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Updated: 21st October 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. 

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.

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.

 

Watford (WD17): full time nanny/housekeeper

A very experienced, proactive and energetic nanny/housekeeper is sought to join a family of five in Watford. The family has three children, twins (one boy, one girl) of aged 9 and a son of 4.  The twins are at full time school, and the little boy is currently at nursery finishing at lunchtime, though his hours will increase in due course.

This is a long-term role, and the family is seeking a nanny who will can demonstrate longevity in their previous jobs.

  • To start: early January 2021.
  • Days and hours: can be between 50-60 hours a week, with some flexibility in the start time for the right candidate. If working a 60 hour week, the hours would be 7am – 7pm (with flexibility and down time in the day), a later start can be accommodated either on all days or some days of the week.
  • Salary: from £40,000 to £55,000 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 and Dad work from home currently.  During the time that the children are at school/nursery, the nanny/housekeeper will assist with some wider housekeeping duties.  Your primary duties will be:

  • getting the children ready for school in the morning and taking them there (if working a longer 7am start);
  • organising their school bags and possessions, ensuring they have everything they need each day;
  • children’s laundry and ironing (washing the parent’s clothes at the same time would be a bonus but there would be no ironing required);
  • keeping the house, in particular the children’s bedrooms, place spaces and living areas, tidy and to a good standard (full cleaning is not required);
  • preparing a family-friendly meal each day – a candidate who enjoys cooking may also prepare a meal that mum and dad can eat, but this is not essential;
  • general day to day errands;
  • collecting the children from nursery and school, bringing them home, supervising homework and after school activities, dinner and bath-time.

The family is seeking an experienced and proactive nanny/housekeeper, 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.

You should be excellent at communicating (including being a very fluent English speaker) 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 8 years’ childcare experience of which at least 5 years should be as a nanny or nanny/housekeeper.

You should have a recent DBS certificate 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.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

none at present

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

None at present

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Henley (RG9): Afternoon nanny with full days in the holidays

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 4. Both parents work full time – Dad is based overseas, returning home on weekends and Mum is currently working from home, but with a view to restarting her London commute in 6 months’ time, at which point the role will become more full time.

Days and hours: Core hours during the term time (39  weeks of the year) will be 2.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. During the school holidays the role will be 9.00am to 6.30pm.

Salary: £11-14 gross per hour depending on experience, but with a view to a potential full time role in time.

Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found

During the school/nursery term time, you will collect the girls at the appropriate time, support the older child 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.

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

 

Golders Green (NW11): Nanny & housekeeper 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 – 1pm to 7pm
  • 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

Highgate (N6): Full time temp child-friendly housekeeper
A lovely family of four who are currently based in Highgate N6, due to move to Totteridge, N20 at the end of the year, seek a fluent English speaking, cheerful, organised, punctual, reliable and proactive child friendly housekeeper.
 
This is a temporary position starting ASAP and continuing until December 2020. 
 
You will need to be a confident London driver or live close enough to Highgate station to avoid public transport. (The family live 2 min walk from from the station).
 
The family have two children who are 3 (boy) and 4.5 (girl). You role will predominant be housekeeping (80%). However you’ll be happy to support mum with the children’s mornings routine before they go to school.
 
  • Start date: ASAP – until December 2020 (depending on your availability the position could also continue into January if there are delays with moving into their new home). 
  • Days and hours: 41 hours a week. three days in the week from 7.30am – 2.30pm and two days 7.30am – 5.30pm (The hours can be discussed but these are the ideal/optimal ones for them).
  • Salary offered will up to £650 gross per week depending on your qualifications and experiences (up to £12 net hourly / £490 net weekly)
Duties expected will be helping with the children in the mornings, tidying and cleaning all area of the home, laundry and ironing. You’ll be happy to run some errands. You’ll be confident and easy going, someone who can take initiative, be proactive, have a calm disposition and is trustworthy.  You will work together as a team with mum/dad in order to keep the home to their desired standard. You’ll be someone who is happy to communicate openly and confidently with the family. 
 
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 4-5 years private housekeeping experience and ideally some professional childcare experience – someone with previous housekeeping experience will be essential. You will be a non-smoker. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and ideally 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.