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Updated: 26th May 2020

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Northwood (HA6): Full time child-friendly housekeeper

A very experienced, proactive and child-friendly housekeeper is sought to join a family in Northwood (HA6).  This is a long-term position expected to last at least 2-3 years or longer.

This position could either be live in or live out, depending on the right candidate’s  circumstances.  For live in candidates, the accommodation comprises your own separate cottage with bathroom. 

  • To start: flexible, when the right candidate is found.
  • Days and hours: up to 62 hours per week, comprising 7:30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, plus 7:30am to 12pm on a Saturday, plus weekly babysitting. During the week you would have at least two hours during the day free time, usually between approx. 12-2pm (included within the total hours above).
  • Salary: between to £37,000 and £45,000 p.a. gross, dependent on experience.

The family has three young children.  Whilst there is relatively limited very hands on childcare, you should have some experience of working in a family with children.  From time to time you may be asked to babysit or help with one or two of the children, for example when the other children have activities.

The family is seeking a hands on, proactive and organised housekeeper who can also work independently and with very limited supervision.  The candidate should have significant experience of managing a busy and active family home, and be flexible and adaptable to the demands that this involves. 

Your main duties will include:

  • Washing and ironing the family laundry;
  • Changing all the beds once a week;
  • Tidying the house and keeping the family’s possessions well cared for;
  • Cleaning weekly, and keeping the house to a high standard between full cleans;
  • Preparing a healthy breakfast and evening meal for the family each day, together with other meals and snacks as may be necessary during the day;
  • Assisting with grocery shopping;
  • Assistance with looking after the house plants;
  • General errands as required;
  • Organising domestic appointments etc;
  • Working alongside the parents after school and at meal times to clear away keep the house tidy at the end of each day;
  • Occasional supervision of homework for the children; and
  • Babysitting around once a week (overnights may also be required from time to time) – paid as extra if overtime.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of how to run a family home, be very professional and hands-on, and be easy to get along with.  Cooking experience is also essential. 

You should have at least 5 years’ solid professional housekeeping experience spent within a family home, with strong references to support this.  A driver is not required.  You should have a recent DBS check (or be on the update service). 

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

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 a fluent English speaking, wonderful, energetic, experienced, calm and organised live-in nanny to work 60 hours a week. 

Mum is currently on maternity leave and will be returning to full-time work soon. Therefore, this position will be sole charge after a few months. 

The twins (boy and girl) were born January 2019. They were one in January. 

  • Start date: 16 March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Days and hours would be Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm with up to two evenings a week babysitting.
  • Salary offered for a live in nanny working 60 hours a week will be £35,000 – £40,000 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications. 

Duties will include helping the children get ready in the morning, giving the children their milk, their breakfast, managing their morning and afternoon naps. You’ll give them healthy and nutritious lunches, take them to Fun and engaging playgroups and activities, play with them and engage with them in age-appropriate games and activities, focus on their educational development and importantly have lots of fun together and ensure they are always happy and safe! You will manage all nursery duties such as all the areas where the children eat, sleep and play. You will manage the children’s 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 importantly someone who has taken care of two young children at once in a nanny capacity. 

You need to have at least 3-4 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.

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

4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

Northwood (HA6): Full time child-friendly housekeeper

A very experienced, proactive and child-friendly housekeeper is sought to join a family in Northwood (HA6).  This is a long-term position expected to last at least 2-3 years or longer.

This position could either be live in or live out, depending on the right candidate’s  circumstances.  For live in candidates, the accommodation comprises your own separate cottage with bathroom. 

  • To start: flexible, when the right candidate is found.
  • Days and hours: up to 62 hours per week, comprising 7:30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, plus 7:30am to 12pm on a Saturday, plus weekly babysitting. During the week you would have at least two hours during the day free time, usually between approx. 12-2pm (included within the total hours above).
  • Salary: between to £37,000 and £45,000 p.a. gross, dependent on experience.

The family has three young children.  Whilst there is relatively limited very hands on childcare, you should have some experience of working in a family with children.  From time to time you may be asked to babysit or help with one or two of the children, for example when the other children have activities.

The family is seeking a hands on, proactive and organised housekeeper who can also work independently and with very limited supervision.  The candidate should have significant experience of managing a busy and active family home, and be flexible and adaptable to the demands that this involves. 

Your main duties will include:

  • Washing and ironing the family laundry;
  • Changing all the beds once a week;
  • Tidying the house and keeping the family’s possessions well cared for;
  • Cleaning weekly, and keeping the house to a high standard between full cleans;
  • Preparing a healthy breakfast and evening meal for the family each day, together with other meals and snacks as may be necessary during the day;
  • Assisting with grocery shopping;
  • Assistance with looking after the house plants;
  • General errands as required;
  • Organising domestic appointments etc;
  • Working alongside the parents after school and at meal times to clear away keep the house tidy at the end of each day;
  • Occasional supervision of homework for the children; and
  • Babysitting around once a week (overnights may also be required from time to time) – paid as extra if overtime.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of how to run a family home, be very professional and hands-on, and be easy to get along with.  Cooking experience is also essential. 

You should have at least 5 years’ solid professional housekeeping experience spent within a family home, with strong references to support this.  A driver is not required.  You should have a recent DBS check (or be on the update service). 

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

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. 

Thames Ditton (KT7): nanny/housekeeper 40 hours a week, Monday to Thursday

A lovely family of four seek a kind and loyal live-out nanny/housekeeper to work 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday. 

  • Salary: up to £31.2k gross per annum depending on experience (£13-£15 p/h).
  • To start: March 2020.
  • Days and hours: 40 hours a week, namely 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday. 

The family have a son aged 6 and a daughter aged 4, they are looking for an experienced nanny to join the family. Duties will include getting the children ready in the mornings, giving them breakfast, taking the eldest child to school and on some days the younger child to nursery. On the days that the younger child is in nursery, you will carry out housework as detailed below. You’ll collect the younger child from nursery on some days and you will collect the older child from school at 3pm. You will feed them dinner before Mum returns home at 5:30pm. During the school holidays (13 weeks a year) you will have the children at home and take them on trips to local parks and play areas, and carry out indoor and outdoor activities at home. 

You will be happy to help with the housekeeping including; tidying, laundry, cleaning, ironing and cooking – you’ll be able to cook fresh and healthy meals. You will manage all areas where the children eat, sleep and play. The amount of housework expected will vary, dependant on whether the children are at home. 

You will be enthusiastic, patient, loving, organised and reliable.  The nanny will be nurturing and kind to the children and able to use their own initiative. The nanny should enjoy being outside and playing outdoors. The nanny should also be imaginative and engage the children in creative activities. You’ll have a genuine love for children and at least 2 years solid sole charge experience with children this age. You will be able to offer a degree of flexibility to allow for delayed trains and any work commitments.

You’ll be respectful of their home and help to keep it tidy at the end of each working day for when mum and/or dad arrive home.

You will need to have excellent checkable references, will be a non-smoker, have a happy disposition, honest and kind.  You will need to have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid, be OFSTED registered (or willing to be) and at least 2 years childcare / nanny experience. An owner driver is required.

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

Hampstead (NW3): nanny 52.5 hours a week

A lovely family of four based in Hampstead, NW3 seek a calm, kind, energetic, proactive, imaginative and collaborative daily nanny to work full-time, Monday to Friday. You must speak perfect English. 

Their beautiful baby girl is 7 months old (born July 2019) and their lovely son is 2.5 years old. The role will be sole charge. 

  • Days and hours: You’ll be required to work 52.5 hours a week from 8.15am – 6.45pm Monday to Friday.   Someone who may be flexible to start a little later and finish a little later on occasion would be most appreciated I.e. 8.30am – 7pm. Someone familiar with Hampstead would be a bonus.
  • Start date: April 2020.
  • Salary will be between £39,000 & £43,000 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications.

Mum is very easy going and kind and wants the nanny to become part of the family. The family enjoy a healthy lifestyle, outdoor exercise and eat a lot of vegetarian foods, someone with similar interests and has a calm disposition will suit this role. 

Their son attends a local nursery everyday from 9am- 3pm and so you will predominantly be taking care of the baby in the mornings, the afternoons will include a mixture of toddler play dates / activities and/or baby activities. 

You will be responsible for all nursery duties, managing the areas where the children eat, sleep and play. You will be competent to prepare and cook fresh and healthy food for the children, managing nap times, nursery pick ups. You’ll be competent to manage the childrens schedules – play dates, activities and groups – you will be full of initiative and proactivity. 

Experience of potty training would be a big bonus. You will be fully capable to take care of both children at once. Knowledge and experience of child development would be a big bonus. 

The ideal nanny will be full of energy and enthusiasm. You will have a genuine interest to work with young children. You will be the type of person who is happy to muck in and really take the initiative to do child related activities. You’ll enjoy plenty of outdoor activities and have fun together! You’ll be physically fit, organised, kind, patient, positive and smiley. You’ll be someone who engages well with children in their care, an excellent communicator, firm but fair when needed, able to set clear boundaries, honest and transparent.

You need to have had professional nannying experience. You will have at least 3 years childcare experience with babies and toddlers. 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 (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 a wonderful, energetic, experienced, calm and organised local, live-out nanny to work 60 hours a week.  

Mum is currently on maternity leave and will be returning to full-time work soon. Therefore, this position will become sole charge after a few months. 

The twins (boy and girl) were one years old In January, they were born January 2019.  

  • Start date: 16 March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter for the right person.
  • Days and hours would be Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm.
  • Salary offered for working 60 hours a week will be Up to £57,000 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications. 

Duties will include helping the children get ready in the morning, giving the children their milk, their breakfast, managing their morning and afternoon naps. You’ll give them healthy and nutritious lunches, take them to Fun and engaging playgroups and activities, play with them and engage with them in age-appropriate games and activities, focus on their educational development and importantly have lots of fun together and ensure they are always happy and safe! You will manage all nursery duties such as all the areas where the children eat, sleep and play. You will manage the children’s 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. The right nanny 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 importantly someone who has taken care of two young children at once in a nanny capacity. 

You need to have at least 3-4 years solid childcare experience and nanny 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.

Please contact jessie@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  after maternity leave.

  • Days and hours: 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • Salary: £20,000-£23,500 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 or prepare meals, but support Mum with setting up the table and clearing away after eating. No cleaning is required, but some management of the children’s bedrooms may be expected.

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.

Highgate (N6): Full time nanny either 40 or 60 hours a week

A family in Highgate, N6 seek a kind, honest, hardworking and experienced Live Out Nanny who must be a confident London driver and someone who is happy to travel with the family regularly.  The family have three children: Girl (7 years), Boy (4 years) and Girl (2 years old). 

All three children are happy and healthy, in a good routine, with the eldest two planning to go back to school full time. The youngest child was attending nursery in the mornings. If they’re not able to return to school due to COVID-19 the nanny will have to look after them at home. When the children are at school / nursery the family will need assistance with children’s cooking, children’s ironing and running PA errands.

  • Start date: ASAP when the right candidate is found
  • Days and Hours: the family can consider two options:
    • 60 hours a week:  7:30am-7:30pm Monday to Friday. While kids are in school they need support with the children, cooking, children’s ironing and running PA errands.
    • 40 Hours a week:  11:00am-7:00pm. Although these are reduced hours they still need to be able to travel. 
  • Salary: Based on working 60 hours a week, the salary will be £45,000 – £50,000 gross per year depending on your experience and qualifications. For a nanny working 40 hours a week the salary will be £31,200 – £33,500 gross per year. 

Duties will include typical nursery duties, preparing healthy meals, undertaking school/nursery runs, assisting with homework and organising age appropriate activities. 

The family are looking for a professional, caring and organised nanny, with experience of looking after 3+ children of a similar age. The right person will have a strong work ethic and a passion for working with children. The perfect candidate will be hardworking and organised who gets on with the job and can handle the logistics of 3 children and their activities. 

You must have experience working with 3+ children of a similar age group in a long term position. You must be a confident London driver. Importantly, you’ll be happy to travel with the family. They travel every 2 months for 1-2 weeks at a time. It works out at approximately 8 weeks over the year, spread out over the year. During these periods the nanny will get her own bedroom and bathroom. 

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.

Harrow (HA2): Full time nanny 4 days per week (rising to 5 days from January 2021)

An active, nurturing and loving nanny is sought to join a family of four in Harrow (HA2). The family has two children, a boy of 3 and a baby girl who will be almost 1 at the start date.  This is a permanent, long-term position.

  • To start: 24th August 2020
  • Days and hours: from the start date until January 2020 this will be 40 hours per week (i.e. 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday).  From January 2021 the position will increase to 5 days per week (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm).
  • Salary: from August to December the salary will be between £23,000 – £25,000 (i.e. £11 to £12 gross per hour).  From January 2021, when the number of days per week increases, the salary will rise to up to between £28,600 and £31,200 p.a.

You will help with all elements of the children’s care and daily routine.  Their son attends a Montessori nursery three days per week, so on those days you would drop him at nursery and then spend the day with the baby girl, taking her to a range of fun and age appropriate activities such as toddler groups, classes and outside activities wherever possible.  On the days when he is not at nursery you would be looking after both the children.  

Nursery duties will include assisting with the children’s laundry and ironing (a candidate willing to wash family laundry would be welcomed but is not essential), and preparing them healthy meals.  You will keep the areas of the home in which the children live, play and eat tidy and to a good hygiene standard after use. 

You should have a strong insight into the developmental stages of babies and pre-school children.  The family favours Montessori learning style, so experience in this would be a bonus but is not essential.  The family is seeking someone who is fun, active and outdoorsy, as the family enjoys keeping fit and would like someone who understands and also promotes this to the children through exercise and good nutrition.

You should have at least 5 years’ childcare experience of which at least 2 years should be as a nanny.  You should have recent experience of working with pre-school children. 

You should have a recent DBS certificate, and be paediatric first aid certified. You should have strong checkable references and proven longevity in previous roles including recent roles. You should be a driver and willing to use your car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed).

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

None at present

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

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Temporary roles

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