Nurturing Full time Nanny for G7 and G8 - includes weekends in Notting Hill, London and Oxfordshire starting ASAP.
This role is live-out during term time, and live-in during respite / overnight care on weekends
Live Out - Wednesday to Sunday when in London (Notting Hill)
Live In - Friday to Sunday on occasion in their countryside residence (Oxfordshire)
Term time: Wednesday - Sunday OR 5 days / 60 hours per week.
Weekend support is ideal, however 1 weekend off per month and/or a 4 day week can be discussed for the right candidate.
Occasional Babysitting will be required but with ample notice provided
School Holidays / Closures: Full time support required in Holidays which will mainly be abroad or at their country house, so comfortability and availability with travelling is a must. Care can be shared with the housekeeper and therefore time off can be negotiated. Flexibility is possible for the perfect person.
Occasional sole-charge overnight and respite care may be required when the parents have to travel for work.
There is also scope for free time during the days when the girls are at school where, if you are not needing to take care of any specific duties relating to the children, you would have some down time.
There is also a fantastic opportunity to travel with this family during the school holidays where accommodation with the family will be provided. Please note we will be travelling for the whole summer (Greece and Switzerland) on July 10th - latest start date would be to meet us in Switzerland on the 24th.
They are in the process of moving to a new home, a short walk from their current address. This means they are able to offer the position as Live in until September, if preferred by the chosen nanny. From September onwards, the role would have to be Live out when they reside in London, as they will not have the space to accommodate a Live in nanny. However, the family often travel abroad for the school holidays and to Oxfordshire for the weekend, where you would join them and stay with them in their accommodation.
G7 is fun, feisty and loves nothing more than being outdoors in nature. She enjoys reading, role play / dressing up and the piano and has a real love for animals and creative activities like arts and crafts.
G7 used to suffer from seizures, and whilst her epilepsy has improved drastically since a change in medication (she has not had one seizure in over a year and a half), the nanny should be comfortable and confident in handling a possible seizure if / when one were to occur. The mother will train and explain what needs to be done. Most prevalently, G7 has ADHD and so needs the care of someone who understands or is comfortable with the nuances of this often misunderstood condition, who can positively support her in her day to day life and development.
Her key areas for development and support are:
Aiding G7 with transitions i.e moving from one task to the next OR changes in her environment for example from school to home
Helping G7 develop coping mechanisms and positive strategies for self-regulation and supporting her emotional needs
Encouraging G7 with her independence and self care i.e taking care of and tiding away her things and small chores around the house
Support with homework and engaging G7 in her education in an enjoyable and interactive way - she needs to read daily
Establishing clear and consistent boundaries that G7 can identify and feel secure with
G8 is a creative, inquisitive and friendly young girl who, like her younger sister, also really enjoys creative play and sporty activities. She is particularly fond of reading and really loves her books.
Both girls have strong personalities and enjoy being sociable, often leading to them competing for attention. It’s very important that the Nanny can form a close bond with G8 too and make her feel heard and supported too.
G8 also requires homework / educational support, particularly with Maths, and the Nanny should be able to support Key Stage 2 level school work effectively.
Both parents take an active listening and patient approach when it comes to raising their daughters and as such the nanny should share the same ethos and engage with the children in a similar manner, respecting and taking on board their individual needs and feelings.
This is a wonderful role with time off in the day that will allow the Nanny to take an active approach in planning/organising activities and their schedules to best support both girls.
There is a full time housekeeper employed so you will not be expected to complete housekeeping duties, however nursery duties such as sorting out and putting away the girls clothes, cleaning up after the children / encouraging the children to clean up after themselves, and tidying up after yourself are expected as standard.
Depending on the activities you have planned and the preparation time they might need, the family would appreciate some household PA support, which varies day to day. In short, you would act as an extra pair of hands to help the household run smoothly. As this is not essential, please let the family know how you feel about this if invited for an interview.
When residing in London, the family has a driver who can help with pick up from school and other activities if there are any conflicting activities or schedules. A driving nanny is preferred for their travel abroad and to provide that extra level of flexibility but it isn't not essential.
The ideal nanny would be:
Loving, nurturing, yet firm approach, with great communication skills
Previous sole-charge care experience
Great understanding of nutrition and able to cook healthy balanced meals
Strong organisational skills
Engaging personality, with an energetic and enthusiastic attitude
A bonus if the nanny has:
Knowledgeable and experienced in ADHD
Prior experience working with children with ADHD or similar Neurological conditions
Previous experience with proxy parenting (I.E 24 hour care for children without parents present)
Confident driving a car in Europe
Able to speak an additional language, particularly French, Spanish or Arabic
Main duties include:
Wake the girls up, get them ready for school and give them breakfast
Homework is often done in the morning if / when there is time
School drop off starts at 8am
Preparing after school activities and the girls schedules
Healthy and balanced meal and snack preparation
Some basic household/PA duties such as organising appointments for the children and popping out to the shops if running low on anything important or running the occasional errand
School pick up
Taking the girls to their after school activities and/or play dates
Help with reading and homework
Bedtime routine: (the parents will help with bedtime if they are available)
Bath, story, bed - G7 (7pm) G8 (7.30pm)
General management of the girls schedule such as preparing school bags and uniforms etc.
Light nursery duties
During weekends/school holidays - Planning interesting activities for the children, including outings and park trips
The family have four dogs at the countryside residence
Driver: Preferred but not essential - Automatic car to use on duty
£45,000 - £50,000 gross per annum (Negotiable for the right candidate)
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