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NW6, Hampstead. Live in nanny/housekeeper. Start September #4970

NW6, Hampstead. Live in nanny/housekeeper wanted by a friendly family with 2 little girls ages 12 months and 4 1/2 years old. The role would be a mix of 60% housekeeping and 40% nannying. During the school holidays the nannying may increase. The family have a nanny in the morning who has been with them for many years and she will still be there so the house keeping duties will mainly be in the morning. They also have a cleaner (again has been with them for many years) who comes in 4 x per week. 

The expectation is 10hr per day Monday to Friday between 8.00am-8.30/9.00pm (with 2-3 hours of breaks in the day), 1-3 hours on a Saturday morning and babysitting on a Friday evening (around 55 hours per week). Any additional hours to be agreed and paid on top of salary. 

Duties to include:

The housekeeping role is to help maintain it in good shape. General duties would include dusting and tidying of the house, garden and all play areas. Organisation, ordering food/supplies, receiving deliveries/vendors and so on. One key area is to be in charge of the family meals from organising to shopping and cooking (mainly dinner)- just everyday healthy food. So must be a competent cook and enjoy cooking.

The ideal person will be able to use initiative with a can do attitude and someone who likes to be proud of what they have achieved. Must have relevant live in experience.

The nanny role will be a mix of sole charge of both children in the afternoons when parents are at work, and shared care with the other nanny or parents at times as needed.

If the 4 year old could choose her nanny they would be like this: "She would be a fun friend who is chatty, gets excited about what goes on around her and likes being funny. She’d be very active, engaging and playful. The kind that will climb on the trampoline with her, do jumps and runs around together, and like playing chase or hide-and-seek 20 times. She’d also be sweet and caring when she’s not comfortable with the people around or not feeling well. And at times of the day, she’d also enjoy drawing, doing “experiments”, reading books and playing pretend games."

The ideal nanny should be mature, responsible and well mannered.  A smart and bubbly person who is comfortable in a loving family style with positive discipline. They would like someone perceptive and willing to learn their parenting style to help stay consistent and follow their routines. The nanny/housekeeper will need to be reliable to manage school pickups on time and must be able to relay any feedback to the parents. Overall must be very patient and always try to understand situations and stay calm to manage them in a positive way.

If the nanny/housekeeper is happy to travel occasionally with the family this may be an option but is not a priority. The family would prefer someone who is either fluent in Spanish as well as English or fluent English and can understand some Spanish (the 4 year old little girl is bilingual in Spanish and English and the mother talks to the children in Spanish) but this is not essential.

The accommodation offered is a private large room en-suite with small patio and sole access to a secondary kitchen, all located on a lower ground floor - used to be a separate flat. The house is big enough that this feels very private and the house has many fun spaces to play and do things all year around. 

Salary negotiable depending on experience but will be starting from circa £500net per week. Start September. (REF#4970)

SW18, Wandsworth. Live in. sole charge 8.5 month old baby. Start ASAP #4958


SW18, Wandsworth. Live in nanny required on a sole charge basis for a family with an 8.5 month old little girl. Contracted hours would be 60 per week, Monday - Friday 7.30/8.00-6.00pm plus a couple of evenings depending on the week. The nanny would have own bedroom and bathroom on a separate floor to the rest of the family. The nanny must have experience with the age group also be comfortable with child-led learning. The parents use the Pikler/RIE method (https://www.teachearlyyears.com/under-2s/view/the-pikler-approach-part-1), so knowledge of this would be a bonus. The nanny should be loving, supportive, have fluent English and should be able to create a child-led day, getting out and about and in touch with nature and the world.

All typical nursery duties and able to tidy up at the end of each day. The family do have a dog (a labrador) so must be happy working around animals. The nanny may be required to travel with the mother and the little girl to Europe from time to time.

Both parents work full time with demanding jobs, the mother works from home and is very much “working”.

Salary £550-660 GROSS per week depending on experience. Start 5th August or as close to then as possible. (REF#4958)

Zurich. Live in Nanny / Governess. Start September/ October. #4954

Zurich, Switzerland. Live in nanny/governess. Family are seeking an educated and experienced nanny/governess to take care of 12 year old boy, giving support in his schoolwork, particularly English and Maths. Must be cheerful, with a good sense of humour with a firm but warm approach. Duties include cooking for the boy, driving and organising activities, supporting homework, organising his day etc. Hours are Monday to Friday. If the successful candidate is happy to do housekeeping then the hours will be in the region of 40-45 per week and if not then 30. A self contained apartment with separate entrance is provided within the house. Must speak excellent fluent English, be well educated preferably to degree level and be a confident driver. Salary in the region of SFR 2350 net per month (approx £1900 net). The nanny will be provided with an employment contract and all taxes will be paid as necessary. Initial interviews via Skype and in London. Start September/October. (REF#4954)

SW6, Fulham. Live in or live out full time. Start 5th August. #4952

SW6, Fulham. Live in OR live out. Full time sole charge nanny required for two children aged 5 and 3. The family are seeking a professional, warm, energetic and loving nanny to take care of the children from 8am-7.00/7.30pm Monday to Friday with flexibility. Nursery duties including taking and collecting from nursery/school and activities, arranging age appropriate social activities outside school, liaising with the parents etc. Must have excellent communication skills. When the children are at school light housework and household PA jobs will be required. The family have no pets and do not require a driver. This position is live in or live out but if the successful candidate is live out then they will occasionally be asked to stay overnight if one or both of the parents are travelling for work. Start August 5th. Salary c. £500 net per week for live in and c.£13 net per hour for live out. (REF#4952)

SW3, Live in full time c.£750.00+ net per week ref# 4964

SW3, Chelsea.  Full time live in nanny required to take care of  18 month old.  Must be experienced (preferably minimum 5+ years).  The family have recently relocated from USA and are seeking a professional and energetic nanny to work on a of  sole charge and shared care basis.  Nursery duties only including cooking for the little boy and cleaning up after him, maintaining his clothes and possessions, doing his laundry, making and keeping appointments etc for him and providing him with a  safe, stimulating and warm environment. The nanny will also be required to do the weekly family grocery shop. Please note that the family will be employing a cleaner as well.  Must have good knowledge of early years development etc.  The family would prefer a driver but this is not essential.  The successful candidate will be very flexible and adaptable as the family frequently travel and must be able  to accompany them on holiday and short weekend visits (eg skiing etc).  The hours are Monday to Saturday and the nanny will be asked to be available to baby sit in the evenings although will  not always be required.  When travelling at weekends days off will be given in lieu of any Sunday(s) worked.

Must speak fluent English.  Salary in the region of £750+ net per week, dependent on qualifications and experience.  Accommodation provided is an ensuite bedroom with own terrace and kitchenette. Must have excellent checkable references and a proven ability commit to a family.

Start ASAP.  (ref# 4964)

Kings Cross. Live in (sep.studio flat). Nanny/house keeper. Start July/Aug. #4945

Kings Cross, London. Live in (separate studio flat provided). Twins aged 12 years old. Sole charge with some shared care. The family are seeking a nanny/housekeeper to take care of the children and do all housekeeping duties, including cooking and laundry for the family. Duties include: ensuring the house is clean and tidy at all times; laundry and ironing; weekly food shop; household organisation; running daily errands when needed; caring for the children; helping prepare them for school in the morning ensuring they are ready for the day and leave the house promptly; helping with school runs (driving is not essential); taking to clubs and social events when necessary; supporting them with homework etc, organising and co-ordinating their schedules; cooking and preparing meals.
The successful candidate will be able to make close and trusting relationships with the parent and children; have a good imagination and enjoy planning activities that are both fun and stimulating; be a confident and good cook; be able to cope with unexpected situations and remain calm and sensible under pressure; be punctual, practical and flexible; be discreet and empathetic with the ability to work in the background offering the family privacy when necessary; be sensitive and understand confidentiality when needed; have a good eye for detail with a high standard of cleaning.
Hours are Monday to Friday 7.00/7.30 am to 7.00/7.30pm but must be flexible. Two nights of babysitting per week (there will also be time off during the day on an ad hoc basis).
Salary is £450/500 net per week (all household bills and food included). Start July /August. (ref# 4945)

SW11, Clapham. Live in, full time and sole charge. Start ASAP #4943


SW11, Clapham. Live in nanny required to look after 2 children a little girl who is 1 years old and a little boy who is 3.5 years old. 

This is on a sole charge basis, occasionally the parents may work from home but not every day. Monday - Friday 7.30am-7.30pm,  The family are looking for a nanny who is experienced, has fluent English and for someone who is looking for a long term position. The little boy goes to nursery every day until 3.00pm and so during most days the nanny will be mainly focused on the little girl. If the nanny would like to travel on holiday with the family this would be an option as well but not a deal breaker. A driver is not required. The nanny will have his/her own bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.

Duties will include all nursery runs (walking distance), all childcare and nursery duties, cooking from scratch for the children and should also be able to think outside of the box-for example if the dishwasher needs to be emptied or a family wash needs to be put on to do it, anything to enhance family life. The nanny should be fun, kind, loving and supportive. 

Salary £500 net per week. To start ASAP (REF#4943)

E8, Hackney long term temp nanny ref#4901

E8, Hackney.  Family are seeking a temporary nanny to work on sole  charge basis.  Start end of July OR end November depending on successful candidate and their plans.  Two children aged 8 and 11.  Hours are very flexible – normally from 7am-9am and then again from 3pm to 7pm (about 30 hours per week)  However, the mother is in the film industry and there are periods of time when the day will start earlier and end later (about 45 hours per week).  Duties include school runs (driver not necessary), making healthy meals and snacks, taking to clubs etc, organising and preparing for the next day, arranging playdates, maintaining school uniform etc, managing screen use and creating a routine in and around parents’ work schedule.  Must be organised but with a good sense of fun and be sociable and friendly.  This is a live in position but for the right person the family would consider live out.  C. £350 net per week. (ref# 4901)