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Updated: 14th September 2020

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4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

Henley (RG9): Full time nanny

A reliable, responsible and flexible nanny is sought for a family living in Henley RG9. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two daughters aged 7 and 3. Both parents will be working full time.

  • Days and hours: Core hours during the term time (39  weeks of the year) will be 7am-9am and 3pm to 6pm Monday and Tuesday; 7am to 6pm Wednesday and Thursday; Friday 7am-9am and 3pm to 4pm; made up to a total of 40 hours with housekeeping duties for the right candidate. During the school holiday the role will require 53 hours spread 7am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 7am to 4pm on a Friday.
  • Salary: up to £25,000 gross per annum depending on experience and number of hours worked.
  • Start date: mid June 2020

During the school/nursery term time, you will be assisting with the morning and afternoon routines: breakfast, preparing items for school/nursery and dropping them off/collecting at the appropriate time/days. You will use the time the children are at school/nursery to perform housekeeping duties, such as cleaning, laundry, ironing and food preparation.  You shall support with homework/reading and take them to any activities, such as swimming, before ensuring they are cooked a healthy, balanced evening meal.  During the school/nursery holidays, you will be working full time, planning fun and age appropriate activities to engage the children, both at home and out and about.

A driver is required for this role, although a car may be provided if required for the performance of your duties. OFSTED registration would be a bonus.

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

Muswell Hill/Highgate (N10): full time nanny

A lovely family of four (soon to be five!) based in between Muswell Hill and Highgate N10, are looking for a full time, long term, energetic, kind, patient, flexible, outgoing nanny with a happy disposition!  The family currently have two very active boys aged almost 2 and 3 years old and baby due Mid-November. 

  • Start date: 12th Oct 2020 (one week handover will be required with their current nanny who is relocating). 
  • Days and hours: Monday and Tuesday 10am – 6.15pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30-5.30pm. A total of 41.5 hours weekly. The right nanny will ideally have a certain level of flexibility should the family need them to work earlier or later on occasion. 
  • Salary will be up to £34,663 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications.

Currently dad is working partly from home and part office and mum will be working from home part time after the new baby is born and so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up.  Travel with the family is a must from time to time, though only when it’s safe to do so.

Being outside and being able to keep up with them is a high priority. The family live close to Queens Wood & Highgate Wood, so it’s best to get someone who likes the outdoors (they have a lot of mud in their lives!).

The eldest will be in nursery every morning till 12.30. The younger child will be in pre-nursery Mon & Tues, 8:30-12:30. They both still have afternoon naps. Lunch is provided at their nursery / pre-nursery school, and the kids have dinner at 5pm. Mum will be on maternity leave once #3 is born, but will need the nanny to take on more of a role with the new baby boy once she returns to work. 

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

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

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of these ages, someone with previous nannying experience will be essential. You will be a non-smoker. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid trained. Ideally you’d be Ofsted registered, or happy to do this. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.  Someone local who can walk or drive to work to avoid public transport given the current health crisis will be essential. 

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

Golders Green (NW11): nanny 50 hours per week

A lovely family of four (8-month-old twin girls) based close to Golders Green, NW11, seek a long-term, fluent English-speaking, experienced, kind, fun, loving, energetic and proactive Nanny. 

Someone able to travel for a couple of weeks during the year with the family would be preferred. 

The family have two adorable twin girls who were born in November 2019.

  • Days and hours: ‪50 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm.  More hours can be offered if required (up to 60 hours a week). 
  • Start date: Asap for the right person
  • Salary will be up to £41,600 – £44,500 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications.

This is a shared care role with mum. Sole charge duties will also be required. You’ll be happy to manage all nursery duties and cooking for the girls (providing weekly menus and shopping lists), although no other housekeeping will be required.

The family are hoping for a nanny with a positive, caring and loving approach to supporting and guiding the twins and their development. Mum and dad are very responsive to their needs and would appreciate a nanny who will support them and who shares these values.

You will be happy to take the children to local activities and baby groups as they grow. You will enjoy spending time outdoors and in the park. You will have a good understanding of developmental goals and milestones for children of this age. You will be playful and caring with the babies and support them in every way you can, preparing their food and engaging them with age-appropriate games and activities. 

Someone experienced with twins and maintaining a routine with excellent organisational skills and time management will be highly preferred. You will be fully capable of taking care of both girls – if mum needs a break, wants to pop out without the babies or have a nap you’ll be very comfortable looking after both of them. 

You may also be asked to run small errands for the family (occasional light grocery shopping, post office trips etc).

You’ll be patient, warm, kind, honest, reliable, proactive, calm, personable, with an acute intuition of babies and their needs. You will be someone who can take initiative, have a calm disposition and be good fun! You’ll enjoy helping the babies with their development in a fun and engaging way. You’ll be physically fit, organised, positive and smiley! The right person will be very attentive to the babies in their care, an excellent communicator, honest and transparent. Ultimately you will have a genuine passion to work with babies and young children.

You need to have at least 5 years solid childcare experience with babies and ideally twin experience. You’ll be happy to muck in and be an all-rounder. 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.  A driver would be necessary at the moment as to avoid public transport.

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

Walton-on-Thames (shortly Farnham): housekeeper/mother's help 48 hours per week

A full-time kind, professional, competent and trustworthy Housekeeper/Mothers Help, is required for a lovely family of eight who are currently based in Walton-on-Thames KT12, but will be moving to Farnham GU10 in November 2020. The family are looking for someone who can start asap in Walton-on-Thames and continue the role in Farnham when the family have moved. The family have 6 children aged 15 (twins), 11 (twins), almost 3yrs and almost 1yr.

  • Days and hours: You will be required to work 48 hours a week Monday-Thursday 7am-7pm (later starts and finishes during the school holidays).
  • Salary offered will be in the region of £30,000 per year depending on your experience and qualifications.
  • Start date: ASAP for the right person. 

The nanny would start the day with the two youngest children at home, giving them breakfast and getting them dressed, the morning will be spent cleaning and helping out with the younger children; overseeing nap times whilst Mum sometimes takes the 3yr old out. The family have a dog (ridgeback) so you need to be comfortable with this and happy to walk the dog, with the children. The younger children nap after lunch, so this will give you time to finish any housework and prepare the evening meal. The older children do quite a few clubs and so the time after school is very busy and hectic, uniforms and kit also need to be ready for the next day. You would either be at home supervising supper and bathtime or driving the older children to their clubs. If there has been more childcare required that week then the family are happy to get in extra support for the housework – each week is different!! 

There needs to be a degree of flexibility around the working hours. During the school holidays, the day could start and finish later. There is also the option of babysitting, as and when required. The family are looking for someone who is as happy acting as a housekeeper as they are looking after the children, you will have a can do attitude and muck in where needed.

You will be required to have previous experience caring for young children and as a housekeeper. You will also need to be a confident driver with a full clean license. In addition, you will need paediatric first aid and a current DBS check.

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

Muswell Hill: nanny 36 hours a week over 4 days

A lovely family of four (plus a lovely little dog) based in Muswell Hill, N10 seek a caring and kind nanny who is compassionate with a gentle approach, the role is to work 4 days a week. You must be a confident London driver with your own car or live locally enough to avoid public transport during this time (the family live close to The Laboratory in Muswell Hill). 

The girls are 4 years old, and one years old.

This is a sole charge position. You will be fully capable to take care of two children of this age. Under normal circumstances, the children would attend classes and after school clubs however during this time these have been stopped. The family are close to the duck pond and the park. 

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Salary:  up to £28,080 gross per year depending on your qualifications and experiences (£15 gross hourly).
  • Days and Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8am – 5pm. 

The baby sleeps at regular times and so you’ll be confident to support and manage her routine. You’ll be expected to help with breakfast, food preparation and meal planning and then caring for the baby whilst the elder child is at school.

You’ll show some initiative with groups the children like and take them to activities each week (subject to Covid). New ideas will always be encouraged! You’ll manage naps, feed them healthy snacks and meals, go for walks and engage with the children in age appropriate play. 

You’ll drop and collect the 4 year old at/from school then care for both children; prepare and give them dinner. 

You’ll manage all areas of the home where where the children eat, sleep and play inc washing, cooking, household support such as unloading dishwasher. You’ll support the family and collaborate on the children’s needs. 

The eldest daughter has just started school, some flexible/joint care in the holidays will be necessary. 

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

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of this age, someone with previous nannying experience will be essential. 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.

Muswell Hill: nanny 28-35 hours a week over 4 days
A lovely family of five based in Muswell Hill N10, are looking for a part time (28-35 hrs weekly) kind, intelligent, energetic, long term shared care nanny to become part of their loving family. Someone who can drive will be essential.  The family have three children, boys of 5 and 3 years old and a baby girl of 4 months old. 
  •  Start date: ASAP for the right person.
  • Days and hours:  Mondays – Thursdays; 12pm – 7/7.30pm.  A total of 28-30 hours weekly over four days. Every few weeks, the nanny will be asked to work from 7am to 7pm (up to 35 hrs weekly). If the nanny lives locally and wanted to go home for a few hours in the middle of the day that could be arranged. Therefore someone with a lot of flexibility will be required.
  • Salary based on working 30 hours a week, will be between up to £26,520 gross per year (based on 30 hours a week) depending on experience and qualifications (£15 – £17 gross per hour). 

Someone who is flexible enough to work quite extensive extra hours when Dad is away would be appreciated: the extra hours would be mornings and occasional full days on Fridays.

The boys love reading, stories, drawing and craft activities, rough and tumble, riding bikes, trampolining, playing long imaginative games, chess and music. They’re both very bright and articulate, and are also sensitive. Therefore, someone very responsive to their needs, someone gentle, loving, good fun and able to set clear boundaries with a positive approach will be required. 

The family live close to Queens Wood & Highgate Wood, and so someone physically fit and who loves the outdoors would be a bonus.  

Mum is still on maternity leave and is currently working part time from home; her work will increase in a few months. Dad is also currently working from home, due to Covid, and so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up. 

A lot of the time the nanny and mum will be working as a team (e.g. Mum takes a child to a class and the nanny looks after the other two etc. Similarly, mum will do lots of the homework, reading and music practice with one while the nanny looks after the others or vice versa). Mum and nanny will be involved in dropping off and collecting the children from nursery and school, the youngest finishes school at Midday each day. A few days a week the children attend afternoon activities. You’ll support the children with homework, play and engage the children in age appropriate activities, manage their meal times, bath times and prepare them for bed.  You’ll be someone who is happy to support mum and work together in tandem with her. You will also help with the organisation of the children’s lives, keeping track or where they need to be, what they need to take with them, who has homework to do etc so good organisational skills would be ideal.

You’ll manage all areas of the home where the children eat, sleep and play including doing their washing, some ironing of uniforms, cooking, household support such as unloading the dishwasher. You’ll support the family and collaborate on the children’s needs. The family have a cleaner so the nanny will not be required to do heavy duty cleaning, although you would be required to help keep the house in order.

You’ll have a real interest in children’s development and psychology, an ability to play and facilitate children’s play without taking over, an awareness of and interest in/ willingness to learn about ‘respectful/gentle’ parenting styles. You’ll be happy to work alongside mum especially to begin with, and later more sole charge. 

You will have a genuine passion to work with children, you’ll be respectful of the home and full of positive energy, able to demonstrate a desire to build relationships with children, encourage their development and show patience and kindness. The right nanny will be want to stay long term and become part of the family. 

You need to have at least 3-4 years childcare experience with children of these ages, someone with previous nannying experience will be essential. 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.

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Croxley Green (WD3): Nanny 3 days (24 hours) per week

A family of four based in Croxley Green is seeking a nanny to join their family.  The family has a daughter aged 7 and a son of 16 months.  Mum has recently returned from work after maternity leave, and she is currently home based, so you will need to be comfortable with a parent working in the house. 

  • Days and hours: 24 hours per week, namely Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Start date: ideally the second week of September
  • Salary: around £16,000 p.a. (equivalent to £13 gross per hour). 

Dad will usually drop their daughter at school, so your time will predominantly be focussed on their son.  He has a couple of naps a day currently, and in between times you will be welcome to take him out to activities such as walks/park etc or create fun home based activities for him.  When he is napping, you’ll help with nursery duties – laundry for the children and preparing them a simple evening meal.  You’ll pick up the little girl from school at 3pm and bring her home, help with her homework and take her to any after school activities she may have. 

The family is seeking a professional, experienced and adaptable candidate who is able to use their initiative and enjoy developing the children in their care.  

You will need to have will need to have an enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid and at least 2-3 years nanny experience with toddlers.  You should be Ofsted registered or willing to obtain this (the family will reimburse the annual fee).  

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

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Finchley (N12): Nanny Wednesday and Thursday

A lovely family of four who are based in Finchely, N12 seek a warm, nurturing, patient, playful and engaging part-time (2 days a week) nanny. The children are 5 year old (girl) and 2 year old (boy). You’ll be someone who is really good fun, creative, imaginative and energetic!

This is a mixture of sole charge and shared care. Both parents currently work from home and so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up. 

  • Start date: September 2020.
  • Salary offered will be up to £13,000 gross per year, depending on your qualifications and experiences (£13/£14 gross hourly). 
  • Days and Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 8am – 5pm 

The family can be a little flexible about start and finish times. For example, if the nanny has school-age children of their own and need to do their own school drop offs, they could work around this. 8am is the earliest start. (If working fewer than 9 hours, that would obviously impact on the annual gross salary rate). 

A relaxed, informal and welcoming family who follow a gentle parenting approach. The children have previously been looked after by their grandparents on a Wednesday and Thursday and have also previously had an au pair who became very much ‘one of the family’. They’d love the nanny to also feel like a member of the household. 

Your duties would involve getting the children ready in the morning, taking the eldest to school (with the 2 year old in the pushchair) and then play and do various fun indoor and outdoor activities with the youngest while eldest is at school. Prepare morning snack and then lunch (one or both parents may join for this as they are currently working from home). The youngest no longer naps in the afternoon but will usually have some quiet time. You’d collect the eldest from school, give both children an afternoon snack and play with them until 5pm, when one of the parents finishes work.

The family are hoping to start the youngest at a playgroup from January 2021, five mornings a week (9 – 11:45) during term-time only and so the nanny will manage the drop off and collection. 

During school holidays, the nanny’s duties will include looking after and playing with both children for the whole working day.

They’re happy to be flexible about whether the nanny has ‘free time’ while he is at nursery (reflected in your contracted hours) or, if you prefer, you could continue to work a full day and use this time to help the family with some light housekeeping.

You’ll be personable and encouraging, helping the children with their development in a fun and engaging way. Knowledge and experience of child development would be a bonus. You will work together as a team with mum/dad in order to set clear boundaries and maintain these using a gentle approach to discipline, centred around communication and connection with the child. The family does not use timeouts, reward charts or similar methods. You’ll be someone who is happy to communicate openly and confidently with the family and who has a genuine passion to work with children.

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of this age, someone with previous nannying experience will be preferred. 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 at least two previous employers – one of which must be from your current / most recent position.

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Farnham (GU9): Nanny 24 hours a week, flexible hours

A kind, loving and flexible nanny is sought for a family in Farnham, GU9. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two children aged 3.5yrs and 15 months. Both parents will be working and are looking for someone experienced who will stay with the family for at least 2 years.

  • Days and hours: The family are looking for up to 24 hours a week ideally across 4 days, they are flexible with how these hours are made up. Flexibility is key, as is finding the right person, so hours can be adjusted to suit e.g. 3 x 8hr days.
  • Salary: up to £15,000 gross per annum depending on experience and number of hours worked.
  • Start date: from September 2020.

The family are looking for someone who will muck in and be part of the family, the Nanny will need to have experience of working with children of similar ages and be able to tune in emotionally with them. You will be well practised in cooking healthy, nutritious food. You will have responsibility for the children whilst Mum and Dad are working within and outside of the home. You will also ensure the house is kept tidy, assist with laundry and keep the communal areas clean throughout the day. The nanny will need to be energetic and able to keep up with the demands of a busy toddler and pre-schooler! With the current climate in mind, the Nanny would need to be able to continue working even if schools and nurseries were to close.

A driver is required for nursery pickups and the family are looking for someone who is either ofsted registered or willing to become registered. Loyalty and reliability are a key requirement as both parents work hard and need the assurance of someone who can commit to the family. You will need a current DBS certificate and paediatric first aid.  

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

 

Golders Green (NW11): Nanny 30 hours a week over 5 days

A lovely family of four who are based in Golders Green, NW11 seek a fluent English speaking, (Spanish speaking a bonus) kind, experienced, confident, respectful and loving Nanny and Housekeeper to work 30 hours a week over five days. You will need to be a confident London driver. The family can provide a car. 

  • Start date: ASAP 
  • Days and hours: 30 hours a week. Monday to Friday – 12.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Salary offered will up to £23,400 gross per year depending on your qualifications and experiences. 

During summer time the family spend 2-4 weeks abroad (e.g. Caribbean, France, etc.) and may ask the nanny to come with, full expenses paid for and someone able to travel with them would be preferable.

The two children are currently ages 5 year old (boy) and 3 year old (girl). There are also two teenagers (16 &13) living part time (some days a week) at home, they do not need childcare but sometimes are around. 

The role will be sole charge. Mum and dad are currently working from home due to Covid so someone comfortable with the setup will be necessary.

A typical day will involve the Nanny to arrive home after lunch time, tidy up bedrooms, put clothes for the family in the washing machine, cook meal for the family following pre-organised menu (Gousto), some days light hoovering may be required, and ironing; between 3-4pm collect the children from school and nursery (car can be provided for this purpose). School and nursery are 15min from home max, play with the children/ homework; feed the children ~5pm and prepare lunch box for eldest child, 5:30-6pm children playtime and ensure uniforms are ready for next day, 6pm bath time, 6:30pm end of the day. 

Housekeeping duties include: 

  • keeping the house tidy
  • tidy up bedrooms,
  • laundry/ironing
  • cooking for the family
  • Hoovering once week or so. 

The family have a cleaner that comes two times a week. 

You’ll be someone kind and willing to help; confident at managing the children while respectful and loving; someone who likes taking charge and likes helping get things to run smoothly; someone with a positive attitude and love and passion for children.

You will be fully capable to take care of both children and have experience with children of these ages. You’ll be confident and easy going, organised, someone who can take initiative, be proactive, have a calm disposition and be good fun. You will work together as a team with mum/dad in order to set clear boundaries. Someone happy to communicate openly and confidently with the family will be required. 

You need to have at least 3-4 years childcare experience with children of this age – someone with previous nannying and housekeeping experience will be essential. 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 further information or to apply.

Temporary roles

None at present