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Are you trying to decide between a Nanny or an Aupair ? Or do you think they are the same thing? The terms nanny and au pair are often used interchangeably however there are several differences between the two and it's worth taking a moment to differentiate.   The Au Pair   An au pair is usually between the ages of 18 and 24 and will typically come from overseas in the form of a cultural exchange. They live with a family for a temporary period with the aim of learning a new language and immersing themselves in a foreign culture.    With an average age of 20, au pairs are unlikely to have had any formal training in childcare and usually have only minor experience – perhaps in babysitting or minding younger relatives. Indeed, they are unlikely to be pursuing a permanent career in childcare. As such, you should allow an au pair a little time to get up to speed with their duties.   Au pairs will settle into the host family as a temporary family member and will be paid pocket money to allow them to explore their host country. The time they are performing their duties will be shorter and more flexible to allow them to attend college. Those duties will be centred on looking after children and light domestic duties such as hoovering, tidying up and cooking meals. An Au Pair should not be expected to work more than 20-24 hours in a week and should never be left with sole care of under 2s. They can be expected to play with the children, babysit and possibly supervise homework – but Au Pairs are not trained in education, so it wouldn’t be typical for them to engage the children in learning or structured activities.    The Nanny   Credentialed and experienced, a Nanny offers a much broader service in childcare. They will know how to communicate with schools, day care centres, doctors, etc. Most nannies are confident cooking healthy meals for the children, will not only supervise homework but support it with their own knowledge and teaching techniques and will frequently engage the children in creative , educational activities . They are more independent, need far less supervision and can live at or away from the premises.    A professional nanny is committed to their chosen vocation, whilst they will enjoy their own lives outside of their working hours, they are not in the country for a cultural exchange or learning experience. Having plenty of experience, and in some cases even formal training , a Nanny is more likely to be able to cope with those little emergencies that crop up from time to time. You will enjoy more peace of mind leaving an older, wiser head in charge of your children.   Of course, higher professionalism comes at a price. Nannies wages start at £400 net per week for live-in, UK based roles . This increases substantially for international roles, where the average British Nanny will enjoy a salary of at least £800npw, rising up to £1500npw. They will be subject to employment law, including taxes and statutory contributions in the country of employment.  As an employer, you may be subject to paying pension contributions too, as well as supplying a payslip. Nannies will be entitled to holiday pay and will work a statutory number of working hours per week.   Conclusion   The differences between a nanny and an au pair are largely cultural. An au pair is typically a young language student from overseas. The employment is more casual, the au pair embedding into the host family on a temporary basis. It can be a working contract mutually beneficial to both parties, not least because of the ease of availability and low cost. With a nanny you get the reassurance of training, experience and professionalism; but expect to pay a little more.   Jennifer Heald is Managing Director of Diamond Private Staff, an elite staffing agency placing domestic staff all over the world.  www.diamondprivatestaff.com
This isn’t a blog post for all. Rather, I want to speak directly to good, passionate teachers around the world who are feeling, for whatever reason, a bit disillusioned with the job and classroom life and are considering leaving the profession, perhaps very soon or maybe at some point in the next few years. I’m especially keen to address newly- or recently-qualified teachers, though what I have to say may equally interest experienced teachers with many years of service under their belts. Whether it’s the volume of marking, the excessive number of pupils in your class, the sheer diversity of their learning needs, the unrealistic expectations of senior management or the absence of a satisfying work/life balance that is driving you to consider a way out, I want to share my “exit” story with you and, whilst it’s written from the perspective of a U.K. national’s experience of teaching in the U.K. state system, I hope that it will resonate in some way with teachers everywhere and perhaps offer a way out for you should you be seeking one. I will not just speak about what I ‘escaped’ to. I want to reflect on the process of leaving also, because it doesn’t just happen. There is, of course, no right way to leave a place of work, particularly in a vocational setting such as a school where deep bonds and attachments form, but it is both interesting and helpful to consider how the departure can be negotiated and managed.  Let’s go back a few years. In the middle of 2013, I came to the understanding that I needed to leave primary school teaching in the U.K. after twelve years in the classroom. I was a class teacher with several curriculum responsibilities and so paid on the Upper Pay Scale (U.P.S.), though I always refused to pursue middle- and senior-management roles and towards the end didn't even bother to apply for progression on the U.P.S., such was the package of artificial ‘evidence’ I had to compile to even be considered worthy of that extra £80 a month.  I enjoyed teaching and learning – I always had been captivated by the dynamics that drive the two – but the workload was crazy (so much pointless, ineffective marking!) and the various and competing demands from the numerous audiences I was expected to satisfy (children, parents, senior management, governors, the Local Authority, Ofsted , etc.) was proving too much. For many months, I noted, as did my family and friends, that the job was making me feel stressed and deeply unhappy. I thought that I would have to leave teaching altogether – a truly clean break. I couldn't at the time even conceive that there could be opportunities out there for me to continue to teach and enjoy all of the unquestionable positives of the job and also largely rid myself of the negatives that had driven me to such despair.   “How can I escape?” I asked myself, many times, without reply. I mean, what else can teachers do, apart from teaching, in order to make a living? Where does a teacher go, career-wise, when there’s even just a modest lifestyle to maintain and bills to pay? There are, in reality, perhaps many possibilities, but I’d argue that few are obvious or easy and certainly none presented themselves immediately to me. I understood that any career change - I quite fancied subtitling and captioning for television, as it happens – would likely involve the need to retrain and a period of not earning (“No. Can’t do it. I’ve no savings and I’ve got a mortgage to pay, not to mention loans and credit card debts.”). I also recognised that leaving the profession could well mean a lower salary (“Where else am I gonna earn £36k a year?”). Moreover, any new career would almost certainly offer substantially fewer holidays (“I can’t be without those lovely long breaks every six to eight weeks!”). For many, there’s just enough in a teacher’s pay and conditions to keep her/him in the classroom, no matter the desire or desperation to walk away, and that was the case for me too for too long. In my favour, I was single, without children, so I had no relationship or family of my own to consider in any decision-making and this gave me some mobility but all I knew was teaching and learning. The aforementioned obstacles haunted me for many months and compelled me to stick with my miserable life as a teacher. I see now, however, that these were only perceived obstacles. During the Christmas period of 2013, I met an old school friend of mine who was having a great time teaching privately in Moscow . He was working for a wealthy family for just a few hours a day (late afternoon to early evening – after the children had returned home from school), five days a week. His salary was much higher than that of a class teacher in the UK. The family rented an apartment for him to live in. There was also some exciting international travel involved. His social life in Moscow was fantastic. Crucially, from my point-of-view, it was “easy”, “no stress” teaching - something I could and wanted to do. My friend was enormously encouraging when I expressed an interest. These jobs were out there: “Governor” (I’d never heard of one of those before!) or “Private Tutor” needed. He highlighted the fact that I was a qualified teacher with substantial teaching experience as a great advantage because many people who did (and still do) these jobs don’t have these highly-valued qualifications and the time served on their C.V.. “You’ll get a job,” he said. “Easily, mate.” I subsequently took some time to weigh up the pros, cons and feasibility of going for it. I reviewed the obstacles and ties that I had thought could make such a move complicated but, with such great possibilities on the other side, I eventually concluded that there was probably nothing to stop me: I could easily rent my house (and even make some money in so doing); I could borrow a little money from my family as a kind of bridging loan to ensure all of my bills would be paid back home whilst I set myself up in another country; I could use my school holidays as a time to make myself available for interviews with potential new employers; I could always return to teaching in the U.K. if things didn’t work out abroad (there are always vacancies!). Crucially, these conclusions came about because I spoke openly about the hurdles to family, friends and even my employer. I’m a great believer that the more you speak about your problems, the more likely it is that solutions will present themselves or be presented to you. One particular problem was the requirement in the U.K. to give a full term’s notice ahead of leaving a post. It’s often the case that families that employ governors/governesses and private tutors advertise their posts through agencies just a month or so before the desired start date which makes serving a full term’s notice in a U.K. school very difficult. I decided that I would simply be as honest, earnest and fair with my school as possible in pursuing any new opportunities, and hope that my twelve years of loyalty and hard work would give me some credit in the bank. I found it helpful to initially share my interest in this potential new venture by simply discussing what my friend had told me about his life in Moscow (“I met with a friend of mine over Christmas and he mentioned… It was really interesting.”) in an informal lunchtime chat. I asked members of the senior management team for their thoughts in other conversations in the staffroom – again very informal. Subsequent conversations made it clear I was seriously thinking about it, emphasising the many rewards whilst also acknowledging (giving advanced notice of) the potential complications. These conversations also emphasised the differences between these new opportunities and classroom teaching anywhere in the U.K.. I was not comparing my existing state school employer to the potential new private one and highlighting the former’s deficiencies. This was completely different. I was comparing apples to oranges, to minimise any offence. As a result, when the time came for me to say, “Here’s a specific post, and I want to go for it”, there was empathy, understanding and support even. Above all, there was no shock.  As the ‘laying-the-groundwork’ staffroom conversations continued, I registered with the agency  that found my friend his post in Moscow and, sure enough, roles came up and it put me forward for them. Indeed, I secured the first post that I applied for – a private teaching job in India. I was able to negotiate two days’ unpaid leave in order to fly over to Mumbai for interview just a few weeks into a new academic year. On being offered the post, the employing family made it clear they wanted me to start immediately. Fortunately, my headteacher was supportive, recognised the uniqueness of the opportunity (this truth had already been established in those earlier conversations) and allowed me to leave without requiring me to work any notice period. The terms and conditions in Mumbai were as good, if not better, than those my friend was enjoying in Moscow: working with one family (a boy, 11) for just a few hours a day, five days per week; my own apartment provided; all travel expenses covered; a massive salary increase compared to my U.K. teaching job; during the boy’s school holidays, I could travel with the family or I could do as I wished. I had found my way out of classroom life and went on to enjoy four fantastic years in India, enjoying all that is good about being a teacher and shedding pretty much all of the negatives. It was the happiest and highest of times from which I took great memories and made wonderful friends. About a year ago, I moved to Moscow, to fill a new private teaching post. I’m working a few more hours per week than I was in Mumbai – around 6-7 hours per day, five days per week – but a salary increase reflects the fact. The rest of the terms and conditions are broadly the same and I’m living in another vibrant, exciting city and tasting a whole other culture again. The stresses and strains of the last few years of my time in the U.K. are a thing of the past. I’m infinitely happier. My main motivation for writing this blog entry and sharing my experience is that I sometimes rue the fact that I didn’t pursue this alternative teaching career much sooner in my life. After just a couple of years of teaching experience in the U.K., I could have moved to another country and enjoyed a private teaching job in a largely stress-free environment. I could have saved substantial sums of money to perhaps later invest in a house in the U.K. or wherever I may have wanted to make my home further down the line, without the need for a mortgage at all. I could have seen even more of the world and made many more friends from all over the world. The classroom jobs would still be available to me if I felt the need or desire to return to the world of education in the U.K. and I’d be a better teacher because of my time served in other countries and cultures. It’s that tinge of personal regret that compels me to appeal to you, the reader, especially if you are a newly- or recently-qualified teacher now, and currently feeling the same levels of unhappiness in your work as I was five years ago. I would definitely recommend exploring the very real option of becoming a governess / governor or private tutor abroad or even in the U.K. ; the opportunities are out there. I’m reluctant to say that you have nothing to lose because, of course, I don’t know your personal circumstances, but I would hazard a guess that few if any of those personal circumstances are big enough obstacles to prevent you from making the move. I would add that there is so much to gain but that’s for another blog post, perhaps. Start making lists of pros and cons against such a move. Speak to your family and friends and see what they think. Use this website and look at the jobs available. Speak to the agencies advertising them and get a feel for what’s involved (exchange some emails or call them up – it doesn't matter). The more you talk to people about the idea, the more feasible and exciting it becomes. Then you look at the perceived obstacles, if there are any, and look at ways to overcome them.  I can’t stress enough, either, the desire to fill these roles with qualified teachers from the U.K. with a young, energetic disposition. Please don’t think, “Who’d be interested in me?”. If you’re a good, passionate teacher, there’s maybe a better place for you.   A former UK schoolteacher.
Contracts can be overwhelming. They can be long, packed with information, and may include complex legal terminology or terms you may be unfamiliar with. Sadly, they are a necessary evil. You don’t want to make any mistakes when you’re signing up a year or more of your life working for a family or private employer. A new governess job or an and overseas role as a governor , nanny or full-time tutor can be quite daunting, so it’s always a good thing to have a contractual agreement to revert back to in case any issues arise. You don’t want to make promises you can’t commit to, and equally you don’t want to sign up to an agreement that allows the employer to take advantage of you. So read on to find out which terms in your contract you need to pay attention to! Here is a list of 12 points that we at Jobs in Childcare believe are essential - for your own safety, integrity and for mutual respect and understanding between the signing partners. Bear in mind that if your contract is an international one, it may not be properly legally binding across the separate jurisdictions. Nevertheless, it is helpful to have terms properly defined with your employer just in case you ever need to be able to point back and say hey - this isn’t what we agreed. From that point, it’s your decision whether you choose to continue working for the employer or not. So, without further ado:   1. Duties and kids. OK, so these are the big ones. Who exactly are you supposed to be taking care of at work, and what roles do you have with them? Are cooking for the kids and cleaning the house involved? What about dressing the kids and personal hygiene? Are there other kids that aren’t your responsibility? And on top of this - are there any significant household rules that you need to be aware of? Be sure!   2. Your daily schedule. This is another essential element. Make sure your work days and working hours are clearly defined in your contract. A standard full-time work-week for a nanny governor or governess is 40 hours up to around 50 hours. Bear in mind that over 50 hours per week is already a ‘heavy’ schedule - you don’t want to get burned out or be overtired. Make sure you can handle the schedule and be careful not to get drawn in by a fat salary offer for unrealistic working hours. This is for your employer’s benefit as well as your own; what’s the point in not resting and thus not being able to work to the best of your ability? You should also define whether bank holidays and public holidays are working days or days off in your contract. For international roles bank holidays are generally working days, but this is worth checking.   3. The family holiday schedule. Many families change from their regular schedule when they travel or have extended work periods (such as the school summer holidays). It is important for you to know if your working arrangements are expected to change here. Will you work extra days, and how will these be compensated? With extra money or days off ‘in lieu’? Will the working hours and living arrangements change during work travel? Will extra duties be added for these travel periods, and if so, which? Be sure to get all this defined before you agree to work all the hours under the sun (or moon!).   4. Your personal holiday time. It is equally important to find out when your holidays can they be booked, as some families may have expectations about when a suitable holiday period is, and when is not. Will your holidays be mutually agreed in advance? Some families may expect you to travel home for Christmas, for example. Others may require extra help during festive periods. If you have any dates that you already know you will need off, it may be a good idea to ‘lock’ them in in the contract before you even start. You should also check when your first holiday can be taken. Some employers may suggest that holiday weeks off can only be taken after 3 or even 6 months of work. If this is a factor, make sure you are comfortable with whatever you ultimately agree to. Find out whether or not you'll be working for Christmas   5. Transport. As a general rule, work transport time is not usually paid (both UK and overseas). If you wish to ask for this (perhaps due to exceptional circumstances), tread carefully, and be aware of the fact that some families may feel they are being taken advantage of if you ask for this - after all, most normal jobs do not include paid travel time. However, it is important to establish who pays for your work travel. Travel during work hours is usually provided, and many international childcare or nanny roles may provide a driver or transport if you are working in a country where you are unfamiliar with the native language. In this circumstance, you will need to define whether travel is paid or supplemented, and who organises it. If you are working in a ‘ rota ’ position, be clear about who pays for and books your flights and transfers home. And if it is the family, be aware that there may be a limit on spending; it’s probably a good idea to establish what this is so you don’t end up overspending in their eyes and causing conflict.   6. Food at work. Food at work is generally included during work hours. Ensure this included in your contract. Some families may have strange arrangements such as billing you for food they provide you with at work - this is almost certainly a red flag.   7. Accommodation or accommodation allowance. This generally applies to overseas roles. If your role is live-out you should be sure about what your accommodation will be and who organises it. Will it be you or a family representative calling realtors, viewing flats and making payments? Flats may require deposits putting down or include agency fees. Who pays this? And remember that countries like Russia require registration for foreign contractors. Will this be organised or paid for by your work family? Be wary of this point to avoid disagreements later down the line.   8. Sick days. Make sure you know how many sick days you are entitled to, how much notice (if any) you are expected to give, and how long you can be ill for before your employers have the right to end your contract. Most international contracts work around 10 days’ paid sick leave. For jobs the UK you can find more about the government’s recommendations for sick leave here .   9. Visas and conditions. Again, if you are working in an overseas position there may well be a visa required for your role. It is usual for the family to provide and organise this as well as any related costs (flights, transport, blood tests, photos etc.). Ensure this requirement is included in your agreement.  Visa costs should usually be covered by your employer   10. Health insurance. This may or may not be included according to your employer’s preferences. If it isn’t, you may wish to organise it yourself - we strongly advise against working overseas without sufficient health insurance. You can view Axa’s health insurance packages for overseas work here .   11. Notice period. Be careful with this one, too. Your contract should state how long your initial trial period or ‘probation’ period lasts, and under what terms you can leave the position or the family can dismiss you during this time. How many days notice should each party give? Confirm that you would still be paid for any extra time you work off (except in the case of serious breach of contract, when no payment is likely to be made). When you are working under ‘full employment’ for the family, find out how much notice each party should give to terminate the contract, and ensure this termination period is also paid.   12. Your pay. So, last but not least - ensure that any details to do with your salary are clear. How much are you paid? When is it paid? In which currency? By cash or by bank transfer? It is essential that you define all these terms to avoid misunderstandings later on. Your pay during any trial period should also be clear (if it differs from hour standard pay). Equally, you may wish to include a clause that states you are still paid on retainer if your work family chooses to travel without you. If you are preparing to work a rota position, be clear about whether weeks ‘off’ are paid or not and how your monthly salary is calculated. Bear in mind that extra holiday time for a rota position will not usually be granted beyond the 50% working time already off. You should also make an effort to understand if your salary includes tax. If you are working in the UK, you may wish to use a service such as Nannytax to make sure you are paying tax correctly. If you are working overseas, your family may take care of this. Speak to a family representative and make sure the terms are clear in your contract. So, there you have our 12 things to remember when signing your nanny , governor or governess contract. Be careful. Don’t agree to anything you feel uncomfortable with - it may end up coming back to haunt you. Remember that if you are working overseas your contract may not be ‘court of law proof’. Nonetheless, ensure that your contract is clear and gives you a leg to stand on if your work circumstances change. Any employer family will usually start with smiles and handshakes in the interview , but it’s better to be firm and understand your work position fully for your own security at the end of the day.   Good luck!   Disclaimer: Jobs in Childcare is not a lawyer, nor a law specialist. If you have any queries about your contract you should discuss them with a professional legal representative. 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Jan 22, 2020
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Highly experienced professional British Governess is needed to look after 4 year old twins – a boy and a girl – living in Monaco. Main responsibilities are teaching English in an interactive manner and through various language-oriented activities, general upbringing, playing with the children, doing sports together, going out for walks and accompanying them to events and in trips. Performing some caring duties such as feeding and bathing is also required. Schedule is rota 1 month on/off, 24/7. The governess will share the room with the twins. Salary is negotiable from 1000 GBP per week. The ideal candidate is a British female aged 30-50 with a degree in education and experience working in private households/kindergartens with children of this age group. Description Responsibilities Teaching English in an interactive manner and through various language-oriented activities General upbringing Playing with the children Doing sports together Going out for walks Accompanying them to events and in trips Performing some caring duties such as feeding and bathing Conditions Location – Monaco Schedule – rota 1 month on/off, 24/7 Salary – negotiable from 1000 GBP per week The governess will share the room with the twins Requirements British female aged 30-50 Degree in education Experience working in private households/kindergartens with children of this age group
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Jan 22, 2020
£50.00 - £60.00 hourly
We are looking for a British Manny for 2 boys aged 4 and 5 living at Novaya Riga. Both boys are beginners in English. The duties are teaching English in an interactive manner, going out for walks, playing etc. TEFL/CELTA or similar qualifications are required along with the experience with the children of the same age. You will work on Sundays for 5-6 hours a day, time negotiable. Transport will be provided from the nearest metro station. Salary is from 250 GBP per day. Start ASAP. Description Responsibilities Teaching English in an interactive manner Going for walks Playing Conversational English Conditions Location – Novaya Riga, Moscow Country Club Schedule - Sun 5-6 hours a day, time negotiable Salary from 250 GBP per day Transport will be provided from the nearest metro station Requirements Native English speaker British Male aged up to 35 TEFL/CELTA Experience with the children of the similar age
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Jan 22, 2020
£50.00 - £60.00 hourly
Part Time Native Italian female Tutor is needed for a lady and her 14 year old son living just outside of Moscow in a luxury village. Your responsibilities will include teaching all aspects of the Italian language, preparing for Italian language exam. We are looking for a native Italian tutor with teaching qualifications and experience working with children and adults. The schedule is 2 times a week, 90 minutes a day, Tuesday after 5 pm and Saturday after 4 pm. Transport expenses and taxi fare will be covered by the client from the nearest metro station - Molodezhnaya or Krylatskoe. Salary negotiable from $60 per hour. Description Responsibilities Teaching all aspects of the Italian language Preparing for Italian language exam Conditions Location – luxury village, nearest metro station - Molodezhnaya or Krylatskoe Transport expenses and taxi fare will be covered by the client from the nearest metro station Schedule – 2 times a week, 90 minutes a day, Tuesday after 5 pm and Saturday after 4 pm Salary – $60 per hour Requirements Native Italian speaker, F Teaching qualifications Experience working with children and adults  
Gouverneur International Moscow, Russia Part time
Jan 22, 2020
ENGLISH NANNY FOR MOSCOW, TROPAREVSKY DISTRICT, TROPAREVO METRO STATION || 3 YEARS OLD GIRL AND 5 YEARS OLD BOY || SCHEDULE IS NEGOTIABLE, OPTIONS ARE 5/2 8 HOURS A DAY, 5/2 12 HOURS A DAY, 6/2 8 HOURS A DAY, 6/2 12 HOURS A DAY || SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE SALARY: salary is negotiable   DETAILS:   English nanny for 3 years old girl and 5 years old boy  SCHEDULE: negotiable -  5/2 8 hours a day  5/2 12 hours a day  6/2 8 hours a day  6/2 12 hours a day  REQUIREMENTS: native English speaker, knowledge of various teaching methods, experienced, active, fun, young (<45 years old) DUTIES: find approaches to both children, teach English through communication and games, travel with children and family, basic nursery duties, such as cook healthy meals for the children, dress them, read bedtime stories and help them get ready for sleep; the boy attends English nursery, but doesn’t speak the language still  ACCOMMODATION: employer will provide a separate apartment if necessary  SALARY: negotiable LOCATION: Moscow, Troparevsky district, Troparevo metro station
English Nanny Moscow, Russia Full time
Jan 22, 2020
£3,000.00 hourly
ENGLISH TUTOR FOR MOSCOW, PYATNITSKAYA SHOSSE || 2 GIRLS, 10 AND 13 YEARS OLD || SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 1,5 HOURS A DAY WITH EACH CHILD || SALARY IS 3000 RUB/HOUR SALARY: salary is 3000 rub/hour   DETAILS:   English tutor for 2 girls, 10 and 13 years old  Taxi isn’t paid by the employer SCHEDULE: Saturday-Sunday, 1,5 hours a day with each child  REQUIREMENTS: native English speaker or non-native with fluent English, experienced, active, fun  DUTIES: teach English to the children through communication and games, children have intermediate and average English language levels SALARY: 3000 rub/hour  LOCATION: Moscow, Pyatnitskaya shosse
English Nanny Moscow, Russia Part time
Jan 22, 2020
ENGLISH NANNY/GOVERNESS FOR YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA || 2 GIRLS AGED 5 YEARS (TWINS) || 5/2 8 HOURS A DAY || SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE SALARY: Salary is  negotiable   DETAILS:   English nanny/governess for 2 girls aged 5 years (twins) The percentage of refund of tickets home each 8 weeks are discussed  Nanny  can leave  for 2 weeks each 8 weeks , these 2 weeks holidays are not paid SCHEDULE:  5/2,  8 hours a day REQUIREMENTS: Native English speaker, fun, active, experienced, able to motivate children to learn the language, knowledge of various teaching methods  DUTIES: develop girls’ English through communication and games, arrange girls’ day, do some basic nursery care, arrange age-appropriate activities for the children  ACCOMMODATION: separate apartment is provided  SALARY: negotiable LOCATION: Yekaterinburg, Russia
English Nanny Yekaterinburg, Russia Full time
Jan 22, 2020
£1,100 weekly
A lovely family living close to Moscow on Novaya Riga is looking for an English speaking governess to work with their 3 kids - girls aged 4 and 11 and an 8 year old boy. The older kids already speak fluent English. The ideal candidate would be a female with teaching qualifications and experience living overseas and working in a similar role. The family would like the governess to be ready to travel with them during school holidays. They usually spend the summer holidays in the South of France and travel throughout the year. The children are in school during the day so the governess will have free time during the day but will work with the kids in the evenings and on weekends. The family has a Russian nanny so no care work is required. A PGCE or BA Education is essential for this position. The family provide an apartment for the candidate to live in in Moscow, and a driver to take the candidate to and from work. All visa and travel expenses are covered by the family. The Charge: Girls aged 4 and 11, 8 year old boy. Schedule: Mon-Fri working days, weekends off Working hours of around 50 hours/week Salary: Salary 1100 gbp/week Offer: Long term contract - 1 year Accommodation: Separate flat provided 30 minutes from family home Location: Novaya Riga shosse - Moscow. Requirements: English speaking governess PGCE or BA Education required Experience in a similar role
EED - Elite Educational Development Moscow, Russia Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£19,000 - £28,000 yearly
A lovely couple in their early 70s are looking for an experienced Cook/Houseman or Cook/Housewoman for a live in role in their stunning countryside home near Newbury. RG20, Berkshire. You must have a full, clean driving licence to apply for this role. Package Offered £19,000 - £28,000 gross per year. Full employment Separate 2 bedroom cottage (on grounds), private entrance (open to a couple/family/pets in the cottage) Family Background This is a lovely couple who live with their two friendly Dogs, one a Rhodesian Ridgeback in their large, 6 bedroom property with gardens and land. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who come and go over the weekends. They have two gardeners and a daily cleaner. Their current houseman is moving on for personal reasons, and the family are keen to secure a new, long-term person to join their family property. The family would be open for a couple to live in the cottage, but the role is for 1 person only.   Duties All tasks include looking after the dogs on a daily basis and also dog sitting when the couple is out. Maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of the cars. Driving the couple and picking up family and friends where needed. Upkeep and maintenance of 2 swimming pools. Simple but fresh cooking for the couple - and visitors when they are around. On Fridays you will prep food for the family to use over the weekend - especially if they have guests. You should also keep the kitchen neat and tidy and take care of larder/shopping where needs be. House sitting when the couple is out. Upkeep of the house, eg cleaning and maintenance of the chandeliers, repainting furniture etc where needs be. No major cleaning or housekeeping as they have a daily cleaner who also does the laundry, but you will be expected to keep the house tidy and organized.  Experience of this type of role essential. Location/Accommodation The family home is located in RG20 near Newbury, Berkshire. You will be given a lovely two bedroom furnished cottage on the grounds with its own entrance.  The family are open to a couple, with children/pets staying at the residence if required. Days/Hours Monday - Friday 7.45 am - 6pm with 1.5hr lunch break. Occasional work on the weekends if and when needed. Languages You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the couple and the rest of the staff. Special Skills You should have a full clean driving licence. You should have previous experience working in high end private households in similar roles. Interview/Start date The client is looking for the right person to interview, with trial and contracts being arranged February to end of March
Polo & Tweed Newbury, UK Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£19,000 - £28,000 yearly
A lovely couple in their early 70s are looking for an experienced Cook/Houseman or Cook/Housewoman for a live in role in their stunning countryside home near Newbury. RG20, Berkshire. You must have a full, clean driving licence to apply for this role. Package Offered £19,000 - £28,000 gross per year. Full employment Separate 2 bedroom cottage (on grounds), private entrance (open to a couple/family/pets in the cottage) Family Background This is a lovely couple who live with their two friendly Dogs, one a Rhodesian Ridgeback in their large, 6 bedroom property with gardens and land. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who come and go over the weekends. They have two gardeners and a daily cleaner. Their current houseman is moving on for personal reasons, and the family are keen to secure a new, long-term person to join their family property. The family would be open for a couple to live in the cottage, but the role is for 1 person only.   Duties All tasks include looking after the dogs on a daily basis and also dog sitting when the couple is out. Maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of the cars. Driving the couple and picking up family and friends where needed. Upkeep and maintenance of 2 swimming pools. Simple but fresh cooking for the couple - and visitors when they are around. On Fridays you will prep food for the family to use over the weekend - especially if they have guests. You should also keep the kitchen neat and tidy and take care of larder/shopping where needs be. House sitting when the couple is out. Upkeep of the house, eg cleaning and maintenance of the chandeliers, repainting furniture etc where needs be. No major cleaning or housekeeping as they have a daily cleaner who also does the laundry, but you will be expected to keep the house tidy and organized.  Experience of this type of role essential. Location/Accommodation The family home is located in RG20 near Newbury, Berkshire. You will be given a lovely two bedroom furnished cottage on the grounds with its own entrance.  The family are open to a couple, with children/pets staying at the residence if required. Days/Hours Monday - Friday 7.45 am - 6pm with 1.5hr lunch break. Occasional work on the weekends if and when needed. Languages You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the couple and the rest of the staff. Special Skills You should have a full clean driving licence. You should have previous experience working in high end private households in similar roles. Interview/Start date The client is looking for the right person to interview, with trial and contracts being arranged February to end of March
Polo & Tweed Newbury, UK Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£30,000 - £35,000 yearly
A family of 6 based near Bicester, Oxfordshire are looking for a live in housekeeper to help them in their household. You must be able to drive for this role and an automatic car will be provided. The family have dogs, horses and a cat – so you must be pet-friendly to apply.    Package Offered £30,000 - £35,000 gross per year A private 2-bedroom cottage on the grounds of the property will be provided. (The family are also open to partners and pets) An automatic car will be provided for work duties Family Background The family live in a large property with 10 bedrooms. Living in the household is mum, dad and their 3 youngest children, aged 6, 10 and 11. Their eldest child, 14, is currently at boarding school.  The household is fully staffed, with a part-time Housekeeper, and 2 Drivers/Housemen who have all been working for the family for a long time, so they are looking for someone who wants a long-term position. The also have a daily housekeeping company who do the heavy housekeeping, so you will be responsible for the light housekeeping duties. The family have horses, 2 dogs and a cat, so you must be confident around animals to apply for this role. Duties During the day you will be focused on all the housekeeping in the property along with the other Housekeeper. In the afternoons your role will be more focused on looking after the children. You should be happy to undertake all housekeeping duties, alongside the other existing staff.  You will be occasionally asked to cook for the family, so you should be happy to cook simple meals Daily cleaning, deep cleaning, laundry, ironing. Flexibility is key, and attention to detail is key - you should be keen to find a long-term role.  You will be taking the children to school – they also go to school on Saturdays, and then picking them up from school and looking after them after school. You will also be responsible for running errands and shopping for the family so driving in essential. You will be asked to do basic cooking so should be confident in cooking simple homemade food. You may be asked to travel with the family occasionally. You should be a good team player, happy to work alongside the other staff, willing to take direction and adjust to the needs of the family. Location/Accommodation The family live near Bicester, Oxfordshire, you will be provided with separate private accommodation. The accommodation provided is a lovely separate, private, 2 bedroom cottage, within the grounds of the property. And the family are open to partners and pets in the cottage.  Days/Hours Monday - Friday One or two weekends each month (if working the weekend you will have Monday and Tuesday off) 10 hours each day, with flexible start and finish times depending on the daily schedule and whether the children need taking to school that day.  Languages You must speak a good level of English.  Special Skills You should be experienced at housekeeping in private properties. You should have some experience of working with children.  You should have a full, clean driving licence. You should be confident around animals. Interview/Start date The family are looking for the right person for this role, so interviews are starting now and start date will be ASAP for the right candidate.  
Polo & Tweed Bicester, UK Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£33,000 yearly
A lovely family with 2 children aged 4 and 2, who live in Marylebone, London, W1 are looking for a weekend nanny/housekeeper who is happy to help with childcare whenever needed.  You'll be working Saturday, Sunday, Monday (three day week).   Package Offered £33,000 gross per year - negotiable for the right person Working Saturday, Sunday and Monday 34.5 hour working week - but more hours can be given if required each week Overtime paid  Salary of £480 net per week Family Background A busy family with two children aged 4 and 2.  The mother lives full time in London, and the father worked abroad regularly, so spends large periods of time away from the family home.  During the week, the family have a full time nanny and a housekeeper who attend the property.  They are keen to find a new member of staff who can provide the mum and children support over the weekend (ideally through to Monday evening), and are looking for a warm, friendly and down to earth candidate to join their family team.   Duties You will be focused on being involved in household duties, from light housekeeping and tidying up, through to childcare and looking after the children, playing with them, or taking them to activities.  Mum is around during the weekend, but she sometimes has errands or appointments to go to, so needs someone she can trust who is both engaging and kind with the children.  When she is with the children, she would like the candidate to be pro-active around the house, helping tidy, load the dishwasher or do light housekeeping.  Bearing in mind there is a housekeeper during the week, you should be willing to get stuck in to family duties and routine as the days unfold.     There may be very rare and occasional travel with the mum and children at the weekends, and this would be arranged in advance.  Babysitting or overnight would also be arranged in advance as not standard working hours.  You should be warm, positive and friendly with good experience working in domestic settings, and be happy to help with both light housekeeping and children.     Location The family is based in Marylebone, London, W1 and this is a live out role so you should be able to commute to the property each day for work.   Days/Hours Saturday, Sunday and Monday - three days per week 7:30am - 8pm each day (11.5 hours) Babysitting and overnight when agreed in advance. Flexibility to do additional days when agreed in advance, occasional Fridays or other week days (when the nanny or housekeeper is on holiday etc) Languages You must speak an excellent level of English.  If you speak French this is a bonus.   Special Skills You should be willing to assist with all aspects of family life, from housekeeping through to nanny duties.   Interview/Start date ASAP
Polo & Tweed United Kingdom Part time
Jan 21, 2020
£3,100 - £3,135 monthly
Mandarin-speaking Nanny sought for a rota position based in Genolier Switzerland. On behalf of our client, we are currently looking for a native Mandarin-speaking Nanny with fluent French or English to look after a 6-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy in Genolier (near Nyon) Switzerland. Ideal candidate The ideal candidate must hold a valid European passport as well as a clean driving license. She must be willing to travel with the family, be proactive, have a can-do attitude and be able to work on her own as well as part of a team. Working hours The position is on a rota basis 15 days on/ 15 days off.  Accommodation  Accommodation provided while on duty. Travel expenses The family will cover all travel expenses. Starting date The family is interviewing now, and the role is to start as soon as they find the ideal candidate. Salary The salary offered is CHF 4000 net/month which is approximately £3135 net/month. Bonjour Nanny International is a recruitment agency authorised to advertise the position on behalf of our client. Best of luck,  Bonjour Nanny International®
Bonjour Nanny International Switzerland Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£1,500 - £1,680 weekly
We are looking for an experienced maternity nurse for a family living between Paris, Geneva and England. The baby is expected in mid-June 2020 and the parents are looking for a maternity nurse with many years’ experience to accompany them through the first 6 months. The candidate should be gentle, a good listener, affectionate, discreet, flexible, respectful of confidentiality and caring and able to advise the parents. All usual nursery duties apply, including establishing a sleep routine, feeding, keeping the child’s clothes and room organised and caring for the child’s general well-being. The nurse should be highly organised and flexible when it comes to travel. The job duration is 6 months The position is 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. Salary around £280/24h The candidate must be self-employed. The family is interviewing now.
Bonjour Nanny International London, UK Full time
Jan 20, 2020
£800 weekly
NANNY/MATERNITY NURSE FOR CYPRUS AND GREECE || 6 WEEKS OLD BABIES || 5/2, 12 HOURS A DAY || GBP 800 PER WEEK SALARY: GBP 800 per week   DETAILS:   A lovely family from Cyprus is looking for a maternity nanny for their 4 children aged 6 weeks old. There will be 3 nannies in total for 4 babies. JOB REQUIREMENTS: - experience with newborns and multiples - UK candidates, as well as candidates from Europe with fluent English  are considered SCHEDULE: 5/2, 12 hours a day LOCATION: northern Cyprus until March, then moving to Greece ACCOMMODATION: a lovely one bedroom apartment is provided for a nanny SALARY: GBP 800 per week  
English Nanny Cyprus Full time