You will need to have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid and at least 2-3 years housekeeping experience (private home) and have worked in private home setting with a family with young children. 

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

Ringwood (BH24): Live in nanny 40 hours a week, Mon-Fri

A morning and afternoon nanny/mothers help is sought to work with a lovely family based in Linbrook, Ringwood.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and 2 boys aged 10 & 2yrs, a 3rd boy is due in March 2019. 

  • Days and hours: 40 hours per week, namely Monday – Friday: 6.30-10.30am & 3-7pm. A degree of flexibility will be required, which complements the live in nature of the role. Additional babysitting and extra hours during the school holidays will be offered/required. You will also be required to accompany the family on foreign trips.
  • Pay: £17,680-£20,800 per annum (£8.50-£10 gross per hour) depending on experience.
  • To start: March 2019

The mornings would involve helping the boys get ready for school and preparing breakfast, helping Mum with the baby and occasionally doing the school run. At home, you will be required to keep the boys rooms clean and tidy and do their laundry. From 3pm you will be required to do any school pickups, prepare the children’s supper, and play with the younger children and get them bathed and ready for bed.

You will need to have experience of working with babies and school age children, and be good at communicating with children of this age. Two of the children suffer food related allergies, so you will need to demonstrate awareness of this. The family have two lively spaniels, and although dog walking isn’t part of the job, there may be times when you take the baby and dogs out for walks. 

The family is seeking a nanny with lots of energy, who is kind, gentle and compassionate with lots of common sense and a ‘can do’ attitude. 

The accommodation is on the top floor of house and is completely private with its own bathroom and kitchen.

You need to be a driver, and to have an up to date DBS certificate or be willing to obtain one, you will also need to have a paediatric first aid certificate and OFSTED registration. 

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

4 and 5 day per week jobs – Permanent

Rickmansworth (WD3): Nanny 44 hours a week Monday-Thursday

A full time nanny is sought to join a family in Rickmansworth for a long-term permanent position.  The family has two little girls, aged 2.5 and just one at the start of the job.  

  • Days and hours: 44 hours a week, namely Monday to Thursday 8am to 7pm
  • Salary: between £25,000 and £30,000 gross per annum, depending on experience (i.e. from £11 to £13 gross per hour)
  • Start date: early February 2019

The role is structured such at both the girls will attend nursery a couple of days a week (one of which is a Friday when you wouldn’t be working).  Hence, your time will be spent in a blend of sole charge with one or other of the girls on a couple of the days, and with both girls together on the other.  This is to give an opportunity for each child to have some valuable one to one time, as well as enjoying time together as well.  You should be a sociable and active nanny who is happy to take the children to a range of fun activities (including LOTS of outside time and fresh air) and also to arrange home based activities as well, and able to confidently structure such activities around the girls’ daily sleep and meal time routines. 

You should be someone who thrives on seeing children learn, and really focussed on engaging with them and helping with their development in all areas whilst also creating a stable and loving environment for them.  

The family is seeking a fun, loving and experienced nanny with plenty of experience of sole charge care for pre-school aged children.  You should have at least 5 years of previous childcare experience, of which at least three are working as a nanny, and have excellent references to back this up. 

You should be a confident and experienced driver, and the family can provide you with the use of their car for work purposes.  You should have an up to date DBS check and paediatric first aid certificate.  A nanny with a second language (ideally French or Spanish) would be a real bonus though this is not essential.  

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

Chalk Farm (NW5): Parent's help/housekeeper 45 hours a week Monday-Friday

A lovely family based in Chalk Farm, London NW5, seek a kind and physically fit mothers help / housekeeper to help support the family with a lovely boy of 3 years old,  a new born baby due January 2019 and a small long haired chihuahua dog!

  • This position is to start Mid-February 2019.
  • Hours/days required are Monday to Friday 9:30am – 6:30pm- a total of 45 hours a week. Hours can be slightly adapted for the right person. The family are looking for someone permanent on a long-term basis.
  • Salary will pay up to £700 gross per week for the right person / up to £36,400 gross per year.

The role will include approx 50% mothers help / children related help and 50% housekeeping. Someone with experience of working with 3 year olds AND ideally newborn experience but this is not essential if you’re willing to learn.

You need to have had prior private housekeeping experience. A driving license would be ideal but not a deal breaker. You can use the families car. You’ll need to have had experience driving in London if you are a driver.

Mum likes to be as hands on as possible and so you’ll need to be very comfortable to follow her lead and for her to be around. Mum will take the new baby to classes as she grows up however you may be asked to take her to some classes. You’ll be required to do some school pick ups and take their son to after school activities.

Essentially, you’ll need to be honest, trustworthy and kind, you’ll be able to use your own initiative, have an excellent eye for detail and be proactive.

Dad will be returning to work end of February and so there will be a cross over period when dad will be around too.

Someone local to Camden, Chalk Farm area would be ideal and someone looking to work for a family on a permanent basis for the long term.

You will need to be reliable, have a happy disposition, easy-going, helpful, kind, energetic and fit (four flights of stairs!) and have a genuine passion to work with children and babies of this age as well as experience working with children and housekeeping.

You will speak fluent English and will be happy to muck in and support mum and dad when needed.

You will be a non smoker, ideally a driver, like dogs..! You’ll need at least two years childcare experience working with children of this age, have a good level of English, have a valid DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid certificate and excellent checkable references.

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

Chalfont St Peter (SL9): Nanny 36 hours a week Monday-Thursday

A loving, gentle and energetic nanny is sought to join a family of four in Chalfont St Peter.  The family comprises Mum, Dad and their two little boys aged 4.5 and 2 at the start date.  The family is seeking a committed and experienced candidate for a long term position. 

  • To start: 7nd January 2019, ideally with some settling in days the previous week
  • Days and hours: 36 hours a week, namely Monday 3:00pm-7:00pm, and Tuesday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00p
  •  Salary: between £22,500 and £25,000 per year, depending on your experience

Mum is returning to work after a career break in early January, so the family is seeking a compassionate nanny who is able to help the family to manage the transition for all the family in an empathetic way. 

On Tuesday-Thursday you will take over the breakfast routine, and help to finish getting the children ready for the school run, taking their older son to school.  After that, at you will have full time sole charge care of their younger son, so you will need to be someone who thrives on spending time with pre-school age children, with lots of ideas for engaging him – planning a variety of different activities for both for at home, as well as taking him to classes and groups.  You should be confident at building relationships with other adults as well as children, so as to as to help support in building local friendships for the boys around the area.  At 3:15pm, you’ll collect their older son from school and bring him home – over time there may be after school activities but any such commitments will evolve as time goes by. 

On Mondays, the younger son will attend nursery during the day, so your role will be to collect the older son from school, then do the nursery pick up, bringing both boys home for the usual afternoon/evening routine. 

During the school holidays (approx 20 weeks per year), you will have full time care of both the boys.

The family is seeking a very experienced and hands on nanny, a real all-round candidate, with excellent, checkable references!  You should, in particular, take an active interest in child development and understand how to enhance children’s learning by having fun and being creative.  You will need to be a confident communicator, and great at building relationships with parents and children alike. You should also be confident in preparing meals for children with a good understanding of nutrition. 

A driver is required, and you will need to be happy to use your own car for work (mileage reimbursed).  You should have an up to date DBS certificate (ideally on the update service) and an in-date paediatric first aid qualification.  You should have at least five years of paid childcare experience, of which at least two years must be as a nanny. 

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

Hampstead Garden Suburb (NW11): Nanny 4 days pw (may increase to 5 days)

A lovely family of four based in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 (near Golders Green and East Finchley) seek a nurturing, kind and capable nanny to work a minimum of 40 hrs over 4 days a week until Summer 2019 when it’s likelyto become 5 days (minimum 50 hours) a week. 

The family have a son of 3 years old and a baby girl of 5 months old.

  • Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7.45am – 6pm, and potentially Mon – Friday from July 2019
  • Start date: Monday, 4th February 2019 at the latest, but with at least one week of settling in before that
  • Salary: up to £15 gross per hour for the right person; approx. £600 gross per week for 4 days a week / 40 hours a week (£31,200 gross per year) and then £750 gross per week / £39,000 gross per year when and if it becomes 50 hours or week.

You will take sole care of the baby whilst the little boy is at nursery and of both children when the little boy is off nursery. You will feed the baby, experience of weaning will be essential, sterilising, bottle preparation, changing and playing with the baby will be required. You will drop off and pick up the little boy from nursery. When he is off nursery, you will do some indoor or outdoor activities, cooking / meal preparation, and playing age appropriate activities and games.

You need to have at least 3 years childcare experience with children of this age as well as at least two years of solid nanny experience. You will be physically fit and a positive and happy person, warm, nurturing, energetic, initiative-taker, creative, tidy & clean, trustworthy and have a genuine love for children.

You will be a fluent English speaker and a non-smoker. Ideally, you will be a driver with your own car. There is free parking available.

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.  

Northwood (HA6): Nanny/mother's help 35-40 hours a week

A family of four (almost 5!) is seeking a full time, permanent nanny/mother’s help from early January 2019.  The family comprises Mum, Dad, their four year old boy, two year old girl, and a baby due very soon!

  • To start: early January 2019
  • Hours: 35-40 hours per week, namely, approximately, Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm (35 hour week) or 11:30am to 7:30pm (40 hour week).  For the right candidate, a four day week may be offered, with the hours being pro-rated accordingly.  
  • Salary: between £11 and £13 gross per hour, depending on your level of experience and the number of hours agreed.  

The family is seeking someone who is able to commit for at least a year.  You will help and support mum in all parts of the children’s routine.  The boy and girl attend school and nursery respectively, coming home around 3:30pm, so the first part of your day will be spent helping mum with the baby and generally helping around the house with child-related tasks such as meal preparation, laundry for the children, helping to sort the children’s belongings etc.  You’d then either look after the baby when mum does the school/nursery run, or pick the children up yourself (if you are a driver).  After school, there will be a strong focus on the children, working closely with mum to engage them and help to create a calm and happy home! 

The family is seeking someone who is experienced, mature and confident with managing very young children.  You should be be proactive and helpful, understanding the perspective of both child and mum in the family, and you should be empathetic and adaptable.  The children are very attached to mum, so you will need to be capable of communicating with them and working with mum to find strategies to help her manage the demands of three very young children at one time.  

You should have at least 5 years of childcare experience, of which three should be in a domestic setting.  You should have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid certificate.  A driver is not essential, but would be a bonus.   

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Pinner (HA5): Mother's Help/Nanny 20 hours a week over 3 days

A calm and laid back Mother’s Help (with some sole charge nanny work included!) is sought to join a lovely family in Pinner. The family has three children, a girl of 7, a boy of 4 and a baby girl of 6 months old.

  • Days and hours: 20 hours a week, ideally Tuesday and Thursday 10am-6pm, together with either Monday OR Wednesday 3pm to 7pm
  • Salary – between £200 and £240 gross per week (equivalent to £10-£12 per hour, depending on experience)
  • To start – as soon as the right candidate is found

The family is seeking a candidate who is very easy going and who can slot into their family life, someone who is calm and flexible, understanding the need to adapt to changes in routine resulting from having three young children! This is a lovely role for someone who may be looking to move their career into home based childcare, or for a more experienced nanny who also enjoys working alongside a parent in the house. There will be a real mix of sole charge care and shared care – the focus is very much on the children (no heavy duty housekeeping, just light housekeeping linked to the children). You should also be comfortable to help prepare simple meals for the children.

You should have an up to date DBS check and paediatric first aid certificate (or be willing to obtain these – we can support you in this). You should have at least three years of paid childcare experience. A driver is not essential, but would be a bonus.

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

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Berkhamsted (HP4): Nanny 20 hours a week

A nanny is sought for two days per week to join a family living in Berkhamsted (HP4).  The family comprises Mum and Dad, and their two girls aged 5 and 1.  

  • Days and hours: 20 hours per week, namely Friday together with one other day per week (preferably either Tuesday or Wednesday): 8am to 6pm
  • To start: beginning of January 2019
  • Salary: between £11 and £13 gross per hour, depending on experience

Both mum and dad work full time.  The older daughter attends school, and the younger daughter is at nursery three days per week.  On the other two days, the nanny will look after their younger daughter all day as she won’t be at nursery – these days will be time for her to relax and have a bit of down time within her week!  

You’ll arrive at 8am, and may from time to time take the older daughter to school (though sometimes mum and dad may do this).  You’ll spend the day with the one year old, perhaps taking her to some groups and age appropriate classes.  She still needs quite a lot of sleep, and nursery is tiring so she also needs quite a bit of down time and relaxation currently.  When she is napping, the family would like the nanny to help with some cooking for the children and helping with children’s laundry and ironing.  You’ll pick up their older daughter from school, bringing her home, doing a little reading/home work with her and preparing her a snack and evening meal.  

During school holidays you will also look after the older child.

The family is seeking someone kind, adaptable, nurturing but fun and full of energy! Their children are quite laid back and easy going so this is a lovely role for someone seeking part time work in a loving family. 

You will need to have a driving licence and be willing to use your own car for work purposes.  You will need an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid.  You should also have at least 3 years of paid childcare experience, and excellent references to support this.  

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

Farnham (GU9): Nanny 20 hours a week (Monday and Wednesday)

A lovely family of 4 based in Farnham, GU9, are seeking a local, friendly and experienced permanent nanny to work 20 hours a week.

This role will suit someone looking for a long-term position who ideally lives locally. 

  • The start date ideally will be Jan 2019.
  • Salary offered will depend on the individual but will be around £12,500 gross per year. 
  • Days and hours: Monday 11am-8pm and Wednesday  7.30am-6.30pm 

There are two children aged 4yrs and 1yr. The family are seeking someone caring, loving, responsible, energetic, stimulating and engaging. Someone who will stick to routines, enjoy taking the youngest daughter out locally and be creative with playtimes. You will be required to cook healthy meals for both children. 

On a Monday you would pick the girls up from nursery at midday and take them home for lunch and in the afternoons take them out locally or play at home, before preparing their supper. On a Wednesday you would finish their breakfast time and then spend the day doing child led activities locally to Farnham. 

You’ll be happy to carry out child related housework and generally be easy going and happy to muck in where needed. 

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

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Nettlebed (RG9): Mother's Help 15-20 hours a week

A flexible and reliable mother’s help is required for a family living in Nettlebed RG9. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son aged 7, daughter aged 6 and 2 year old twin boys. Dad works full time and Mum is currently based at home.

Days and hours: 4.00pm to 7.00pm or 2.45pm to 6.45pm Monday to Friday (between 15-20 hours depending on the candidate)

Salary: up to £11,440 gross per annum, based on £11 gross per hour.

Start date: October 2018

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 and homework; 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 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. 

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

Henley (RG9): Wrap around nanny Monday-Thursday

A flexible and reliable wrap around nanny is required for a family living in Henley. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two sons aged 6 and 8. Mum and Dad both work full time, sometimes from home, so you should be comfortable with this dynamic.

  • Days and hours: ideally 7.15-8.30am and 3.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday during private school term time (with more for the right candidate) and at least 9 weeks of the school holidays working 7.15am to 6.15am Monday to Thursday (plus Friday if desired).
  • Salary: from £11,280 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour.
  • Start date: end of September 2018.

In the morning, you will assist with finishing breakfast and getting the children to school. You will later collect them and bring them home. You will support the children with homework/reading/encourage piano practice and provide them with a healthy balanced meal before one of the parents returns home. The family can offer up to 4 hours extra work a week for housekeeping if desired.

This would suit an active, energetic and creative individual and an owner driver would be beneficial.

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

Golders Green (NW11): Morning Nanny 20-28 hours a week

A lovely family of four based in Golders Green NW11, seek a fun, loving, engaging, energetic, fluent English and reliable driving nanny (with your own car!) to work between 20 and 28 hours a week – Monday to Fridays.  The family have two lovely children, a girl of 6 and a boy of 3 years old. 

  • Hours are flexible to accommodate the right person.  Minimum 20 hours which is Monday – Thursday 7.30am -12.30pm.  Fridays optional.  2 x afternoons also optional or on an ad hoc basis. Up to 28 hours a week can be offered should you want extra work whilst the kids are at school (cooking or household help). 
  • Up to £13 gross per hour will be offered to the right person. Salary based on a 20 hour week would be approx up to £260 gross per week / £13,520 gross per year. 
  • To start: ASAP

Duties will include helping with breakfast, morning duties before school, the school run for their daughter approx at 7.45am, then with you’ll spend most mornings with their son, taking him to his activities, playgroups / park, give him lunch and  then take him to school at around 12pm.  Mum works from home and so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up.

Mum tries to take her son to 1-2 morning classes a week, so having someone who is happy to batch cook the childrens food for the freezer and manage the childrens rooms/toys while they are out will be required. You may be asked to walk to the shops to get some food and do the childrens laundry too. The family have a cleaner so no deep cleaning will be required. 

You will be fun..! A non-smoker, kind, energetic, playful, sweet, engaging, helpful and respectful. You will need no less than 1-2 years experience working with children of this age and at ideally some nanny experience but this is not essential. Someone local would be a huge bonus. A full, clean driving license with your own car and a confident and experienced London driver is essential. 

Farnham (GU10): Wrap around nanny 27.5 Monday to Friday

A temporary wrap around nanny is sought to work with a lovely family based in Farnham.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and their daughter aged 7.

  • Start date: The contract is from January 2019 – April 2019 (possibly June 2019)
  • Core hours are 27.5 per week:
    • Mon 7-9am & 5-7pm
    • Tues 7-9am & 4-7pm
    • Weds 7-9am & 3-7pm
    • Thurs 7-9am & 3-5.30pm
    • Fri 7-9am & 3-6pm
    • Further hours will be offered during the school holidays if agreed by both parties.  There is also the option of an extra 3 hours cleaning if desired.
  • Pay: up to £12 gross per hour.

You will prepare breakfast and help get the little girl ready for school, then drive her to school.  The after school duties are completely nanny focussed. Upon collecting from school, you will return home and prepare dinner, supervise homework & reading and engage is activities with the child. Some days, the child attends after school activities and you will support by helping to prepare and take her to these. You will need to have some experience of working with school age children.

In the school holidays, the child can 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.

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.

Ruislip (HA4): Part time nanny/housekeeper 12 hours a week over 2 days

A part-time nanny/housekeeper is sought to join a family in Ruislip, HA4. The family has two children, a girl aged 7 and a boy aged 5.  

  • Days and hours: 12 hours a week, namely Thursday and either Wednesday (ideally) or Tuesday: 1:15pm to 7:15pm;
  • Start date: early January 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter);
  • Salary: up to £12 per hour, depending on experience.

You’d arrive early afternoon and help with some light errands around the house, such as preparing a meal for the children, tidying up and helping to sort the children’s laundry and ironing.  You’d then collect the children from school, which is a short walk away from the house, and bring them home.   You will then play with the children at home, helping with homework and giving them an evening meal.  If one of your days is a Tuesday, you will take their daughter to Brownies. 

The family is seeking someone happy, warm and reliable for the long term, who understands children of school age and enjoys building relationships with them.

You will need to have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid certificate.  A driver is not required (other than if you are working Tuesday hours, in which case it would be required for the Brownie drop off).  

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

Rickmansworth (WD3): After school nanny 15 hours a week

An after school nanny is sought to join a really lovely family in Rickmansworth. The family has one daughter, aged 3, and another baby on the way!

  • Days and hours: Monday to Friday 4pm to 7pm
  • To start: 7th January 2019
  • Salary: between £11 and £12 per hour, depending on experience.

Mum and Dad work full time and their little girl attends nursery until 4pm daily. They need someone who can collect her from nursery and bring her home, give her her tea and help to get her ready for bed each day. When the new baby arrives in the Spring, you’ll still be needed as Mum would love to continue to have the daily support at this busy time of the day!

You should be a happy and laid back person for whom this type of role fits well within their other commitments, as the family is keen for someone for the long term. You should have an up to date DBS certificate, and a paediatric first aid certificate, or be willing to obtain these. You should also be able to drive and be willing to use your car for work – your mileage would be reimbursed.

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

Temporary roles

None at present