An Australian family living in Amsterdam are looking for a governess. The girls are nearly 8 and nearly 10.
This job is split between two houses. You would spend alternate weeks at each house. You would spend week one working from 7.30 - 3.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s in Duivendrecht. The following week you would work Monday - Thursday 12 - 8pm in Watergraafsmeer. The hours need to be confirmed during the interview. The family is open to part time or full time hours depending on the nannies need. There is the possibility of extra hours during the school holidays. Flexibility is key for this job.
This job will be a combination of governess and housekeeping duties with the potential for some PA tasks. Cleaning is not required. You will be assisting the whole family, caring for the children's well being and supporting them beyond their developmental needs.
Ideal candidates need to be very tidy, well organized and able to manage the household tasks and take care of the children. Patience, a genuine interest in enriching the girls lives, kindness and intuition are required. A nanny with their own flair, creative in thinking, playful, has problem solving nature and confident juggling the needs of two different houses.
The children love pranks, being outside, baking and creative activities. They are both very active and adventurous. In general no screens will be used when you are on duty. Treating the girls as individuals and splitting your time between their needs.
The family allows the girls freedom within clear boundaries. Each house has the same rules and both value structure. Being honest with the children, role modelling behaviour and owning your mistakes are important qualities. The family encourages discussions, no bribing and building empathy.
In general they eat gluten free and no lactose due to intolerances. The family is happy to provide ideas and recipes for the meals. They enjoy roast dinners, pasta dishes and roasted vegetables. They eat organic and limited sugar.
It's a bonus if you have knowledge of the Waldorf, Montessori and the unschooling approach. The girls are partly home schooled by the Mum. You will not be responsible for home schooling however it would be appreciated if the nanny was keen to be involved.
Part of your job will be batch cooking for the family, loading dishwashers, washing, school pick ups, running errands and keeping the children's belongings and bedrooms tidy and organized. Due to health issues you need to be willing to provide the Mum with extra support with cooking and meal prep.
Due to family health issues you need to be comfortable wearing a mask on public transport and in busy places and taking a Covid test every other week. They will supply the tests.
You must be able to cycle the electric bakfiets. It’s a bonus if you are a driver, there is access to a car and bureau.
One house is pet free and the other house has chickens and a large puppy. You don’t have any responsibilities regarding the pets. There is a cleaner at both houses.
It’s a bonus if you are happy to travel with the family a few times a year. You will have your own room and be compensated accordingly.
This is a fantastic role, so please call us directly if you are interested.