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Updated: 11th June 2021

 

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Great Haseley (nr Thame, OX44): carer/housekeeper 36 hours a week

A warm, enthusiastic and experienced, live in or out part time carer/housekeeper is required 36 hours per week for an older couple living in Great Haseley, near Thame, OX44.  Both individuals and couples will be considered for this position.

  • Days and hours:  usual working pattern will be weekdays 7.30am to 9.30am (plus occasional supper shift 5.30 – 6.30pm) and 9.30pmto 10.00pm; with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday being full days with breaks (7.30am – 9.30am, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 5.30 – 6.30pm and 9.30pm – 10pm) A flexible one day a week off will be given, agreed in advance.
  • Salary: £12.50 gross per hour working on a self employed basis
  • Start date: 11 June 2021

You will work alongside the existing housekeeper, who works 10.30am to 4.30pm four days a week. Your duties will include helping to get the gentleman up in the morning, getting him washed and dressed, preparing breakfast and clearing away afterwards.  Early evening you will be required to prepare supper and return later to help the gentleman to bed, ensuring he takes his meds. Additional hours will be required when the housekeeper is not working and these will include lunch preparation, serving and clearing away, plus some household chores.

The couple live on a farm, which is quite remote, so you must be a driver. Accommodation is offered either as a mobile home on site, which has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, bathroom and wifi, or a room within the house itself.

You would be surrounded by beautiful countryside and the couple own a dog, other family dogs are sometimes around and they may also get a cat, so you should be comfortable with some animal care, including dog walking.

You should ideally have at least 3 years’ care experience and a current DBS on the update system, or willingness to obtain.

Some knowledge of stroke victims would be desirable. This would suit an up beat, proactive and flexible individual, experienced working with older adults and who is looking for a long term role.

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

North London (NW7): live in nanny/housekeeper

A lovely family of two (mum and child) based in North London, NW7, seek a F/T live-in nanny to work Monday to Friday. You must be experienced (with toddlers), reliable, organised, cheery, proactive and energised. A driver is essential. A car can be provided for you to use.  The adorable little girl is 2.5 years old. She currently attends nursery two mornings (Weds 9-1pm and Friday 9-12), this is likely to increase to at least a third morning weekly.

Days, hours and salary:

Option 1; Nanny/Housekeeper: 60 hours a week to include housekeeping/cooking duties whilst child is at nursery.  Duties would include taking/picking up from nursery. 

  • Salary based on working 60 hours between 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday up to £600 gross per week depending on your experience and qualifications (£31,200 gross per year)

Option 2; Nanny: Approx. 48 hours per week

  • Start date: July 2021

 You would be expected to babysit up to two nights a week with advance notice where possible. 

You’d get your own spacious double bedroom with Tv (free view), WiFi, a small balcony and shared bathroom with the baby.  

They live in a lovely home close to a health club, garden centre with cafe, supermarket and local shops. There’s a bus to the local village where there is a main high street, full of boutique shops and cafes/restaurants all within a 25 minute walk or bus ride. The family live 5-10 minutes walk from Mill Hill East station.

You will have an excellent level of English. A confident London driver is essential. You will be relaxed, calm and easy going, kind and loyal, warm and loving, have excellent levels of hygiene, positive, tidy, organised, highly reliable and proactive. You’ll be nurturing able to use your own initiative (have a good level of common sense!). 

Nanny Duties;

You will attend toddler classes/playgroups, cook appropriate meals for the child, someone with experience of very fussy eaters would be a huge bonus! You’ll manage her bedroom/play spaces (e.g. change beds/sorting clothes and toys) and play age appropriate games and help and encourage with her development. 

You’ll be respectful of the home and help to keep it tidy at the end of each working day for when mum arrives home form work. You will manage all areas of the home where the child sleeps eats and plays. You’ll have a genuine love for children and a lot of love to give!

Housekeeping (3 bed house) duties;

You’ll keep the home to a high standard of cleanliness.  Duties include: cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing, hoovering, tidying, running errands, food shopping, changing linen and supporting mum.

You will need to have excellent checkable references, be physically fit, 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 3-4 years nanny experience with toddlers.

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

4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

Great Haseley (nr Thame, OX44): carer/housekeeper 36 hours a week

A warm, enthusiastic and experienced, live in or out part time carer/housekeeper is required 36 hours per week for an older couple living in Great Haseley, near Thame, OX44.  Both individuals and couples will be considered for this position.

  • Days and hours:  usual working pattern will be weekdays 7.30am to 9.30am (plus occasional supper shift 5.30 – 6.30pm) and 9.30pmto 10.00pm; with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday being full days with breaks (7.30am – 9.30am, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 5.30 – 6.30pm and 9.30pm – 10pm) A flexible one day a week off will be given, agreed in advance.
  • Salary: £12.50 gross per hour working on a self employed basis
  • Start date: 11 June 2021

You will work alongside the existing housekeeper, who works 10.30am to 4.30pm four days a week. Your duties will include helping to get the gentleman up in the morning, getting him washed and dressed, preparing breakfast and clearing away afterwards.  Early evening you will be required to prepare supper and return later to help the gentleman to bed, ensuring he takes his meds. Additional hours will be required when the housekeeper is not working and these will include lunch preparation, serving and clearing away, plus some household chores.

The couple live on a farm, which is quite remote, so you must be a driver. Accommodation is offered either as a mobile home on site, which has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, bathroom and wifi, or a room within the house itself.

You would be surrounded by beautiful countryside and the couple own a dog, other family dogs are sometimes around and they may also get a cat, so you should be comfortable with some animal care, including dog walking.

You should ideally have at least 3 years’ care experience and a current DBS on the update system, or willingness to obtain.

Some knowledge of stroke victims would be desirable. This would suit an up beat, proactive and flexible individual, experienced working with older adults and who is looking for a long term role.

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

Hampstead (NW3): nanny 55 hours a week

A lovely family of 4 (including a lovely small french bulldog), based in Hampstead, NW3 are looking for a full-time nanny who is positive, energetic, happy and highly organised. Someone local would be a bonus and someone with some SEN experience would be preferred. Parking is available if you have your own car. A driver isn’t necessary however.

  • Salary: up to £45,760 (£16 gross hourly depending on your qualifications and experience).
  • Start date: Monday, 21st June 2021.
  • Days / times: 55 hours per week. From 7.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday (The ideal candidate be able to babysit one evening a week – you’ll get paid extra for this).

The little boy is 4 years old and is super happy, wonderfully articulate and exceptionally creative. He is a natural born performer. Someone with a musical inclination would be ideal, and someone who enjoys singing and can play instruments is preferred.  He is also a deep thinker and is highly emotional and so someone sensitive, empathetic and calm will be essential. He thrives on positive reinforcement. He is a highly intelligent, high performing kid who learns best through visual cues, or pictures. Someone who understands that each child learns differently, and can adapt to all styles of learning will be essential.

Their 9 month old daughter is a happy, bright and lovely little girl who would benefit from having an engaging, positive nanny who can focus on the developmental stages necessary for kids to develop and grow. Someone able to identify these and take initiative to help her development is essential, with previous baby experience.

Dad runs his own business and is working from home at the moment, mum will be going back to work full time in the near future. The role will be sole charge.

You will help with the morning routine, getting children dressed fed and help with school drop-off for the elder boy. You’ll focus on the baby and her morning routine, naptimes, age related activities and preparing lunch, bottles, changing nappy, focus on all child related duties including managing their bedrooms play areas and mealtimes. You will take them to any baby groups and will manage any after-school activities and play dates.

Preparing and cooking appropriate meals for both children will be very important. Someone  experienced in nutrition and healthy eating would be preferable.

You must have a valid Paediatric First Aid certificate, an enhanced DBS certificate, enjoy the company of dogs! have worked with children of these ages for at least 3-4 years in a nanny position. Someone with extra qualifications in SEN / experiences would be a bonus. You’ll be physically fit, have a positive disposition, easy going and kind and have excellent checkable references.

Northwood (HA6): nanny/housekeeper up to 35 hours

A proactive, reliable and organised nanny/housekeeper is sought to join a family in Northwood (HA6). The family has two girls aged 9 and 7.

  • Days and hours: either 28 hours per week (namely Monday to Thursday 12pm to 7pm), or 35 per week (Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm).
  • Salary: expected to be around £13 – £13.50 gross per hour, dependent on experience.
  • Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found (latest September 2021).

 

Mum and Dad are currently working from home, in separate offices.  They will transitioning back into their offices over the next few months, although it is highly likely that there will remain some home-based working for the long-term, and the successful candidate will need to be comfortable with this. 

You will arrive around lunchtime and spend your first three hours of the day helping with housekeeping for the family, including family laundry (occasional ironing but this is not significant), to include changing the beds once a week, meal preparation (predominantly for the children but may occasionally include the whole family), keeping the house tidy and general errands.  Full cleaning is not required, as the family has a cleaner who comes once a week, so your role will be to maintain the house to a good standard in between times.

You’ll pick up the children from school and help to take them to after school activities and oversee homework.  During the school holidays, the routine is likely to remain similar, and hours will remain the same all year round.

The family is seeking a fun and energetic nanny/housekeeper who is proactive and adaptable to the needs of a busy family. Previous experience of working in a similar role with school aged children would be a great bonus.

You should be a great communicator and able to build good relationships with the girls, taking into account their ages and development.  You should also be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the challenges of running a busy family home.

A driver is required. You should have an up to date DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 3 years’ of paid experience, ideally working in a family home with housekeeping. 

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

 

 

Alexandra Palace (N22): nanny 36 hours a week Monday to Thursday

A lovely family of three based in Alexandra Palace, N22 seek an experienced career nanny to work F/T over 4 days a week. You must be experienced (with babies/toddlers), energetic, bubbly, reliable, flexible, an initiative taker and laid back. Their sweet little boy is 13 months old.

  • Start date: Monday 5th July 2021
  • Ideal days and times: 9am – 6pm Monday to Thursday (extra hours can be offered to the right person – up to 40 hours weekly). Some occasional babysitting may be required and you will get paid extra for this.
  • Salary: Gross annual salary based on working 36 hours weekly up to £31,850 (£17 gross per hour) depending on your experience and qualifications.

Mum and dad work from home currently and dad is likely to work away from home around September while mum will continue to primarily work from home. You will need to be comfortable with this set up. Covid depending, Mum and dad expect to travel to the US with work around 4x a year, there is potential for the nanny to come with (but not essential / guaranteed).

Mum and dad are both very hands-on parents and if they are working from home they will likely want to come and see/play with their son during the day for short periods/have lunch together sometimes/etc.

Your duties will include preparing lunch and dinner for the toddler. He has a cow’s milk allergy so needs to avoid all dairy. Someone with experience of allergies in children would be a bonus. (He also has breast milk mornings and last thing at night). Organising and helping with ideas of lovely meal ideas for him and letting the family know what to add to the shopping list would be appreciated. No deep cleaning will be expected, only managing and tidying areas where the child sleeps, eats and plays and to have a tidy up at the end of each day.  

Your main focus will be on playing with and engaging with the little one and looking after his development, attending groups and classes (you’ll use your initiative as to what classes would be good for him in the area IF you’re familiar with the area).

The right nanny will be comfortable to take lead on planning the schedule for the week and will be happy to include a variety of activities such as messy play, sensory play, music, reading, trips to the playground, etc.

You will need to have excellent checkable references, be physically fit, a non-smoker, have a happy disposition, energetic, honest and kind. Ideally you will be a confident London driver. You must have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid and at least 2-3 years solid nanny experience with babies / toddlers. You must be Covid vaccinated (or be prepared to take the vaccine when relevant age group is called).  Qualifications in childcare / children’s early development would be preferable as would a confident London driver.

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

Ruislip (HA5): nanny 40 hours a week, Tuesday to Friday

A caring and patient nanny is sought to join a lovely family of five in Ruislip (HA5). The family has three children, a little boy aged 5, a girl of 3 and a baby girl of 16 months. 

This is a long-term, permanent position.

  • Days and hours: 40 hours a week, namely Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
  • Salary: for a 40 hour week, up to £27,400 p.a (up to £13 gross per hour), with precise positioning depending on experience
  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found

Note that currently both parents are working from home, but it is likely that both parents will return to the office during 2021, albeit that they may not be based in the office on a full-time basis, so you will need to be comfortable with there being a parent working in the house.

You’ll arrive in the morning and help with feeding the children breakfast and preparing them for school/nursery. You will then take their little boy to school (he is in reception), which is around a 5-10 minute drive away, so a driver is essential.  Their little girl also goes to a play group three mornings a week (Mon, Wed and Fri from 9.30 to 11.30am), so you will need to drop her there for the morning.  You’ll then spend most of the day looking after their baby and daughter (when she is not at playgroup), managing all elements of their care and routine and doing different activities with them to stimulate learning and fun through play.

At 3pm you will pick up the little boy from school and bring him home for dinner. You’ll help to develop and manage a regular after school routine.

The family are looking for someone very warm, kind, reliable and child focussed, who genuinely thrives off spending time with the children, being very hands on and developing loving relationships with them. You should be a great communicator both with adults and children.

You should have at least 5 years’ previous nanny experience with strong references from previous nanny employers. A driver is required, and a car can be provided for your use, although if you have your own car this would be preferable.  You should have a DBS certificate on the update service and paediatric first aid (or be willing to obtain these), together with excellent, checkable references. Ofsted registration would be advantageous.

 

 

Muswell Hill (N22): nanny Monday to Friday, 57.5 hours a week

A lovely young, multicultural family of three (soon to be four!) who are moving to Muswell Hill, N22 seek an experienced (with toddlers and newborns!), physically fit, kind, highly organised, proactive and reliable, English speaking F/T daily nanny to start with them in early September 2021. 

They’re a fun family with a lovely little boy of 2. Second child is due in Oct / Nov.  

  • Hours/days required are Monday to Friday 7.30am – 7pm. A total of 57.5 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 be up to £55,000 gross per year for the right person / up to £18 gross hourly
  • Start date: 6th September 2021

Their son loves to play around and is full of energy and smiles. He has gentle and inquisitive nature and is settled into a good eating and sleeping routine. He is very engaging and good at communicating for his age. They would like to keep up the routine (and hope a prospective nanny can help with establishing a routine when baby comes along, especially with baby’s sleep). Mum and dad are fair and flexible, they don’t take themselves too seriously and ultimately the children’s wellbeing is most important to them.

Mum and dad both work full time but have been doing so from home given the pandemic. They have developed a good sense of when to step back to let the nanny take charge.

Mum will be on maternity leave when the newborn arrives, the ideal candidate will be flexible, open minded and able to communicate openly with parents.

The family are planning for the little boy to start nursery towards the end of September / early October. They will start with a few mornings a week and work their way up to 4 days full time. During this transition period, when the little boy is not in nursery, you will help him get dressed in the mornings and prepare breakfast and packed lunch for him for certain classes, or play dates. The nanny will manage his afternoon nap and take charge of any nursery duties (prepare meals, laundry / ironing, tidy up his toys, prepare afternoon activities such as crafts etc). You will organise or manage his afternoon – taking him to the park or meeting up with a friend of his, focusing on fun age-appropriate activities and developmental games / activities. You will give him his dinner and support with bath time. Parents like to do bedtime whilst nanny has a tidy around at the end of the day. 

This routine will change when the little boy has settled into nursery, and after the newborn arrives, your focus will shift more towards the newborn. The ideal candidate will be amenable and flexible and happy to work out a routine that works for both toddler and newborn together with mum.

The perfect candidate will be kind and genuinely cares and enjoys looking after children. You’ll be happy to work with the family as a team to care for children and build on their potential. You’ll have toddler experience and especially be empathetic and understanding towards a lot of new changes for this little one (moving house, starting nursery, new baby) so you’ll be someone who can help with the adjustment and transition for him. You’ll have newborn experience with sleep routines, weaning etc. Be physically fit and active and a good cook – ideally you’ll be a nanny who is happy to cook healthy nutritious meals.

You will be a non smoker and 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.

Cockfosters (EN4): nanny Monday to Friday, 50 hours a week

A lovely family of 3 based in Cockfosters, EN4 are looking for a full-time nanny and family PA who is full of energy, positive, enthusiastic, organised, discrete, happy and good fun. Someone local would be a bonus and someone who is a confident driver is essential. Parking is available if you have your own car. A car can be provided for your to use.  Their little girl is 4 years old.

  • Start date: 15th June 2021 (flex for a little later towards end of June for the right candidate). 
  • Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm. 
  • Salary; Based on working 50 hours a week, up to £42,635 gross per annum depending on your experience and qualifications. 

Mum and dad run their own businesses and work from home at the moment. 

You will help with the morning routine, getting child dressed fed and do school drop-off when she starts reception at her new school (Sep 2021). From approx October there will be a school bus to take her to school. Between 9am and 3pm, you’ll support Mum with her property development business as well as help with general house related errands. For example, assist with booking travel arrangements, online shopping, organising child’s activities, support mum with any events, organise party decorations when birthdays, help with dinner parties etc and manage the child’s bedroom, play areas and meal times. 

No cooking for the child will be expected (only preparing and and managing her meals). No cleaning is expected as the family have a cleaner and housekeeper. 

You’ll collect their daughter from school and help with any after school activities, piano practise, support with phonics, reading and her development. You may be asked to manage any play dates, take her to the park and general age appropriate activities and games. 

Someone with primary/private school teaching background will be a huge bonus. Ideally the right candidate with have the flexibility to work some weekends when there are family events/ kids parties or dinner parties. You could have days off during the week if you work over the weekends. 

You must have a valid Paediatric First Aid certificate, an enhanced DBS certificate, have worked with children of these ages for at least 3-4 years in a nanny position and ideally teaching knowledge / experience / qualifications. A driver would be essential. You’ll be physically fit, have a positive disposition, easy going and kind and have excellent checkable references.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Ealing (W13): nanny 3 days per week

really lovely and warm returning client of mine based in Ealing, W13 are seeking a fun, caring, experienced, capable and loyal, long term 3 days weekly (3.5 days for the shorter term) part time, fluent English speaking nanny to care for their two beautiful, gentle boys ages 10 months old and 2.5 years old. Someone with a bit of flexibility to work extra hours on occasion would be ideal. 

  • Start date: 5th July 2021
  • Days and Hours: 30-36 hours weekly from 8am – 6pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Monday afternoons from 12pm to 6pm until the eldest gets offered a place at the local nursery. 
  • Salary: Subject to hours agreed, experience and qualifications this job can offer based on working 36 hours weekly between £28,080 – £29,952 gross annually depending on your experiences and qualifications (£15-£16 gross hourly).

Based on 30 hours weekly £23,400 – £24,960.

The baby attends a local nursery on Mondays. They are both there on a Friday. The toddler goes to a local playgroup Monday mornings. The family are waiting for another place to be offered to the toddler so that they can both attend the local nursery together on a Monday, but they don’t know if and when this spot may become available.  Therefore the family would be most grateful if the nanny could work Monday afternoons from 12pm to 6pm until the eldest gets offered this place. 

Mum and dad will most likely be in the office Tuesday to Thursday, however if they are working from home they will stay out of the nanny’s way.  

The nanny will arrive and will help get the boys ready for the day ahead and help with breakfast. The toddler attends playgroup on Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am – Midday.  The baby also has a baby class on a Thursday which the family would like to continue with.  The nanny will be responsible for taking both boys to these classes. You’ll manage the babies morning and lunchtime naps, mealtimes, nappy changes and engage in age-appropriate activities and his development. The toddler has some quiet time in the afternoon after lunch, he no longer naps.  

In the afternoon you will play with the children, take them to the park or local activity and prepare and give them their evening meal around 5 pm. You’ll manage any child related duties such as tidying up their bedrooms and play areas and after mealtimes and generally having a tidy up at the end of the day.

The boys love being outside so that is important to them. They are inquisitive and love learning. Healthy and balanced meals are also important to the family and so someone knowledgeable about nutrition and someone who will enjoy preparing meals for the children will be essential. 

The perfect nanny will be good fun and really have a passion to work with young children, you’ll care for these boys, and will be happy to become part of their loving family and to grow with and evolve with them for the longer term. You’ll be a loving, bubbly nanny who is very reliable responsible. You’ll be full of positive energy, physically fit and a non smoker.

You’ll have an enhanced DBS certificate, experience with children of these ages. You’ll need at least 1 year childcare experience, you’ll be passionate about work on with children, an excellent communicator. You’ll have excellent, checkable references.

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

Croxley Green (WD3): nanny 3 days per week (Monday to Wednesday)

A family in Croxley Green (WD3) with two children (a boy of 13 and a girl of 8) is seeking an experienced and proactive nanny 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 £20,280 per annum (equivalent to £13 per hour gross), with positioning dependent on experience.
  • Days and hours: up to 30 hours a week, namely Monday to Wednesday 8am to 6pm.

The family is seeking a proactive nanny with previous experience of working with school aged children, and who has good insight into the day to day running of a busy family schedule with limited guidance and input.  You should be confident interacting 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.  The boy is attending a new school from September which he will take himself to and from.

Mum may work from home some days, but she will not disturb the nanny at all.

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.

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

  • getting the children (especially their daughter) ready for school in the morning and taking their daughter their (this is a 10 minute drive);
  • organising their school bags and possessions, and ensuring they have everything they need each day;
  • family laundry and ironing;
  • keeping the children’s rooms and belongings in good order;
  • preparing a meal each day for the children;
  • occasional day to day errands;
  • Collecting their daughter from school, bringing them home, supervising homework and after school activities, dinner and bath-time.

The ideal nanny will be sociable and confident to build strong relationships with school aged 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 routine.   During the school day, provided you are contactable at all times, once any child-related housekeeping duties have been done, your time can be managed as you see fit.

You will need at least five years’ experience as a nanny, ideally with school aged children and experience with teenagers would be a particular bonus.

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.

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

Bushey (WD19): nanny 3 days per week (Tuesday - Thursday)

A caring and fun nanny is sought to join a lovely family of five in Watford (WD19). The family has three children (two boys and a girl), who at that start of the job will be 4 and 2 and 1. 

This is a long-term, permanent position.

  • Days and hours: 35 hours a week, namely Tuesday to Thursday, 7:45am to 7:25pm.
  • Salary: between £21,800 and £25,500 p.a. (i.e. from £12 to £14 gross per hour), with precise positioning depending on experience
  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found

Mum is returning to work following maternity leave.  She will be office based.  Dad is currently working from home most of the time, but this is likely to reduce, although he will not be based in the office on a full-time basis, so you will need to be comfortable with there being a parent working in the house.

You’ll arrive in the morning and help with feeding the children breakfast and preparing their son for school. You will then take their little boy to school (he is in reception), which is a walk from home.  You’ll then spend most of the day looking after the younger two children, managing all elements of their care and routine and doing different activities with them to stimulate learning and fun through play.  You will ideally take them to some playgroups and classes during the week, once these return.  The family is very out-doorsy and so plenty of fresh air and outside play will be expected!

At 3pm you will pick up the little boy from school and bring him home to play with him. You’ll help to develop and manage a regular after school routine. 

The evening meal will have been prepared for you, and you’ll be confident to supplement these with healthy lunches (sandwiches, vegetables, fruit etc).  The family is keen to reinforce healthy dietary habits in the children, and would like their nanny to support them in this. 

The family are looking for someone very warm, energetic, and experienced, who genuinely thrives off spending time with the children, being very hands on and developing loving relationships with them. You should be a great communicator both with adults and children.

You should have at least 5 years’ previous nanny experience with strong references from previous nanny employers. A driver is preferred but not absolutely essential, and a car can be provided for your use.  You should have a DBS certificate on the update service and paediatric first aid (or be willing to obtain these), together with excellent, checkable references.

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

Thame (OX9): nanny 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and either Wed or Thurs)

A kind, calm and enthusiastic live out nanny is sought 31 ¼ hours across 3 days a week for family living in Thame OX9. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son and daughter who will be 4 and nearly 1 respectively when the job begins. Dad works full time and Mum is returning to work 3 days a week, following her maternity leave.

  • Days and hours: Monday 7.45am to 6.45pm, Tuesday 7.45am to 5.00pm and 7.45am to 6.45pm on either a Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the nanny’s preference.
  • Salary: c£19,500 – £21,000 gross annually based on £12-13 gross per hour .
  • Start date: mid October 2021.

You will be responsible for the pre school or forest school runs for the older child during the term time and caring for the younger child, entertaining her with fun and age appropriate activities, to include, play groups, plenty of fresh air and observing her nap time. Time permitting, some light housekeeping duties would be welcome, such as managing the children’s laundry or doing some meal preparation. You will prepare healthy, varied meals, drinks and snacks for both children when in your care. During the holiday periods, you will be responsible for planning suitable activities for both children, at home as well as out and about (strictly adhering to current covid legislation). A driver is necessary for this role and a car will be provided for your use in the performance of your duties, if preferred. This would suit an energetic, enthusiastic individual with solid knowledge of child development, educational milestones and nutrition who is looking to form a strong bond with a family and offer them a long term commitment.

You should have a minimum of five years’ paid childcare experience which can include that within a nursery setting, although should include at least some years working in a family home and with toddlers. Ofsted registration, or willingness to obtain this, is also required.

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

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Hampstead Garden Suburb (NW11): Nanny 19 hours a week Thursday and Friday
A lovely family of four (and their medium sized dog) based in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 are seeking a fun, caring, patient, experienced, capable and loyal, nanny to work part-time 2 days a week. You must be fluent English speaking. A confident London driver will be essential. Parking is available, ideally you’ll have your own car to use.
 
 
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Days and Hours: 19 hours a week. Thursday and Fridays 8am – 5.30pm.
  • Salary: Based on working 19 hours weekly between £14,800 & £15,800 gross annually depending on your experience and qualifications (£15-£16 gross hourly).
The boys are aged 3 & 5 years old. The youngest has a rare genetic condition. He has no medical needs but has a learning disability and is non-verbal. He uses PECS cards to communicate and he is very communicative! Someone with experience of caring for children with extra needs would be preferable.
 
Mum and dad are currently working from home and so you will need to be comfortable with this set up. Mum may be working outside the home more often in the near future.
 
 
Duties will include helping with the boys breakfast, getting dressed and ready for their day, one of the parents will take the eldest to school and the nanny will take the youngest to nursery.  Whilst he’s at nursery you will focus on child related duties, manage their bedrooms, play areas and tidy up after breakfast and prepare the children’s evening meals and activities for the children after school. You’ll collect the youngest at 12:45, play age appropriate activities, take him to the park etc. Your collect the eldest at 3 pm and manage any after-school activities, play with the children, take them to the park or local activity and prepare and give them their evening meal.
 
 
 
The boys love being outside so that is important to them. The perfect nanny will be good fun and really have a passion to work with young children and will be happy to become part of their loving family and to grow with and evolve with them for 12 months.
 
You’ll need to be comfortable around dogs (they have a dogs walker).
 
 
You’ll be a loving, patient and warm nanny who is very reliable and responsible. You’ll be full of positive energy, physically fit and a non smoker.  You’ll have an enhanced DBS certificate, experience with children of these ages. You’ll need at least 3 years solid nanny experience, you’ll be confident in setting clear boundaries and be an excellent communicator. You’ll have excellent, checkable references.
 
 
Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.
Watford (WD19): Nanny 24 hours a week, Monday and Wednesday

A kind, patient and enthusiastic nanny is sought to join a lovely family of four in Watford (WD19) for two days per week.  The family has two children, a girl aged 4 and a boy of approaching 2.  This is a long-term, permanent position.

  • Days and hours: 24 hours a week, 7:30am to 7:30pm Monday and Wednesdays (there is no flexibility on these days).
  • Salary: between £13,700 and £16,200 depending on experience (i.e. from £11 gross to £13 gross per hour);
  • Start date: can be flexible for the right candidate, from mid-June 2021 (latest end of July 2021)

The little girl is starting school in September, which is around 30 minutes drive.  In the mornings, Dad will usually take her.  Their son also attends nursery on the same site, and may be going to nursery for mornings only (to be confirmed).  If he’s at nursery, you will assist with some light housekeeping (predominantly child-focussed) such as assisting with the laundry (if you are willing to help with family laundry this would be a great bonus), keeping the children’s rooms and play spaces tidy and clean and preparing food for when the children are home.  At lunchtime you’ll pick up their little boy and bring him home for lunch and an afternoon activity.  Alternatively, if he is not at nursery then you will spend the whole day today, organising a range of fun activities and managing his routine for the whole day.

At school pick up time (4pm) you will collect their daughter, and bring her home for dinner and play time, plus in due course assist with any homework that may be required.

During the school holidays you will have full time sole charge care of their daughter and their little boy will continue to attend nursery on the same pattern that he does in the term time which is to be confirmed.

You should have at least 3 years of previous paid childcare experience, ideally with at least one of those years in a domestic setting.   A driver is required, and a car can be provided for your use.  You will need a DBS certificate registered to the update service, and an in-date paediatric first aid certificate, as well as excellent checkable references.

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Farnham Common (SL2): Afternoon nanny with more hours in the holidays

A respectful, trustworthy and loyal part time live out nanny is sought after nursery and full time in the holidays 3 days a week for a family living in Farnham Common SL2. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their daughters aged 2 ½ and nearly 1. Dad works full time often in London and Mum is returning to work imminently, following her maternity leave.

  • Days and hours: During the term time (32 weeks of the year) Monday 3pm to 7pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm to 7pm and during the school holidays (20 weeks of the year) 8am to 7pm Monday to Wednesday.
  • ]Salary: c£16,500 gross annually based on £15 gross per hour.
  • ]Start date: early April 2021.

During the term time, you will need to collect the girls from nursery by car, perhaps calling in at the playground en route home if the weather is fine, or spending some time elsewhere outdoors. On the days you start work earlier you will perform some light housekeeping duties in advance of nursery pick up, such as the household laundry, ironing and tidying away of toys. You should be home in time to prepare dinner to be eaten at 6pm, with bathtime at 6.30pm in readiness for bedtime at 7pm. Mum/Dad will usually take charge of bath time, in which cases you would focus on tidying up after dinner and being proactive about other jobs which might need doing, such as putting a laundry cycle on or putting away clean washing. During the holidays, you will be responsible for planning fun and age appropriate activities for both children, at home and out and about (strictly adhering to current covid legislation), to include plenty of fresh air, observing the girls’ usual nap routine, down time and healthy, varied meals, drinks and snacks.

A driver is necessary for this role and a car will be provided for your use in the performance of your duties. This would suit an energetic, enthusiastic individual with solid knowledge of child development, educational milestones and nutrition who is looking to form a strong bond with a family and offer them a long term commitment.

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

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

Marlow (SL7): Afternoon nanny 2-4 days per week

A calm, patient and flexible mother’s help is sought 14-22 hours a week for a family living in Marlow SL7. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son who is almost 2 and baby due towards the end of August. Dad works full time and Mum is not returning to work following the birth of their second child for the foreseeable future.

  • Days and hours: 12pm-7pm Wednesday and Friday with scope for 3pm-7pm after nursery shifts in addition on a Tuesday and Thursday for the right candidate, if desired.
  • Salary: £12- £13 gross per hour.
  • Start date: early August 2021.

You will be responsible supporting Mum with caring for her son and the new baby when it arrives. This might include taking the little boy out while Mum spends time with the baby, or vice versa, or occupying both children in order that Mum can get some rest. The older child has 2 days at nursery spread as one full day and two half days, so for the right candidate there would be scope for additional nursery pick up and after nursery duties on those days. You will know how to plan fun, stimulating and age appropriate activities both at home and out and about, to include plenty of fresh air. You will prepare healthy meals and snacks, assist with bath time when required and and with the children’s nap times.

A driver is not required for this role, since the family live quite centrally, but it may be useful in terms of getting to and from activities further afield.

You should have a minimum of five years’ solid childcare experience including with babies and toddlers. A current DBS on the update service and current paediatric first aid certificate is also required.

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

Gerrards Cross (SL9): Afternoon nanny/housekeeper 24 hours a week

A proactive, reliable and kind nanny/housekeeper is sought to join a family in Gerrards Cross (SL9). The family has three children, aged 11,9 and 5.

  • Days and hours: 24 hours per week (namely Monday to Thursday 1pm to 7pm).
  • Salary: expected to be around £13 gross per hour, dependent on experience.
  • Start date: end of August 2021.

Mum and Dad are currently working from home, in separate offices.  They will transitioning back into their offices over the next few months, although it is highly likely that there will remain some home-based working for the long-term, and the successful candidate will need to be comfortable with this. 

You will arrive around lunchtime and spend your first three hours of the day helping with housekeeping for the family, including family laundry and ironing to include changing the beds once a week, preparing a meal for the children and keeping the house clean and tidy. 

You’ll pick up the children from school and help to take them to after school activities and oversee homework.  During the school holidays, the routine is likely to remain similar, and hours will remain the same all year round.

The family is seeking a fun and energetic nanny/housekeeper who is proactive and adaptable to the needs of a busy family. Previous experience of working in a similar role with school aged children would be a great bonus.

You should be a kind, understanding and organised and able to build good relationships with the children, taking into account their ages and stages development.  You should also be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the challenges of running a busy family home.

A driver is required and the family can insure you on their car for work. You should have an up to date DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 3 years’ of paid experience, ideally working in a family home with housekeeping. 

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

Mill Hill (NW7): Temp nanny 30 hours a week for 3 months

A lovely family of 3 (almost 6 month old baby girl) based in Mill Hill NW7, seek a fluent English speaking, experienced, cheerful, loving, organised, warm, empathetic (and ideally understanding and has experience of parents going through PND), engaging shared care nanny (some sole charge) to work for 3 months initially (with a view to continuing the contract longer term).

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Days and hours: 30 hours a week – Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.
  • Salary: up to £24,960 gross annually. (Up to £16 gross hourly depending on your experience and qualifications).

Someone local would be a huge bonus. If you’re a driver, there is parking available. A driver isn’t necessary for this role.

The perfect candidate will understand PND and will make the right decisions as and when with all baby related duties, you’ll take lead with what the family need rather than wait for instructions. You will be someone who can also help mum bond with the baby. Importantly, you will be able to take the initiative as to when to step back and engage in other childcare related duties and when to step in to support mum / dad.

Dad tends to work from home. Mum will be around at times as will grandparents at times during the day. You will need to be comfortable with this set up.

The little girl sleeps well and has a good routine. The family would appreciate someone who will be empathetic to their situation, support mum/dad with the baby. After her mid morning nap, she’ll have some food followed by a bottle and will sleep at around midday. She’ll have a bottle, go for a walk or do an afternoon activity and have a late afternoon nap.

You will need to be an experienced (baby) nanny and very confident dealing with all baby related duties, from nap times, routine, weaning, sterilising, bottle feeding, nappy changing and supporting with all baby related home duties – tidying bedroom, play area, mealtimes. You will not need micromanaging and will be able to take full sole charge and support parents when needed.

Importantly you will need to be someone who is happy, loving and warm. You will be someone creative and able to keep the child stimulated, engaging in age-related activities, encourage her fine motor skills and development, you’ll love reading, singing, chatting to her and ultimately making sure she’s happy and safe. 

You need to have at least 3-4 years solid baby experience. You will be a non-smoker. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.

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

Chorleywood (WD3): Part Time Housekeeper 15 - 20 hours a week

A proactive and trustworthy child-friendly housekeeper is sought to join a family in Chorleywood (WD3). The family has twins aged 11.

  • Days and hours: Between 15 and 20 hours a week, which can be either worked Monday to Thursday to Tuesday to Thursday.  Usually starting around 1:30pm and finishing at 6:30pm
  • Salary: between £13 – £15 per hour dependent on experience.
  • Start date: September 2021.

You will arrive around lunchtime and spend your first three hours of the day helping with housekeeping for the family, including family laundry, meal preparation (ideally for the whole family), keeping the house tidy & to a good standard of cleanliness and general errands.

The children will make their own way home from school and manage their own time after school, so you will be able to continue with your duties but should be around the house so that they have company etc. 

The family is seeking a fun and energetic housekeeper with plenty of childcare experience who is proactive and adaptable to the needs of a busy and lively family. Experience with school aged children would be a great bonus.

You should be a great communicator and able to build good relationships with both parents and children. You should also be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the challenges of running a busy family home..

A driver would be a bonus but is not essential.  If you do drive for work, you will use your own car (mileage paid). You should have an up to date DBS certificate and at least 3 years of paid housekeeping experience, ideally working in a family home.

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

Temporary roles

Mill Hill (NW7): Temp nanny 30 hours a week for 3 months

A lovely family of 3 (almost 6 month old baby girl) based in Mill Hill NW7, seek a fluent English speaking, experienced, cheerful, loving, organised, warm, empathetic (and ideally understanding and has experience of parents going through PND), engaging shared care nanny (some sole charge) to work for 3 months initially (with a view to continuing the contract longer term).

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Days and hours: 30 hours a week – Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.
  • Salary: up to £24,960 gross annually. (Up to £16 gross hourly depending on your experience and qualifications).

Someone local would be a huge bonus. If you’re a driver, there is parking available. A driver isn’t necessary for this role.

The perfect candidate will understand PND and will make the right decisions as and when with all baby related duties, you’ll take lead with what the family need rather than wait for instructions. You will be someone who can also help mum bond with the baby. Importantly, you will be able to take the initiative as to when to step back and engage in other childcare related duties and when to step in to support mum / dad.

Dad tends to work from home. Mum will be around at times as will grandparents at times during the day. You will need to be comfortable with this set up.

The little girl sleeps well and has a good routine. The family would appreciate someone who will be empathetic to their situation, support mum/dad with the baby. After her mid morning nap, she’ll have some food followed by a bottle and will sleep at around midday. She’ll have a bottle, go for a walk or do an afternoon activity and have a late afternoon nap.

You will need to be an experienced (baby) nanny and very confident dealing with all baby related duties, from nap times, routine, weaning, sterilising, bottle feeding, nappy changing and supporting with all baby related home duties – tidying bedroom, play area, mealtimes. You will not need micromanaging and will be able to take full sole charge and support parents when needed.

Importantly you will need to be someone who is happy, loving and warm. You will be someone creative and able to keep the child stimulated, engaging in age-related activities, encourage her fine motor skills and development, you’ll love reading, singing, chatting to her and ultimately making sure she’s happy and safe. 

You need to have at least 3-4 years solid baby experience. You will be a non-smoker. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers

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