Full Time Live-In Nanny Wanted
Energetic and loving family looking for a full-time live-in nanny for our three children (5.5 yr. old son, 4 yr. old daughter and 2 yr. old daughter). Our children are curious and caring, with fantastic imaginations and a sense of wonder about the world. Therefore the ideal fit would be someone who has experience with and a genuine interest in working with young children. We are looking for someone who is eager to play with and engage our children, who loves to be physically active and get outside to play games and sports. Someone who can read to them often, create engaging activities, and take them on adventures. We also hope to find someone interested in a longer-term relationship that will result in many years of employment.
Pay will be between $90k-$110k/year plus benefits described below (depending on experience / qualifications). Successful candidates will be eligible for an additional bonus after 18 months of employment. Work hours are generally expected to be 7:00am-5:45pm Monday-Friday with an additional 4 hours on a single day during the weekend.
The position will be principally based near Hanover, New Hampshire (our primary residence), but the candidate should be comfortable traveling to other homes in California and elsewhere, and living/working from multiple locations. Willingness to travel with and live with the family remotely is a requirement of the job.
Compensation & benefits:
Salary of $90k-$110k annually, depending on experience
Eligible for one-time performance bonus of up to $10k payable after 18 months of employment
An additional $200/month towards health insurance paid directly to you
Multiple weeks of paid vacation, with several longer blocks of time to allow for a break from COVID-quarantine, as detailed below
Job Qualifications and Requirements:
Recent experience as a nanny for a family with at least 2 children. Prior full-time nanny experience preferred, but less-experienced candidates with good qualifications may be considered
Experience working with young children
A clean driving record
CPR certification, or willingness to get certified
Current vaccinations (including documentation of a COVID-19 vaccine)
Able to make at least a one-year commitment, ideally longer
Fluent English speaker
Reliable, honest, and trustworthy
College education preferred
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, and live in multiple locations for extended periods of time
Willingness to follow family COVID protocols as detailed below
Ability to swim
LOVES children and wants to play with them
Loves adventures, both physical outings and imagination play
Likes to do a variety of activities with kids – sports, arts and crafts, etc.
Is a self-starter, can plan activities, see what needs to get done, analyze situations, set priorities and get things done
Will follow routines (nap, bed, bath) and approaches (discipline) as specified by the parents
Works well with others in the household – we also employ a housekeeper
Participate in and supervise activities with children, which may include imagination games, arts & crafts, classes, school, and reading daily
Play with children and encourage active play, play sports and games with them, and generally be active with the kids
Drive the children to/from school and other activities, playground outings etc., with some modifications until COVID subsides
Research and plan activities that have substantial child developmental, social relationship skills and educational value (such as story time)
Tend to the children’s basic needs such as providing meals/snacks, bathing, dressing, changing diapers, brushing teeth, and naps
The housekeeper will take the lead on overall household cleaning, but the nanny should be able to prepare food for the children and clean up after them as well. While we expect the position to entail very little housework, a can do-spirit around the household is appreciated (for example, if the dishwasher is full of clean dishes and the children just ate lunch, a successful candidate would unload the clean dishes, and put the dirty kids dishes in the dishwasher).
Our house is gluten free due to an allergy, so we can’t have any gluten in the house. The job therefore requires the employee to maintain a gluten-free diet while in the home to keep us safe.
The candidate should be comfortable agreeing to the COVID restrictions detailed below.
2021-2022 vacation schedule
In 2021-2022, the vacation schedule will be:
December 23, 2021 – January 1, 2022
Ten consecutive calendar days in July 2022 (for example July 1-10) to be mutually determined with the family
December 23, 2022 – January 1, 2023
At present, these vacations will be followed by a paid 10-day quarantine on our property and a negative COVID test before resuming work, although the quarantine period may be shortened as COVID circumstances change
Due to heightened risk of COVID for certain family members, we observe a COVID quarantine. We expect this to last for approximately the next 6-12 months, although the ultimate timing is uncertain and will depend on the course of the COVID pandemic. The family will make the decision as to when quarantine is no longer necessary.
You will live with us rent-free. Your accommodations will be a room in our house on a separate floor with a dedicated bathroom and separate kitchen area. When traveling, living situations may vary.
You will place a grocery order for a family assistant to pick up/drop off once per week. The candidate / employee pays for their own groceries.
During the period of COVID restrictions the candidate will agree not to leave the neighborhood/property (depending on location) other than to take the children to school or other kids activities as agreed with the parents, and agree not to have visitors or socialize with others outside of the home (including on their days off).
Going for a run or walk in the neighborhood is fine as long as it is not with other people. Routine medical and dental appointments should be done during your paid vacation time.
During your time off in 2021-2022, you are welcome to travel as you please at your own expense or can stay with us if you prefer. If you stay with us you will need to keep the same quarantine (with no visitors). If you choose not to take time off, you are welcome to stay and continue to work and be paid an additional amount for that time.
After local COVID risk is reduced (to the satisfaction of the family)
No quarantine or other special arrangements required
Your salary and schedule will remain the same
We anticipate the candidate could move out, but we can discuss the living arrangements at that time and are open to the candidate continuing to live with us
Your vacation schedule would switch to be a total of 2 weeks per year to be mutually agreed with the family with one week to be taken over the Christmas holidays and one during the summer plus the typical 12 federal holidays.