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Updated: 15th October 2018

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Primrose Hill (NW1): Live-in nanny Monday-Friday

A lovely family with one baby (and a very friendly dog!) based in Primrose Hill, London NW1, seek a fun, bright, energetic and loving live-in nanny/manny.

They live opposite a beautiful park, there are great facilities all within walking distance including baby classes and baby groups. If you’re into fitness and health, there’s a local gym / Pilates / hot yoga / yoga studio. The main high street is full of boutique shops and cafes/restaurants all within a 5 minute walk. London zoo is very close and transport links are excellent.

  • Salary will be up to £21,700  gross per year for the right person (approx £417 gross per week). 
  • Hours are 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday. You would be expected to babysit up to two nights a week including some Saturday nights with notice.
  • To start: Mid-November 2018 but could be a couple of weeks earlier for the right candidate.

You will be relaxed, clean, positive, tidy and proactive. You’ll be nurturing and kind, polite and friendly and able to use your own initiative (have a good level of common sense!). 

You need to be very comfortable with dogs (no dog walking duties will be expected). You’ll be respectful of their home and help to keep it tidy at the end of each working day for when mum and dad arrive home. No deep cleaning duties will be expected as they have cleaner who comes twice a week. You’ll have a genuine love for children and a lot of love to give!

You will have a good level of English and would be encouraged to spend time out the house most weekends (if not babysitting) as the family do like time to themselves where possible. You’d be welcome to stay there on the weekends if this isn’t an option. 

A driver would be a bonus but not essential. An automatic car can be provided. The family live 5-10 minutes walk from Chalk Farm station. 

You may be asked to travel abroad with family on occasion. 

The baby boy is 6 months old. You will attend toddler groups/toddler classes/playgroups, bottle feeding (experience of weaning would be a bonus), cook appropriate meals for the baby, manage his bedroom/play spaces (e.g. change beds/sorting clothes and toys) and play age appropriate games and help and encourage with his development. 

You would have your own double bedroom, with sky TV and share a bathroom with the baby. 

You will need to have excellent checkable references, be physically fit, will be a non-smoker, have a happy disposition, honest and kind.  You will need to have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid and at least 2-3 years nanny experience with babies and toddlers. 

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

Shepherd's Bush (W12): full time live in nanny

A wonderful family of four are seeking a fluent English speaking, LOVING, KIND, FUN, HAPPY, SUPER ORGANISED and TIDY live-in nanny to join their loving family. They are based in Shepherds Bush, W12.

There are two girls who are 7 & 9 years old and their little cousin (and neighbour) who’s 2 years old. You’ll care for the three girls. 

  • The start date is November 1st 2018.
  • Salary paid will be up to £650 gross per week for the right person. Up to £33,800 gross per year.
  • You’ll work Monday – Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm. (You will be expected to babysit one day per week – the family go away a great deal over the school holidays!). 

Accommodation details: you’ll have your own double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and your own private terrace. You’ll share the bathroom with the 9 year old girl – however she doesn’t use it much!

Duties will include helping to get the children ready for school and giving them breakfast, getting their snacks ready. The girls’ little cousin (aged 2) arrives from across the road at 8am. You’ll leave to go to school at 8.15am with the three girls, two stops on the tube and a short walk to school (both girls attend the same school). 

You’ll take care of the two year old during the day, play with her, take her to any toddler groups / activities and generally keeping her entertained, happy and safe. 

You’ll do household admin and chores when possible, cook and prepare food ready for dinner, organize dry cleaning and other general errands. You’ll collect the older girls at 3.45pm and take them home (they have after school activities twice a week at home – piano and tutoring). 

You’ll feed them all dinner, help with homework and get them ready for bed. Their little cousin is picked up at 7pm. She attends a nursery two mornings per week, you will pick her up at 1pm from nursery on those days. 

You’ll be happy to tidy and clean the kitchen up after use, keep the play areas and bedrooms tidy and organised. Sort the children’s toys, wardrobes and do all child related duties. The family have a cleaner twice a week so no deep cleaning will be expected. 

You will need to be energetic and capable to care for three children of this age. You’ll have to be really good fun and physically fit, loving and nurturing. Able to use your initiative and be kind, sensitive to the children’s needs, able to use your common sense and be pro-active, happy to muck in and want to be part of a lovely family..! You’ll be happy to become like a big sister to the girls. 

You’ll be a non smoker, have a valid enhanced DBS certificate, a valid paediatric first aid certificate and at least 3 years childcare experience and some nanny experience also ideally taking care of three children at once.

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

4 and 5 day per week jobs – Permanent

Northwood (HA6): Nanny/Mother's Help 30 hours a week

An experienced, organised and loving nanny/mother’s help is sought to join a family in Northwood (HA6).  The family comprises Mum, Dad, and their two sons, aged 3 and 4.  The family will also have a newborn baby shortly!

To start: As soon as the right candidate is found

Days and hours: 30 hours a week, namely Monday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm (though these hours could be flexed/negotiated slightly for the right candidate. 

Salary: up to £22,000 per year (equivalent to £14 gross per hour) depending on experience.

You will arrive early afternoon and help with looking after the baby (often you may have sole charge of the baby whilst mum pops out for some errands, for example).  During this early part of the afternoon you may also do some meal preparation for the boys’ dinner.  Mum will then usually pick up the boys, and you will then be involved in co-ordinating their afternoon activities/classes, and any homework they may have, and engaging and playing with them.  This routine will evolve over time, so someone who is flexible, open minded and adaptable will be necessary.

The focus on this role is very heavily on childcare, and newborn baby experience as well as experience with older children will be required.  Other than meal preparation for the boys and generally ensuring their play spaces are kept tidy and organized, there is no other household duties.  

The ideal candidate will be reliable and organized, but also able to have lots of fun.  You will be happy both in sole charge of the children and also happy to work with mum in the house.

A driver is not essential but would be a bonus. You will need to have a DBS certificate and in date paediatric first aid qualification. 

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

Totteridge (N20): housekeeper 35-37 hours a week

A Part-time and Temporary (possibly to permanent) Housekeeper (including some nannying duties) is sought to work 35-37 hours per week for a lovely family based in Totteridge, N20.  This role is initially for 12 weeks, but there is a chance it may become permanent. Someone local with their own car would be a huge bonus.

  • to start ASAP
  • Up to £15 gross per hour for the right candidate.  
  • Days and hours: ideally 7am – 11am & 4pm – 7pm Monday to Friday. Hours / days can be slightly adapted for the right person.

The family have three children, a girl of 6 and twin boy and girl of almost two 2 years old. 

The family are seeking a reliable and responsible candidate who is able to manage all elements of running the family home.  

This will include cleaning (maintaining all areas of the house to a high standard), laundry, running errands for the family, and meal preparation. You should ideally have a strong background of housekeeping and nannying, with excellent references.  

You should speak very good English. You should be able to act on your own initiative as well as responsive to instructions.  Mum does not work, so you will need to be comfortable working alongside a parent in the house. 

Ideally you’ll have a DBS certificate and an in date paediatric first aid qualification.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.

Chesham: Full time nanny/housekeeper upto 50 hours a week

A flexible, organised and friendly nanny/housekeeper is sought to join a lovely family in Great Missenden for a full time, long-term position. The family comprises Mum and Dad, together with their son (aged 4) and a new puppy!  This will be a wonderful role for someone who is outdoorsy and active and who thrives off helping and organising a busy family home.

  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found
  • Days and hours: up to 50 hours per week, usually to be 8am to 6pm, with occasional flexibility.
  • Salary: up to £31,200 per year for a 50 hour week (equivalent to £12 gross per hour)

The family has recently moved to the area and is seeking a nanny/housekeeper for the long term. Mum works full time but is largely home based, and much of the time (especially in the mornings) she will carry out most of the care for her son (e.g. breakfast, school run etc). However, from time to time Mum will need to work early or will be away, so you would need to be willing to take him to school and manage the morning routine confidently with him.  You’ll then usually pick him up from school and bring him home and give him dinner and play with him.  He is a lovely, fun and energetic little boy so lots of hands-on, outside time is needed!

A significant focus of this role is on housekeeping, with some admin/PA support for the family as well.  As well as daily and weekly housekeeping support (to include laundry, bed changing, some meal preparation and maintaining the standard of the house to a clean and tidy level), you would also be someone who is able to support the family in getting settled into their new home and proactively support with things such as organising cupboards, rooms etc. You would also ideally be happy to take on some of the household admin, so basic IT literacy would be a helpful skill. In addition, being a presence around the house to keep their dog company, as well as taking the dog out for a walk as needed, would be required.

The perfect candidate will be someone with previous housekeeping experience, who understands the challenges of running a busy family home. You should be someone who is able to work very well independently, and who is able to be proactive and confident to work without too much direction. Previous experience of working within families with school age children would be a bonus.  You will also need to love animals and enjoy the outdoors.

You will need to have a recent DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certification (or be willing to obtain this), a driving licence and your own car which you’d be willing to use for work purposes (mileage reimbursed).

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

Muswell Hill (N10): Nanny 36 hours a week Monday-Thursday

A lovely family of three based in Muswell Hill, N10 seek a fluent English, bright, experienced and reliable sole charge nanny to work four days a week – a total of 36 hours a week.  The family have two lovely boys ages 7 and 4 years old. 

  • To start: November 2018 (could be earlier if the right candidate is found).
  • The days and times required will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays – 12pm – 8pm and Tuesdays 8am – 8pm. A total 36 hours a week. You will be required to work extra hours during the school holidays.
  • Salary offered will be up to £27,900 gross per year based on 36 hours a week (up to approx £15 gross per hour for the right person).

You’ll have at least 3-4 years childcare experience and at least one year nanny experience taking care of children of this age. A driver would be a bonus but not a deal breaker. 

If you live locally this would be preferable. You will need to speak fluent English and have the ability to help the children with their homework. 

Duties such as school / nursery drop off and pick will be expected (school is a 10minute walk away and nursery is a 20 minute bus ride away), after school activities, play dates, other fun activities and outings during school holidays, helping with homework, giving them dinner, bath, bedtime reading and putting them down for bed. Mum usually arrives home in time to see the older boy before he goes to sleep. 

Other duties that would be required would be tidying the kitchen after meal times, the childrens laundry, tidying the childrens bedrooms and play areas, preparing snacks and meals for the boys, checking book bags, preparing school uniform, preparing uniform, snacks and book bags for the next day and having a tidy up at the end of each day. 

You’ll be able to use your own initiative and have common sense, you’ll be intuitive to the boys sensitive natures, you must be very reliable!, be caring, warm, attentive, fun!, energetic and able to keep up with two young boys!, kind, able to be firm and set boundaries, be a confident communicator with mum to ensure you’re both on the same page with regards to taking care of the boys, someone who would treat these children the same way they’d treat their own.

If you’re a driver a car can be provided. 

You’ll have a happy disposition and be capable and confident to take care of children of this age with at least 3-4 years prior childcare experience. Some prior nanny experience is essential. 

You will be a non-smoker. Someone local would be a huge bonus. You’ll have a enhanced DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid certificate. 

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

Northwood Hills (HA6): Nanny/Housekeeper 32.5 hours a week

A kind, reliable, caring and fun nanny/housekeeper is sought for a family based in Northwood, HA6.  The family comprises Mum and Dad, and their three children aged 10, 8 and 6.

  • Days and hours: 32.5 hours a week, namely Monday to Friday – 12:00pm to 6:30pm all year round. 
  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found
  • Salary: up to £390 gross per week (equivalent to £12 gross per hour) depending on experience.

You would arrive at midday and help with some housekeeping, to include laundry and ironing for the children, helping to prepare an evening meal, tidying up and light cleaning, and some general errands.  You’d then go and pick the children up from school and bring them home, supervising homework and an evening meal.  Some days the children do after school activities, and you’d be happy to take them to these including arranging play dates with the children’s friends from time to time.  

The family is lovely and laid back and the children are fun and active.  You will be someone who both loves engaging with school age children, as well as being very organised and able to keep on top of the home side of things. 

A driver is not required, but would be a bonus.  You should have a recent DBS certificate, an in date paediatric first aid certificate, or be willing to obtain these.  Ofsted registration, or a willingness to obtain this would also be a bonus. 

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

Northwood (HA6): Nanny 25 to 30 hours a week

A before and after school (or just after school, if a candidate preferred this) nanny is sought for a family of four based in Northwood, HA6.  The family comprises Mum and Dad, and their two children aged 5 and almost 3.

  • Days and hours: there are two options – either (i) 25 hours a week i.e. Monday to Friday 1:30pm-6:30pm; or (ii) 30 hours a week, namely 7am-9am and 2:30pm-6:30pm.  More hours could be offered to a candidate wishing to add additional time in the school holidays.  
  • To start: 1 December 2018
  • Salary: up to £18,720 per year (equivalent to 12 gross per hour) depending on experience.

The children attend school/nursery.  If working the 30 hour option you would get them ready for, and take the children, to school and nursery (sometimes mum may be around to help with this too).  You’d then return in the afternoon and pick the children up from school and nursery and bring them home, enjoying spending time with them, playing, taking them to the park and any afternoon activities that they may do etc.  You would prepare an evening meal for the children too.

A driver is required.  You should have a recent DBS certificate, an in date paediatric first aid certificate, or be willing to obtain these.

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

Bushey (WD23): Nanny/housekeeper 40 hours a week

An organised, reliable and loving nanny/housekeeper is sought to work within a family based in Bushey Heath (WD23). The family comprises Mum, Dad (who is often away) and their two children (a girl of 7 and a boy of 4).

  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found
  • Days and hours: 40 hours a week, namely: Monday and Tuesday 7am to 5pm, Thursday 7am to 7pm and Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm
  • Salary: £25,000 per annum

You will arrive in the morning and supervise breakfast and get the children ready for school. The children are at school in Northwood and Bushey, so you will drop their daughter in Bushey first and then take the little boy to Northwood. You will then come home and spend the day helping with housekeeping to include:

  • Keeping the house clean and tidy (a full weekly clean is not required);
  • Maintaining the tidiness and general cleanliness of the house from day to day;
  • Laundry and ironing for the family including changing the beds once a week;
  • Cooking an evening meal for the family from scratch;
  • Helping to put away the weekly shop and topping up if anything extra is needed; and
  • General errands – for example booking appointments, popping to the dry cleaners etc.

You will pick the children up from school at 3pm (Northwood) and 3:50pm (Bushey) and bring them home and give them a bath. Mum will arrive home by 5pm ready for dinner. On Thursdays the routine will slightly differ, and on a Friday Mum works locally so you will finish earlier.

The family is seeking someone who can work independently and who is proactive and with an eye for detail in relation to managing the house. You should be flexible and adaptable, and someone who enjoys managing their own time. Their daughter has a medical condition which is well managed: full training and support will be provided and this does not require previous experience.

You will need to have an up to date DBS certificate, paediatric first aid qualification and excellent checkable references. You should be a driver and be happy to use your car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed). You should have at least three years’ previous nanny experience to have included housekeeping within the duties. Oftsed registration (or a willingness to obtain this) is required – the family will meet the cost of the annual registration fee.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Caversham (RG4): Nanny 27 hours per week, term time only

A reliable and flexible nanny is required from September for a family living in Caversham, RG4, near Reading. (Of note, the family may move to the Henley area in due course). The family consists of Mum and her two sons who are 3 and 7 years old. Mum works 3 days a week 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 27 hours a week during term time, but with the potential for more, by mutual agreement, for the right candidate.

Salary: from £12,636 gross per annum, depending on experience.

To start: September 2018

Days and hours: Term time only. Your core working hours will be 6am-9am and 3pm-9pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday, with occasional additional 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 and the family would be willing to consider candidates wishing to bring their own child to work.

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

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Caversham (RG4): Nanny 27 hours per week, term time only

A loving family of 4 based in Mill Hill NW7, who have two lovely girls, are seeking a permanent, sole charge, driving nanny (with own car) for one day a week. 

  • Day and times required: Mondays 8am – 6pm
  • Start date: 14th January 2019 (could be the end of January). The family are away over Christmas and so ideally you’d need to be available for a trial early December.
  • Salary offered will depend on your experience but up to £15 gross per hour – £150 gross per day. £7,800 gross per year.

The role will be mostly taking care of the  older girl who’s 3 years old. Someone knowledgable and mindful about allergies / intolerances will be essential.  Her sister is 2 years old and is looked after by her grandma. On the odd occasion, their grandma may come along with the youngest child, so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up. When the grandma is away, you will be looking after both children. 

Your duties will be totally focusing your attention on the older girl (and her sister occasionally) playing with her, keeping her occupied, ensuring she’s happy and safe. No cleaning or housekeeping duties will be expected. You’ll be required to take her to/from any planned activities and toddler groups. Where there are no plans, you’ll come up with ideas and use your initiative to organise something suitable such as drawing, painting, suitable educational activities or going to the park for example. 

You’ll feed the kids appropriate meals and snacks. You can take the child/children out for lunch/dinner or cook something simple at home. 

You’ll be someone who will stimulate the children and allow them to learn/use their imaginations. Their eldest needs to be ready for school next year (Sep, 2019), so someone who can organise some pre-school activities with her and help her with numbers and phonics. Someone with experience of working in a nursery or pre school could be a plus. 

You’ll be fun, stimulating, able to use your own initiative and be sensitive to the girls needs, you’ll be proactive and engaging. You’ll be loving, nurturing, energetic and kind. You need to drive your own car and be a confident London driver (someone local would be a big bonus). 

You’ll have a full, clean driving license, a valid enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 2-3 years childcare / nanny experience with children of this age. 

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Caversham Heights (RG4): Part time nanny

A flexible and reliable before and after school nanny is sought for a family living in Caversham Heights, RG4, near Reading. The family consists of Mum and her two sons aged 8 and 13. Mum works 4 days a week at the hospital in Reading.

Days and hours: 7.00am-9.00am four days a week and 3.00pm to 7.00pm alternating three or four days a week. Mum will be able to provide the required specific days in advance and additional work may be available during the school holidays, with the core hours remaining the same.

Salary: up to £13,728 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour.

Start date: November 2018.

In the morning, you will assist with finishing breakfast and getting the children to school. The older child is able to walk himself to school and back, but you could drive him, particularly if it is very cold or wet outside. You will collect the children from school later, support them with homework/reading, cook them supper and keep them entertained until Mum returns home by 7pm.

This would suit an active, fun, energetic individual and an owner driver is essential. This would not suit someone wishing to bring their own child to work.

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

Northwood (HA6): Mother's help 25 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! The family is also expecting their third child in December.

Salary: up to £12 gross per hour.

Days and hours: Monday to Friday: 2pm to 7pm

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 or to apply

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

Calcot (RG31): Housekeeper half a day a week

 A flexible and reliable housekeeper is required for a family living in Calcot RG31. The family consists of Mum, her son aged 8 and daughter aged 6. Mum works five days a week, but not always long days and sometimes from home.

Days and hours: 4 hours a week to be taken on a Monday or Friday morning or evening.

Salary: £12 gross per hour.

Start date: as soon as possible.

This role is to support Mum at home with laundry and cooking as a priority, as well as other light housekeeping duties.

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

Farnham (GU9): After school nanny 12 hours a week

An afternoon/evening nanny is sought to work within a family based in Farnham.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two children aged 10 & 8yrs. 

Core hours are 9 per week, i.e. 3 hours a day from 3.30pm – 6.30pm 3 days a week, with the possibility of up to an additional 3 hours per week for domestic help and cleaning. Further hours will be offered during the school holidays if agreed by both parties.  

Pay: up to £12 gross per hour.

To start: Early September. 

You will pick up the children from their school in Farnham, which is around a 10 minute walk away from the family’s home.  The duties are completely nanny focussed, creating a fun and loving environment for the children after school and helping them with their homework. 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.

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.

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. 

Chorleywood (WD3): After school nanny 12 hours a week (Mon/Tues/Thurs)

A caring after school nanny is sought for a family in Chorleywood. The family has two girls, aged 11 and 8.

The days and hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 3:15pm to 7:15pm (an earlier finish is possible if a candidate would prefer this) – a total of 12 hours a week.

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

Salary: £12-£14 per hour depending on experience.

You will pick the girls up from school and bring them home and play with them/help with their homework. They are seeking someone who is very interactive and hands on with building relationships with this age of children. You will also help to prepare an evening meal for the girls.

The family also has a live in au pair who is a student, she does not look after the children on those days so this is a sole charge position.

A driver is not essential but would be a bonus. The family is happy to consider a candidate who would need to bring their own child to work with them. You should have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid.

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

Temporary roles

Totteridge (N20): housekeeper 35-37 hours a week

A Part-time and Temporary (possibly to permanent) Housekeeper (including some nannying duties) is sought to work 35-37 hours per week for a lovely family based in Totteridge, N20.  This role is initially for 12 weeks, but there is a chance it may become permanent. Someone local with their own car would be a huge bonus.

  • to start ASAP
  • Up to £15 gross per hour for the right candidate.  
  • Days and hours: ideally 7am – 11am & 4pm – 7pm Monday to Friday. Hours / days can be slightly adapted for the right person.

The family have three children, a girl of 6 and twin boy and girl of almost two 2 years old. 

The family are seeking a reliable and responsible candidate who is able to manage all elements of running the family home.  

This will include cleaning (maintaining all areas of the house to a high standard), laundry, running errands for the family, and meal preparation. You should ideally have a strong background of housekeeping and nannying, with excellent references.  

You should speak very good English. You should be able to act on your own initiative as well as responsive to instructions.  Mum does not work, so you will need to be comfortable working alongside a parent in the house. 

Ideally you’ll have a DBS certificate and an in date paediatric first aid qualification.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.