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Updated: 8th July 2020

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Muswell Hill (N10): Full time nanny to baby twins

A lovely family of 4 based in Muswell Hill, London N10 (with twin 1 year olds) are looking for an experienced, organised, kind, physically fit and committed long term live-in nanny who would be happy to travel with the family. You’ll be an excellent English speaker.

The right person will be sensitive to the current COVID situation and will need to be sensitive to adjustments that need to be made for the children.

Mum is currently on maternity leave and will be returning to full-time work soon. Therefore, this position will be sole charge. The twins were born January 2019 – they’re now 16 months old.

  • Start date: August 2020
  • Days and hours would be Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm with up to two evenings a week babysitting.
  • Salary offered to the nanny working 60 hours a week will be £35,000 – £40,000 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications.

You’ll give the children healthy and nutritious lunches, a confident cook would be preferred. You’ll have the initiative to plan and organise their days, you’ll have fun together and take them to local playgroups and activities (subject to COVID), play with them and engage with them in age-appropriate games and activities. Importantly you’ll focus on their educational development.

You will manage all nursery duties such as all the areas where the children eat, sleep and play. You will manage the children’s meals; nap times, laundry and ironing and you’ll be happy to have a tidy up at the end of each day so that the house is presentable when mum and dad arrive home from work.

This family are hoping to find someone to be part of their family. They’re hoping to find a nanny who will be:

  • Passionate about play and development
  • Enthusiastic with a “can do” attitude
  • Culturally curious about art and other activities that london has to offer
  • Wishes to feed kids nutritious meals

You will be responsible and experienced, ideally someone who has had twins experience and someone who has taken care of two young children at once in a nanny capacity will be essential. You need to have at least 6-8 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, happy to travel with the family and grow with them. 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.

Shepherds Bush (W12): Live in Nanny 40 hours a week

A wonderful family are seeking a fluent English speaking, kind, cheerful, active, kind and TIDY live-in nanny to join their loving family. They are based in Shepherds Bush, W12.  There are two girls who are 11 and 9 years old and their little cousin (and neighbour) who’s 4 years old. All the girls attend school during term time.

  • Start date:  Mid-August 2020 or sooner for the right person.
  • Salary: up to up to approx £27,350 gross annually for the right person – you will be expected to work up to 40 hours a week during term times and around 45 hours a week during school holidays.  If the candidate wanted extra hours, there will be household chores to do in the day and some cleaning and other general errands if you wanted to earn more.
  • Days and hours: during term time: Monday – Friday 7.30am – 11.30am then 2.30pm – 7.30pm (You will be expected to babysit up to once a week with as much notice given as possible). Some days you might be required to be a little flexible with your working hours. During the school holidays you’ll work 45 hours week – likely to be 4 weeks during the summer, 2 at Easter and 1 week at Christmas. 
  • Accommodation details: You’ll have your own double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and your own private terrace. You’ll share the bathroom with the 11 year old girl – however she doesn’t use it much and is starting boarding school so will only be around in the holidays. 

As there are four parents in the situation there are lots of people around so is quite a bustling household. You’ll need to be happy with this set up. 

At the moment a typical day for the family will involve getting up at 7am, breakfast and getting ready for school. Mum or dad might take the youngest cousin to school at the end of their road on their way to work and the 9 year old to her school in Notting Hill. 

You’ll be happy to tidy and clean the kitchen up after use, keep the play areas and bedrooms tidy and organised. Sort the children’s belongings, wardrobes and do all child related duties. The family have a cleaner twice a week so no deep cleaning will be expected. Someone confident to prepare an evening meal for the children would be preferred. You’ll collect the youngest at 3.30pm and then collect the 9 year old at 4pm. Come home, give them dinner and make sure homework is complete. Tidy the kitchen and get them ready for bed. Parents are home around 7pm and the little cousin is collected to go back to her home next door. 

The right person will need to be energetic and capable to care for three children of this age (mostly during school holidays). There may be some weeks during school holidays where you’d be asked to work extra hours and so someone flexible to do this would be appreciated (you would be paid extra for the time worked). 

You’ll have to be really good fun and physically fit, loving and nurturing. Able to use your initiative and be kind, sensitive to the children’s needs, able to use your common sense and be pro-active, happy to muck in and want to be part of a lovely family..!

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

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

4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

Watford: Full time nanny

A very experienced, proactive and energetic nanny is sought to join a family of four near Watford. The family has two very young children, and experience of working with babies is essential.

This is a long-term role, and the family is seeking a nanny who will can demonstrate longevity in their previous jobs and who is willing to commit for approximately 2-3 years.

  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found
  • Days and hours: ideally 55 hours a week, namely Monday to Friday with some flexibility for start and end times for the right candidate.
  • Salary: between £40,000 and £43,000 p.a. with precise positioning depending on experience and hours agreed.

You will help with all elements of the children’s care, and this role will involve a mixture of shared care and sole charge care – Mum is sometimes at home in a separate office. 

You should be excellent at communicating and working with parents in a collaborative way so as to support the care and development of their children.  You should have energy and imagination to stimulate their creativity and development.

You should have at least 10 years’ childcare experience of which at least 5 years should be as a nanny. You should have recent baby experience (i.e. within the last 2 years) as well as experience with looking after multiple very young children at the same time.

You should have a recent DBS certificate, be NVQ level 3 trained or above and be paediatric first aid certified. Additional formal qualifications in child care and child development would be highly desirable. You should have excellent checkable references. You should be a driver and the family can provide you with a car for work purposes. 

This role could also be live in if required.

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

Wokingham (RG41): Full time nanny

An honest and reliable nanny is sought for a family living in Wokingham RG41. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their sons who will be 7 years old and 14 months when the job begins. Both parents work full time from home with Mum returning to work following maternity leave.

  • Days and hours: 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday plus an extra 2 hours weekly for light housekeeping (making a total of 37 hours weekly)
  • Salary: £21,000-£25,000 depending on experience
  • Start date: mid August 2020

The oldest child attends after school club once a week and when at home is fairly self sufficient, so there is no requirement for school runs and your focus will be on the younger child. You will care for him, observe his nap times and engage him in fun and age appropriate activities at home and, in time, out and about. You will not need to plan meals, but support Mum with setting up the table and clearing away after eating. No cleaning is required, but some food preparation, folding laundry and management of the children’s bedrooms will be needed.

This would suit a loving, nurturing individual with experience working with babies and who is comfortable with the dynamic of the parents working from home.

A driver is not vital for this role.

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

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.

Marlow (SL7): Full time nanny housekeeper

An organised, proactive, and hard working live out nanny housekeeper is sought for a family living in Marlow SL7. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son aged 9, daughter aged 7 and baby boy who will be 1 when the job starts. Both parents work full time in London and at home, with Mum returning to work from maternity leave in November.

  • Days and hours: 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7.00am to 7.00pm Wednesday and 8.00am to 5.00pm Friday.
  • Salary: £31,000  to £43,000 depending on experience
  • Start date: end September 2020

You will be responsible for assisting with the morning routine, before taking the older children to school a short walk away. Your focus will then be on the youngest child and general housekeeping.

In relation to the youngest child this will include planning fun and engaging, age appropriate activities both at home and out and about, to include plenty of fresh air and healthy meals, drinks and snacks.

You will collect the children from school at the end of the day, support them with reading/homework and taking them to any after school clubs or classes, before providing all the children with a balanced evening meal. You will also be expected to plan play dates for the children.

While the family employs a cleaner, a key part of the role will be undertaking housekeeping duties, including laundry, managing the children’s bedrooms, meal planning and preparation, day-to-day cleaning and tidying and running some errands.

During the school holidays, you will need to organise outings and activities for all three children, to include play dates, exercise and down time.

You should have at least 5 years’ childcare experience of which at least 3 years should be as a nanny. You should have recent baby experience (i.e. within the last 2 years) as well as experience with looking after multiple children at the same time.

You should have a recent DBS certificate, be NVQ level 3 trained or above and be paediatric first aid certified. Additional formal qualifications in child care and child development would be highly desirable. You should have excellent checkable references.

An owner driver is required for this role, as well as ofsted registration, or willingness to obtain this.

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

Totteridge (N20): Full time nanny 51 hours a week

A family of four who are currently based in Highgate N6, due to move to Totteridge, N20 in September, seek a fluent English speaking, cheerful, organised, punctual, reliable and proactive nanny/housekeeper. You will need to be a confident London driver.  The two children are currently 3 (boy) and 4.5 (girl).

You’ll be someone who is able demonstrate a desire to build relationships with children, encourage their development and show patience and kindness. The role will be a mixture of shared care and sole charge.

  • Start date: September 2020
  • Days and hours: 51 hours a week. Monday to Thursday 7.30am – 5.30pm and Fridays 7.30am – 6.30pm
  • Salary offered will between £42,000 – £47,000 gross per year depending on your qualifications and experiences. 

Duties expected will be school drop offs, housework (inc laundry, ironing, cleaning and tidying all areas of the home), cooking potentially during day. The family will have a cleaner once a week. You’ll be confident to liaise with tradesmen and builders, happy to run errands. Help with dinner and bath time. The children are active and may attend classes when they start up again and so you may be required to manage play dates and after school activities.

This routine will change as they grow and so someone who will grow and evolve with the family would be most appreciated. You’ll be someone looking for a long term position who will become part of the family. 

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, 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’ll be respectful of the home and full of positive energy. If you’re a driver, there is parking available. Someone with their own car would be preferable. 

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.

Rickmansworth (WD3): Nanny 4 days per week in term time (reduced hours in holidays)

A warm, nurturing and enthusiastic nanny is sought to join a lovely family of four in Rickmansworth (WD3).  The family has two young boys, aged 4 and 1.  This is a semi term-time only position as dad is a teacher – school holiday hours will be required but on a half basis and can be agreed flexibly.

  • Days and hours: during dad’s school term time (34 weeks per year): 37 hours a week, namely Tuesday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm (7:30am start on a Thursday). During dad’s school holidays the hours will reduce to approximately 18 per week which can be worked and agreed more flexibly (for example two long days p.w. or 3-4 part days).
  • To start: 1st September 2020, ideally with some settling in days during mid-late August
  • Salary: up to £20,100 p.a. (equivalent to up to £13 gross per hour based on a pro-rata hours pattern between term time and holidays)

You will arrive in the morning and during the day (in term time) your main focus will be on looking after the 1 year old (Dad will take their son to school so this is not required).  You will engage in lots of fun activities with him, including home based activities and taking him out to local toddler groups/playgroups.  The family also live near parks and play areas, so there is plenty of opportunity for fresh air and outside time.

At midday he has lunch and a nap, after which you will pick up their older son from school.  This is around a 20 minute drive so a car is required.  After school you’ll play with both the boys and feed the children a simple evening meal before mum takes over.

When the children are napping or relaxing, you’ll assist with basic children’s laundry (no ironing) and preparing some simple food.  However, the family would prefer you to be focused on looking after and spending time with the children, so this is their priority.

The family are seeking a caring and calm candidate, with great experience of working with very young children and who thrives on providing a range of fun and stimulating activities for this age group.  You should also be very nurturing and loving, creating a safe and happy home for the children.

You should have at least five years of paid childcare experience, of which at least two years should be as a nanny, and show longevity in previous roles.   You should have a DBS certificate (ideally on the update service or be willing to obtain this) and paediatric first aid qualification.  You should be a driver, and be willing to use your car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed).  You should have excellent, checkable references.  Ofsted registration would be a bonus, and if you are Ofsted registered the annual registration fee will be met by the family.

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

Watford (WD17): full time Czech-speaking nanny/mother's help

An experienced, hands on, nurturing and very fluent Czech-speaking nanny/mother’s help is sought to work within a family of three in Watford. This is a long-term permanent position, in which there is great opportunity for a proactive and ambitious candidate to develop the role and your skills, whilst making a great difference to the family.

The role will require you to travel several times per year to the Czech Republic to assist Mum in travelling with their little girl. Whilst in the Czech Republic, your time would be partially your own and you could travel or stay with family etc. – hence, a candidate with strong links to the Czech Republic would be highly desirable.

  • Days and hours: 40 hours per week, with the precise hours pattern to be agreed between the nanny and family. The schedule will be fixed in advance and will generally remain stable although may change occasionally depending on changes in the little girl’s schedule and needs.
  • Start date: ideally early September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter when the right candidate is found.
  • Salary: approximately £31,200 p.a. (equivalent to £15 gross per hour), with precise positioning dependent on experience.

The little girl has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. This causes her to have a physical disability. Cognitively and emotionally, she enjoys life like any other typically developing 4 year old and is very sociable and a joy to be with. She uses eye gaze technology to communicate, and so the nanny would be required to be able to use and develop this with her. Mum is her full time carer, and you would be working alongside Mum to help with all elements of the little girls’ care. Each day will be a little different, as the little girl’s routine will vary over the week. Over the next few months, she is expected to start attending two different nursery/pre-school settings in different locations (the second setting not until January). You’d assist with taking her to and from these settings as necessary, together with helping to support her development outside of nursery with the guidance of these settings. There is the possibility that you would have the opportunity to be the little girl’s learning support assistant in the mainstream setting when she starts primary school in September 2021.

Their daughter requires extensive assistance with personal care and physical therapy. The nanny is not required to have previous experience of these, as training will be provided, but a strong willingness to learn and gain expertise in this area is important.

Whilst their daughter is at nursery/pre-school, you will be happy to assist around the house with nursery-related duties, together with light housekeeping (e.g. assisting with the laundry and ironing, tidying, vacuuming, cooking etc – full cleaning is not required).

The family is seeking a flexible, warm, friendly, open minded, fit and energetic person, who is keen to learn more about all of the therapies that their little girl is involved in and the technology that assists her. Whilst prior special needs experience is not required, a candidate who is enthusiastic about working with a child with special educational needs is.

You should have at least 5 years of previous childcare experience, including at least two in a domestic setting. You should be a confident driver, and the family will insure you on their car for work purposes. You should have an up to date DBS certificate and be paediatric first aid certified.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Roke (OX10): Nanny 3 days (34.5 hours) a week

An experienced, proactive live out nanny/housekeeper is required 34 ½ hours a week for a family living in Roke, near Wallingford, OX10. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two daughters aged 5 and 7. Both parents work, Mum 3 days per week.

  • Days and hours: 7.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday
  • Salary: £21,500 to £25,000 gross per annum based on £12-14 gross per hour.
  • Start date: 1 September 2020

Both girls will be at school in September, so during the term time you will help with their morning routine and drive them to school in Abingdon. Your focus will be on housekeeping during the school day, to include laundry, ironing, errands, cooking preparation. You will collect the children from school at 3.30pm and bring them home, ensuring they are provided with healthy, balanced meals and snacks. You will need to support with homework / reading and take them to any after school activities. During the school holidays, you will engage the girls in stimulating, age appropriate activities, particularly out and about, ensuring they get plenty of fresh air and fun.  The family are happy to engage a cleaner during the holiday period, to enable you to focus largely on the children.

You should ideally have at least 3 years’ paid childcare experience, including as a nanny;  and an owner driver is essential. OFSTED registration, or willingness to obtain this at the family’s expense is also required.

This would suit an energetic, nurturing and enthusiastic individual, experienced working with young primary school aged children and who is looking for a long term role.

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

Muswell Hill (N10): Nanny 3 days (30 hours) a week

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. 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). 

Their girls are 4 years old, and 10 months old. 

  • Start date: August 2020
  • Days and hours: 30 hours weekly, namely Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8am – 6pm.
  • Between £21,000 – £23,500 gross per year depending on your qualifications and experiences (between £13.50-£15 gross hourly). 

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. 

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.

Their daughter will start school in September and so some flexible/joint care in the holidays will be necessary. Ideally you would start a week before to do some settling in/shadowing.

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 further information or to apply. 

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Chesham Bois (HP6): Nanny two days (22 hours) per week (Tuesday and Wednesday)

A lovely family of four in Chesham Bois (HP6) is seeking a nanny/housekeeper to start in September 2020. The family has two boys, aged 6 and 4. This is a long-term, permanent position, and the family is seeking a nanny who is seeking to commit to this role for several years.

  • Start date: the beginning of September 2020
  • Salary: up to approximately £14,800 and £17,100 gross per annum, with precise positioning dependent on experience (i.e. from £13 to £15 gross per hour).
  • Hours: 22 hours a week, ideally Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30am to 6:30pm (there is possible flexibility to swap a Thursday plus one other of Tuesday and Wednesday, for the right candidate)

Both boys attend different schools, the older one locally and the younger boy around a 20 minute drive away – you therefore will need to be a confident driver to take and collect both boys to and from school each day.  During the school term time, whilst the boys are at school, the role will require general housekeeping duties (detailed 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.

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting with getting the children ready for school 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 as necessary;
  • keeping the house tidy and to a good standard – this will include cleaning (although it should be noted that the house will be kept clean and to a good standard in between times);
  • preparing a meal for the children each day that the whole family can eat;
  • general day to day errands and light grocery shopping;
  • Collecting the children from school, bringing them home, playing with them, 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.  The younger boy has some additional learning needs and whilst previous experience of SEN is not a requirement, patience, kindness and excellent communication skills with young children are particularly important qualities for this role. 

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

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

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Pinner (HA5): After school nanny 12.5 hours a week

An engaging and friendly after school nanny is sought to join a family of three in Pinner, Middlesex. The family has one son who is aged 9.

  • Days and hours: at least 12.5 hours a week, namely Monday 4pm to 6:30/7pm, Tuesday 4pm to 8pm, Thursday 4pm to 7pm and Friday 4-7. Additional hours can be offered for candidates who may wish to do a morning drop off or some extra light housekeeping hours.
  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found.
  • Salary: between £13 and £15 per hour, depending on experience.

You will pick up their son from school and bring him home. This is a very child-focussed role, so the family is keen for you to spend good quality time with him after school, helping to supervise his homework and really engaging him with this. An after school nanny with previous experience of working in a school environment would be a real bonus, although the family will consider a range of different backgrounds – the focus is on finding someone who is the right fit for their family and for whom the role can be long-term. You’ll give him his dinner and ensure he has a shower in the evening to get ready for bed.

In the school holidays, the hours can be adapted/set to suit you – so either it could be a term time only role or hours can be offered in the holidays as well.

You should have an up to date DBS certificate or be willing to obtain one subject to offer. You should have a driving licence and will need to be willing to use your car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed).

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

Temporary roles

Mill Hill (NW7): Nanny 3 days a week for 6 months

A lovely family of four who are based in Mill Hill, NW7 seek an experienced, caring, cheerful, energetic and bubbly, fluent English speaking nanny (including some housekeeping).  The girls are 4 year old and 16 month old.  This role will be a 6 month contract.

You must drive to and from the house (given current health pandemic).

  •  Start date: 26th June 2020.
  • Salary offered will be up to £21,060 gross per year (based on working 27 hours a week)  depending on your qualifications and experiences (£15 gross hourly).
  • Days and Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm two or three days a week – the family can be flexible with days to suit the nanny.  On occasion, the nanny may be required to be flexible to work some extended hours.

This is predominantly a shared care position with mum. Both children are now at home due to lockdown and are being looked after by Mum for the majority of the time. The family imagine that the nanny will spend a larger percentage of their time focused solely on the older child. Sometimes just the baby and sometimes but less frequently both. You will need be comfortable with this set up. 

A typical day for the family involves activities for the older girl such as arts and crafts (and a walk at some point!) but it’s all relatively challenging while the baby is around as she has different needs and requires a different form of entertainment. She naps after lunch, her big sister usually has some down time during this period and watches TV. 

The nanny would be required to play, go for walks, focus on fun and educational age appropriate activities, dance, sing and have fun with the children! Dinner time is around 4.30-5pm followed by bath time. You may be required to prepare or cook meals for the children. A confident cook would be preferred. You will support mum with the children and work as team. 

You will be expected to tidy and clean up after the children. At times, you may be required to help with some additional housework such as load and unload dishwasher,  children’s or family laundry and ironing and tidying and clean the kitchen.

Before Covid, the older girl was attending nursery 5 days per week. She may be starting reception in September (tbc). 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 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 a essential. You will be a non-smoker. A confident London driver. 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.