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Updated: 23rd November 2020

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

None at present

4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

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. 

Rickmansworth (WD3): nanny 45 hours a week

An experienced full-time, permanent nanny is sought to join a family in Rickmansworth (WD3).  The family comprises Mum, Dad, their little boy (aged 3) and a newborn baby due in December 2020.  Therefore, an experienced nanny who understands the changing developmental needs of children and families would be a great bonus.

  • Start date: ideally early January 2021
  • Days and hours: Monday to Friday: 10:30am to 7:30pm (with some flexibility to offer a later start time for the right candidate)
  • Salary: between £28,000 and £30,500 p.a. (i.e. £12-£13 gross per hour), with precise positioning dependent on experience

The family is seeking a candidate who will initially assist and work alongside Mum for the first few months after the baby’s birth, helping with key nursery duties (children’s laundry, keeping the children’s bedrooms and play spaces organised, some cooking etc), as well as being able to engage and play with their little boy and the new baby.  Over time, the role will evolve, as Mum will be returning to work gradually (sometimes from home and sometimes out of the house), so you will have increased amounts of sole charge care although for the first year it is likely that she will not be fully back at work.

Their son is currently at nursery so you would collect him from nursery at the end of the day, bring him home and help with his dinner, plus being very hands on with the bath and bed time routine for both him and their new baby.

The family’s key priority is to find someone who is a great nanny, very engaged with the children and with experience of working with very young babies, and excellent experience of helping to develop and adapt a strong routine for newborn babies and upwards.  You should also be confident to prepare simple children’s meals (noting that their son is vegetarian).

You should have at least 5 years’ childcare experience including at least 3 years’ experience of working in a family home.  You should have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid qualification, as well as strong references from previous roles.  A driver is required, and the family can insure you on their car if this is preferred.

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

 

Muswell Hill (N10): nanny 40 hours a week
A lovely family of four (soon to be five!) based in between Muswell Hill and Highgate N10, are looking for an experienced, full time (40 hrs), long term, energetic, kind, patient, flexible, outgoing nanny with a happy disposition! Someone local who can walk or drive to work to avoid public transport given the current health crisis will be essential. 
 
  • Start date: ASAP for the right person.
  • Days and hours: 40 hours per week between Monday and Friday (times most likely to be between 9am – 6pm). The right nanny will ideally have a certain level of flexibility as they get used to their changing needs as baby numbers three is born.
  • Salary will be £33,000 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications.
Travel with the family is a must from time to time, though only when it’s safe to do so. Post COVID they hope to travel a few times a year never for more than 2 weeks at a time. 
 
The family currently have two very active boys aged almost 2 and 3.5 years old and baby due Mid-November. 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!).
 
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. 
 
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 carong for at least two young children at once 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.

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

Ruislip (HA4): nanny (with some housekeeping) 44 hours a week

A lovely family of four in Ruislip (HA4) is seeking a nanny/housekeeper to start in January 2021 (or earlier if the right candidate is found).  The family has two children, a boy aged 6 and a girl aged almost 2 (as at the start date).  This is a long-term, permanent position, and the family is seeking a nanny with proven longevity in their previous roles who is seeking to commit to this role for several years. 

  • Start date: latest January 2021 although an earlier start can be offered if the right candidate is found.
  • Salary: between £27,000 and £30,000 gross per annum, with precise positioning dependent on experience (i.e. c. £12 – £13 gross per hour).
  • Hours: 44 hours a week, namely Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 6:30pm

On two days of the week (Monday and Tuesday), you will have sole charge of their baby girl, managing all elements of her day to day care and routine, as well as taking and collecting their son from school.  On Wednesday and Thursday, their daughter attends nursery, so on those days the role includes some housekeeping as well (see duties list below).

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

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

Your duties will include:

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

The ideal nanny will be kind, caring, fun-loving and creative.  You should be proactive and enjoy the challenges of managing a busy family home.  In accordance with current guidance,  Mum and Dad are both working from home (but stay out of the way on the second floor) and are likely to be until the guidance changes, so this is something you will need to be comfortable with.

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

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

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Golders Green (NW11): nanny 3 days (21 hours) a week

A lovely family of four based near Golders Green NW11, are looking for a part-time (21-24 hrs weekly over three days) kind, patient, fun, fluent English speaking (excellent diction and spoken English!) nanny to become part of their loving family.  The girls will be 4 and 1 years old. 

Mum and dad are currently working from home. You’ll need to be comfortable with this set up.

  • Start date: January 2021 with some settling in days in December.
  • Days and hours: 21 hours weekly, 11am – 6pm Tuesday to Thursday.
  • Salary based on working 21 hours a week, will be approximately £14,350 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications (£12 net per hour). More hours per week may be negotiable. 

 The youngest will be in nursery three mornings weekly until midday. Normal duties will be clearing up from breakfast and preparing the youngest child’s lunch. You’ll collect the youngest child from nursery at midday. You’ll give lunch to the youngest child, manage her afternoon nap, engage in age appropriate play, arts & crafts, activity (go to the park, or a class/activity that she may have – when they are running). You’ll collect the older girl at 3pm. You’ll supervise and support the eldest with homework – reading / writing. Manage any after school activities / play dates. Prepare and manage dinner for around 5pm.

When possible, usually during the lunchtime nap when the youngest is sleeping, you’ll manage all areas of the home where the children eat, sleep and play including doing their washing, cooking, household support such as unloading the dishwasher, family cooking and family laundry (when possible). 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.

You’ll have a real interest in children’s development and education, an ability to play and facilitate children’s play. Someone with some teaching / educational background would be a bonus.  

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 want to stay long term and be part of the family.

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. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.  Someone who can drive would be preferred. Parking is available. 

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

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

None at present

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

None at present

Temporary roles

Rickmansworth (WD3): Nanny 40 hours a week for 4 weeks from 15th December

An energetic, fun and nurturing nanny is sought to work within a family of six in Rickmansworth.  This position is temporary from Mid-December 2020 until Mid-January 2021 (including the period between Christmas and New Year) but there is an opportunity for this to become permanent for the right candidate. 

  • To start: Tuesday 15th December 2020, for at least four weeks. Note that the period between Christmas and New Year which is not bank holidays (29th to 31st December) would be working days. As noted above, this role may become permanent from January onwards, for the right candidate. 
  • Days and hours: Monday to Thursday 8am to 6pm.
  • Salary: between £25,000 and £30,000 (pro-rata depending on the length of the contract), depending on experience (i.e. from £12 gross to £14 gross per hour).

This fun and busy family has four children, a girl aged 12 and three boys of 6,3 and 1.  The family is seeking a nanny who is able to engage and plan activities with all of the children, taking into account their different ages and needs.  The elder 3 children all attend different schools (the younger one is at nursery until lunchtime each day), and very organised nanny who is also a confident driver is required to manage their different schedules!   

At the start of the job, the children will all have finished for the school holidays.  However, from January onwards, when the elder three children are at school/nursery, you will have sole charge care of their baby boy, and you should plan fun activities for him to include plenty of fresh air and stimulation (whilst also ensuring that all such activities take into account the prevailing Covid restrictions). 

The family asks that the nanny assists with laundry for the children (no ironing is required) and that the children’s play spaces and bedrooms are kept tidy.  You would also prepare a meal for the children each day.

The family is seeking someone who is kind, lively and empathetic in their style, as well as being very organised and able to manage the routines of a large family.  You should have at least 3 years’ paid childcare experience, including experience working in a family home and ideally with children of school age and babies.  You should have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid certificate, a driving licence and strong references from your previous roles.