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Updated: 1st August 2021

 

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Farnham (GU10): live in nanny/housekeeper

A proactive, reliable, and organised live-in Nanny/Housekeeper is sought to join a family in Farnham (GU10). The family have two children, a girl aged 4 and a boy aged 2.

  • Days and hours: 45 hours per week
    • During term times: Monday to Friday 7am to 11am and 3pm to 7pm, Saturday 8am to 1pm.
    • During school holidays and half terms Monday to Thursday 8am to 6pm and Friday 8am to 1pm
    • In addition to the day hours the nanny is expected to be available for 1-2 nights of babysitting per week
  • Salary: expected to be around £450 per week (i.e., £10 gross per hour) dependent on experience with a matched pension contribution up to 3%. Accommodation, bills, and petrol will be paid for by the family..  You will also get 31 days holiday per year (including the 8 statutory bank holidays)
  • Accommodation: You will have a ground floor annexe, separate to the house, with its own kitchen, lounge area, bedroom, and bathroom.
  • Start date: Late August

The family are currently living in London, moving to a village to the south of Farnham in August. The parents both work full time, and there will be a mix of home and office-based working, the successful candidate will need to be comfortable with this. The children will be attending a local school and nursery which is a short drive away.

You will start the day by getting the children up, having breakfast and getting them ready for school and nursery. After dropping the children at school, you will spend 1-2 hours carrying out general housekeeping duties for the family. This will include cleaning, family laundry, meal preparation, keeping the house tidy and general errands.

You’ll pick up the children from school, (the nursery ends at 3:15 and school at 3:20) take them to any after school activities and oversee homework (minimal at this age), the children will have their evening meal before Mum/Dad return from work (usually around 6pm, but some days will be dependent on trains). During the school holidays, the routine is likely to remain similar, with more of a focus on children’s activities.

The family is seeking a fun and energetic Nanny/Housekeeper who is proactive and can discipline the children without being too strict. Previous experience of working in a similar role with children of the same age is essential.

You should be a great communicator and able to build good relationships with the children, considering their ages and development.  An owner driver is required. You should have an up-to-date DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 2 years of paid experience, ideally working in a family home, with housekeeping and excellent checkable references. 

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

Radlett (WD6): full time live-in housekeeper

A lovely family, known to the agency, is seeking a full time live-in housekeeper to join their busy family. The family comprises Mum, Dad, their two young children (a boy and a girl) and a third baby due soon. They are based in Radlett, and this is a long-term, permanent position.

  • Days and hours: full time, 5 days a week. Your contracted hours will be 7am to 7pm (60 hours per week) although there will be down time during the days.
  • Start date: ideally August 2021 although flexible for the right candidate.
  • Salary: up to £34,500 per annum (approx £660 gross per week, £500 net per week) depending on experience
  • Accommodation: you will have your own separate studio apartment

The family lives in a lovely and modern 6 bedroom house. They are seeking an experienced and efficient live in housekeeper who is accomplished at managing all housekeeping elements of a busy family home. As the family has very young children, they are seeking someone who enjoys the company of children and would be happy to be left alone with the children from time to time, although formal childcare would not form part of your duties.

Your duties will include:

  • Full laundry/ironing for all the family
  • Wardrobe management for the family
  • Changing the beds/towels
  • Keeping the home tidy from day to day
  • Full cleaning of the home 3-4 times a week
  • Some light meal preparation from time to time (though this would not be a core part of your duties)
  • Managing the family’s belonging, in particular keeping the children’s toys and play spaces organised
  • Babysitting the children from time to time
  • General errands both within the home and around the local area

The family is seeking someone with around 8 years’ experience of working in family homes, demonstrating longevity in previous roles. You should be a strong communicator and speak English to a good level. You should have a DBS Certificate or be willing to obtain one, and have excellent checkable references. You should be based in the UK currently, and have permission to reside and work in the UK long-term.

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

4 and 5 day a week Jobs – Permanent

Hampstead (NW3): nanny 50 hours a week

Full Time SEN experienced nanny position based in Hampstead NW3. Must have experience of caring for two siblings and exp of caring for 9 month old and 4 year old children (must be comfortable with dogs).

  • Days and hours: 50 hours weekly Monday to Friday 8-6pm.
  • Salary: up to £41,600 gross p.a. 
  • To start: As soon as the right candidate is found

The little boy is 4 years old and is a high performing child who learns best through visual cues, or pictures. Someone who understands that each child learns differently, and can adapt to all styles of learning will be essential. Their 9 month old daughter is happy and bright. 

You will help with the morning routine and school drop-off for the elder boy. You’ll focus on the baby and her morning routine, nap-times, age related activities and preparing lunch, bottles, changing nappy, focus on all child related duties. Someone experienced in nutrition and healthy eating would be preferable. You will take the baby to local groups and will manage any after-school activities and play dates. 

The perfect nanny will be positive, energetic, happy and highly organised. Someone local would be a bonus. The family are seeking a positive nanny who can focus on the developmental stages necessary for both children to develop and grow. You must have Paediatric First Aid certificate & DBS certificate, enjoy the company of dogs! have worked with children of these ages for at least 3-4 years in a nanny position. Someone with extra qualifications in SEN / hands on experience would be a huge bonus. You’ll be physically fit, have a positive disposition, easy going and kind and have excellent checkable references.

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

Bayswater (W2): SEN nanny 45 hours a week

loving and kind family of 3 who live in Bayswater, W2 (who might get a dog in the future) are looking for a live out SEN nanny to work full time to support them with their 1.5 year old daughter who has severe complex medical needs.

 

While only the 3 of them live in the flat, they expect their parents to visit and stay occasionally once COViD safe. Someone comfortable with this dynamic will be essential. 

 

Their little girl has a rare developmental condition which causes both epileptic activity as well as the severe global development delays. The perfect candidate will have special needs experience, willing to learn and grow, collaborate with the family, have a valid UK driving license and have a positive attitude and speak perfect English.

You’ll be happy to learn about managing and caring for this little girl, someone who has some medical experience and who doesn’t need to take the tube in (due to COVID risks) would be a bonus. You will work in partnership alongside Mum/Dad who are very hands on. 

  • Days and hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
  • Start date: ASAP for the right person.
  • Salary based on working 45 hours will be up to £41,000 gross per year depending on qualifications and experience; (up to £17.50 gross hourly).

A typical day: The little girl has regular speech, music, and physical therapy all through the week and the family incorporate those into her daily routine in a way that’s very organic and that she enjoys. You’ll attend therapies, music groups and classes and incorporate them within your daily interactions with her. While the mum will be working from home, she will largely be busy during your work hours. You will therefore be responsible for everything related to the child’s care including keeping her play and sleep area clean and tidy, cooking all her meals, and maintaining organized reports of daily activities and food intake. The little girl is on a ketogenic diet to manage her epilepsy. You will be taught how to prepare this diet and will be responsible for the planning and preparation of all meals for the child (including those to be in the freezer for the weekend).

The family are looking for a caring, considerate, good natured, self-starter, who can become part of our household, and part of their family who is looking for a long-term position. You will be physically fit and energetic. The family would appreciate someone who can bring new ideas and ways of thinking into their family, someone who will encourage the child to thrive and be happy! 

 You will be dedicated, have a genuine love of children, enthusiastic, interested in learning new skills and have a strong work ethic. Knowledge and experience of child development would be a bonus.

You need to have at least 3-4 years solid childcare experience with children of this age, you’ll be someone with previous childcare and nannying experience. You will be very organised and have a happy disposition. 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.

Finchley Central (N3): nanny/PA 40 hours a week

A really genuine and lovely family of 4 based in Finchley Central N3, are looking for a Nanny / PA to work 40 hours weekly over 5 days

  • Days and hours; 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day being 9-5pm. 9am – 1pm doing PA (Family and Business related) work and then 1-5pm Nanny role. 
  • Salary; up to £35,000 gross annual salary depending on your experiences and qualifications.
  • Start: ASAP 

A fluent English speaking, creative, adaptable, easy going, gentle, kind, warm hearted, good communicator, trust worthy person – an initiative taker! A driver would be preferable. 

The perfect candidate will be super organised, a creative eye, conviction in whatever they do, someone who really prides themselves and every bit of work they do, small or large. Knowledge of outlook, word and basic data entry will be essential.

Their girls are 6 years old and 4 years old. Their eldest, the quieter of the two – talented with arts & crafts and would sleep with pens and paper! A free spirit, explorer, loves ballet. Enjoys playing the piano and wants to learn the guitar, next violin… ! Ambition to be an artist, a famous singer or musician and the final one is caring for bugs! She is always knee deep in mud and no weather will stop her. Younger child – could do everything projected in full volume whilst she would be hopping and jumping everywhere. Larger than life, witty, sharp, hears and feels everything but doesn’t like the spotlight.

Parents are working from home currently and so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up. Ideally – you’ll be a confident London driver – a small, automatic car is available for the nanny to use. 

The perfect nanny must be warm hearted, nurturing nature, approachable, calm under pressure, self-assured, confident, adventurous, intuitive, good listener, energetic, supportive, detailed and someone who genuinely takes pride in helping families in the growth and development of their little people.

Nanny/hour duties will include;

Preparing afternoon activities, meal preparation, manage all nursery duties – tidy up areas where the children eat, sleep and play (children’s laundry / ironing), collecting the children from school (10 mins drive), managing after school activities – engaging in age appropriate play, focusing on development, park trips, play dates, art and crafts, reading, dancing and having fun together. Making healthy and balanced snacks and meals. You’ll be someone who is happy and able to help, encourage and support with homework.

P/A duties will include;

General Business Administration.

The perfect candidate would be happy to cook for the family (it would be their dream!) and someone happy to overlook school emails and plan for extra activities. 

In the school holidays you will only be focusing on the children, you’ll take them on fun outings such as to the zoo or farm or museums for example.

You will be looking for a long-term position as this family would love someone to join their family for the longer term and evolve with them. You must have relevant experience caring for children of these ages, a valid paediatric first aid certificate, an enhanced DBS certificate, be physically fit, have a positive disposition, easy going and kind and excellent checkable references.

Watford (WD17): nanny five days a week

An experienced and energetic nanny with experience of working with school aged children is sought to join a family of five in Watford. The family has three school aged children, who are all at the same school.

  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found.
  • Days and hours: in the school term time, approx. 30 hours per week. There may be a couple of morning school runs when the hours will be 7:00am to 9:00am and 3:30pm to 7:30pm, and 3 days of 1:30pm to 7:30pm, though the hours pattern can be negotiated.  In the school holidays the hours will be up to 50 per week (9am to 7pm)
  • Salary: from £27,000 to £31,000 p.a. (i.e. £14 to £16 per hour gross) with precise positioning depending on experience and hours agreed.

You will help with managing the children’s routines especially after school, and this role will involve a mixture of shared care and sole charge care.  During the time that the children are at school (during term time) you will help with some light nursery duties related to the children.  The family is seeking a confident cook who is comfortable preparing a nutritionally balanced home cooked meal for the children.

During the holidays you’ll organise a range of engaging and age appropriate activities for the children, including home based activities and days out.

The family is seeking an experienced nanny, who is able to understand and manage the day to day routines of school aged children 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 5 years’ childcare experience including paid experience with school aged children.

You should have a recent DBS certificate be paediatric first aid certified. Additional formal qualifications in child care and child development would be 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.

 

 

Highgate (N6): parents' help/housekeeper

A lovely international family of four based in Highgate N6, are looking for a long term parents help / housekeeper who is upbeat, dynamic, caring, able to think on their feet and positive. A mandarin speaker would be ideal (or Tagalog speaker would be a bonus).

The children are 3.5 year old boy & one year old girl.  The family are teaching their eldest to speak Mandarin. 

  • Start date: Early September.
  • Salary; depending on your experience and qualifications between £2,383 – £3,098 gross monthly (£28,600 – £37,180 gross annually).
  • Days and Times; 55 hours a week (plus babysitting up to twice a week) Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm. Occasional weekend help may be required. (You’d get paid extra or have time off driving the week).

The ideal candidate will be really caring and will want to become part of this loving  family. You’ll have lots of energy to play and run with the children. Mum and dad are working full time but will maintain family routines of eating together for dinner and spending as much time as possible together. 

There may be a couple of times a year where you will be asked to travel with the family and so someone open to this would be a bonus. 

The right candidate will be required to help the children in the morning and ensure they’ve both had a good breakfast,  and drop them to school / nursery which will be a few mins walk from home. While the kids are at school / nursery you’ll focus on some housekeeping and general help with the children’s belongings. Housekeeping duties will include general household management, ensuring the house is tidy and clean, keeping a list of household items to replenish – tidying up after meals (mainly children) and family laundry and ironing.

You will collect the children at around 5pm and help with any after-school activities or play dates. You’ll help with preparing dinner for the family and assist with the children’s evening routine.

The perfect candidate will speak mandarin, have lots of energy who can focus on the children when not doing household tasks. You will be kind and genuinely care and enjoy looking after young children and will take pride in your work, you’ll be positive and have a happy disposition.  

You’ll need to have experience caring for children of these ages. You’ll be easy going and happy to work alongside parents at times. You’ll be physically fit and active. You must be a non smoker and have a valid DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid certificate and excellent checkable references.

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

Northwood (HA6): nanny/housekeeper upto 35 hours a week

A proactive, reliable and organised nanny/housekeeper is sought to join a family in Northwood (HA6). The family has two girls aged 9 and 7.

  • Days and hours: either 28 hours per week (namely Monday to Thursday 12pm to 7pm), or 35 per week (Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm).
  • Salary: expected to be around £13 – £13.50 gross per hour, dependent on experience.
  • Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found (ideally September 2021).

Mum and Dad are currently working from home, in separate offices.  They will transitioning back into their offices over the next few months, although it is highly likely that there will remain some home-based working for the long-term, and the successful candidate will need to be comfortable with this.

You will arrive around lunchtime and spend your first three hours of the day helping with housekeeping for the family, including family laundry (occasional ironing but this is not significant), to include changing the beds once a week, meal preparation (predominantly for the children but may occasionally include the whole family), keeping the house tidy and general errands.  Full cleaning is not required, as the family has a cleaner who comes once a week, so your role will be to maintain the house to a good standard in between times.

You’ll pick up the children from school and help to take them to after school activities and oversee homework.  During the school holidays, the routine is likely to remain similar, and hours will remain the same all year round.

The family is seeking a fun and energetic nanny/housekeeper who is proactive and adaptable to the needs of a busy family. Previous experience of working in a similar role with school aged children would be a great bonus.

You should be a great communicator and able to build good relationships with the girls, taking into account their ages and development.  You should also be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the challenges of running a busy family home.

A driver is required. You should have an up to date DBS certificate, paediatric first aid certificate and at least 3 years’ of paid experience, ideally working in a family home with housekeeping.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Thame (OX9): nanny 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and either Wed or Thurs)

A kind, calm and enthusiastic live out nanny is sought 31 ¼ hours across 3 days a week for family living in Thame OX9. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their son and daughter who will be 4 and nearly 1 respectively when the job begins. Dad works full time and Mum is returning to work 3 days a week, following her maternity leave.

  • Days and hours: Monday 7.45am to 6.45pm, Tuesday 7.45am to 5.00pm and 7.45am to 6.45pm on either a Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the nanny’s preference.
  • Salary: c£19,500 – £21,000 gross annually based on £12-13 gross per hour .
  • Start date: mid October 2021.

You will be responsible for the pre school or forest school runs for the older child during the term time and caring for the younger child, entertaining her with fun and age appropriate activities, to include, play groups, plenty of fresh air and observing her nap time. Time permitting, some light housekeeping duties would be welcome, such as managing the children’s laundry or doing some meal preparation. You will prepare healthy, varied meals, drinks and snacks for both children when in your care. During the holiday periods, you will be responsible for planning suitable activities for both children, at home as well as out and about (strictly adhering to current covid legislation). A driver is necessary for this role and a car will be provided for your use in the performance of your duties, if preferred. This would suit an energetic, enthusiastic individual with solid knowledge of child development, educational milestones and nutrition who is looking to form a strong bond with a family and offer them a long term commitment.

You should have a minimum of five years’ paid childcare experience which can include that within a nursery setting, although should include at least some years working in a family home and with toddlers. Ofsted registration, or willingness to obtain this, is also required.

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

Whetstone (N20): Mother's Help either mornings or 2-3 days per week

A lovely family based in Whetstone, N20 are looking for a part time (DRIVING preferably) nanny / parents help who is trustworthy, reliable, experienced with young children and newborns, easy-going and can help with family cooking ideally. The family require 2/3 days a week help or they can offer 3/4 mornings a week. 

Parking is available. 

The family have a gorgeous little girl who is 4 in October. They have another little one due in Mid-August. 

  • Start date: September 2021
  • Days and Hours; 16-24 hrs a week. Any 2-3 days a week Monday to Friday from 10am – 6pm or any 3-4 mornings a week can be offered from 8am – 2pm.
  • Salary; Based on working 24 hours a week up to £16 gross hourly / £20,000 gross annually depending on your experience and qualifications. 

You’ll support mum with the children; engage with them in age appropriate games and activities, helping to manage all areas of the home where the children eat, sleep and play.  You’ll help with nap times, sterilising, bottle feeding and changing nappies. This routine will change as the children evolve and so someone who will grow and evolve with the family would be ideal.

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of these ages. 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.

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Hampstead Garden Suburb (NW11): Nanny 19 hours a week Thursday and Friday
A lovely family of four (and their medium sized dog) based in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 are seeking a fun, caring, patient, experienced, capable and loyal, nanny to work part-time 2 days a week. You must be fluent English speaking. A confident London driver will be essential. Parking is available, ideally you’ll have your own car to use.
 
 
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Days and Hours: 19 hours a week. Thursday and Fridays 8am – 5.30pm.
  • Salary: Based on working 19 hours weekly between £14,800 & £15,800 gross annually depending on your experience and qualifications (£15-£16 gross hourly).
The boys are aged 3 & 5 years old. The youngest has a rare genetic condition. He has no medical needs but has a learning disability and is non-verbal. He uses PECS cards to communicate and he is very communicative! Someone with experience of caring for children with extra needs would be preferable.
 
Mum and dad are currently working from home and so you will need to be comfortable with this set up. Mum may be working outside the home more often in the near future.
 
 
Duties will include helping with the boys breakfast, getting dressed and ready for their day, one of the parents will take the eldest to school and the nanny will take the youngest to nursery.  Whilst he’s at nursery you will focus on child related duties, manage their bedrooms, play areas and tidy up after breakfast and prepare the children’s evening meals and activities for the children after school. You’ll collect the youngest at 12:45, play age appropriate activities, take him to the park etc. Your collect the eldest at 3 pm and manage any after-school activities, play with the children, take them to the park or local activity and prepare and give them their evening meal.
 
 
 
The boys love being outside so that is important to them. The perfect nanny will be good fun and really have a passion to work with young children and will be happy to become part of their loving family and to grow with and evolve with them for 12 months.
 
You’ll need to be comfortable around dogs (they have a dogs walker).
 
 
You’ll be a loving, patient and warm nanny who is very reliable and responsible. You’ll be full of positive energy, physically fit and a non smoker.  You’ll have an enhanced DBS certificate, experience with children of these ages. You’ll need at least 3 years solid nanny experience, you’ll be confident in setting clear boundaries and be an excellent communicator. You’ll have excellent, checkable references.
 
 
Please contact jessie@happyfamiliesnannies.co.uk for more information or to apply.
Belgravia (SW1): Mother's Help 2 days a week (flexible days)

A lovely family of three (soon to be four) who are based in Belgravia, SW1W seek a caring, engaging, warm, self sufficient and experienced (with toddlers and newborns!), physically fit, kind, highly organised, proactive and reliable, fluent English speaking nanny / mother’s help to work (9am – 3pm) two days a week (family can be flex on days). The family are looking for someone permanent and on a long-term basis. 

  • Hours/days required are any two days between Monday & Friday from 9am – 3pm . A total of 12 hours a week.
  • Salary: up to £10,000 gross per year depending on experience (£16 gross hourly). 
  • Start date: 26th July 2021. 

Their lovely little girl is almost 1.5 years old. Second child is due in August. Mum is currently on maternity leave and dad works long hours. The right nanny will be happy to work alongside mum with some sole charge duties expected and some shared care. The ideal candidate will be easy going, efficient and able to communicate openly. 

Their little girl has a morning snack around 9.30am, plays, goes to the park, mid morning activity, lunch at Midday and then has as a nap. The nanny will engage with her in age appropriate games / activities and local playgroups / parks and support with her development. You must be capable and comfortable to be able to help with both children at times once the baby is born. 

You’ll be happy with sterilising and washing breastfeeding equipment, change nappies, manage child related duties such as tidying/laundry and dinner prep. Someone who has experience with batch cooking would be a huge bonus or someone willing to learn (food for freezer etc). 

The perfect candidate will have lots of energy who can focus on learning, development and play with their little girl whilst mum is with the newborn baby. You have newborn experience and must be capable to care for two young children when mum needs to rest or attend appointments. You will be kind and genuinely care and enjoy looking after young children.

You’ll need to have baby and toddler experience and especially be empathetic and understanding towards new changes for this little one (new sibling) so you’ll be someone who can help with the adjustment and transition for her. You’ll support with sleep routines, weaning, potty training. You’ll be physically fit and active and ideally a good cook. You must be a non smoker and have a valid DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid certificate and excellent checkable references

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

Whetstone (N20): Mother's Help either mornings or 2-3 days per week

A lovely family based in Whetstone, N20 are looking for a part time (DRIVING preferably) nanny / parents help who is trustworthy, reliable, experienced with young children and newborns, easy-going and can help with family cooking ideally. The family require 2/3 days a week help or they can offer 3/4 mornings a week. 

Parking is available. 

The family have a gorgeous little girl who is 4 in October. They have another little one due in Mid-August. 

  • Start date: September 2021
  • Days and Hours; 16-24 hrs a week. Any 2-3 days a week Monday to Friday from 10am – 6pm or any 3-4 mornings a week can be offered from 8am – 2pm.
  • Salary; Based on working 24 hours a week up to £16 gross hourly / £20,000 gross annually depending on your experience and qualifications. 

You’ll support mum with the children; engage with them in age appropriate games and activities, helping to manage all areas of the home where the children eat, sleep and play.  You’ll help with nap times, sterilising, bottle feeding and changing nappies. This routine will change as the children evolve and so someone who will grow and evolve with the family would be ideal.

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of these ages. 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.

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Hampstead (NW3): nanny 30 hours a week

A lovely family of three based in Hamsptead, NW3 seek a caring, loving, friendly, easy going, clean, honest, high energy (5 day a week – 30hrs) nanny who is able to focus on child development. 

Mum and dad will be at home and usually start work at around 830-9 from their home offices. The role will be sole charge.

  • Hours a days: 30 hours a week. Mon-Fri – 11.30-5.30 PM (plus occasional babysitting and Extra hours ideally until Sep – paid of course).  Their little boy starts half day nursery in September. The family are willing to be flexible with hours and start date for the right person.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Salary: Gross annual salary based on working 30 hours a week salary will be up to £25,000 gross annually depending on experience and qualifications

Their curious and energetic 18 month old son is a happy toddler who’s always on the move and loves reading and music.

Your duties will include preparing a light mid morning snack and then giving him lunch around noon and then he’ll nap for 1-2 hours. In the afternoon they usually try to take him to the park (weather dependant). You’ll be happy to help with his meals (simple healthy vegetarian) and light housekeeping related to the role (child’s  laundry, tidying the play area). 

In the afternoon the family usually try to take him to the park if the weather is ok. Mum and dad finish work around 4pm and their son has dinner around 5.30/6pm. This routine will change slightly when he starts nursery in September from 8am to 12.30pm weekdays (walking distance from their home in Hampstead).

The perfect candidate will have the capacity to love and care for him, who will nurture and encourage his development. You’ll spend time teaching and playing with him, including reading, singing, drawing/painting, nature walks and helping him to discover new experiences through sensory play, arts and crafts.

You will need to have excellent checkable references, be physically fit, a non-smoker, have a happy disposition, energetic, honest and kind. You must have a current enhanced DBS certificate, paediatric first aid and at least 2-3 years solid nanny experience with toddlers. 

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

Strawberry Hill (TW11): Afternoon nanny with more hours in the holidays

A lovely family based in Strawberry Hill TW11 are looking for an experienced after school and (full time during) school holiday nanny who is fun, organised, calm, kind, confident, an excellent English speaker / communicator, energetic and has a healthy outlook. A driver would be a bonus, not essential.  

The children are 3 (b) and 5 (g). Mum and dad work long hours (partly from home and from their office in Central London) and so need someone reliable who can commit to helping them after school during term time and also full time during school holiday. There won’t be any travel abroad required.

  • Start Date: Mid to end of August 2021 to work full-time (52.5 hrs weekly) then after school during term time (20 hrs weekly). After summer break, school starts 20th September 2021.
  • Days and Hours; Monday to Friday 3pm – 7pm during the term time (38 weeks per year) and 8am to 18:30 during school holidays (14 weeks per year). 
  • Annual Gross Salary; £23,920 (£16 gross hourly) depending on your experience and qualifications. 

Duties will include collecting the children from the same school (a short walk or we have a family Cargo bike) managing after school activities, play dates, engaging them in age appropriate play and activities and preparing and giving them their evening meal, bath and bed. During the school holidays you’ll be required to organise Activities, look into fun summer camps and sports clubs for the children to partake in and arrange playdates. A love for cooking and baking would be preferable (during school holidays with children!). The children are both into lots of sports and horse riding and we are keen they partake in team sports as much as possible. 

It will be the nanny’s responsibility to keep tidy the playroom at the end of each day.

The perfect nanny will have lots of childcare experience and be mature enough to support the children through the start of school and a new nursery. You’ll be confident to speak to teachers where necessary and give daily feedback to mum and dad about how the children are managing and show initiative where needed. You’ll be a kind individual with lots of energy and a positive nature! 

You need to have at least 4-5 years childcare experience with children of these ages. 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.

Whetstone (N20): Mother's Help either mornings or 2-3 days per week

A lovely family based in Whetstone, N20 are looking for a part time (DRIVING preferably) nanny / parents help who is trustworthy, reliable, experienced with young children and newborns, easy-going and can help with family cooking ideally. The family require 2/3 days a week help or they can offer 3/4 mornings a week. 

Parking is available. 

The family have a gorgeous little girl who is 4 in October. They have another little one due in Mid-August. 

  • Start date: September 2021
  • Days and Hours; 16-24 hrs a week. Any 2-3 days a week Monday to Friday from 10am – 6pm or any 3-4 mornings a week can be offered from 8am – 2pm.
  • Salary; Based on working 24 hours a week up to £16 gross hourly / £20,000 gross annually depending on your experience and qualifications. 

You’ll support mum with the children; engage with them in age appropriate games and activities, helping to manage all areas of the home where the children eat, sleep and play.  You’ll help with nap times, sterilising, bottle feeding and changing nappies. This routine will change as the children evolve and so someone who will grow and evolve with the family would be ideal.

You need to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience with children of these ages. 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): after school nanny 15-21 hours per week

A lovely family of 4 (almost 5!) based in Muswell Hill N10, are looking for an experienced, warm, dynamic, energetic, fun, capable, reliable and punctual nanny to work after school three days a week – wraparound care (additional mornings) would be a bonus.

A driver is not necessary, there is parking available if you do want to drive to work.

There’s a lovely boy of 5.5 and a sweet girl of 2.5 years old. The nanny must have experience caring for children of these  ages. Their third child is due to be born mid December, mum will be focusing on the newborn and so no newborn experience necessary (baby experience a bonus!). 

Mum and dad work a mixture from home and out and so you’ll need to be comfortable with this set up. 

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Days / Hours; 15-21 hours weekly.  The ideal candidate would be able to work three days a week being Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (from 7.30am – 9.30am if possible and) 2.30pm – 7.30pm. There can be a certain level of flexibility for the right person (additional hours can be offered during the day).
  • Salary; Based on working 21 hours a week between £16,380 – £18,564 gross annually (£15-£17 gross hourly depending on your experience and qualifications).

If the nanny can work mornings, they’d give the children breakfast and take the little girl to nursery at around 8.15am & take the boy to school for 8.50am (both very short walk away from home). You could do some child related housekeeping (if you wanted the extra hours), managing bedrooms, batch cooking, tidy up breakfast area and play areas. Alternatively you could come to work earlier in the afternoon to do this. You’ll  collect the boy from school at 3.15pm. The nanny will do some reading practice with him or support with homework, engage in fun age related activities, manage any after-school activities or play dates, give him dinner.  The little boy has allergies to sesame, cashew and pistachios and so someone with experience of allergies would be a bonus. At 5:45 you will collect the younger girl from nursery, give her a snack and prepare children for bath and bed.

The ideal candidate would be happy to  keep the spaces used tidy (cleaning up after cooking for the children, loading and unloading dishwasher). No deep cleaning will be required, the family do you have a cleaner. You’ll be a loving, bubbly nanny who is very reliable and responsible. You’ll be full of positive energy, physically fit and a non smoker.

You’ll have an enhanced DBS certificate, experience with children of these ages. You’ll need at least 2 years solid nanny experience, you’ll be confident in setting clear boundaries and be an excellent communicator. You’ll have excellent, checkable references. 🌟

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

Amersham (HP7): after school nanny 15 hours per week, full time in the holidays

A family of 4 based in Amersham is looking for an engaging and proactive nanny for after school care in the term time and full time hours in the school holidays.  The family has a girl of 10 and a boy of 8.   

  • Start date: end of August 2021
  • Days / Hours; 15 hours a week in the term time (33 weeks per year) with full time 50 hours in the school holidays (19 weeks per year).  The usual hours will be Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm 
  • Salary; between £18,500 and £20,300 per year (i.e. from £13 to £14 gross per hour depending on your experience and qualifications).

You will pick the two children up from school, which is a short drive, bring them home and give them a snack.  Some days they attend after school activities which you will take them to and supervise.  A couple of days a week you will prepare them an evening meal.  The ideal candidate would be happy to  keep the spaces used tidy (cleaning up after cooking for the children, loading and unloading dishwasher).

During the school holidays you will work full time spending your time with the children organising a range of fun and engaging activities. 

You’ll have an enhanced DBS certificate, experience with children of these ages. You’ll need at least 2 years solid childcare experience ideally gained in a domestic setting.  A driver is required and you will need to be happy to drive you car for work purposes (mileage reimbursed). 

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

Edgware (HA8): special needs nanny 20 hours per week

A permanent and part time reliable, trustworthy, extremely patient and open minded (regarding special needs) shared care nanny/parents help is sought to care for two lovely boys, the family are based in Edgware HA8. You must be a confident driver with your own car. Parking is available.

The boys are 3 and 1 years old.

The 3 year old has special needs, a rare genetic condition which causes developmental delay (doesn’t stand independently, can’t walk or talk). Mum gives him his medication in the mornings and so nanny doesn’t need to do this.  The nanny will be happy to carry him from the buggy to the car and vice versa, knowledge of Makaton is a bonus but not a must.

  • Start date; ASAP 
  • Days and times: 20 hours a week from October, however ASAP until Mid August two days weekly 8am-1pm Tuesday and Thursday, from mid August to October 3 days weekly 8am-1pm Monday Tuesday and Thursday, and from October 8am-1pm Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday.
  • Salary; Based on working 20 hours weekly up to £1213 gross monthly (£14,560 Gross annually) depending on your experience and qualifications.

The nanny will drop the eldest boy at nursery, (baby stays at home with grandma) at 8:45am by car (15-20 mins drive to Colindale). You’ll come home and then care for the baby, give him a snack and engage in age related activities and games. The eldest finishes nursery at 11:45am. The nanny will collect him and bring him home. You’ll manage or support (grandma often helps prepare their meals) with lunch time and then the kids have their afternoon naps.  

The eldest child needs to eat whole grain foods as he has chronic constipation (which is well managed). He must avoid certain foods and has quite specific dietary needs and so someone able to manage this will be essential. You’ll support with all that relates to the children with regards to managing their play spaces bedrooms and tidying after mealtimes. 

The perfect candidate will have lots of energy who can focus on learning, development and play with their gorgeous boys. Someone local would be preferred and a confident driver with own car will be essential. You will be kind and genuinely care and enjoy looking after young children. 

You’ll need to have experience caring for children of these ages, someone with special needs experience would be a bonus. You’ll be empathetic and willing to help and learn about the elder child’s needs. You’ll be physically fit and active. You must be a non smoker and have a valid DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid certificate and excellent checkable references.

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

Highbury Fields (N5): nanny 16 hours per week

A lovely family of three based in Highbury Fields N5, are looking for an experienced, caring, loving and responsive parents help / shared care nanny (with some sole charge duties) to work part time one morning a week and one weekend morning plus Friday evening every other week – Approx 16 hrs weekly. 

  • Days and hours Between 14-18 hrs weekly.  One morning during the week (preferably Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning) from 6/7am – 1pm. Saturday morning from 6/7am – 1pm and ideally Friday evenings every other week 7pm – 11pm. The family have guest accommodation which you’re welcome to use when working Friday evening and Saturday morning.
  • Start date; Asap 
  • Salary; Based on working 16 hours a week Approx £15 gross hourly. Up to £12,480 gross annually (£1040 gross monthly). 

The perfect candidate would be a fluent French speaker. Parents are teaching their little girl to be bilingual in English and French. Parking is available if you are a driver. Driving is not required for this role. 

The baby girl is 8 months old. She is a very calm, happy baby and mum/dad have tried their best to create a responsive, loving environment for her, so it is very important to them that the person looking after her would care for her as if she were their own child.

The family also value experience and knowledge too. As first time parents, they’re still learning, so would hope this person can bring outside knowledge which can add another dimension to the child’s environment / development.

The baby currently wakes at around 6am and has breakfast (solids), a bottle and a morning nap. The right candidate will help support mum/dad with her weaning, nappy changes, naps and her overall development.  In the afternoon, after her lunch and milk, there would be an activity; walk, park or local baby group for example. You will help with afternoon nap time, dinner preparation and evening routine; bath, book, bottle and bedtime. 

The main focus is looking after their daughter, plus support with her meal times. Meal preparation for her will be required, at least on the days you are looking after her. Additional meal preparation for mum during the week would be a real bonus (they would happily add a few hours per week for the right candidate). 

The perfect nanny would be happy to cook for their little girl and do some batch cooking, creating freezer stock for weekends. You will need to be organised and efficient and happy to work alongside and support mum & dad. You will not be afraid to communicate with mum and dad. You would be expected to manage all baby related duties such as tidying up and washing her clothes organising anything related to the child. 

You must have relevant experience caring for babies of this age, a valid paediatric first aid certificate, an enhanced DBS certificate, be physically fit, have a positive disposition, easy going and kind and excellent checkable references.

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

Reading (RG2): nanny/parent's help 25 - 40 hours per week

A patient and flexible live out nanny/mother’s help is sought 25-40 hours a week (55 hours a week during the school holidays) for family living in Reading RG2. The family consists of Mum, Dad, their six year old daughter and two year old son. Both parents are working.

  • Days and hours: During the school term time (39 weeks of the year) 7.30am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday with the option of 3.30pm to 6.30pm as well; during the school holidays 7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. There is some flexibility around this working pattern for the right candidate and ideally you should be willing to work approximately 4 hours extra on occasional Saturdays
  • Salary: c £20,000 to £27,000 gross annually, depending on working pattern, based on £12 gross per hour .
  • Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found.

During the term time you will be responsible for preparing the children’s breakfast and tidying away before taking them to school and nursery. You will return to the family home to perform some light housekeeping duties, such as laundry and batch cooking. If you are available for the after school/nursery run you will collect both children and bring them home, perhaps taking in the park en route or another activity, weather permitting. You will support the older child with homework/reading and ensure both children are provided with healthy, balanced meals and snacks. During the school holidays, the younger child will still be at nursery, but you will need to plan fun and stimulating, age appropriate activities for the older child around the nursery day, to include plenty of fresh air as well as down time.

An owner driver is necessary for this position. This would suit an enthusiastic individual with a minimum of five years’ paid childcare experience. A current DBS and paediatric first aid are also required.

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

 

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