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As parents or educators our mission is to help little people grow up. Part of this means trying our best to help children learn and develop properly.  Of course, the development of social, emotional and cognitive skills is an essential aspect of human life. Well-developed social and emotional skills are equivalent to good mental health in early years; a symbol of the ability to form and maintain positive relationships and to experience, manage and express emotions.  So, which social and emotional skills should we nurture in our little ones?   1. Listening to others   Encouraging listening is essential for problem solving and maintaining friendships and relationships. This can also include looking others in the eyes and thinking before speaking.   2. Meeting new people   When meeting new people, it can be beneficial for children to learn how to introduce themselves, including focusing on:  Deciding whether or not a self-introduction is warranted and if they want to introduce themselves Choosing the appropriate time to introduce themselves Saying his or her name and waiting for the other to do the same (or asking for the other person’s name) Telling someone they have just met something that may help them relate to one another (similar interests) or asking appropriate questions   3. Starting and ending a conversation Young children often tend to leave conversations, games and other social interactions unfinished.  It can therefore be beneficial for children to learn the right time to start a conversation and how to do it properly. You could focus on:  how and when to start talking and how to attract others’ interest while in a group speaking in a friendly manner, asking questions and listening to responses sensing whether a conversation should end and when the right time is ending the conversation in a friendly manner   4. Following instructions Young children often have short attention spans, but for proper social and emotional development, following instructions is very important. Encourage your child to focus on:  listening to what it is told to him/her from the very beginning asking questions to clarify any queries repeating instructions to check them if necessary recognising the order of the instructions   5. Sharing Young children are also impulsive and feel the need for instant gratification. For this reason they may experience difficulties in sharing. Sharing is a learning process. Try to help your child:  to acknowledge that sharing is important to maintain a friendship to decide if they have anything to share with the others to decide a suitable moment to share and the person they want to share with understand that they should not always expect something in return   6. Understanding body language   Body language  is another key element of social interaction and transmits a lot of information. You may wish to work with your child on:  facing the person they are addressing and trying to identify the feelings he/she expresses noticing posture and body position and the feelings they are associated with   7. Working with others   The childhood equivalent of teamwork is often playing games with set rules: a starting point in social interaction. Ideally, children:  understand the rules of the game and know them before starting to play ask questions if they have doubts decide who they want to play with and who can play with them, who will begin etc. wait their turn end the game on good terms   8. Offering help Helping others is one of the best ways to make friends. Encourage your charge to:  decide if somebody needs help and if that person wants to be helped estimate what sort of help they can give and choose a suitable moment to offer it respect the other person’s decision if they don't want help   9. Using good manners   The use of manners can be a telling sign of a child’s level of social and emotional development. Help your child to:  decide if somebody did something for them and whether thanking is appropriate choose the right and the best way to thank someone and a reason if required be aware when somebody pays them a compliment, accept it and thank them evaluate others’ behavior, choose a proper way and a suitable moment to pay a compliment without waiting for something in return   10. Use of empathy This means understanding what others feel in order to be good friends. Try to help your charge to:  listen to and observe what others say and do be aware of what other people may feel understand that every behaviour has an explanation and that actions have consequences be aware of others’ feelings when they do or say something  For children to understand who they are, what emotions they are experiencing and what others expect from them can be a long process. These concepts are a base for social and emotional wellbeing and they help children develop trust in themselves, feel empathy, the ability to form meaningful and long lasting relationships with their peers, but also to value themselves and those around them.  Children learn these strategies either at home, at nursery/school or during educational activities that take place outside school through games, stories or social interactions. In Words Make Sense activities, they can learn about emotions and social skills through reading stories, poems, songs, picture reading, talks or games. These activities, based on studies in psychology and learning, are designed for young children aged 18 months - 4 years and help them socialise with others and discover their own potential so they can develop a positive self-image.   Lavinia Stupariu, Psychologist,  Creator of Words Make Sense activities www.wordsmakesense.co.uk 
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
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Apr 08, 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: April start in Goring Heath (Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders) Goring Heath RG8 (Oxfordshire/Berkshire border): Live-in Nanny (G's 5, 4 & 7 mths) immediate start, separate accommodation & ££££.  Full time Live-in Nanny for a private family - April start. Nanny required to care for 3 children (born July 2014, Feb 2016 and baby girl born May 2019), so now 5 & 4 years and 11 months.  So a nanny with great experience across the board with ages from babies to school age. The position will be a sole charge and the working hours will be Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm. The family also employ a housekeeper 3 full days a week.  When not on lock-down, the girls attend school in Pangbourne, the oldest full time and the youngest goes to the nursery 3 mornings a week. During this current Coronavirus time the nanny will need to be on point with organising good daily structure to maintain the girls education, and provide fun daily activities at the house - so a nanny with energy & drive and a love of child care.   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.  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 family live in a beautiful farmhouse in South Oxfordshire, set in the beautiful Chiltern Hills countryside on National Trust estate. Just a short drive (less than 10 minutes) from Pangbourne and 10 minutes from Goring & Streatley. 20 minutes to Henley & Reading. And in usual circumstances trains from Reading to London Paddington run every 25 minutes.  When national movement is less restricted and clients are able to travel again, the family do usually go away for a few weeks in the summer (Europe) and would appreciate the nanny going with them.   Call agency for more details on 0207 610 9218, or if new to us please send CV + refs to us: info@nanniesofstjames.com Our clients are conducting video interviews.  Excellent salary available. Sole Charge Sole Live In or Daily Live-in Accommodation Annexe (bedroom, bathroom, sitting room & kitchen) Driver Yes Use of Car Yes
Nannies of St James Oxfordshire, UK Full time
Apr 08, 2020
Postion NOTTING HILL: Native German, Live-in Nanny/PA (B9, G7 & G5 years) Location NOTTING HILL: May start, separate accommodation provided (driver essential) Description May start in Notting Hill: Our busy professional long standing clients, are seeking a full time,  native German-speaking, Daily Nanny/PA  for their  three, school-age children, 9, 7 & 5 years . Driver essential. The family are based in Notting Hill and it is essential the new nanny is a native German speaker and a confident driver.  A candidate with excellent educational-focus, ideally with experience of school-age children, as she will have full Nanny responsibilities of the three children, planning daily activities, school-work and projects for school are all complete etc. And "after COVID", when children are able to return to school and activities are once again permissible, organising play-dates etc. Both parents work out of the home and are looking for someone highly organised and proactive who can ensure that everything to do with the children and the day to day running of the house is running smoothly. There is a full time live-in Housekeeper, so a good team at home.   A candidate who is native German and a confident London driver is essential. The nanny will be provided with private accommodation a short distance from the family home. Interviewing now (via video) for an May start.  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 Live-in Accommodation sep accmd Driver Yes Use of Car Yes
Nannies of St James Notting Hill, London, UK Full time
Apr 08, 2020
£10.00 hourly
  Position:  Nanny Duration:  Temporary Type:  Live out   Hours:  Part time Start date:  April 2020 Salary:  £10/Hour Gross   Part time Live - out Temporary Nanny in Dulwich for key workers Location: Dulwich SE22 Children: 15 month old Start date: April 27th End date: Rolling contract for during lockdown Schedule: Monday and Tuesday 8am - 6pm Responsibilities: Caring for the baby for two full days, feeding, providing developmental activities The ideal nanny will have baby experience, will be engaging and will live close by! Greek or Portuguese speaker is a bonus! Salary offered is £10gross per hour If you are interested in this great part-time job, apply now!
myTamarin Childcare Matchmaker Dulwich, London, UK Temporary
Apr 07, 2020
£13.00 - £14.00 hourly
  Job Type Part Time Nanny Housekeeper Location Slough, Berkshire Salary £13 to £14 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Driver Yes Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 13:00 - 18:00 A family based in Slough, Berkshire is currently in need of a part time nanny housekeeper to provide high quality childcare support for their two school aged children whilst maintaining the upkeep of their household. Someone with a valid first aid qualification and full driver's license is needed for this role. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, approximately 20 to 25 hours per week Duties include: weekly deep cleans of the kitchen load and unload the dishwasher change the bed sheets care of antiques polish the furniture and silverware organise and maintain their wardrobes hoover and mop the floors clean the bathroom sinks and mirrors fold away ironed clothes arranging day trips playing both fun and educational games preparing meals and snacks reading stories together taking them to the local park for a runaround doing arts and crafts together They are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to nhkteam@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Part time, Permanent Salary:  £13 to £14 per hour Location:  Slough Industry Housekeeping Consultant Nanny Housekeeper Department Position ID J1E080604
Little Ones London Slough, UK Part time
Apr 07, 2020
£12.00 - £14.00 hourly
  Job Type Nanny Location Chelsea, London Salary £12 to £14 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL, Italian Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 07:40 - 18:30 A live out Italian speaking nanny who can work in a full time role is needed by a family in Chelsea, London to assist them with their baby and toddler. The family is also open to hiring for a live in role. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Duties include: getting the children up and ready for the day sterilising milk bottles taking the toddler to nursery engaging in age appropriate activities resettling the baby after feeding taking them to different activities teaching them nursery rhymes playing both fun and educational games tidying away their toys after use ensuring they are washed, in their pyjamas and ready for bed A valid first aid qualification is essential. The family needs a candidate who can start immediately. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to registrations@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £12 to £14 per hour Location:  Chelsea Industry Childcare and Education Consultant Nanny Department Position ID J1F3A0604
Little Ones London Chelsea, London, UK Full time
Apr 07, 2020
£12.00 - £14.00 hourly
  Job Type Part Time Nanny Location Haringey, London Salary £12 to £14 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Thursday Working Hours 12:30 - 18:00 A family in the Haringey area seeks a friendly and trustworthy part time nanny to provide care for their two school aged children. The nanny must have a valid first aid qualification. Working hours:  4 days a week, from 12:30 pm to 6 pm. Family is flexible. Duties include: washing and dressing the children preparing healthy breakfast and snacks feeding them helping them with homework arranging age appropriate activities playing with them taking them to various playdates preparing them for bed and reading them stories The family needs someone who can start immediately. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to ptn@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Part Time, Permanent Salary:  £12 to £14 per hour Location:  Haringey Industry Childcare and Education Consultant Part Time Nanny Department Position ID J21B90604
Little Ones London Haringey, London, UK Part time
Apr 07, 2020
£11.00 - £13.00 hourly
  Job Type Nanny-housekeeper Location Bromley, London Salary £11 to £13 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL, French, Spanish Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 08:00 - 16:00 A dependable and hardworking French speaking nanny housekeeper is needed by a family in Bromley, London to work in a full time live out position and care for their two school aged children. The family ideally needs a candidate who can speak French to help the children learn the language at a young age. Someone who speaks Spanish would also be ideal for the role. Working hours:  2 or 3 days per week from May / from September, Monday to Friday before and after school hours Duties include: assisting with bath time routine dressing the children feeding them cleaning them up after every meal taking them to playdates preparing various age appropriate activities playing with them helping the other children with homework making sure they are always happy and safe teaching general life skills, such as basic hygiene and manners take care of the household cooking for the family making sure the toilet and bathroom are clean doing the grocery shopping and errands organising cupboards and changing bedsheets The nanny housekeeper must have a valid first aid qualification and it would be a bonus if the candidate has a driver's license, too. The family is ideally looking for a nanny housekeeper who can start in May on a part time basis and work full time from September onwards. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to nhkteam@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £11 to £13 per hour Location:  Bromley Industry Housekeeping Consultant Nanny Housekeeper Department Position ID J229D0604  
Little Ones London London, UK Full time
Apr 07, 2020
£10.00 - £13.00 hourly
  Job Type Nanny Location Guildford, Surrey Salary £10 to £13 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL, Tagalog Education 1 year Driver Yes Working Days Monday, Wednesday, Friday Working Hours 07:00 - 19:00 A highly experienced full time live out nanny is needed in Guildford, Surrey to help a family look after their two toddlers. The family needs a nanny with a valid first aid qualification and full driver's license. Tagalog speakers would be ideal but not required. Working hours:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7 am to 7 pm Duties include: preparing healthy and varied meals for the children organising the children's daily schedule changing nappies cleaning and sterilising bottles setting up nap routine washing and dressing the children playing with the children taking track of the children's development and updating the parents making sure the children are always safe and happy organising the children's clothes doing laundry and ironing the children's clothes making sure the children's room is always clean doing occasional grocery shopping of the children's supplies The family is looking for a candidate who can start working immediately. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to registrations@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £10 to £13 per hour Location:  Guildford Industry Childcare and Education Consultant Nanny Department Position ID J236B0604  
Little Ones London Guildford, UK Full time
Apr 07, 2020
£900 - £1,400 weekly
  Job Type International Governesses Location Abu Dhabi, UAE Salary £900 to £1400 per Week (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Saturday Working Hours 06:00 - 20:00 A family based in Abu Dhabi requires a professional and highly experienced full time live in governess/nanny to help look after their two school aged children. The family ideally prefers someone with formal childcare qualification and SEN support/therapy background. A valid first aid qualification is also essential. They also need someone who is comfortable with travelling. Working hours:  6 days per week Accommodation:  own apartment, all expenses paid Duties include: getting the children ready in the morning and taking them to school collecting children from school preparing meals and snacks arranging playdates helping with their homework playing age appropriate games together reading stories to them tidying away their toys after use, teaching the children to help helping with the evening routine, eg help children organise their bags for the next day light laundry of children’s clothes occasional grocery shopping The family is looking for someone to start as soon as possible. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to overseas@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £900 to £1400 per week Location:  Abu Dhabi Industry Childcare and Education Consultant International Governess/Nanny Department Position ID J0718R0604  
Little Ones London Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Full time
Apr 07, 2020
£11.00 - £13.00 hourly
  Job Type Part Time Housekeeper Location Sevenoaks, Kent Salary £11 to £13 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 09:00 - 14:00 A live out part time housekeeper is required by a family living in their beautiful home in Sevenoaks, Kent. They need someone to help maintain their home clean as well as prepare healthy and balanced meals for the family. Someone who knows how to drive is preferred, but not required. Working hours:  20 to 25 hours a week, from Monday to Friday Duties include: dusting and mopping the floors doing the laundry and ironing polishing the furniture cleaning the windows organizing and maintaining their wardrobes running errands such as grocery shopping preparing a variety of healthy meals, following recipes dry cleaning weekly deep cleans of the kitchen and bathrooms unloading and loading the dishwasher The housekeeper must be willing to start immediately as possible. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to housekeeper@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Part Time, Permanent Salary:  £11 to £13 per hour Location:  Sevenoaks Industry Housekeeping Consultant Housekeeper Department Position ID J1922R0604
Little Ones London Kent, UK Part time
Apr 07, 2020
£400 - £450 weekly
  Job Type Live In Nanny Location Westminster, London Salary £400 to £450 per Week (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages German Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 08:00 - 18:00 A lovely family in Westminster is currently searching for an experienced full time live in German speaking nanny to help them take care of their baby, toddler and school aged child. Working hours:  50 hours per week, from Monday to Friday plus occasional babysitting Accommodation  own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette on the top floor Duties include: getting the children up and ready in the morning preparing breakfast and a packed lunch for them nursery/school runs organizing playdates and supervising them taking them to nearby parks and playgrounds reading to the children and helping them to read encouraging the children to try new activities to explore their interests preparing dinner for the children cleaning and sterilizing milk bottles for the baby ensuring the children are ready for bed in the evening by bathing them, brushing their teeth and changing into their pyjamas A valid first aid qualification is needed for this position. It would also be ideal if the nanny has a driver's license. The family would need someone to start immediately as possible. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to livein@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £400 to £450 per week Location:  Westminster Industry Childcare and Education Consultant Live In Nanny Department Position ID J0A69R0604  
Little Ones London Westminster, London, UK Full time
Apr 07, 2020
£4,130 monthly
A friendly Dubai-based family well known to the agency seeks to hire an academic coach/governess. The client is looking for an English language governess with strong academic experience for secondary school.  The family has 4 children and the parents are looking for a governess who will be entrusted with the pastoral care of children.  In addition, paying particular attention to academic and personal development. The governess will need to be a good team player as the house is fully staffed. The family want the governesses to work together to ensure the children are motivated to learn and are meeting their academic targets. The governesses should aim to provide a stable basis for the children to develop academically. Therefore, candidates who are open to a long-term placement with the family are desired. REQUIREMENTS: Governess with an academic background  Native-level English speaker Well-educated, teaching qualifications required DUTIES: Providing academic and pastoral support to 4 children aged 2, 6, 10, 12 Managing and overseeing both the formal and informal education of the children Assisting the children with setting their academic and career goals through regular tracking of progress towards goals. Designing, preparing and delivering high-quality lessons for grades within the IB framework (secondary) to suit the individual needs of all learners (high school) Encouraging critical thinking, self-reflection to support lifelong learning and continuous improvement of the children through the development of such programs. SCHEDULE: Sunday, Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday : 9AM- 7 PM Friday Weekly OFF Saturday one week off and one week  9AM- 7 PM Charges: 4 children aged 2, 6, 10, 12 LOCATION: Dubai JOB BENEFITS: Salary: 20000 AED/ month Long-term position 4 weeks annual paid holiday Visa expenses covered by the family Start ASAP
EED - Elite Educational Development Dubai - United Arab Emirates Full time
Apr 07, 2020
£4,000 - £4,300 monthly
A lovely family living in New York for half the year and travelling to Gstaad & London for the spring and summer is looking for a professional French language nanny to care for their children: girls aged 5 and 3.5 and a 14-month old boy. The family would like to find a positive, flexible and active nanny who can become a part of the family. The nanny should work in a team with the family's nanny-housekeeper to take care of the kids' health, well-being and French language ability. The nanny should also have knowledge of English for travel purposes and communication with other family members. The role is live-in with a 5/2 schedule, days off will usually be Sunday and Monday. A separate room and bathroom are supplied for the nanny and the children generally sleep 12 hours a night. They attend school/ nursery during the week so the schedule is likely to be split (duties shared with the nanny-housekeeper), and the nanny will have a break when the kids are napping. Exact working hours are to be defined with the family. The nanny will also be required to take the children to school and collect them together with the driver and accompany them to extra-curricular activities. Responsibilities will also include bathing and dressing the children, changing the younger child if required and taking care of the kids' general welfare.  The nanny is not required to take care of driving duties. The family employs a chef so cooking will be limited to the occasional preparation of snacks or quick meals.  The ideal candidate will be responsible and caring whilst also having a good sense of fun. A sporty nanny who can ski, swim and take part in active play with the kids would be preferable, and any other extra skills or musical abilities would also be a huge plus. The salary for this role is negotiable up to 5000euros/ month. Interviews & start date are ASAP. The Charges: G5, G3.5, B14 months The Candidate: Fluent French speaker with knowledge of English Experienced, hands-on nanny Hardworking and fun person The Role: 5/2 live-in schedule with Sun/Mon off 6 months in New York, 3 months in Gstaad, 3 months in London/ year The Offer: Competitive salary up to 5000euro/ month Worldwide travel Separate bedroom and bathroom provided
EED - Elite Educational Development London, UK Full time
Apr 06, 2020
£350 - £550 yearly
  Job Type Live In Nanny Location Westminster, London Salary £350 to £550 per Week (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 06:00 - 18:00 A dedicated and dependable nanny is needed by a family in Westminster, London to work in a live in full time position and help them in taking care of their lovely baby due in August. Mum will be on maternity leave but does want the nanny to have sole charge and to help with a routine. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, from 6 am to 6 pm Accommodation:  own bedroom and bathroom Duties include: preparing milk organising the child’s daily schedule changing nappies cleaning and sterilising bottles setting up nap routine washing and dressing the child playing with the child taking track of the child’s development and updating the parents making sure the child is always safe and happy taking to doctor’s appointment and helping the child with bedtime routine organising the child’s clothes doing laundry and ironing the child’s clothes making sure the child’s room is always clean doing occasional grocery shopping of the child’s supplies A valid first aid qualification is needed for this position. The family is looking for someone to start in August. To learn more about this role, please send your CV to livein@littleoneslondon.co.uk and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £350 to £550 per week Location:  Westminster Industry Childcare and Education Consultant Live In Nanny Department Position ID J24270604  
Little Ones London Westminster, London, UK Full time
Apr 06, 2020
£350 - £400 weekly
  Job Type Live In Nanny Housekeeper Location Canterbury, Kent Salary £350 to £400 per Week (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL, French, Spanish Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 09:00 - 19:00 

An organised and highly skilled live in Spanish speaking nanny housekeeper is needed by a lovely family in Canterbury, Kent to provide cleaning and childcare support to their two school aged children. The ideal candidate will be patient, calm and with a strong housekeeping background. Spanish speakers would be a bonus. They are also open to French speaking candidates. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, between 9 am to 7 pm, with downtime during the day Accommodation:  Separate annexe with living room, bedroom and bathroom Duties include: supervising homework preparing meals for the children helping with bath and bedtime routine wiping down the kitchen surfaces and cooking utensils after use organising the laundry and ironing vacuuming mopping dusting polishing running errands and doing groceries changing the bedsheets taking the children to activities and playdates making sure the bedroom and bathroom are clean The family travels within Europe and the nanny housekeeper should be flexible to join them. A valid first aid qualification and driver's license are needed for this role. The family is looking for someone to start as soon as possible. To learn more about this role, please apply and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £350 to £400 per week Location:  Canterbury Industry Housekeeping Consultant Nanny Housekeeper Department Position ID J19940504  
Little Ones London Kent, UK Full time
Apr 06, 2020
£10.00 - £12.00 hourly
  Job Type Housekeeper Location Camden, London Salary £10 to £12 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 07:00 - 19:00 A family currently residing in their lovely home in the Camden area seeks a live out full time housekeeper who is keen to utilise their skills and maintain the family's home clean and presentable at all times. Working hours:  5 days a week, 10 to 12 hours a day, flexibility over the weekend is required Duties include: dusting and mopping the floors doing the laundry and ironing polishing the furniture cleaning the windows organising and maintaining their wardrobes running errands such as grocery shopping preparing a variety of healthy meals, following recipes dry cleaning weekly deep cleans of the kitchen and bathrooms unloading and loading the dishwasher The family has a dog so someone pet friendly would be perfect for the role. Ideally, the family wants the housekeeper to start right away. To learn more about this role, please apply and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £10 to £12 per hour Location:  Camden Industry Housekeeping Consultant Housekeeper Department Position ID J051CR0504
Little Ones London Camden Town, London, UK Full time
Apr 06, 2020
£100 - £150 weekly
  Job Type Au Pair Location Merton, London Salary £100 to £150 per Week (negotiable depending on experience) Experience none required Languages English SL Education 1 year Driver Yes Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 08:00 - 19:00 An au pair is required in Merton, London to help a lovely family in caring for their two school aged children. The au pair must have a full driver's license. The family also needs a candidate who is comfortable around animals as they own a lovely dog. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, approximately 25 to 30 hours per week Accommodation:  Own double room and shared bathroom with children Duties include: getting the children ready in the morning and taking them to school collecting children from school preparing meals and snacks arranging playdates helping with their homework playing age appropriate games together reading stories to them tidying away their toys after use and asking children to help helping with the evening routine, eg help children organise their bags for the next day light laundry of children’s clothes occasional grocery shopping They are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. To learn more about this role, please apply and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Part Time, Permanent Salary:  £100 to £150 per week Location:  Merton Industry Childcare and Education Consultant Au Pair Department Position ID J1C130504
Little Ones London Merton, London, UK Full time
Apr 06, 2020
£350 - £500 weekly
  Job Type Live In Nanny Location Hackney, London Salary £350 to £500 per Week (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 07:00 - 19:00 
A family based in the Hackney area requires a live in full time nanny to join their family and have sole charge of their two toddlers. A valid first aid qualification is essential. The family is also willing to consider someone for a live out role. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm Accommodation:  own bedroom and bathroom Duties include: Looking after the children’s needs, welfare development, health and safety Supervision of the children at all times in your care Organising and taking them to and from activities and play dates Changing nappies, cleaning and sterilising bottles Bathing the children and preparing for nap time or bedtime routine Cooking healthy fresh meals for the children The family do have a second home in Suffolk where they sometimes go for the weekend or holidays and the nanny is welcome to join them. They are looking for someone who is keen to start as soon as possible. To learn more about this role, please apply and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £350 to £500 per week  Location:  Hackney Industry Childcare and Education Consultant Live In Nanny Department Position ID J23D20504
Little Ones London Hackney, London, UK Full time
Apr 06, 2020
£11.00 - £13.00 hourly
  Job Type Afterschool Nanny Location Islington, London Salary £11 to £13 per Hour (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL, Italian Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Friday Working Hours 15:30 - 18:30 A professional after school nanny is needed by a family in Islington, London to provide high quality care to their toddler and school aged child in a live out role. The family prefers someone who knows how to speak Italian. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm Duties include: cooking healthy meals for the children changing nappies and helping with potty/toilet training helping the older child with homework teaching general life skills, such as basic hygiene and manners creating activities and playdates preparing and administering healthy food for the children preparing and assisting with bath time and bedtime cleaning and washing up after children’s meals washing and ironing children’s clothes and reporting every activities and issue to the parents A valid first aid qualification is essential to this position.
 The family needs to hire someone as soon as possible. To learn more about this role, please apply and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Part Time, Permanent Salary:  £11 to £13 per hour Location:  Islington Industry Childcare and Education Consultant After school Nanny Department Position ID J10D2R0504
Little Ones London Islington, London, UK Part time
Apr 06, 2020
£400 - £450 weekly
  Job Type Live In Housekeeper Location Wandsworth, London Salary £400 to £450 per Week (negotiable depending on experience) Experience 2 years Languages English SL Education 1 year Working Days Monday - Saturday Working Hours 09:00 - 17:00 A family in Wandsworth, London seeks a full time live in housekeeper to help them maintain their household to a high standard of cleanliness. Working hours:  Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, plus Saturday half day but need to be flexible during the weekend. If you work during the weekend then you can have a day off during the week Duties include: doing the laundry and ironing of the family dusting hoovering the carpets and floors ensuring all bedrooms are always clean polishing floor preparing simple yet healthy and delicious meals for the family cleaning up after meals changing bedsheets once a week keeping the kitchen clean at all times and running some errands for the family such as doing grocery shopping for the family’s supplies and paying bills The family strongly prefers a candidate who can speak Tagalog. They are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. To learn more about this role, please apply and a consultant will contact you with more information. Job Type:  Full Time, Permanent Salary:  £400 to £450 per week Location:  Wandsworth Industry Housekeeping Consultant Housekeeper Department Position ID J1AE0R0504
Little Ones London Wandsworth, London, UK Full time