Feb 14, 2023

Live In or Live Out Nanny Sought for Busy Family of Four near Stroud, Gloucestershire

  • Polo & Tweed
  • Gloucester, UK

Job Description

A lovely family of four based near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 are looking for a new long-term nanny to look after the children. You must have a full driving license for this role. This is a live-in, or live-out role depending on your preference. If you choose to live out, you must live within an easily commutable distance. Package Offered  Up to £75,000 gross per year depending on experience Private accommodation can be provided A manual car can be provided for work use Family Background  A lovely family with three young children aged twelve, nine and seven, situated in a beautiful rural village setting are looking for a long-term nanny. The mother is very hands on in the children’s lives, so experience with shared care is essential. The children spend 10 days with their mother and four with their father. You must be animal friendly for this role as the family have a lot of animals including ponies, dogs, ducks, goats, and chickens, although you will not need to look after the animals as they have another member of staff who takes care of this. The family are very outgoing and outdoorsy and are looking for a nanny with the same personality and interests! The client already employs a PA, a full-time groom, a full-time gardener and 2 part time cleaners.  Duties  You should be confident with all aspects of nanny duties that pertain around the three children. You will be responsible for planning and organising activities. You should be happy to clear up after the children and ensure that bedrooms are clean and tidy. Also keeping all areas of the house tidy and cleaning up after the children before the end of each day. You would be responsible for doing the children’s washing, laundry, and ironing too. You would help mum with collecting the children from school and help to plan their schedules. After school you will be required to help with the homework and tutor when necessary, so experience in this is beneficial. The children love the outdoors, so planning outdoor and sporting activities with the children would be a hit!  Occasionally, when mum is away, you will be expected to do school drop offs, and stay overnight with the children. You should be happy to meal plan for the children at the beginning of the week and buy groceries and run errands accordingly. You should be happy to cook for the children and mother and at times children's friends and guests, creating fresh and healthy child-friendly meals. The afternoons and evenings are often spent taking children to and from activities and waiting for them. You will then help with the bedtime routine and generally lend an extra pair or hands for the family’s needs. During the school holidays there may be the opportunity for you to travel with the family and your working hours will change slightly depending on where the children are.   You should be flexible and willing to lend an extra pair of hands. You should be confident around children, and passionate about children's development and learning.  You should be capable with both shared and sole charge. Location/Accommodation The family live near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6. This is a live in or live out role. Private accommodation would be provided for you if you choose to live in. If you live out, you must be within an easily commutable distance to the property. Days/Hours Working 10 days on, 4 days off - an example 10 days; Tuesday - 10.45am - 8.45pm Wednesday - 9am - 7pm Thursday - 9am - 7pm Friday 9am - 7pm Saturday - 10am - 7pm Sunday 9.45am - 7.45pm Monday - 9am - 7pm Tuesday - 10.45am - 8.45pm Wednesday - 9am - 7pm Thursday - 9am - 7pm Hours are flexible and changeable depending on schedule, but core hours when the children finish school need to be covered Hours during the school holidays will be different as the children will have more time at their father's, the nanny must be happy and flexible to work half of all school holidays with the summer holidays being expected to work 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off With occasional proxy parenting overnight when the mum is away, this would be agreed in advance Languages  You should speak a good level of English. Special Skills  You should have experience looking after children of this age range.  You should be flexible and be willing to get fully involved in family life. The successful candidate will be highly flexible, and willing to work closely with the team to provide wrap around care for the children and family. Interview/Start date  ASAP - the family will be respecting the government guidelines on COVID-19 to safely recruit their new long-term nanny.

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