A loving and warm family in West Meade (37205) is seeking a full time nanny for their two children, ages 3.5 and 7 months. This position requires a lot of flexibility weekly & some travel. This is not ideal for someone who needs a consistent 9 to 5 job.
COVID SCALE: ~3, their eldest goes to preschool and Dad works around other people often.
Typically schedule: Monday - Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM but with the requirement that you will be flexible to help earlier, later or on weekends with a few day’s notice. You will be guaranteed 40 hours/week to ensure this flexibility, even though many weeks are only 30-35 hours.
Travel: this position will include some travel, typically over weekends, with notice. Travel isn’t anticipated until Fall 2021. There may be overnight stays in town required before then.
Start date: Sept/Oct 2020
Duration: Long term, this family would love a nanny to grow with their family for years
This family-oriented, loving and extremely kind family is looking to expand their village in Nashville since they have no family in town and need some help with their 3 year old and occasionally with their newborn. Mom is primarily responsible for the day to day schedule and routines with their youngest, so most care would be for their sweet and funny toddler. Dad is able to be very present when he is home, but often travels or has long work hours. Mom is involved in several projects that she dedicates her time to throughout the week.
The family currently lives in Thompson Station but will be relocating to their new home in West Meade in 1-2 months. The position may start when they are still in their current home, but ideally they would like someone who lives within a 20-30 minute max from their new home in 37205.
Their ideal fit is nurturing and warm, very patient, laid back, and the type who is always thinking of others.
If you are someone who is always keeping busy and finding things to help out with, this job is for you. Being a team player and pitching in where needed will be a requirement while home and traveling since it's an all hands on deck type of job! They are not the best at delegating tasks, so it’s best if you are the type to have an awareness of what needs to be done, and take the initiative to do it (i.e. keeping the kid’s laundry going, picking up after yourself and the kids, cleaning up spills, organizing a messy kid’s closet or pantry drawer, throwing out the old yogurt in the fridge, etc.)
This couple also likes to be silly, so a sense of humor goes a long way. They would love someone who is comfortable with their faith as it's ingrained in their everyday lives. They are very ingrained in their close friends lives, so there will be many times when they are entertaining friends and family when you are working.
Travel and overnight stays are a required part of this position. When you're traveling there will be allocated time off, but it's best to go into it knowing you'll be in tight quarters. You'll need to go with the flow, be vigilant in always monitoring the kids’ safety and your surroundings, and be able to read a room/the setting. Oftentimes the nanny will need to take the lead on a lot and be able to pick up on when to step in/out of situations. Asking for help/delegating doesn’t come naturally to this family, so they’re looking to you to be professional and step in and step up when it’s appropriate!
There is a potential that this position could turn into a family assistant role with errand running, but primary duties include full charge childcare, help with laundry, light household clean up, and always cleaning up after the children and oneself.
This family needs you to be flexible to work around their schedules. Dad is in the entertainment industry and they don’t have much say in when dad has to go into work, when a work dinner might pop up, or an event is scheduled that the parents have to attend, but they can usually give you a heads up. They expect their nanny to be able to be proactive in requesting days off that they cannot work ahead of time, and assume that the other days are flexible to fill in hours if needed (which includes weeknights, weekend days and weekend nights.)
- experience with infants and toddlers
- 3 years of professional nanny experience
- travel experience in a prior nanny position
- CPR certification
- Safe driver and reliable, safe car
- pitch in mentality
- patient, go with the flow, but also can set boundaries and be firm/authoritative
- have a genuine love for children and helping families
Gross annual base compensation $35,000 - $40,000 ($17 - $19/hr for 40 hours) *Most weeks only 30 - 35 hours are needed, but they will need your full time flexibility to schedule those hours. OT pay will kick in when you work over 40 hours in a week.
Travel and overnights will be compensated additionally on top of the base compensation.
PTO + Holidays: negotiable