W2 German nanny required; Live out or live in full time ref# 4892

W2, Notting Hill.  Family are seeking a live out or live in nanny to care for their two children aged 3 and 1 on a sole charge basis. The successful candidate will speak fluent German (this is a must as the children will be spoken to in German when at home).  Typical nursery duties including cooking for the children, hand cleaning bottles for 1 year old, tidying the children’s room and play room, laundry and ironing for the children. Must be warm, loving and genuinely enjoy working with children, with a professional and organised approach.  Must be kind and empathetic but also be able to create strong boundaries and be able to liaise with the parents.  Must be an excellent communicator.  A background working in a nursery or kindergarten helpful but not essential as long as the nanny can show a good knowledge of early years development.  Must be happy to help create weekly menus that are nutritious and healthy.  The children attend various local classes so must be happy to take to these and give the parents feedback on how they are going. Suggestions about new or different activities are welcome, as is proactively finding German play groups and organizing play dates with other nannies. Must be able to provide stimulating and educational activities within the home and outside it, limiting screen time etc.  If the nanny was happy to accompany the family on holidays (mainly to Germany, Austria and USA) that would be a plus.  Must be willing to occasionally babysit on an ad hoc basis. Start March 1st with a few months shared care before the mother returns to work in June. Hours 8am-6pm or 9am-7pm (about 10 hours per day, Monday to Friday, must be flexible)

Salary £12-14 net  per hour for  live out and c. £450 net per week for live in (ref# 4892)