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In today’s interconnected world, one of the main causes for concern for many parents, nannies , governess and childcare workers is keeping their kids or charges safe when online . It is an indisputable fact that tablets, smartphones and social media are now totally integrated into the lives of parents and more and more children. It is also undeniable that we are only beginning to understand the positive and negative impacts of this new technology for children and adults alike. If fact the World Health Organisation reports that: 'Infants younger than 1 should never be in front of screens'. And kids ages 2 to 4, the international health agency said,  'should have no more than an hour each day of sedentary screen time'. In addition, recent research into cyberbullying points to a massive increase over the last decade. Instances have doubled from 2007 with: '87% of young people having experienced cyberbullying occurring online'. So let's look at some of the tools available to parents and nannies to help them ensure that the children in their care are protected, beginning with search engines.   How often do we now hear the phrase, “Just Google it”? The search engine giant has become a huge part of everyday life, with many simply searching the website name on Google rather than typing the full URL into the address bar! But how can you make sure that results that come up are child-friendly? Well - Google has its own privacy setting in SafeSearch which works well. This can be set up for each user individually. However, a much simpler child-friendly option would be to use Kiddle . The Kiddle child-friendly search algorithm is divided into 3 sections: Safe sites and pages are written specifically for kids. These are handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors. Typically, results 1-3. Safe, trusted sites that are not written specifically for kids, but have content written in a simple way and is easy for kids to understand. These are also handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors. Typically, results 4-7. Safe, famous sites that are written for adults and providing expert content, but are harder for kids to understand. These are filtered by Google safe search. Typically, results 8 onwards. The results that Kiddle returns are also posted with thumbnails to help make it easier for kids to pick the results they want to see. Overall we feel that Kiddle is an excellent, kid-friendly search engine that is well designed and safe for kids researching as part of their homework or projects online. For more of an ‘all-in-one’ solution you may wish to consider Kaspersky Online . Available for PC, Mac and most smartphones. Kaspersky provides an all-encompassing solution to help monitor your kids’ internet activity. It uses similar filters to those Kiddle integrates, whilst additionally giving you the option to monitor total screen time and app usage. The paid versions also give you information on the device’s GPS location data and social media use. We particularly like the simple and straightforward interface that Kaspersky offers the user and that fact that GPS tracking lets you know where your kids are at all times- providing excellent peace of mind. The app also alerts you when the battery on your child’s device is running low; so you can give them a quick call or message to reminding them to charge their device. This is something we know a few adults could find useful too! As general rules, if you are working as a nanny , governess or tutor it is probably also a sensible idea to write down some daily ‘best practices’ you can discuss with your charges and then implement to make keeping them safe online easier. It may also be advisable to involve the parents in this discussion, so everyone is in agreement about the internet usage plan moving forward. You can find some examples of some sensible rules for technology below: Have computers placed in a common area of the house Check your children’s browsing history regularly and make sure you know their passwords Advocate time spent together, helping with homework or simply researching topics for discussion together Set out the ground rules (such as ‘no talking to strangers online’, ‘no sharing personal information or addresses) etc. No downloading or uploading of data, photos, music etc. without permission Finally, and most importantly, speak to your children and begin an ongoing conversation about what they need to be careful about online, and any particular ‘dos and donts’.   As technology moves forward and globalisation increases human connection, of course, it remains essential to safeguard and protect those in our care; both in home-life or work-life for those working in childcare. So please let us know your thoughts! How do you make sure your charges are safe online? What works well for you? Do you use any software or applications that you can recommend? Do you speak to your charges about their online computer and social network use? Let us know in the comments below!
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.
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Kinder Nannies & Staff Ltd. Amsterdam, Netherlands Part time
Feb 20, 2020
Postion St JOHN'S WOOD: S/charge, trained Daily Nanny (B6.5 & B3.5) Location St JOHN'S WOOD NW8: Four days/week late April start. ££££ Description We are seeking a new  trained four days/week Daily Nanny    for two adorable boys aged 6.5 & 3.5 years.     The parents both work in the medical field and would ideally like another long term nanny to support the boys at home. The job is 4 days/week:  either Monday to Thursday  OR  Tuesday to Friday.    Two long days 7am - 7pm and two days 7.30am - 6.00pm with one night's babysitting. The parents are also happy to support someone who wishes to undertake further study and courses once the little one starts at full time school.  Our current nanny has explored a variety of additional courses and study which the parents actively encourage and will pay for. Formal nanny training very important as this position would best suit a degree educated and nanny trained candidate who is looking for a long term position. The older boy is in Year 2 at a pre-prep in Notting Hill Gate and little brother at a nursery school nearby in the mornings, who will start at the same school as his brother in the autumn..  Driver not essential,  nanny tends to use taxis for the school run.  The children have an active social life with play dates etc, so nanny will organise all those and also be happy to assist older boy with reading, spelling and homework as time goes on.  Family live within walking distance of St John's Wood station and Regents Park etc and there are a lot of classes and activities within easy reach. An excellent salary awaits a nanny who is looking for warm and caring employers and adorable little boys.  Calm, yet active and fun, boys are always hungry so someone who enjoys preparing and creating food for the children and loves to do creative activities as well would be excellent. Situated very close to Primrose Hill and Regent's Park, St John's Wood tube station is a very short walk. Call Nannies of St James on 0207 610 9218 for more details or if new to us, please send CV and Refs to us at info@nanniesofstjames.com Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Daily Accommodation N/A Driver No Use of Car No
Nannies of St James St John's Wood, London, UK Full time
Feb 20, 2020
Postion KENSINGTON W8: Live-in (sep accmd) s/charge for baby 12 months Location KENSINGTON W8: end March early April start Description Our professional clients based in  Kensington W8  are seeking their first  live in nanny for their adorable daughter, who will be 12 months at the start of the position, end March/early April.   This is a   Live-in  position but  our clients are happy to consider someone who would prefer daily as long as they are happy to do the same hours.  For Live-in candidates are clients can generously offer private accommodation.  Live-in  candidates are preferred, but Daily candidates may also apply. This is a sole charge appointment, and the baby will be exactly 1 year at start of position (end March/early April)  to coincide when mother will be going back to work. The desired candidate will have English MT, be warm & flexible, intuitive & proactive, jolly & easy-going, tidy & organised, a candidate who can use her initiative. A Nanny who is developmentally astute, proactive to organising age-appropriate activities & classes, whilst also knowing the importance of quieter days, to avoid overstimulation. Full nursery duties will be required, but there is a HK employed as back up and to give a hand.   The family home is located just off High Street Ken, by Holland Park, so a very lovely area for activities and children's social acitivities and classes. Therefore a driver is not required.Travel isn't required. = If Daily, the nearest tubes are High St Ken, Kensington Olympia and Earl's Court. = If Live-in, the nanny will have a separate 1 bedroom guest house in the garden with private entrance.  Very good salary available. If your CV and nanny-style fit the above criteria, then please do either call us on 0207 610 9218.  Or email us at info@nanniesofstjames.com.  Interviews are now taking place as our clients are super-keen to get the ball rolling for an end of March start. Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Either Accommodation Seperate 1 bedroom annex with private entrance at bottom of garden Driver No Use of Car No
Nannies of St James Kensington, London, UK Full time
Feb 20, 2020
Postion CENTRAL LONDON + travel: Live-in "Manny" (B6, B8 & G11 yrs) Location CENTRAL LONDON + travel: Male Nanny for a June start ££££ Description CENTRAL LONDON, June 2020 : Our very long-standing, European clients are returning to London after 8 years in Dubai in June.  They are looking for a   Manny  to join their household to work with the 3 school-age children who are two boys 8 & 6 years and their big sister who is 11 years old.  Family have had a Manny for the past year which has been a great success, so are now recruiting for a new Male Nanny for their return to London in June.  The Manny will work 4 days per week, live-in, there will be a weekend nanny for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   The Nanny are required to work a mixture of shared and sole charge care, but will be responsible for all school runs, sporting activities and will travel with the family to their homes in Gstaad and South France during the summer working in rota with the weekend Nanny. We are looking for an astute, experienced and well-educated individual to join this staffed household. The role encompasses full responsibility for the physical, emotional and social care of 3 young, energetic and charming children. The eldest is a girl, aged 11, and then two boys 8 & 6 years old. This is a  role where nannies will work on a four day and three day basis during term time and will travel with the family during school holidays. It is a busy, fully staffed household with a team comprising of a Senior Assistant to Mother/Nanny and also housekeepers and a chef. It is a happy household with lots of energy and many well-established routines. The children are incredibly articulate and all speak English as their first language whilst also possessing an excellent bilingual use of French as their parental mother tongue. At our clients request, the new Manny should be able to swim and have previous overseas/private travel experience.  They need to be organised, experienced, efficient, trustworthy and adaptable. With other qualities: including being consistent, honest, confident, fit & energetic, creative, innovative, computer literate, well-presented and ideally British.  Manny must be able to positively manage 3 energetic children; organise, book and facilitate trips abroad, teaching skills to support and develop children's learning, organise and facilitate regular play dates and extra curricular. And fundamentally able to work as part of a team and co-operate with other household members/staff. The clients are very very well known to us at the agency and will provide a superb remuneration package for skilled, first-rate candidates with an excellent portfolio including check-able references.   Initial interviews by Facetime.  Driver preferable, Automatic.    Interviews now for an June start date.  For more details call Nannies of St James on 0207 610 9218. Or if new to us please send CV & refs to info@nanniesofstjames.com Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Live-in Accommodation Bedroom Bathroom ensuite when working Driver Yes Use of Car Yes
Nannies of St James Central London, London, UK Full time
Feb 20, 2020
    Postion GORING HEATH, OXON/BERKS border: Live-in Nanny (G's 5, 4 & 7 mths) Location GORING HEATH + travel: immediate start (sep accmd & ££££) Description FULL TIME LIVE IN NANNY for a Private Family: Feb 2020 in Goring Heath (Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders) Position: Full time Live-in Nanny; salary: £750 npw   Nanny required to care for 3 children (born July 2014, Feb 2016 and baby girl born May 2019), so now 5, 4 in Feb and 7 months.  The position will be a sole charge and the working hours will be Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm.  The accommodation will be a large self-contained, fully redecorated annexe located 30 ft away from the family home which comprises kitchen/dining room area leading to a sitting room and separate snug and upstairs is a double bedroom with a full bathroom (shower and bath). There is also a private patio area and a car parking space should the nanny have their own car. A driver is essential and an Audi Q7 will be provided for nursery duties only. The nanny will be required to travel with the family for 2 weeks to Provence in August. The family also employ a housekeeper 3 full days a week.   The family live in a beautiful farmhouse in Oxfordshire, set in the countryside on a National Trust Estate 6 minutes’ drive from Pangbourne and 10 minutes from Goring and Streatley. 20 minutes from Henley and Reading. Trains from Reading to London Paddington are 25 minutes.   Both girls attend school in Pangbourne, the oldest full time and the youngest goes to the nursery 3 mornings a week, but this is likely to increase next term.   The nanny will be someone with energy and a love of child care and a focus on age related activities through play when the girls are not at school. The nanny will be responsible for preparing healthy nutritious meals and the family are keen that the meals include lots of buckwheat, quinoa, fresh vegetables and fruit. They need the nanny to have a mutual interest in a healthy diet. Call agency for more details on 0207 610 9218, or if new to us please send CV + refs to us  info@nanniesofstjames.com Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Live-in Accommodation Annexe with bedroom bathroom, sitting room kitchen/or live out Driver Yes Use of Car Yes
Nannies of St James Goring Heath, Reading, UK Full time
Feb 20, 2020
Postion SHOREDITCH LONDON: Maternity Nanny (baby girl 3 mths) Location SHOREDITCH: from end March, 6 month booking ££££ Description Shoreditch, end of March for 6 months:  Maternity Nurse/Nanny required to take over from current MN (when she finishes her booking).  Surrogate baby born December 2019.  Current Maternity Nurse is due to finish late March and our clients would like help for another 6 months.  To start at the end of March to allow for a few days handover with current MN.  TOP candidate required with a minimum of 8 years' experience. Baby is bottle fed and these are professional parents based in Shoreditch.   Top salary available for candidates with experience of 3 mths onwards including weaning.  Possibly some travel.  6 x 24. Top rate.  Call agency on 0207 610 9218 or if new to us, please send CV + refs to us at info@nanniesofstjames.com Sole Charge Shared Live In or Daily Live-in Accommodation supplied Driver No Use of Car No  
Nannies of St James Shoreditch, London, UK Full time
Feb 20, 2020
    Postion NOTTING HILL: Rota Nanny (G10 months and boys 6.5 & 4.5 years) Location NOTTING HILL + travel: Feb start (TOP ££££ salary) Description NOTTING HILL: Rota Nanny (3 children, but primarily baby G10 mths). TOP salary. We have TWO vacancies, for a  permanent ROTA NANNY  for long-standing clients in Notting Hill. We are seeking a top candidate to work in a team. There are 3 children in the household (boys 6 & 4.5 yrs and G10 mths) but the Rota Nannies will primarily work with the baby.  A busy, staffed house, there will also be a Daily Nanny to work with the boys, and there is a Housekeeper/Nanny who can also provide additional back-up if required. So it is imperative that all the Nanny is  very   good team player, who will well together for the sake of the family. This is a staffed household and there is a chef, but all nannies must be happy to prepare occasional food for the children on the occasions the chef is off. The family is pescatarian, so nannies will need to be able to prepare appropriate meals. The family do travel in school holidays (Europe & USA), and therefore do require nannies who are strong swimmers, and as they spend a lot of time on a yacht, good sea-legs are essential! A degree of flexibility is necessary, especially during the summer months when the family are travelling between locations. An excellent salary is available for candidate with a good track record, excellent baby knowledge and experience. The children are close, so the nannies will work well together to take the baby, but also someone who has lots of energy and drive to keep the lively boys engaged and active. This position is best suited to candidates who are super-organised, proactive, super-tidy and like a good routine! Nannies will have private basement accommodation when on duty. Top salary for the right candidate with a broad range of baby and school ages. These positions are available to commence ASAP February and interviews are now taking place, so do call the agency for more details: 0207 610 9218 or email up to date CV & refs to us at info@nanniesofstjames.com Sole Charge Shared Live In or Daily Live-in Accommodation supplied when on duty Driver No Use of Car No
Nannies of St James Notting Hill, London, UK Rota
Feb 20, 2020
Postion KENSINGTON W8: Daily, Spanish Nanny (G2.5 yrs) Mon - Fri (midday - 7pm) Location KENSINGTON W8: Feb/March start (moving to Holland Park end of 2020) Description Kensington W8 ;  Returning clients of ours are seeking a  part-time, Daily, Spanish Nanny  to work midday - 7pm, Monday - Friday.  To take care of their precious, little daughter, 2.5 years. The hours are Monday - Friday, midday - 7pm with 2 nights babysitting per week.  Little one is in an amazing routine, eats really well and sleeps really well.  She is also fluent in Spanish courtesy of her previous nanny, hence her parents desire to continue with the Spanish language in their new nanny!  She is at nursery, very locally, in the mornings, so the new nanny will pick her up at midday and take her home for afternoons of nap, fun activities, supper & bedtime routine etc. Our clients are seeking a nurturing, kind and proactive nanny, someone who is intelligent, thinks on her feet and will have a lot of fun with their daughter.  Mother works from home, so a nanny who is very happy to muck-in and take over the child's evening meal preparations if mum has finished her work early and wants time with her daughter. A driver isn't necessary, but would be useful, but everything is very local.  The family do have a country residence and about 3 weeks per year (in total) the nanny might be asked to go with them. In London, the family are currently based in Kensington and the nearest stations are High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road & Earl's Court (these are all equidistant).  At the end of this year/early next year the family will be moving back into their main house in Holland Park (currently undergoing renovations); so the nanny will have about 10 months at their Kensington address and then from end 2020/early 2021 be in Holland Park, (where the nearest tube will be Holland Park). This role would be really suited to a Spanish candidate with a good few years of experience and who is currently studying. Very good market rate+ salary available for an experienced, Spanish, daily Nanny with great credentials!  Call agency on 0207 610 9218 for more details or if new to us, please send CV + refs to us at info@nanniesofstjames.com Sole Charge Shared Live In or Daily Daily Accommodation N/A Driver No Use of Car No  
Nannies of St James Kensington, London, UK Full time
Feb 20, 2020
Postion MOSCOW: Rota Governor/Governess (B10 & G4.5 yrs) 14 OR 21 day rota Location MOSCOW + travel: (2 OR 3 week rota) £££££ Description Moscow + international:   High profile international clients based in Moscow are seeking a trained, qualified Governor/Governess for their son aged 10 years (at school), there is also a daughter aged 4.5 years daughter at kindergarten. We are looking for highly qualified teacher for the boy. Mainly continuing the educational aspects of the school programme in English as he also has a Russian nanny. Boy plays hockey, sport, swimming and various other after school activities.  We are looking for a Governess/Tutor familiar with the Year 5 curriculum, who can teach properly (at year KS2 level) in core subjects including English, Maths and Science.  The rota is either 14 days on/off   OR  21 days on/off rota - the candidate will get some say. Top salary available ££££ for candidates with relevant experience of these age groups.  Call agency for more details on 0207 610 9218 or if new to us please send CV + refs to us at info@nanniesofstjames.com Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Overseas Accommodation Bedroom/Bathroom ens annexe next to house Driver Yes Use of Car Yes
Nannies of St James Moscow, Russia Rota
Feb 20, 2020
Postion ISTANBUL & USA: Experienced Nanny (B6 & B3.5 yrs) Location ISTANBUL & USA: March start ££££ Description ISTANBUL, NEW YORK & WASHINGTON DC:  Long standing clients of ours in Istanbul, Turkey are seeking an experienced Nanny for their two boys now 6 and 3.5 years.  There is also lots of exciting travel and visits to the US when Dad is working there, Washington DC & New York, so a candidate who can freely enter the USA. And travel between their home in Istanbul, their beach home and also on their yacht, so good sea legs important as is a candidate who is happy to travel. This is purely a Nanny role as there is a housekeeper employed.  The boys are good fun and at school every day between 9 & 3pm, so nanny has that time off to do their own things, exercise class etc. These clients are friends of other fantastic NSJ clients in London and Istanbul.   Interviews now taking place, top salary available for calm, fun candidate with good energy and organisation.  Please call the agency on 0207 6109218 or if new to us email us at info@nanniesofstjames.com for more details. Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Overseas Accommodation Bedroom/Bathroom Driver No Use of Car No
Nannies of St James Istanbul, Turkey Full time