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Updated: 17th September 2019

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Hampstead (NW3): Live in Nanny Tuesday to Saturday plus lots of international travel

A lovely family of five are seeking an experienced, fun, energetic and fluent French / English speaking full-time, overseas travelling LIVE IN nanny (some time spent in NY and Switzerland) you’ll be degree educated, muck in attitude and a super organised nanny who’s happy to travel frequently.  The children are 9 months old, 3.5 and 5 years old.

  • Days and Hours: 7am – 7.30pm / Tuesday to Saturday (up to 62.5 hours a week)
  • Start date: Flexible start date for the right person (from September 2019 – January 2020)
  • The salary will depend on your experience and qualifications and will be competitive and above the market rate. You will be happy to work along side other staff members. Mum works from home and so you’ll be happy with this set up.

You’ll be fully focused on all three children, if not with the children, nursery duties will be expected. The older children attend nursery and so you’ll focus on the baby at this time.

You’ll attend baby and toddler groups, parks, fun and educational activities and play age appropriate games, manage any after school activities / clubs, take them swimming – enjoy singing, dancing, arts and craft with them too!

You’ll be capable to prepare healthy and fresh meals for the children. You’ll need excellent and solid experience with babies, bottle feeding, weaning, potty training a bonus.

The ideal nanny will be French mother tongue with an excellent level of English, easy going and flexible, hard working and professional, discreet, able to encourage and support the children with their development and engage with them. 

You will be energetic, an initiative taker, intuitive, have a lot of common sense, bright and very organised. Someone who is able to think on their feet, loving and nurturing and an excellent communicator.

You’ll be an experienced nanny with excellent solid childcare experience with children of this age, fully capable to take sole charge of three children.

You will be happy to travel frequently with the family. You’ll be a non-smoker, have a valid and current DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and EU or British passport.

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

Queens Park (NW6): Full time Live in Nanny

A lovely family based in Queens Park, NW10 are looking for a reliable, kind, upbeat and loyal long-term LIVE-IN nanny/ mother’s help/ housekeeper. A fluent English speaker is a must and a German speaker would be a huge bonus but not required.  The three loving and sweet children are ages 3, 4 and 6 years old – two boys and an older girl. 

  • Salary offered will be up to £26,000 gross per year for the right person. (£2,166 gross monthly). You will required to babysit on occasion. 
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Days and hours: between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday (or half day Sat and half day Mon). 

Everything is within walking distance (or accessible by bus/train) so no need to drive. Parking is available if you do have your own car.  School and activities are in Belsize Park.

Duties will include helping to get the children ready in the mornings, assisting with breakfast, mum/dad will take them to school/nursery, helping with the housework (tidy up, washing, cleaning, cooking (you’ll be able to cook fresh and healthy meals, follow recipes – manage most mealtimes for the children) manage all areas where the children eat, sleep and play.

You’ll help mum to collect the children around 3pm (2-3 times a week) and assist with after school and evening routine. You’ll make them dinner, play, bath, reading, bedtime.  Mum or dad will almost always be there too.

Ideally some help with taking care of the children and some housework for a few hours on some weekends would be most appreciated  but not a must.

The family live in a lovely 5 bedroom house with a nice garden. They are located very close to shops/restaurants near Queens Park high street, and less than 5 minute walk to Kensal Rise Overground and various buses. 

You’ll have your own bright and comfortable single bedroom and own bathroom. There’s a tv and WiFi in the bedroom.

You’ll be reliable, energetic and motivated, kind, an initiative taker and have plenty of common sense, you’ll be fun and happy to do age appropriate activities with the children – arts and crafts / look into activities in the local area for holidays. Help with their development, reading, singing and dancing! Having lots of outdoor time, garden, park trips and farms etc. 

You will have solid experience in childcare and had experience of being a nanny. You’ll know what a busy mum/dad needs in relation to the kids and running a household. You’ll be patient, have good attention to detail, organised, engaging, calm, fun, loving and also someone with perspective.

You will be a non-smoker. You’ll have an excellent level of common sense, a genuine passion to work with children and ideally someone who is looking for a long-term position. 

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of this age as well as at least a year of solid sole charge nanny experience. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.

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

Notting Hill (W1): Full time live in Nanny

A lovely family of four (plus a little dog) based in Notting Hill, London W11 seek a kind, organised and easy-going live-in nanny to work full-time, Monday to Friday – 55 hours a week. 

Notting Hill is a fabulous place to live and is known for being a cosmopolitan and multicultural neighbourhood, hosting the annual Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Road Market. You’d get your own double bedroom and shared bathroom (with kids only). You’ll have your own TV. 

The family have two lovely children, a boy age 4 years old and a girl of 9 months old. They also have a sweet little dog and so someone who is happy to walk the dog will be required. 

  • Core days and hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm.
  • Start date: asap
  • Salary: between £500-£640 gross per week depending on your experience and qualifications (up to £33,280 gross per year).

Mum works part-time and so you’ll need to be comfortable with her being around at times.  She travels for work occasionally and so there may be some proxy parenting required.

You’ll be happy to travel abroad with the family for up to 4 weeks, 2-3 times a year (The family travel to Morocco quite frequently). Weekend travel will also be required (approx 2 times a year). 

You’ll need to be happy to get along with others and be a great communicator, confident and easy going, someone happy to work alongside other members of staff when abroad. 

You will take sole care of the baby whilst the little boy attends nursery, he has just started school this September 2019. The school is local, 10 minutes walk from home. You’ll be engaging and encouraging, help the little boy prepare for school, help with his development in a fun and engaging way. Knowledge and experience of child development would be a big bonus. 

The family are looking for someone who will keep the children safe, someone who has a genuine passion to work with children. You’ll be physically fit (the nanny’s bedroom is on the top floor of a three story home), organised, kind, patient, positive and smiley, someone who is very engaging with the children in their care, an excellent communicator, honest and transparent and an initiative taker.  Someone good fun and energetic!

You’ll have an excellent level of common sense, a fluent English speaker and ideally someone who is looking for a long-term position. 

Duties will include: 

  • Lots of playing, reading and cuddling! f
  • Feeding the baby (some batch cooking would be fantastic when the baby is sleeping) experience of weaning will be essential
  • bottle preparation and feeding
  • changing and playing with the baby will be required. Taking her to local playgroups/activities and the park.
  • You will drop off and pick up the older boy from school.
  • After school, you will do some indoor or outdoor activities with both children. 

You’ll be good at cooking healthy meals for the children (weaning experience a must) and playing age appropriate activities and games, bath and bedtime. 

You will do all child related house duties and some light housework (no deep cleaning will be expected as the family have a cleaner), managing the areas where the children eat, sleep and play, children laundry, ironing, wardrobe management and running small errands for the family (occasional light grocery shopping, post office trip etc).

You need to have at least 3 years childcare experience with children of this age as well as at least two years of solid sole charge nanny experience. 

You will be a fluent English speaker and 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.

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

Warwick Avenue (W9): Full time live in Nanny

A lovely family of five based in Warwick Avenue W9, are seeking a kind, warm, organised and calm live-in (Fluent English speaking) nanny to work full-time, Monday to Friday – 55 hours a week. 

Someone who may consider helping a few hours over the weekend (you’d get time off lieu) would be a bonus but not a deal breaker. A driver would be a bonus.

The family would appreciate  someone who would be happy to travel to their family home in France. 

A fluent French speaker would be a huge advantage. 

You will have a calming effect on the kids and will be good at entertaining and earning the respect of two energetic boys!

Accommodation – own double bed, TV, bathroom on their own floor at the top of the house.

The family have three lovely boys ages 3 months, 2.5 years old and 4 years old. 

  • Core days and hours: 55 hours a week between Monday to Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm
  • Start date: ASAP for the right person.
  • Salary: between £500-£600 gross per week depending on your experience and qualifications (up to £31,200 gross per year).

Mum is on maternity leave at the moment and plans on returning to work so the job will become sole charge, at the moment it will be some shared care with mum as she is still feeding the baby.

Duties will include: 

Lots of playing, reading and cuddling! feeding the baby (some batch cooking would be fantastic when the baby is sleeping) experience of weaning will be a bonus, bottle preparation and feeding, changing and playing with the baby will be required. Going to local playgroups/ activities and the park. You will collect the middle boy from nursery around lunch time, and collect the older boy from school on occasion. After school/nursery, you will do indoor or outdoor activities and manage play dates and after school activities. You’ll be good at cooking healthy meals for the children and playing age appropriate activities and games, bath and bedtime. 

You will do all child related house duties and some light housework (no deep cleaning will be expected as the family have a cleaner), managing the areas where the children eat, sleep and play, children laundry, ironing, wardrobe management and running small errands for the family (occasional light grocery shopping, post office trips etc).

You’ll be engaging and encouraging, help the boys prepare for school, help with their development in a fun and engaging way. Knowledge and experience of child development would be a big bonus. 

The family are looking for someone who will keep the children safe, someone who has a genuine passion to work with children. You’ll be physically fit, organised, kind, patient, positive and smiley, someone who is very engaging with the children in their care, an excellent communicator, honest and transparent and an initiative taker. 

You’ll have an excellent level of common sense, a fluent English speaker and ideally a French speaker and someone who is looking for a long-term position. 

You need to have at least 3 years childcare experience with children of this age as well as at least two years of solid sole charge nanny experience. 

You will be a fluent English speaker and 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.

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

Bushey (WD23): Full time live in Mother's Help/Housekeeper

A family in Bushey (WD23) is seeking a full time live-in mother’s help/housekeeper to work within their busy and lively house. The family has three children, aged 5 and baby twins.

This will ideally be a live-in position although the family would consider a live-out candidate if they are local and have some flexibility.

  • To start: As soon as the right candidate is found
  • Salary: up to £29,000 per annum.
  • Days and hours: 60 hours a week, which will ideally be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7am – 7pm. Whilst these are your hours of duty, you will, however, have some down time in the days as the twins go to nursery and the older girl is at school. The family would like someone to be able to commit to a Saturday with a day off in the week, and whilst this would ideally be Wednesday they can be somewhat flexible for the right candidate. From time to time they would also be willing to swap the Saturday hours for a weekday.

The family is seeking an active, ennthusiastic and proactive childcarer, with previous housekeeping experience to help with most elements of working alongside Mum in running this busy family home. Dad travels quite a lot so you’ll support and work alongside Mum with all elements of the children’s day to day care and routines, as well as helping with the day to day housekeeping.

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Working alongside mum with all elements of the care of the children, including getting them dressed, feeding them, changing, bathing etc
  • Playing with the children and having lots of fun with them
  • Taking the older child to school, activities etc
  • Taking the babies to a variety of classes and groups
  • Organising the older child’s school bags and possessions
  • Assisting with some meal prep (although mum generally prepares the majority of meals)
  • Family laundry and ironing
  • Cleaning the house fully once a week and maintaining the house tidy and to a good standard in between times; and
  • General day to day errands and grocery shopping

From time to time proxy parenting will be required, as mum and dad will sometimes be away together. A nanny who is willing to travel abroad with the family from time to time would be a great bonus.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a similar role, and have proven experience of working in a similar role alongside a parent. You will be sociable and easy to get on with, and confident to build strong relationships with children and adults alike. You will need to be very reliable and with a record of longevity in previous roles. You should be proactive and enjoy the challenges of managing a busy family home.

You will need at least three years’ experience in a similar role, with previous housekeeping experience. You should have recent baby experience.

You should have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid qualified and will have excellent checkable references from previous employers. A driver is required and the family can provide a car for work purposes if this is preferred.

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

4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

Ruislip (HA4): Nanny (transitioning to nanny/housekeeper) 44 hours a week

A lovely family of four in Ruislip (HA4) is seeking a nanny/housekeeper to start in December 2019 (or earlier if the right candidate is found).  The family has two children, a boy aged 5 and a girl aged almost 1 (as at the start date).  This is a long-term, permanent position, and the family is seeking a nanny with proven longevity in their previous roles who is seeking to commit to this role for several years. 

  • Start date: latest December 2019 although an earlier start can be offered if the right candidate is found.
  • Salary: approximately £27,500 gross per annum, with precise positioning dependent on experience (i.e. c. £12 gross per hour).
  • Hours: 44 hours a week, namely Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 6:30pm

Mum is returning to work after maternity leave in January.  For the first 8 months you’ll have sole charge of their baby girl, managing all elements of her day to day care and routine, as well as taking and collecting their son from school.  From September 2020, their daughter will be attending nursery three days a week, so the role will evolve into nanny/housekeeping although you would still have one complete day per week with their baby.

During the school holidays you will have full time care of both children, taking them to a range of activities, organising creative and fun home based activities, and organising play dates etc. 

The family is seeking an experienced and proactive nanny (with previous housekeeping experience) who is able to understand and manage the day to day running of a family home with limited guidance and input.  You should be confident interacting with and building relationships with other adults such as other parents, teachers at the school etc. 

Your duties will include:

  • getting the children ready for school (and, in due course, nursery) in the morning and taking them there;
  • organising their school bags and possessions, and ensuring they have everything they need each day;
  • family laundry and ironing;
  • keeping the house tidy and to a good standard (full cleaning is not required);
  • preparing a family-friendly meal each day that the whole family can eat;
  • general day to day errands and light grocery shopping;
  • Collecting the children from school (and from September 2020 nursery), bringing them home, supervising homework and after school activities, dinner and bath-time.

The ideal nanny will be kind, caring, fun-loving and creative.  You should be proactive and enjoy the challenges of managing a busy family home.  

You will need at least five years’ experience as a nanny, ideally with previous housekeeping experience. 

You should have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid qualified and will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.  A driver is required and the family can insure you on their car for work purposes or you may use your own, depending on personal preference.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Hampstead (NW3): Nanny/Mother's Help 3 days a week

A lovely family of three (and a lovely friendly dog) based in Hampstead, NW3 seek an experienced, reliable, positive and kind nanny/housekeeper to work part-time in a shared care position, 3 days per week (it’s likely the days may increase in the future). The family are moving to South London within the next 6 months so please consider this when applying – possibly Clapham or Battersea. 

The family have a beautiful girl aged 12 months old.

  • Start date: ASAP 2019
  • Days and hours: 24 hours a week (3 days) days can be flexible but must include a Friday each week – 9.30am – 5.30pm
  • Salary: £13-£15 gross per hour depending on your experience and qualification. Up to £1,560 gross per month (up to £18,720 gross per year).

If the nanny wanted some extra hours in the form of babysitting this also can be offered.

Mum will be around some of the time and so you’d need to be comfortable with this set up. You may take the baby to play groups on some days, other days mum will and you’ll help with housework. They also have a lovely dog and so you’ll need to be happy with him. You must be capable to take sole care of the baby. 

The family are looking for someone who will treat their little girl as if she was their own, you’ll have a genuine passion to work with children, be good with housework and have good attention to detail. You’ll be physically fit, organised, kind, patient, positive and smiley, someone who is very engaging with their daughter and good fun.

You’ll have a good level of common sense, fluent English speaker and ideally someone who is looking for a long-term position.

Duties will include:

  • Taking the baby to local groups and doing fun age related activities together, going to the park, managing her naps.
  • You will do some house duties and cleaning, managing the home when not focusing on the baby.
  • Feeding the baby (some batch cooking would be fantastic when the baby is sleeping) experience of weaning will be preferred and ideally someone knowledgable about allergies as she has currently a cows milk intolerance.

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of this age as well as at least one year of solid sole charge nanny experience. You will be warm, nurturing, engaging, very reliable, intuitive, trustworthy and have a genuine love for children.

You must be a fluent English speaker and 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.

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

Chorleywood (WD3): Nanny/housekeeper 35 hours a week (Mon-Wed)

A family in Chorleywood (WD3) with two children (a boy of 11 and a girl of 6) is seeking an experienced and proactive nanny/housekeeper for three days a week.  This is a long-term, permanent position.

  • To start: As soon as the right candidate is found
  • Salary: up to £21,840 per annum for full nanny/housekeeping (equivalent to £12 per hour gross).  A higher hourly rate would be paid (depending on experience) if candidates wished to work fewer hours and no housekeeping – to be discussed.
  • Days and hours: up to 35 hours a week, namely Monday and Tuesday 7:30am to 7:30pm and Wednesday 7:30am to 6:30pm, for a candidate wishing to do full housekeeping during the day.  If a candidate wishes to only work wrap around hours (with full days in the holidays) and not take on additional housekeeping, this would also be an option. 

The family is seeking an experienced and proactive nanny (with previous housekeeping experience for applicants wishing to undertake the full days position) who is able to understand and manage the day to day running of a family home with limited guidance and input.  You should be confident interacting with and building relationships with other adults such as other parents, teachers at the school etc.  

The little girl has some food allergies and also an allergy to dust mites, so a nanny with previous experience of managing allergies would be a bonus. 

During the term time, your day to day duties will include:

  •  getting the children ready for school in the morning and taking them there (this is a 10-15 minute drive);
  • organising their school bags and possessions, and ensuring they have everything they need each day;
  • family laundry and ironing;
  • cleaning the house once a week (it is a relatively easy house to manage), and in between times maintaining it’s cleanliness and tidiness to a good standard especially taking account of their daughter’s dust mite allergy;
  • preparing a family-friendly meal each day that the whole family can eat;
  • general day to day errands and light grocery shopping;
  • Collecting the children from school, bringing them home, supervising homework and after school activities, dinner and bath-time.

During the school holidays you will have full time care of both children, taking them to a range of activities, organising creative and fun home-based activities, and organising play dates etc.

The ideal nanny will be sociable and confident to build strong relationships with children and adults alike.  You will need to be very reliable and with a track record of longevity in previous roles.  You should be proactive and enjoy the challenges of managing a busy family home.  

 You will need at least five years’ experience as a nanny, ideally with previous housekeeping experience.  

You should have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid qualified and will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.  A driver is required and the family can provide a car for work purposes if this is preferred.

Contact helen@happyfamiliesnannnies.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

Chobham (GL4): Afternoon nanny, 16 hours per week

A lovely family of 3 – soon to be 4! (and a friendly dog) based in Chobham, GU24 seek a caring and calm nanny/mothers help to work part-time, 4 days a week (depending on the nanny, the family can be flexible.)  The family are moving to Chobham from London, so someone local who can help ease the transition would be a bonus. The family have a 4yr old boy, who starts school in September and a baby due in August.

  • Start date: September 2019
  • Days and hours: 16+ hours a week (4 days) days can be flexible – 3-7pm.
  • Salary : £13-£15 gross per hour depending on your experience and qualification. Up to £1,040 gross per month.

Mum will be around most of the time and so you’d need to be comfortable with this set up. They also have a lovely dog and so you’ll need to be happy with him.  You will be capable to take sole care of the baby when Mum is on the school pick up and do all child related duties.

The family are looking for someone experienced with newborns and young school age children, you’ll have a genuine passion to work with children. You’ll be physically fit, organised, kind, patient, engaging with their son and good fun.

Duties will include:

  • Playing with the older child and caring for the baby
  • Child related house duties – cleaning, tidying, laundry (no deep cleaning will be expected)
  • Cooking the older child’s supper
  • Generally being an extra pair of hands after school when both children are home
  • Occasional dog walking

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of this age. You will be warm, nurturing, engaging, very reliable and trustworthy.

You must be a fluent English speaker and 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.

The family will be looking for a full-time nanny from April 2020, so there would be the opportunity to stay with the family when the temp contract comes to an end. 

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

Finchampstead (RG40): Wrap around nanny October 2019-March 2020

A reliable and flexible temp nanny is sought to work shifts over a five month period for a family based in Finchampstead RG40. The family consists of Mum, her three sons aged 13 and twins 12, plus cat. Mum is training to be a midwife and is required for hospital shifts over this time, hence the role has arisen.

  • Days and hours: 3-4 days a week (the exact working pattern will soon be clear) working week days  6.30am to 8.30am and 5.00pm to 8.30pm or 6.30pm to 8.30am; and weekends 6.30pm to 8.30am or 6.30am to 8.00pm during the periods 7th – 13th October; 4th November – 8th December ; 6th January – 9th February 2020 and 2nd March – 29th March 2020.
  • Salary: up to £15 gross per hour.
  • Start date: 7 October 2019

On school days you will need to ensure the boys are up, get ready for school and have a healthy, filling breakfast. They will get to school independently and you will return at 5pm to provide them with a balanced, home cooked evening meal and supervise homework before Mum returns home. If she is working an overnight shift you will ensure the boys get to bed and stay over in the house until Mum is back in the morning.

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

Pinner (HA5): Wrap around nanny

A hands on, bubbly and fun nanny is sought to join busy family in Pinner, HA5. The family has two boys aged 8 and 6, and a friendly dog.

  • Days and hours: 24 hours per week, namely Monday to Thursday 7am-9am and 3pm to 7pm
  • To start: As soon as the right candidate is found
  • Salary: up to £15 gross per hour (£18,720 gross per year) depending on experience

You’ll arrive in the morning and help prepare the children for school, then take them to school which is within walking distance (the family usually walk the dog to school where possible). You will then have a break in the day returning at 3pm to collect the children from school. After school the boys attend a club most days, so you will take them to the clubs then play with them and help with their homework. You will also be happy to prepare an evening meal for the children before Mum and Dad return home to put the boys to bed.

The family is looking for an experienced candidate who is used to running a busy family home. You should be flexible, warm and adaptable, understanding the routines and demands of family life. Occasional flexibility to work late and weekend babysitting (both paid as overtime) would be advantageous. You also need to be comfortable around dogs.

You should have strong previous childcare experience, although this may not necessarily be as a nanny – it could, for example, be via bringing up your own children or working in a school. You should ideally have experience of working with boys and be comfortable around dogs. You should have strong references from previous work with children.

The family requires a driver, and you would need to use your car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed). You should have a DBS certificate, ideally on the update service, and a paediatric first aid certificate, or be willing to obtain these.

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

Watford (WD3): After school nanny

A hands on, bubbly and nurturing after school nanny is sought to join a lovely family with 7 year old twins in Watford (WD24). The twins are a boy and a girl.

  • Days and hours: approximately 14 hours per week, namely 3:15 – 6:45pm four days a week. Ideally Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday but this can be flexed for the right candidate. A candidate with flexibility to work additional/full days during approximately half (7 weeks) of the school holidays would be a considerable bonus
  • To start: As soon as the right candidate is found
  • Salary: from £12-£14 gross per hour depending on experience

You’ll collect the children from school at 3:15, and bring them home, playing with them and being very hands-on/engaged with fun after school activities. The children love arts and crafts so the family is looking for a nanny who also enjoys this type of activity. You will also be happy to supervise and assist with homework. You’d prepare and feed the children a simple evening meal and supervise their bath routine before mum and dad return home to put the twins to bed.

The family is looking for a happy and loving nanny with an understanding of the needs of school age children. You should be flexible, warm and adaptable, understanding the routines and demands of family life. You should have strong previous childcare experience, although this may not necessarily be as a nanny – it could, for example, be via bringing up your own children or working in a school.

The family requires a driver, and you would need to use your car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed). You should have a DBS certificate, ideally on the update service, and a paediatric first aid certificate, or be willing to obtain these.

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

Eversley (RG27) - nanny (with optional extra PA duties) up to 27 hours a week

A flexible and reliable nanny or nanny PA is sought up to 27 hours a week for a family living in Eversley RG27. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their sons aged 6 and 10 and two dogs.

  • Days and hours:  7am to 12.00pm or 8.00pm up to four days a week. The working pattern will vary and be discussed in more detail prior to interview, but will be agreed well in advance and can include some remote admin working if desired.
  • Salary: up to £12,000 to £20,000 gross per annum depending on number of hours per week, scope of duties and candidate experience.
  • Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found

You will be responsible for assisting the children with breakfast and getting ready for school, which is a short walk away. You will need to keep the house tidy, do some laundry and simple food preparation including for the parents; and dog walking. After doing the school pick up, you will provide the children with healthy meals and snacks, support them with homework/reading and take them to any after school activities. During the school holidays your duties will remain largely the same, but instead of school you will be dropping/picking up the boys at their holiday clubs.  Should you wish to take on some additional administrative work, this will revolve around supporting Mum’s business and include answering the telephone, conveying messages, scheduling appointments etc, so you should be computer literate and possess a good telephone manner.

An owner driver is required for this role and it is unlikely to suit someone wishing to bring their own young child to work.

Muswell Hill (N2) - nanny 27.5 hours a week

A lovely family of five based in between Muswell Hill and East Finchley N2 are looking for a nanny / parents help who is energetic, positive, kind, creative and reliable to work for 27 hours a week Monday to Friday. The children are almost 7, 4 and 2 years old. A good English speaker is a must.

  • Start date: 16th October 2019 (can be flexible for the right person).
  • Salary: up to £23,000 gross per year /£1,916 gross per month depending on your experience and qualifications.
  • Days and hours: 27.5 hours a week, namely Monday to Friday 12pm to 5:30pm.

The household is warm, happy and also busy, whilst being organised. Their youngest daughter is at nursery school in the mornings until midday, comes home for lunch and then has a nap. The house is generally very neat, organised and clean. It would be very helpful if the nanny helps put away clean dishes and does a (small) load of laundry each day. If the nanny is happy to prepare an evening family meal this would be a huge bonus (even just a simple meal). The two older children (a boy and girl) are picked up from school at 3.30pm.

They live very close to the nursery and literally next door to the school so everything is within walking distance and very practical. Mum works from home once a week, she has a separate office and will stay out of the way of the nanny completely on that day!

Duties will include collecting the children and managing after-school activities, such as sports classes, play groups and organising play dates. All activities are generally at the school or very close by. You will also be responsible for preparing healthy wholesome meals and snacks for the children.

The ideal nanny will be kind, caring, fun-loving and creative. You will have a positive disposition, lots of enthusiasm, and be able to establish a great relationship with the children. You’ll be honest, hardworking and enjoy establishing transparent relationships with the parents. The family want the best for their children and have correspondingly high standards, but they are very easy to get on with and are always generous, grateful and respectful (their previous nanny was with them for 4 years and their excellent cleaner has been with them for 10 years).

You will need at least three-years solid childcare experience caring for children of these ages, including some solid nannying for multiple children, a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid trained and will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.

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

Crowthorne (RG45) - wrap around nanny

A fun, energetic and dependable nanny is sought for a family living in Crowthorne RG45. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their sons aged 3 and 5 and daughter aged 12.

  • Days and hours: 7.30-9.30 and 3.00pm to 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday during school term time (39 weeks of the year) and 7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday during school holidays (13 weeks of the year).
  • Salary: up to £13,000 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour.
  • Start date: early October 2019.

You will be required to ensure the children have a healthy, balanced breakfast before walking the boys to school/pre school (on the same site) – the eldest child can manage this independently. After collecting the younger children from school, you will support with homework, reading and getting to any after school activities. You will provide all the children with a nutritious dinner and suitable snacks before one of the parents arrives home. During the school holidays you will plan fun and age appropriate activities for all the children, both at home and out and about, including plenty of fresh air and exercise.

The family would prefer a bubbly, outgoing personality who can offer them a long term commitment.

An owner driver is required for this role.

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

Twyford (RG10) - after school nanny/housekeeper

A flexible and reliable after school nanny/housekeeper is sought term time only for a family living in Twyford RG10. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their boy/girl twins aged 15 and daughter aged 11, plus one cat.

  • Days and hours: 2pm or 3pm – 5.30pm Wednesday and Thursday during private school terms only (32 weeks of the year), with the possibility of extending to a third day in time.
  • Salary: £12-15 gross per hour depending on experience.
  • Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found

You will be responsible for meeting the youngest child from her school bus at 4.20pm or occasionally collect her from after school activities at her school in Reading and driving her home. You shall provide her with suitable snacks, as well as support and encouragement with homework and reading The older children will travel home independently and largely look after themselves, but you will need to cook an evening meal for all three. Additional housekeeping duties could include laundry, batch cooking and grocery shopping. There is flexibility on the hours, as long as the core hours of 4.15pm to 5.30pm are covered, so for example if the preference was to perform housekeeping duties much earlier in the day, or largely on one day than spread across the week, then this could be accommodated for the right candidate.

An owner driver is required for this role.

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

Bix (RG9) - morning housekeeper 5 days (20 hours) a week

An experienced and proactive live out housekeeper is sought 20 hours a week for a family living in Bix RG9, near Henley on Thames. The family consists of Mum, Dad, 3 grown up children who come and go, a young daughter and two dogs. Mum and Dad both have busy, demanding jobs.

  • Days and hours: 8.30am to 1.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 10.30am on a Friday
  • Salary: up to £15,600 gross per annum based on up to £15 gross per hour
  • Start date: mid October 2019

Your role will include keeping the family home immaculate, managing the laundry, ironing and some occasional meal preparation. You will also be required to walk and care for the two dogs. Ideally the family would love someone who would be willing to house/dog sit (live in)  when the family are travelling, which would be paid for separately on a per trip basis. You should have an up to date DBS certificate, be a fluent English speaker and a dog lover.

An owner driver is essential for this role and this would suit someone with a mature, self starting approach who is comfortable working in quite a remote location.

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

Temporary roles

Finchampstead (RG40): Wrap around nanny October 2019-March 2020

A reliable and flexible temp nanny is sought to work shifts over a five month period for a family based in Finchampstead RG40. The family consists of Mum, her three sons aged 13 and twins 12, plus cat. Mum is training to be a midwife and is required for hospital shifts over this time, hence the role has arisen.

  • Days and hours: 3-4 days a week (the exact working pattern will soon be clear) working week days  6.30am to 8.30am and 5.00pm to 8.30pm or 6.30pm to 8.30am; and weekends 6.30pm to 8.30am or 6.30am to 8.00pm during the periods 7th – 13th October; 4th November – 8th December ; 6th January – 9th February 2020 and 2nd March – 29th March 2020.
  • Salary: up to £15 gross per hour.
  • Start date: 7 October 2019

On school days you will need to ensure the boys are up, get ready for school and have a healthy, filling breakfast. They will get to school independently and you will return at 5pm to provide them with a balanced, home cooked evening meal and supervise homework before Mum returns home. If she is working an overnight shift you will ensure the boys get to bed and stay over in the house until Mum is back in the morning.

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