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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.
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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Little Ones London London, UK Full time
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Royal Nannies Turin, Italy Full time
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Location:  Moscow, Russia Type:  Permanent Salary:  £1,000 - £1,200 Per Week Full-time Native English speaking Governess required for B4 and twins girls aged 6, located on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, £1000 - £1200 per week.  Start ASAP A returning and recommended Russian client is seeking a professional and experienced Governess to assist with the upbringing and education and care of their three children. As a Governess, you will be responsible for providing a fun and engaging environment where the children can be fully immersed in the English language. This will include meeting their daily needs and routines, ensuring they are reaching age-appropriate milestones, escorting them to and from school extra-curricular clubs and preparing and delivering educational and play-based activities and classes.  The family already employ a Russian Nanny, along with housekeepers, and has had experience working with native English speakers, therefore the children have an understanding of the language.  The ideal candidate will be reliable, flexible, energetic, organised, well mannered and professional. The Governess should have a teaching background and/or childcare qualifications. Knowledge of the British curriculum is beneficial. Previous private household experience is desirable. The family travel frequently during the year and also spend summers out of Russia. During summer periods you may be asked to work a rotating shift such as 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off The family is located on the outskirts of Moscow, with the nearest metro to be Krylatskoye. This is a live-in position, where a separate private bedroom will be provided in the household.  The working schedule is 5 days working and 2 days off - both days of the weekend are full working days, working on weekdays will be from 4 pm up until bedtime.  A competitive salary is on offer to the right candidate. Start ASAP. Package: Salary of £1000 - £1200 per month 4 weeks Paid holiday 5-day working schedule Live-in Visa assistance Requirements: Qualified and experienced Governess Teaching and/or childcare qualifications Flexible, reliable, active, organised Available to start ASAP
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Nov 20, 2019
£1,000 weekly
Location:  London, UK Type:  Permanent Salary:  £1,000 Per Week Full-time English-speaking or French-speaking Nanny required for G5 located in London, Salary £1000 per week Live out. Start ASAP   A Russian family is who currently residing in Hampstead is seeking a top nanny to join them and support their young daughter.   As a Nanny, you will be responsible for meeting the daily needs of the girl; providing a high standard of care, ensuring she is reaching all age-appropriate milestones and development. You will be required to create engaging play, games, and activities to further development, escort her to and from school and extra curriculum activities, help with homework, assist with organising schedules. In addition to this, you will be required to undertake light housekeeping duties and prepare healthy meals for the young girl to a high standard.   This is a shared role with the mother who you will work alongside on a daily basis.   The ideal candidate will be a qualified and experienced Nanny holding relevant childcare qualifications. The Nanny should be fun, engaging, confident and kind. The ability to speak French would be beneficial to your application.   The family travel internationally and you will be required to travel with them.   The salary on offer is from £4000 per month, negotiable for the right candidate.   This is a live out position, suitable to candidates already located close by, you will be expected to live in approximately as and when required from the family offering 24/7 cover if needed.   The working schedule is 5/2 with weekends off, working approximately 10 hours a day. You may be required to work late on Friday evenings and possible two Saturdays a month.   Interviews are taking place immediately with ASAP start.     Package: Salary £1000 per week Live out 4 weeks paid holiday   Requirements: Knowledge of French is desirable Qualified Nanny Able to cook to a high standard Confident, professional, kind Able to start ASAP
Duke & Duchess Hampstead, London, UK Full time
Nov 20, 2019
£1,100 - £1,300 weekly
Location:  Moscow, Russia Type:  Permanent Salary:  £1,100 - £1,300 Per Week Full-time Native English speaking Governess required for three children aged 6, 9 and 11 years, located on the outskirts of Moscow, Salary £1100-£1300 per week. Live out. Start ASAP. A lovely Russian family is seeking a qualified and experienced Native English speaking Governess to join their family. As a Governess, you will be required to develop the children's English language and general education through interactive games, play and structured activities. You will assist with the children's daily schedule and routine. It's expected the Governess will use every opportunity to expand the knowledge of children - teach them etiquette, different cultures, art, literature and be a great role model. All three children already have a good understanding of the English language and attend an international school following the Cambridge curriculum, assistance with homework will be required. The oldest child has light dyslexia, therefore experience with SEN would be an advantage.  The ideal candidate will be a candidate with relevant childcare and/or education qualifications. Previous experience of working in a private household is desirable. The candidate is expected to the lead on the children's education, provide homeschooling when they are not at school and preparing and have a good knowledge of the IB program. The family have many pets, therefore, a candidate with a love of animals is essential. The salary is £1100-£1300 per week, negotiable for the right candidate. The working schedule is 5 days on/2 days off (Saturdays and Sundays off), working from 3 pm to 10 pm.  This is a live-out position with an apartment provided close to Strogino metro, transportation to and from family home will be provided. Start ASAP. Package: Salary £1100-£1300 per week 5-day working schedule Live-out position 4 weeks paid holiday Requirements: Native English speaking Governess Qualified Governess Experienced in working in private households Discreet, positive and fun Able to start ASAP
Duke & Duchess Moscow, Russia Full time
Nov 20, 2019
£38,000 - £40,000 yearly
Job 4493 details here. Looking for a warm, gentle Live Out nanny with considerable experience to care for 2 little girls aged 2.5 yrs and 10 mths as mummy is returning to work in February. Experienced nanny to do all normal nanny duties. 2 year old is at nursery for a few hours each morning, a short walk away. All activities are walking distance. Nanny needs to be competent and experienced to ensure little ones are completely looked after whilst parents both at work. No special circumstances or dietary requirements. Family has no pets and does not require driving. Requirements: Experienced nanny must live within commutable distance of family (30-40 mins) They can offer a parking space on their drive way if nanny drives to work. They also live very close to Barnes Bridge train station. Clean Enhanced DBS Paediatric First Aid, or take a refresher if not recent Excellent spoken English. Relevant checkable references Right to Work in UK (evidence ie passport or driving licence) Benefits Wonderful job being nanny to 2 darling little girls Perfect job for a nanny who adores babies and little children. Good pay. Family want a very experienced, wonderful nanny and are willing to pay a good salary for this person Excellent location, lots of activities for children in the area, playgrounds and green spaces Full time job, but not too long hours (10 per day) Ideal Candidate Experienced nanny with qualifications would be ideal. Loving, gentle, nurturing, caring and kind. Excellent relevant previous experience. Excellent fluent English. Set of checkable references. Living close by.
Kinder Nannies & Staff Ltd. Barnes Bridge, London, UK Full time
Nov 19, 2019
ostion OXFORDSHIRE: Housekeeper/Nanny (60:40) Location OXFORDSHIRE: ASAP start (private accmd) Description OXFORDSHIRE: Returning clients of our are seeking a new Housekeeper/Nanny (60:40)  Returning clients of our are seeking a new Housekeeper/Nanny (60:40) to work with their 4 children (14 - 6 years) but care will mainly be the younger 2 children. This is a Wednesday - Sunday role, and the Housekeeper/Nanny will work a 60:40 ratio pertaining to the house and the children. A candidate who has experience in formal, VIP households is highly desirable and great, check-able references is essential.  As is a driver as there is a lot of driving. Along with a very good weekly salary, the Housekeeper/Nanny will be supplied with a cottage on the estate and a nanny car.   Sole Charge Shared Live In or Daily Live-in Accommodation cottage supplied Driver Yes Use of Car Yes
Nannies of St James Oxfordshire, UK Full time
Nov 19, 2019
£350 - £400 weekly
English speaking family based in Brook Green, London seek a live in helper to aid with the running of their home and 3 school age children + dog! You will need to drive for this role as the family also have a country house where you can take the children in the holidays and go have fun! We are looking for someone fantastic and enthusiastic to join our happy family.  The kids are a huge amount of fun and, with both of us working full time, we are looking for someone who will create a happy and stable environment for them. They are good natured and as a family we have placed a great deal of emphasis on manners and kindness! Daily duties include: Getting the children dressed in the morning and giving them breakfast. Taking the children to and from school. Assisting with homework. Keeping the children happily entertained when not at school. Managing their attendance of holiday clubs Cooking simple, healthy meals for children. Bath time and getting the children ready for bed. Arranging play dates. Washing the children's clothes, bedsheets and keep their rooms/wardrobes/playroom tidy. There is NO CLEANING with this job, but you do need to keep on top of the children's mess and laundry. The person we are looking for will: Have experience of looking after school age children. Be an experienced driver with a full, clean driving licence. Enjoy creative, active and educational play with young children. Take an active interest in the children's time at school and their development. Speaks great English Anticipate working with us long term (18months+) Like dogs and be happy to take our very friendly whippet (who is a much loved member of the family!) for a walk in a nearby park daily. Hours are to be: Monday 2-7.30pm Tuesday 8-10am and 3-7.30pm Wednesday 8-10am and 3-7.30pm Thursday 8-10am and 3-7.30pm Friday 12-7.30pm 35 hours term time School Holidays 4 days a week 8am-7.30pm 45 hours holiday time Lots of time off for those who wish to study or similar. We live near Brook Green in a spacious 4 bed house with a nice south facing garden and generous playroom.  The house is very near Brook Green which has a great playground for the kids to run around and enjoy.  We are also a 10 minute walk from Holland Park and Westfield. We also have a house in the country (near High Wycombe approx 45minutes from our front door) and would like the candidate to feel enthusiastic about spending time there in the summer as there is lots to do (pool / tennis court / woods and lots of space). Salary: £350-400 gross per week
TGNC Brook Green, London, UK Part time
Nov 19, 2019
English speaking family near Ravenscourt Park (W12) seek a two day per week Nanny Housekeeper to help care for the children, home and Cavapoo family dog. The role involves you cleaning and ironing in the mornings plus a dog walk and then school pick up, cook the girls' dinner, oversea homework and have them organised. Girls are:  8G 10G 12G. Start date is ASAP 20 hours are paid at £280 gross for the 2 days. The net payment will depend if this is your only job or not. The agency can advise you on this.
TGNC Stamford Brook Road, London, UK Part time
Nov 19, 2019
£450 - £500 weekly
Portuguese/English speaking Vegetarian family based in Notting Hill W11 seek a live in Nanny (or better Nanny/Housekeeper) to start in January 2020. The role is to help care for their two boys aged 1 and 6 years old, as Mum will return to work 3 days per week in January. Ideally, you would have sole care of the children on these 3 days per week and then spend the other 2-2.5 days per week taking care of the household items in the home, such as cleaning, laundry and ironing. The family are happy to outsource some of the cleaning duties/ironing to suit a well matched candidate to ensure the role offers longevity for both parties. This is a vegetarian household, so someone who is happy to cook vegetarian meals for the children - mum can offer recipes and favourite go to meals. For the childcare side of the role, they seek someone who has an education/development interest, is kind, patient and warm. They are happy to look at both experienced candidates and more junior candidates. Portuguese would be a HUGE advantage, but by no means essential. However, good English is essential as Dad speaks English only (Mum is Portuguese native) and he loves daily updates/check ins about the children's day. The family offer one of two options to live in, either a single bedroom with bathroom in the basement area, which has own entrance for privacy (which will be extended to a full size flat in the Summer of 2020) or you can have a double ensuite in the main home. Hours are to be full time across the day, 7-7 or 8-8 being required but one half day at the weekend is essential please. They are happy to drop half a day in the week, in lieu of working a weekend day. Salary is £450-500 net per week for the ideal candidate
TGNC Notting Hill, London, UK Full time
Nov 19, 2019
£16.00 - £24.00 hourly
Part time housekeeper sought for single principal in village near Henley on Thames RG10. You must drive and have your own car due to location. Package Offered £16 - £24 gross per hour depending on experience. (Total 8 hours per week) Family Background An enthusiastic, bright and independent older female principal who drives lives in a lovely home near Henley on Thames. The principal is looking for a part time housekeeper who can assist with housekeeping is flexible and is willing to run errands, drive her to the shops or out for coffee. She lives in a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (approx. 3000 square meters) home on her own. There are no pets. She has a caring and supportive grown family who live locally, who she sees regularly.   Duties You will be responsible for all the housekeeping, light and deep cleaning, laundry and ironing. You should be willing and able to drive the principal to the shops or out for coffee offering some companionship. You should be happy to run errands. You may occasionally be asked support the principal with things such as heating up soup and making a sandwich. You should be a strong communicator, flexible and happy to help wherever needed. Location The property is based near Henley on Thames, RG10 so you should be within easy commuting distance to be able to get to the property. This is a live out role.   Days/Hours Thursday OR Friday 9am - 5pm With flexibility to increase the hours slightly in the future Languages You must speak a good level of English.     Special Skills You should be warm, friendly and happy to adjust to the needs of the principal.   Interview/Start date ASAP
Polo & Tweed Henley-on-Thames, UK Part time
Nov 19, 2019
Postion ABU DHABI: Sole charge Nanny (B2y & G6m) Location ABU DHABI: ££££ & sep accmd ASAP start Description We are seeking a TOP, new Career Nanny for our professional clients who are based in Abu Dhabi.  Family have one little boy currently aged 2 years and a baby girl aged 6 months. The little boy is super-bright and very advanced for his age, so our clients are keen to find a qualified career nanny who will enjoy engaging with the little one and aiding his educational and creative development, fuel his imagination and involve him in classes, activities and play dates.  He is in a really great routine and is in bed for 7 pm.  They will work 6 days per week 12 hours per day, there might be the odd occasion when nanny is asked to stay and babysit for the evening.  Family do travel but at this point in time only a couple of times per year. There are also other household staff in the household and a driver, so a good team atmosphere Nanny will be provided with a separate apartment a a top salary is available for a top nanny with similar work experience, who is excited by the idea of working with a super-bright and active boy and his little sister. Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Overseas Accommodation separate apartment Driver Yes Use of Car Yes
Nannies of St James Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Full time
Nov 19, 2019
Postion HACKNEY (LONDON FIELDS): Daily Nanny for Baby Girl 6/12 ££££ Location HACKNEY E8: Feb 2020 start ££££ Description EAST LONDON, FEBRUARY 2020 start :  Our lovely professional clients are seeking their first Nanny (Daily) to join their family at the end of February 2020.  Mother who works in banking will be returning to work at the beginning of March and would like a few days handover with the new nanny.  Baby girl is currently 9 weeks old and will be 6 months old when position starts.  Clients are based in the Borough of Hackney in London Fields a great area for activities, parks, Victoria Park etc. Nanny will be required to work 9.30 - 6.30 Monday to Friday, so great hours, with the occasional later finish with advance notice.  Also parents would love someone who is flexible to proxy parent for the odd weekend, so they can go away.  Baby will be in the middle of weaning when nanny starts, so a good knowledge is required for the nanny to continue the process.  Also nanny should be proactive and happy to research and plan age related activities and classes for the baby and agree with parents.  They are keen to hire someone who will be taking the baby out to the park, arrange play dates and be very organised, but equally  calm, flexible warm and caring.  Nearest stations are: Hackney Central, Haggerston, Dalston Junction & London Fields. Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Daily Accommodation N/A Driver No Use of Car No
Nannies of St James Hackney, London, UK Full time
Nov 19, 2019
£0.00 - £15.00 hourly
A family is looking for a live out nanny  to look after their two children, a 6 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. Typical nanny duties. Nanny must be a driver. Occasional travel with the family will be requested. Working days Monday to Friday from 3pm – 8pm. The nanny would be paid in total for  32.5 hours per week and would definitely be needed between 3pm and 8pm Monday to Friday (25 hours). However, candidate would also be required to work some weekend hours and also extra during the school holidays. Salary offered £15 net per hour.     Start: ASAP
London Governess Windsor, UK Part time