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Updated: 21th September 2018

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Totteridge (N20): Live-in nanny

A lovely family of four based in Totteridge N20, seek a live-in experienced driving nanny with an excellent level of English to help take care of their children ages 2 & 6 years old. The family would love someone who’s looking for a long term commitment, someone who’ll be happy to become part of the family.

  • Days and hours: You’ll work up to 40 hrs a week between 6am – 6pm Monday to Friday. The family can be flexible and consider a live out part time local nanny should this be desired.
  • Start date will be ASAP/mid-October.
  • Salary offered will be up to £500 gross per week for the right candidate. (Up to £26,000 gross per year). Duties will include child related housework and meal preparation / cooking for the children. You’d need to be ‘on duty’ from 6am each morning when the parents have to leave for work. The children don’t tend to wake up till 6.45am/7am.

You’ll take care of the children, help them get dressed, washed, fed and take take them to school/nursery a few times a week and assist with homework. The family currently do a driving rota with another family. You’ll have some down time after 9am once you’ve dropped off the children. You’ll collect the children from 2pm from nursery / school and take care of them, after school activities, play dates, park trips, provide snacks and and their evening meal. Mum or dad come home by 6pm.

You’ll need to be available should the children be off sick or you’d need to unexpectedly collect them from school but otherwise the time is yours during the day during term time. During school holidays you’ll need to work full time hours as the children will be in your care all day. 

You’ll need to be constructive to help the 6 year old with homework – reading and writing and early years maths etc and so a good level of English is essential. You’ll have a genuine passion to work with children and have at least 2-3 years experience working with this age. You’ll be kind, loving, engaging, honest, fun! reliable, a non smoker, have a valid enhanced DBS certificate, a paediatric FirstAid certificate and excellent checkable references.

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

Primrose Hill (NW1): Live-in nanny Monday-Friday

A lovely family with one baby (and a very friendly dog!) based in Primrose Hill, London NW1, seek a fun, bright, energetic and loving live-in nanny/manny.

They live opposite a beautiful park, there are great facilities all within walking distance including baby classes and baby groups. If you’re into fitness and health, there’s a local gym / Pilates / hot yoga / yoga studio. The main high street is full of boutique shops and cafes/restaurants all within a 5 minute walk. London zoo is very close and transport links are excellent.

  • Salary will be up to £21,700  gross per year for the right person (approx £417 gross per week). 
  • Hours are 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday. You would be expected to babysit up to two nights a week including some Saturday nights with notice.
  • To start: Mid-November 2018 but could be a couple of weeks earlier for the right candidate.

You will be relaxed, clean, positive, tidy and proactive. You’ll be nurturing and kind, polite and friendly and able to use your own initiative (have a good level of common sense!). 

You need to be very comfortable with dogs (no dog walking duties will be expected). You’ll be respectful of their home and help to keep it tidy at the end of each working day for when mum and dad arrive home. No deep cleaning duties will be expected as they have cleaner who comes twice a week. You’ll have a genuine love for children and a lot of love to give!

You will have a good level of English and would be encouraged to spend time out the house most weekends (if not babysitting) as the family do like time to themselves where possible. You’d be welcome to stay there on the weekends if this isn’t an option. 

A driver would be a bonus but not essential. An automatic car can be provided. The family live 5-10 minutes walk from Chalk Farm station. 

You may be asked to travel abroad with family on occasion. 

The baby boy is 6 months old. You will attend toddler groups/toddler classes/playgroups, bottle feeding (experience of weaning would be a bonus), cook appropriate meals for the baby, manage his bedroom/play spaces (e.g. change beds/sorting clothes and toys) and play age appropriate games and help and encourage with his development. 

You would have your own double bedroom, with sky TV and share a bathroom with the baby. 

You will need to have excellent checkable references, be physically fit, 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 and at least 2-3 years nanny experience with babies and toddlers. 

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

4 and 5 day per week jobs – Permanent

Watford (WD24): Nanny Monday-Thursday 40 hours a week

An experienced, fun and lively nanny is sought to join a family in Watford for a full time role, 40 hours a week.  The family comprises Mum, Dad, their daughter of 4 and their baby twin boys who will be 10 months old at the start of the job.

To start: Mid November 2018

Days and hours: 40 hours a week, namely Monday and Tuesday: 7am to 4pm and Wednesday and Thursday 7am to 6pm.

Salary: up to £25,000 per year (equivalent to £12 gross per hour) depending on experience.

You will arrive in the morning and help with all elements of the morning routine, helping to get ready for the school run, ensuring all the children have a healthy and balanced breakfast and taking the little girl to school.  Your days will then be focused on care for the baby twins, taking them to groups, classes and activities so that they get lots of social contact!  It is also very important to the family that the children follow a good routine with regards to sleeping and meals, so you will need to be someone who understands the importance of this and ensures that this is followed.  Two days a week (Monday and Tuesday) Mum will pick the little girl up from school and bring her home, and on the other two days you will do that, bringing her home, helping with any reading she may have and playing with her.

All normal nursery duties are included, particularly preparing healthy balanced meals from scratch for the children, children’s laundry and ironing.  The family could also offer additional cleaning/wider housekeeping if a candidate would like this – this would be paid extra.

The ideal candidate will be very reliable and organized, but also able to have lots of fun.  You will need to be confident to take the children out and encourage them to make friends with other children, arranging play dates/days out together etc.

A driver is required, and the family can insure you on their car.  You will need to have a DBS certificate and in date paediatric first aid qualification.  Ofsted registration, or a willingness to become Ofsted registered, would be a bonus.

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

Northwood (HA6): Nanny/Mother's Help 30 hours a week

An experienced, organised and loving nanny/mother’s help is sought to join a family in Northwood (HA6).  The family comprises Mum, Dad, and their two sons, aged 3 and 4.  The family will also have a newborn baby shortly!

To start: As soon as the right candidate is found

Days and hours: 30 hours a week, namely Monday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm (though these hours could be flexed/negotiated slightly for the right candidate. 

Salary: up to £22,000 per year (equivalent to £14 gross per hour) depending on experience.

You will arrive early afternoon and help with looking after the baby (often you may have sole charge of the baby whilst mum pops out for some errands, for example).  During this early part of the afternoon you may also do some meal preparation for the boys’ dinner.  Mum will then usually pick up the boys, and you will then be involved in co-ordinating their afternoon activities/classes, and any homework they may have, and engaging and playing with them.  This routine will evolve over time, so someone who is flexible, open minded and adaptable will be necessary.

The focus on this role is very heavily on childcare, and newborn baby experience as well as experience with older children will be required.  Other than meal preparation for the boys and generally ensuring their play spaces are kept tidy and organized, there is no other household duties.  

The ideal candidate will be reliable and organized, but also able to have lots of fun.  You will be happy both in sole charge of the children and also happy to work with mum in the house.

A driver is not essential but would be a bonus. You will need to have a DBS certificate and in date paediatric first aid qualification. 

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

Pinner (HA5): Nanny 5 afternoons a week

A nanny is sought to work within a family of four in Pinner (HA5) for five days a week.  The family has two children, a boy aged 4 and a girl of 2. 

  • To start: As soon as the right candidate can be found
  • Days, hours and salary: there are two options:

1.    Monday to Friday: 12:30pm-6pm during term time with full days (8am-6pm) in the school holidays.  The salary for this option would be up to £25,000 per annum; and

2.   Monday to Friday: 12:30pm-6pm all year round.  The salary for this option would be £20,000 p.a.

 You will arrive around lunchtime and pick up the little girl from her nursery (she attends mornings only).  You’ll bring her home and play with her for a couple of hours or take her out for an activity/fresh air.  You’ll then collect her brother from school – he has just started in reception, bringing him home and playing with him after school.  It is very important to the family to find a kind and nurturing nanny who is able to create really strong and loving bonds with their children and engage them fully.  There is relatively little to do in terms of wider nursery duties, this job is very much focused on the children.  

If you wish, extra hours can be offered in the school holidays as per option 2 above, and during that time you would have full time charge of the older boy whilst his sister would continue in nursery all year round.

The family is seeking a fun, happy and engaging nanny with lots of energy and who is physically fit to manage the demands of two young children!   

You will need to have a recent DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 3 years of working with children (either as a nanny or in another similar setting).  A driver is required and you will need to be willing to use your own car for work (mileage reimbursed).

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

Finchley (N3): Nanny 4 days per week from January (3 days Oct-Jan)

A lovely family based in Finchley N3, seek a warm, competent driving nanny to work three days a week from the last week of October and four days a week from January 2019.

  • The times required will be 8am – 6pm – a total of 30 hours a week until January when you’ll work 40 hours a week. 
  • Salary offered will be up to £31,790 gross per year based on 40 hours a week (approx £15 gross per hour). 
  • To start: End of October 2018

The family have two gorgeous children, a girl who’s almost 3 and an 8 month old girl in October. 

You’ll have an easy going attitude and be happy to support Mum/Dad and muck in when you are able to. The children will be your main priority however if and when possible – duties such as light housework specifically folding laundry, tidying the kitchen and the children bedrooms, tidying up after the children and preparing dinner for the kids will be required (and family if you’re happy to do so).

You’ll be able to use your own initiative! have common sense, be caring, warm, attentive, kind, someone who would treat these children the same way they’d treat their own.

A typical day would be:

The Nanny would arrive and help get the children fed and dressed. Dad usually takes the older girl to nursery however on the odd occasion you may need to do the nursery drop off with the baby. 

You’ll take care of the baby for the day, take her for walks, local baby playgroups, activities, give her lunch and put her down for her nap. You’ll fetch their older daughter from nursery in Hampstead Garden Suburb at 3pm.

The nanny would need to be able to drive either their own car or the family car so a confident London driver with a full, clean driving driving license is essential. 

You’ll have a happy disposition and be capable and confident to take care of children of this age with at least 3 years prior childcare experience. Nanny experience would be a bonus but not essential! 

You will be a non-smoker. Someone local would be a huge bonus. You’ll have a enhanced DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid certificate. 

Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.

Bushey Heath (WD23): Nanny/housekeeper 4 days (40 hours) a week

An organised, reliable and loving nanny/housekeeper is sought to work within a family based in Bushey Heath (WD23).  The family comprises Mum, Dad (who is often away) and their two children (a girl of 7 and a boy of 4).

  • To start: as soon as possible
  • Days and hours: 40 hours a week, namely: Monday and Tuesday 7am to 5pm, Thursday 7am to 7pm and Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm
  • Salary: £25,000 per annum

You will arrive in the morning and supervise breakfast and get the children ready for school.  The children are at school in Northwood and Bushey, so you will drop their daughter in Bushey first and then take the little boy to Northwood.  You will then come home and spend the day helping with housekeeping to include:

  • Full cleaning of the house once a week;
  • Maintaining the tidiness and general cleanliness of the house from day to day;
  • Laundry and ironing for the family including changing the beds once a week;
  • Cooking an evening meal for the family from scratch;
  • Helping to put away the weekly shop and topping up if anything extra is needed; and
  • General errands – for example booking appointments, popping to the dry cleaners etc.

You will pick the children up from school at 3pm (Northwood) and 3:50pm (Bushey) and bring them home and give them a bath.  Mum will arrive home by 5pm ready for dinner.  On Thursdays the routine will slightly differ, and on a Friday Mum works locally so you will finish earlier.

The family is seeking someone who can work independently and who is proactive and with an eye for detail in relation to managing the house.  You should be flexible and adaptable, and someone who enjoys managing their own time.  Their daughter has a medical condition which is well managed: full training and support will be provided and this does not require previous experience.

You will need to have an up to date DBS certificate, paediatric first aid qualification and excellent checkable references.  You should be a driver and be happy to use your car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed).  You should have at least three years’ previous nanny experience to have included housekeeping within the duties.  Oftsed registration (or a willingness to obtain this) is required – the family will meet the cost of the annual registration fee.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.

Totteridge (N20): housekeeper 35-37 hours a week

A Part-time and Temporary (possibly to permanent) Housekeeper (including some nannying duties) is sought to work 35-37 hours per week for a lovely family based in Totteridge, N20.  This role is initially for 12 weeks, but there is a chance it may become permanent. Someone local with their own car would be a huge bonus.

  • to start ASAP
  • Up to £15 gross per hour for the right candidate.  
  • Days and hours: ideally 7am – 11am & 4pm – 7pm Monday to Friday. Hours / days can be slightly adapted for the right person.

The family have three children, a girl of 6 and twin boy and girl of almost two 2 years old. 

The family are seeking a reliable and responsible candidate who is able to manage all elements of running the family home.  

This will include cleaning (maintaining all areas of the house to a high standard), laundry, running errands for the family, and meal preparation. You should ideally have a strong background of housekeeping and nannying, with excellent references.  

You should speak very good English. You should be able to act on your own initiative as well as responsive to instructions.  Mum does not work, so you will need to be comfortable working alongside a parent in the house. 

Ideally you’ll have a DBS certificate and an in date paediatric first aid qualification.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Caversham (RG4): Nanny 27 hours per week, term time only

A reliable and flexible nanny is required from September for a family living in Caversham, RG4, near Reading. (Of note, the family may move to the Henley area in due course). The family consists of Mum and her two sons who are 3 and 7 years old. Mum works 3 days a week and her sister (the children’s aunt) is currently also staying at the family home, but works too.

This is a term time only contract. You will be working at least 27 hours a week during term time, but with the potential for more, by mutual agreement, for the right candidate.

Salary: from £12,636 gross per annum, depending on experience.

To start: September 2018

Days and hours: Term time only. Your core working hours will be 6am-9am and 3pm-9pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday, with occasional additional work by prior arrangement (paid as overtime).

In the morning, you will assist with finishing breakfast and getting the children to school and nursery. You will collect the children from nursery and school later, support them with homework/reading, cook them supper and get them ready for bed. It would be a bonus if you were prepared to get involved in taking the children to outside activities, such as swimming.

An owner driver is preferred, as is OFSTED registration and the family would be willing to consider candidates wishing to bring their own child to work.

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

Chalfont St Peter (HP8): Nanny 3.5 days (33 hours) per week

A nanny/housekeeper is sought to work for 33 hours a week in Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.  This lovely family comprises Mum, Dad and their two children – a boy aged 6 and a girl of 4. 

Days and hours: 33 hours a week, namely Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 7:45am to 5:45pm and Wednesday 3pm to 6pm.  In the school holidays a full day could be worked on a Wednesday, but this is not essential. 

To start: end of October 2018

Salary: between £19,000 and £20,500 depending on experience (c. £11-£12 per hour gross).

Both children attend school locally, so you would arrive in the morning and help get them ready for, and then take them to school.   You will then come home, help with some housekeeping duties, including laundry for the children, managing the children’s bedrooms and play areas, helping to manage the weekly shop and any general errands that are required.  You will also be a strong cook and be confident to prepare all meals for the children (sometimes to include the family).  These duties will vary from week to week according the family’s needs, and the nanny may manage their time to complete these as they wish. 

The family has a cleaner, so deep cleaning won’t be required, although you will need to be willing to ensure that you maintain the cleanliness of the family home to a good standard.  

At the end of the school day, you will pick the children up from school. You will take the children to any after school activities they may have, help to supervise their homework and reading, and organise play dates for them. Experience with school age children would be a significant bonus. You should be very confident in developing relationships at the school both with teachers and other parents, engaging with the school and the children’s learning.

In the school holidays (13 weeks a year) you will look after the children three or four full days, working with the parents to arrange fun activities for the children. 

The family is looking for a warm, friendly, fun and caring nanny who will be with them for the long term. You should have at least 3 years of previous paid childcare experience, and you should be able to demonstrate longevity in previous roles. This is a lovely position for someone who is self-sufficient and enjoys a balance of housekeeping and childcare.

You will need to be able to drive, and have a clean licence. You will be willing to use your car for work (mileage will be reimbursed).

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

Harrow (HA1): Nanny 3 days (27 hours) per week

A nanny is sought to work within a family of five in Harrow (HA1) for three days a week.  The family has three children, a boy aged 8, a girl aged 6 and a little boy of 19 months at the start date.  This is a fixed one year role though depending on the family’s circumstances after a year, it may be longer for the right person.

To start: 14th October 2018

Days and hours: three days a week, namely Tuesday and Wednesday plus either Monday or Thursday.  The hours are expected to be 7:30am until 4:30pm (i.e. at least 27 hours per week).

Salary: up to £16,800 per year, depending on experience (equivalent to £12 gross per hour)

You will arrive in the morning, give the children breakfast and get them ready for school.  You will then take them to school (or mum may do this if she is working locally that day) which is either a short drive or bus journey away.  After that, your day will be spent with their little boy, taking him to groups or classes in the morning and then coming home for lunch and a nap (during which time you might help with preparing a meal for the children/general tidying of the children’s belongings and play spaces etc).  You will then pick the older two up from school and bring them home.  Mum usually works locally two days a week, so can be home around 4:30pm.

The family is seeking a fun, friendly and proactive nanny.  You should have an excellent sickness record with references to support this.  A nanny who has experience working with both pre-school and school age children would be a bonus.

You will need to have a recent DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 3 years of working with children (either as a nanny or in another similar setting).  A driver is not essential but would be a bonus.

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

Rickmansworth (WD3): Nanny/mother's help 3 days (31.5 hours) per week

A compassionate, kind and nurturing nanny/mother’s help is sought to work within a family of four in Rickmanworth for three days a week.  The family comprises Mum, Dad and their two children, a little girl of 3.5 and a newborn baby (born early September).  This is a permanent role.

To start: as soon as the right person is found

Days and hours: three days a week, ideally Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8-6.30pm.  On a Tuesday reduced hours (3pm – 7pm) could be offered if a candidate preferred this.

Salary: up to £19,600 per year, depending on experience (equivalent to £12 gross per hour).

You will arrive in the morning, help to get the children dressed and ready for the day, then help with breakfast.  After breakfast you will mostly be looking after their little girl of 3.5, taking her out to groups, classes, or an outdoor activity – this could even be an all day activity! Your main focus will be their little girl, as mum will be looking after the new baby.  On days where you are more home based, you will be happy to help with nursery duties – helping to prepare a meal for the children from scratch, laundry and helping to keep the children’s belongings and clothes organised and in good order.  Most importantly, you will be a real support for mum, and proactively able to help her without needing too much guidance.

On a Tuesday their daughter attends nursery for half a day, so this will be more helping Mum with the baby/nursery duties.

Mum is lovely, and this role would be ideal for someone who enjoys a mixture of working in company as well as plenty of sole charge work.  You will need to be someone who is understanding, empathetic, kind and supportive.  You also need to be very punctual and reliable, with references to support this.

You will need to have a recent DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 3 years of paid work with children (either as a nanny or in another similar setting – though baby experience is not essential as Mum will mainly be managing their baby).  A driver is also required, and the family could insure you on their car for work purposes.

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

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Henley (RG9): Nanny term time only, two days a week

A flexible and reliable part time nanny is required for a family living in Henley. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their daughter who is 4 ½ and twin baby boys aged 14 months. Mum 2 days a week in school term time and Dad works full time.

Days and hours: 7.30am to 5.30pm on a Monday and Tuesday during school term time only.

Salary: up to £9,360 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour.

Start date: as soon as possible – flexible for the right person.

In the morning, you will assist with finishing breakfast and getting the oldest child to school. You will be responsible for caring for the twins during the day, before collecting the daughter from school and bringing her home. You will then support her with homework/reading and provide the children with a healthy balanced meal before one of the parents returns home.

This would suit an experienced, energetic individual and an owner driver would be beneficial. OFSTED registration would be advantageous.

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Rickmansworth (WD3): Nanny 20 hours a week

A nanny/housekeeper is sought to join a lively and happy family of five in Rickmansworth. The family comprises mum, dad and their three boys who are aged 9, 7 and 5.

Days and hours: 20 hours a week, ideally Monday – Thursday (but the days could be flexible for the right person), 1:30pm – 6:30pm.

To start: ideally September 2018 but the family can wait for the right candidate

Salary: up to £13 gross per hour, depending on experience

You’ll arrive at 1:30pm and spend some time preparing a healthy meal for the children (ideally you’d be happy to prepare enough for mum and dad to eat later too), and other light housekeeping such as ironing, hanging out laundry and changing the children’s beds and managing their rooms and play spaces.

You’ll then pick the boys up from school (which is a very short walk from the house) and bring them home. After school their routine may include some after school activities, an occasional play date or just relaxing at home or going out for some fresh air before feeding them dinner. They also get some homework, and you’d help with this too.

Both Mum and Dad work from home, but when the nanny is there they would keep a fairly low profile and leave you to it as much as possible!

The family is seeking a candidate who is warm, friendly, adaptable, loving and cuddly! You should also be a confident cook and happy preparing simple and nutritious home cooked meals. The boys are energetic but also well behaved and each has their own interests, and the family would love a nanny who is able to relate to each boy individually and take a real interest in them.

A driver is required and you’d need to be happy to use your car for work purposes (mileage will be reimbursed). You should have an up to date DBS certificate and in date paediatric first aid (or be willing to obtain these). Previous experience of working with school aged children would be a bonus.

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

Rickmansworth (WD3): Afternoon nanny 20 hours a week

A lively and busy family in Rickmansworth (WD3) is seeking an afternoon nanny for up to 20 hours per week. The family has four children, 3 girls of 10,7,6 and a little boy of 3.

Days and hours: VERY flexible! The only firm times required are Monday to Thursday 4pm to 6:30pm. Any additional hours can be set to fit your routine and may also be flexible from week to week. During the school holidays, the hours may either remain the same or additional hours may be added if a candidate wished.

To start: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Salary: up to £13 gross per hour (up to £13,520 per year based on a 20 hour week).

The family has recently moved to the area and all four children are attending the same school which is around a mile from the house. They are settling into their new home, school and lifestyle, so are looking for a happy and energetic nanny who is sensitive to this and able to help create a happy and welcome home environment until Mum and Dad return from work.

When not with the children, you’ll help with light child-related housekeeping/errands, including:

  • assisting with the children’s laundry and ironing;
  • helping to manage the children’s play spaces and toys;
  • cooking a healthy meal for the children each day;
  • general tidying up after the children, and
  • running any necessary errands linked to the children which may be needed.

You’d then pick the children up from school at between 4pm and 5pm each day and spend time with them after school until Mum and Dad return home.

You’ll need to be a driver – the family can insure you on their car for work purposes. You will need an up to date DBS certificate, paediatric first aid, and excellent checkable references.

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

Great Missenden (HP16): Morning Only Housekeeper/Nanny upto 20 hours a week

A flexible, organised and friendly housekeeper/nanny is sought to join a lovely family in Great Missenden for a morning role (up to 20 hours per week).  The family comprises Mum and Dad, together with their son (aged 4) and three daughters who stay most weekends but do not live there in the week.   This will be a wonderful role for someone who thrives off helping and organising a busy family home, and the morning hours may suit someone who may also have a second afternoon role.  

To start: as soon as the right candidate is found

Days and hours: up to 20 hours per week, expected to be 7:30am to 11:30am with occasional flexibility. 

Salary: between £12 and £15 gross per hour, depending on experience (i.e. up to £15,600 for a 20 hour week). 

The family has recently moved to the area and is seeking a housekeeper for the long term, who is also able to carry out some nanny duties from time to time.  Mum works full time but is largely home based, so the majority of the time she will carry out most of the care for her son (e.g. breakfast, school run etc).  However, from time to time Mum will need to work early or will be away, so you would need to be willing to take him to school and manage the morning routine confidently with him.

The majority of the focus of this role is on housekeeping, with some admin/PA support for the family as well.  As well as daily and weekly housekeeping support (to include laundry, bed changing, some meal preparation and maintaining the standard of the house to a clean and tidy level), you would also be someone who is able to support the family in getting settled into their new home and proactively support with things such as organising cupboards, rooms etc.  You would also ideally be happy to take on some of the household admin, so basic IT literacy would be a helpful skill. 

The perfect candidate will be someone with previous housekeeping experience, who understands the challenges of running a busy family home.  You should be someone who is able to work very well independently, and who is able to be proactive and confident to work without too much direction.   Previous experience of working within families with school age children would be a bonus.

You will need to have a recent DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certification (or be willing to obtain this), a driving licence and your own car which you’d be willing to use for work purposes (mileage reimbursed).  

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

Belsize Park (NW3): Morning cook/housekeeper 15-20 hours per week

A lovely family based in Belsize Park NW3 seek a Part-time daily housekeeper / cook who is reliable and honest to work 3-4 hours per day Monday to Friday (15-20 hours a week). 

Salary: between £10-£12 gross per hour depending on the person. 

Days and hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 11.30/12.30 (hours can be slightly adjusted to suit the right person). 

To start: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Duties will include laundry for the family, cleaning, online shopping, ironing, house maintenance and cooking Dinner Monday to Thursday. Friday will be house and laundry only. Cooking consists of preparing salads, stews, marinate fish and meats. 

You’ll have at least 3 years experience cooking for families and housekeeping / cleaning private homes, you’ll have an excellent eye for detail, be reliable, enjoy cooking, be organised, able to use your initiative, speak fluent English, have a valid DBS certificate or willing to get one. 

Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information.

Caversham Heights (RG4): Part time nanny

A flexible and reliable before and after school nanny is sought for a family living in Caversham Heights, RG4, near Reading. The family consists of Mum and her two sons aged 8 and 13. Mum works 4 days a week at the hospital in Reading.

Days and hours: 7.00am-9.00am four days a week and 3.00pm to 7.00pm alternating three or four days a week. Mum will be able to provide the required specific days in advance and additional work may be available during the school holidays, with the core hours remaining the same.

Salary: up to £13,728 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour.

Start date: November 2018.

In the morning, you will assist with finishing breakfast and getting the children to school. The older child is able to walk himself to school and back, but you could drive him, particularly if it is very cold or wet outside. You will collect the children from school later, support them with homework/reading, cook them supper and keep them entertained until Mum returns home by 7pm.

This would suit an active, fun, energetic individual and an owner driver is essential. This would not suit someone wishing to bring their own child to work.

Please contact steph@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information.

Northwood (HA6): Mother's help 25 hours a week

A mother’s help is sought to work within a family living in Northwood. The family has a four year old boy and a two year old girl. Mum does not work, and she is looking for some support with the children after school so as to give them each more focussed time in this busy time of day! The family is also expecting their third child in December.

Salary: up to £12 gross per hour.

Days and hours: Monday to Friday: 2pm to 7pm

Start: as soon as the right candidate is found.

Your duties will be heavily child-focussed, helping with activities both home based and taking the children to the park/after school activities. You will also need to help with feeding the children their evening meal though this will be working alongside mum to make sure everything runs smoothly!

A driver is not required. You will need to have an up to date DBS certificate and paediatric first aid certificate (or be willing to obtain these).

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

Maidenhead (SL6): Afternoon/evening nanny 10 hours a week

A flexible and reliable after school nanny is sought for a family living in Maidenhead SL6.  The family consists of Mum, Dad and their 8 year old daughter. Both parents work in London, Mum being part time.

Days and hours: 4.30pm to 7.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and up to 10 hours total per week for the right candidate.

Salary: up to £6,240 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour.

Start date: October 2018, or earlier for the right individual

You will be responsible for collecting the child from after school club, supervising homework, taking her to clubs before preparing her a light dinner, helping her to bath and prepare her bag/uniform for the next day.

An owner driver is essential for this role.

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

Nettlebed (RG9): Mother's Help 15-20 hours a week

A flexible and reliable mother’s help is required for a family living in Nettlebed RG9. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son aged 7, daughter aged 6 and 2 year old twin boys. Dad works full time and Mum is currently based at home.

Days and hours: 4.00pm to 7.00pm or 2.45pm to 6.45pm Monday to Friday (between 15-20 hours depending on the candidate)

Salary: up to £11,440 gross per annum, based on £11 gross per hour.

Start date: October 2018

The focus of this role is to provide an extra pair of hands to Mum, working as a team with her to help with the children’s routine at home. This could include helping with the twins while Mum assists the older children with reading and homework; making a start on cooking supper; supporting at bathtime; tidying up after meals and snacks. During the holidays, you may help Mum take the children out on trips, for example or look after the twins while Mum takes the others to a holiday club. 

You would not be required to drive the children, but an owner driver is essential in order to reach the family’s home. 

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

Calcot (RG31): Housekeeper half a day a week

 A flexible and reliable housekeeper is required for a family living in Calcot RG31. The family consists of Mum, her son aged 8 and daughter aged 6. Mum works five days a week, but not always long days and sometimes from home.

Days and hours: 4 hours a week to be taken on a Monday or Friday morning or evening.

Salary: £12 gross per hour.

Start date: as soon as possible.

This role is to support Mum at home with laundry and cooking as a priority, as well as other light housekeeping duties.

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

Henley (RG9): Wrap around nanny Monday-Thursday

A flexible and reliable wrap around nanny is required for a family living in Henley. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their two sons aged 6 and 8. Mum and Dad both work full time, sometimes from home, so you should be comfortable with this dynamic.

  • Days and hours: ideally 7.15-8.30am and 3.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday during private school term time (with more for the right candidate) and at least 9 weeks of the school holidays working 7.15am to 6.15am Monday to Thursday (plus Friday if desired).
  • Salary: from £11,280 gross per annum, based on £12 gross per hour.
  • Start date: end of September 2018.

In the morning, you will assist with finishing breakfast and getting the children to school. You will later collect them and bring them home. You will support the children with homework/reading/encourage piano practice and provide them with a healthy balanced meal before one of the parents returns home. The family can offer up to 4 hours extra work a week for housekeeping if desired.

This would suit an active, energetic and creative individual and an owner driver would be beneficial.

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

Temporary roles

Totteridge (N20): housekeeper 35-37 hours a week

A Part-time and Temporary (possibly to permanent) Housekeeper (including some nannying duties) is sought to work 35-37 hours per week for a lovely family based in Totteridge, N20.  This role is initially for 12 weeks, but there is a chance it may become permanent. Someone local with their own car would be a huge bonus.

  • to start ASAP
  • Up to £15 gross per hour for the right candidate.  
  • Days and hours: ideally 7am – 11am & 4pm – 7pm Monday to Friday. Hours / days can be slightly adapted for the right person.

The family have three children, a girl of 6 and twin boy and girl of almost two 2 years old. 

The family are seeking a reliable and responsible candidate who is able to manage all elements of running the family home.  

This will include cleaning (maintaining all areas of the house to a high standard), laundry, running errands for the family, and meal preparation. You should ideally have a strong background of housekeeping and nannying, with excellent references.  

You should speak very good English. You should be able to act on your own initiative as well as responsive to instructions.  Mum does not work, so you will need to be comfortable working alongside a parent in the house. 

Ideally you’ll have a DBS certificate and an in date paediatric first aid qualification.

Please contact helen@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk to apply.