Kensington – Daily Educated Nanny/Governess
A returning client of ours who we have worked with for many years is looking for a mature, professional, experienced, educated and dynamic nanny to join their team. The family have four children aged 7 months to 8 years old. Your main charge will be the youngest. However, it is important that you have the confidence to care for school age children as you will be required to switch over with one of the other nannies. Three nannies are employed in total – however there are always two nannies on duty at any given time.
You will be expected to work a 5 day week 10 hours a day. The days will switch around as you will be required to take it in turns covering weekends. (Two day consecutive days off each week). Flexibility is key for this position. Especially when travelling. They travel internationally during the school holidays. Travel will be on a rotation with the other nannies so there will be weeks at a time when you will not be required to work. (This is made fair for every nanny that works for the family). Although this is a daily position the family would like the occasional overnight stay.
This is a fully staffed household so it is imperative that you are able to work within a team environment and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Chefs and housekeepers are employed so you do not need to cook or do the children’s laundry. However, you should have a muck in attitude. You will be responsible for ensuring all children’s areas are kept tidy and managing their wardrobes.
Although tutors are employed to support the education it is advantageous that you have experience working as a Governess to assist the children with their homework and projects. They are very bright children with a thirst for learning. They are very engaging so it is very important that you encourage this by getting involved in their interests, hobbies and play time.
They are very busy children and attend various classes and afternoon activities. You should be on the ball with an eye for detail and able to manage their diaries.
The family have small friendly dogs who are very much part of the family. They will not be your responsibility but you should be comfortable with them being around.
There is a preference for a bi lingual nanny. (French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish for example)
You should have a minimum of 12 years’ experience and it is vital that you have longevity in previous roles… at least three years with other families. The client will not look at anyone who has job hopped or had a succession of temporary roles. This is a role for someone who can show commitment and loyalty. Many of their staff have stayed with them for many years and Burlington Nannies have placed staff with the family previously who are still there. They are more than happy to recommend the family as wonderful employers.
The role is to start as soon as possible.
This is a daily position but it could be live in for the right candidate
Salary is very much dependent on your own experience and educational background so please bare this in mind. £55,000 to 80,000 gross per year. You must have checkable references, first aid and a clean DBS to apply for this position.