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Updated: 25th September 2021

 

Live-In Jobs – Permanent

Chelsea (SW1): full time live in nanny

A lovely family of 5 (plus a tiny dog) based in Chelsea, SW1W are seeking a wonderful, loyal, kind, energetic, discreet and experienced nanny to work on a full time, permanent live in basis. The nanny will be fluent in English (especially reading and writing to support with homework), plus a french or Spanish speaker would be a big bonus. 

The three children are 15yo, 8yo, 4yo. However, The nanny will be mainly caring for the 8 yo girl and 4 yo boy. Both mum and dad work from home, however they will stay out your way and so this position will be fully sole charge.   

The family travel quite a lot and would love to for the nanny to go abroad with them up to 2 times a year for up to 4 weeks at a time. The nanny would get their own bedroom and all expenses would be paid for. 

  • Start date; ASAP
  • Salary; £58,000 – £68,000 gross annually depending on your experience and qualifications.
  • Days & Hours; Monday to Friday from 6am – 8pm – a total of 14 hours a day with timeout for yourself when the children are at school. 

The older child attends boarding school therefore your main focus is with the younger children. Your working hours commence at 6am, to help the children get ready for school. The nanny will drop the youngest boy to school 15 mins walk way. The middle girl will be dropped off. 

Once they are at school, the nanny can tidy up the breakfast area, have a tidy up of the children’s bedrooms (change beds weekly), manage their play areas, prepare dinner for the children and do their laundry and ironing. No deep cleaning would be required as the family have cleaners. Once these tasks are done, the nanny can have a break (or sleep!). At 3pm, the nanny would pick the 4yo boy from school (a 15 min walk away). At 6pm the 8yo arrives back from school. There is no need to pick her up, the family have a driver who collects her. 

The nanny may need to help with after school activities for the youngest child, manage any play dates, children’s dinner and engage in age appropriate games and activities and support them with any homework, check school bags, and prepare uniform for the following morning. Parents are often busy in the evening, so the nanny would need to care for them until their bedtime at 8pm. 

The nanny would get their own double bedroom and en-suite shower / toilet. 

The family are considering moving house without the area in the near future. 

The perfect nanny would be experienced with school age children, full of energy and bubble, be kind and support the children with day to day tasks. The nanny Will be a great support with any homework & reading, you would need to be paediatric first aide qualified, have a valid DBS certificate, childcare development qualifications would be a big bonus. You must have excellent, checkable references.

Radlett (SW1): 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: as soon as the right candidate is found.
  • Salary: up to £35,000 per annum (approx £670 gross per week, £500 net per week) depending on experience
  • Accommodation: you will have your own separate studio apartment and bathroom
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 cleaning of the house 3 times a week
  • Full laundry/ironing for all the family
  • Wardrobe management for the family
  • Changing the beds/towels
  • Keeping the home tidy from day to day
  • 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. 

Belsize Park (NW3): nanny 35 - 50 hours a week

A lovely family of 5 based in Belsize Park, NW3 seek a nanny / housekeeper to work alongside mum who will be focusing on the baby (some sole charge duties will also be expected with the older children) who is warm, patient and has experience with children of these ages and housekeeping, a multi tasker who will not only help with the responsibilities around the children but will help keep things organised.

  • Days and Hours: 35-50 hours a week will be required. Monday to Friday (very Flex start time for the right person) between 10am – 1pm until 8pm. 
  • Salary offered will be up to £46,800 gross annually (based on working 50 hrs a week) depending on your experience and qualifications (£16-£18 gross hourly).
  • Start date; ASAP 

Parking is available is you have your own car. A driver isn’t necessary for this role however.  

The family are warm, easy going people who understand the importance and value of a great nanny. In return they want someone who loves working with children. You will be very organised, friendly, warm and extremely trustworthy and reliable.

The children are 5.5 year old girl, 4 year old boy and a baby boy of 3 months old. 

Dad may sometimes work from home and mum will go back to work in a year or two when the baby is a bit older so the position will become more child focused. You will need to be comfortable with this set up. 

Duties will include supporting mum and dad with the children, helping prepare them for school, morning routine, managing breakfast. The older children will be attending school in Notting Hill, W11. The nanny will collect the children from school and take to appointments and extra curricular activities when required, ensuring they have snacks and the necessary items for those activities, ensuring a hands on approach to what is going on at school and that kids are keeping up to date with homework. Whilst the kids are at school, 2-3 hours a day of housework is important and will help Mum greatly.

You must have a certain level of creativity and initiative to engage kids in fun activities in their free time (so that they don’t just watch tv or go on devices) I.e. help with cooking/baking, arts/crafts/board games/reading etc, arranging play dates, arranging fun holiday activities, prepare healthy meals the kids will enjoy. 

The nanny would be someone the kids can trust and can talk to, you’d be able to use your initiative to improve household efficiency and kids lives.

The perfect candidate must have exceptional organisational skills and love kids! be good fun, calm and easy going. You’ll be trustworthy and responsible. You’ll need to be paediatric first aid qualified. You’ll have an enhanced DBS certificate, experience with children of these ages (baby experience isn’t essential however).

You’ll need at least 3 years solid nanny experience and ideally some housekeeping experience, you’ll be confident in setting clear boundaries and be an excellent communicator. You’ll be responsible / reliable, able to multi-task, flexible and tidy. You’ll have excellent, checkable references.

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

Marlow (SL7): nanny 40 hours a week

A patient, calm and proactive full time live out nanny/mother’s help is sought 40 hours a week for family living in Marlow SL7. The family consists of Mum, Dad and their son who will be 5 months old when the job starts. Both parents work, Dad often away from home.

  • Days and hours: 7am to 3pm Monday to Friday.
  • Salary: £27,000-29,000 gross annually based on £13-14 gross per hour .
  • Start date: as soon as the right candidate is found

You will be responsible for supporting parents with their child – both will be working, so this is largely a sole charge role, although eg/ Mum might choose to take her son swimming or to another activity from time to time, in which case you will be tasked with some light housekeeping/chores. You should be prepared to plan fun, stimulating and age appropriate activities, to include play groups, plenty of fresh air and observing nap time.

An owner driver is necessary for this position. This would suit an energetic, “outsidey” individual with solid knowledge of child development 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 young babies. A current DBS and paediatric first aid are also required.

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

Muswell Hill (N6): nanny 48 hours a week over 5 days

A lovely family of 4 based in Muswell Hill, London N10 with twins of 2.5 years old (b&g), are looking for an experienced, warm and energetic F/T live out (live in also avail if required) nanny who is a confident London driver and who would be happy to travel with the family once a year. You’ll be an excellent English speaker. 

  • Start date: Asap
  • Days and hours: 48 hours weekly ideally between 7am to 7pm (the children are at nursery for 3 hours each morning), Monday to Friday.
  • Salary: around £41,000 Gross yearly (Approx £780 gross weekly). Babysitting once a week would be preferable and would be paid at an hourly basis.

Dad works full time out the home and mum currently works from her home office and will stay out the way of the nanny and kids. The role is fully sole charge. Mum will be working away from home during the day in the near future. 

Ideally the nanny would have experience of working with twins of a similar age and an understanding of the dynamics of boy and girl twins, would be advantageous. The twins are happy and healthy and in a good routine. Both love the outdoors and stories. The girl loves climbing and playing with blocks/lego. The boy loves mechanical things and different sounds/music!

The role will include typical nursery duties, drop off and pick up from nursery/school, organising fun, age and stage appropriate activities and preparing healthy meals.

You will manage all nursery duties such as all the areas where the children eat, sleep and play. You will manage the children’s meals; laundry and ironing and you’ll be happy to have a tidy up at the end of each day. The family have a cleaner and so no deep cleaning will be expected. 

Live in option: Accommodation will comprise a private bedroom and bathroom in one side of the house (the parents and kids are on the other side).

Holiday travel may be required with the family to destinations such as the US, Italy, France, Greece and the Middle East. No more than 2 weeks or two times yearly with the nanny. Most probably once a year will be required. 

 

A driver is essential, with a car provided for nursery duties. The family has no pets.

 

The family will offer the successful candidate a £170 yearly CPD budget.

The nanny needs to have a good knowledge of developmental stages and be able to plan appropriate activities for this age group. The family are searching for an enthusiastic nanny with a ‘can do’ attitude, who will create an environment in which the children will continue to develop and thrive.

You will be responsible and experienced, ideally someone who has had twins experience and someone who has taken care of two young children at once in a nanny capacity will be essential. You need to have at least 3-4 years solid childcare experience with young children and ideally twin experience. You’ll be happy to muck in and be an all-rounder. You will be a non-smoker, happy to travel with the family and grow with them. You will have a current enhanced DBS certificate and be paediatric first-aid trained. You will have excellent checkable references from previous employers.

Northwood (HA6): child-friendly housekeeper, 35 hours a week

A reliable and efficient live out “child friendly” housekeeper is sought up to 35 hours a week for a family living in Northwood HA6.   The family consists of Mum, Dad and their sons aged 5 and 10. Both parents work full time in London, some of the time being from home.

  • Days and hours: 12pm to 7pm Monday to Friday is preferred, but the family would be open to some flexibility, such as compressing these hours into 3 days for the right candidate.
  • Salary: c£22,000-£23,500 gross annually based on £12-13 gross per hour, assuming 35 hours worked per week.
  • Start date: 11 October 2021

You will be responsible for running this busy household, to include:

  • Collecting the children from school 2-3 times per week during term time
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cooking for the children and meal preparation for the parents
  • Laundry for the family
  • Ironing for the family
  • Managing the children’s bedrooms
  • Household cleaning
  • Occasional errands such as collecting dry cleaning

An owner driver is desirable for this role, but not essential. This would suit an organised, proactive and experienced housekeeper with an excellent attention to detail and who is happy to interact with the children.

You should have a minimum of five years’ housekeeping experience, which should ideally include at least some years working in a family home and with children present. A current DBS and paediatric first aid are also required.

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

3 day per week jobs – Permanent

Bushey (WD19): nanny 35 hours a week

A caring and fun nanny is sought to join a lovely family of five in Watford (WD19). The family has three children (two boys and a girl), who at that start of the job will be 4 and 2 and 1.

This is a long-term, permanent position.

  • Days and hours: 35 hours a week, namely Tuesday to Thursday, 7:45am to 7:25pm.
  • Salary: between £21,800 and £25,500 p.a. (i.e. from £12 to £14 gross per hour), with precise positioning depending on experience
  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found

Mum is returning to work following maternity leave.  She will be office based.  Dad is currently working from home most of the time, but this is likely to reduce, although he will not be based in the office on a full-time basis, so you will need to be comfortable with there being a parent working in the house.

You’ll arrive in the morning and help with feeding the children breakfast and preparing their son for school. You will then take their little boy to school (he is in reception), which is a walk from home.  You’ll then spend most of the day looking after the younger two children, managing all elements of their care and routine and doing different activities with them to stimulate learning and fun through play.  You will ideally take them to some playgroups and classes during the week, once these return.  The family is very out-doorsy and so plenty of fresh air and outside play will be expected!

At 3pm you will pick up the little boy from school and bring him home to play with him. You’ll help to develop and manage a regular after school routine.

The evening meal will have been prepared for you, and you’ll be confident to supplement these with healthy lunches (sandwiches, vegetables, fruit etc).  The family is keen to reinforce healthy dietary habits in the children, and would like their nanny to support them in this.

The family are looking for someone very warm, energetic, and experienced, who genuinely thrives off spending time with the children, being very hands on and developing loving relationships with them. You should be a great communicator both with adults and children.

You should have at least 5 years’ previous nanny experience with strong references from previous nanny employers. A driver is preferred but not absolutely essential, and a car can be provided for your use.  You should have a DBS certificate on the update service and paediatric first aid (or be willing to obtain these), together with excellent, checkable references.

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

 

 

1 and 2 day per week roles – Permanent

Totteridge (N20): Nanny 2 days a week (Monday and Wednesday)
A lovely family with two young children based in Totteridge N20, seek an experienced, trustworthy, kind, fun, loyal, reliable, nurturing and tidy nanny to work two days weekly. You need to be a fluent English speaker. A driver is not necessary, parking is available. 
 
You’ll need to be double vaccinated as a family member is very high risk. 
 
The boys are aged 3 and 14 months. The baby has a dairy intolerance and so someone with relevant experience of this would be a bonus. 
 
Both parents work from home and will stay out the way of the nanny and kids where possible, the role will be fully sole charge.
 
  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found
  • Days and hours; Monday and Wednesday 8.30-6.30pm.
  • Salary: up to  £15,000 gross yearly depending on your experience and qualifications
 
Duties will include caring for the baby whilst the older child is at nursery – he attends nursery until 3.10pm however mum will collect him on the days the nanny works. You’ll take the baby to classes, the local park, prepare and manage all children’s child meals, batch cooking for the children would be fantastic as the family love healthy home made food. You’ll focus on after school home based activities with the older child after nursery. 
 
The nanny would help further the babies development with games and books and fun activities and manage naps. You’d manage nanny duties around the house eg responsible for children’s toys looking after the children’s rooms and play areas, bedrooms, children’s washing (ironing not necessarily required but helpful in some instances). Looking after pre school uniform and managing kids wardrobes. 
 
The family have a cleaner so no deep cleaning is required. Light chores would be required such as emptying the dishwasher would be very helpful / trips to post office if needed / small grocery shopping occasionally if required. 
 
You’ll be engaging and capable to create and play educational style games and activities in order to develop the children’s gross motor skills, numbers and letters and generally help with their educational development. You’ll be good at setting clear boundaries. 
 
You’ll have a happy disposition, be easy going, clean, positive, tidy and proactive. You’ll be nurturing and kind, polite and friendly (have a good level of common sense!). You’ll have a genuine love for children and at least 3 years solid nanny experience taking care of children of this age..! 
 
You will need to have excellent checkable references, a non-smoker, honest and kind.  You will need to have a current enhanced DBS certificate and up to date paediatric first aid certificate. 

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

Rickmansworth (WD3): Nanny 2 days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday) - can be term time only

A warm, nurturing and enthusiastic nanny is sought to join a lovely family of four in Rickmansworth (WD3).  The family has two young boys, aged 5 and 2.  Dad is a teacher, so this role could be term time only or on a reduced hours basis in the holidays, and can be agreed flexibly depending on the nanny’s preferences.

  • Days and hours: during dad’s school term time (34 weeks per year): 19 hours a week, namely Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00 to 5:30pm. During dad’s school holidays the hours can be worked and agreed more flexibly, or this could be completely term time only.
  • To start: as soon as the right candidate is found – latest by 19th October
  • Salary: expected to be £13 gross per hour – annual salary will be determined based on your agreed hours pattern

You will arrive in the morning and during the day (in term time) your main focus will be on looking after the 2 year old (Dad will take their son to school so this is not required).  You will engage in lots of fun activities with him, including home based activities and taking him out to local toddler groups/playgroups.  The family also live near parks and play areas, so there is plenty of opportunity for fresh air and outside time.

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

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

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

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

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

Part day/after school roles – Permanent

Temporary roles

None at present