A loving family who is moving to Nashville from Chicago is looking for a responsible nanny who absolutely loves working with children. They will need care for their two girls, ages 4 and 1!
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 (option to add one more shorter day as well)
Guaranteed hours: 20/week
Start date: ASAP!
Contract duration: ideally 2 years, but 1 minimum
This family is big on education and is seeking a nanny who can bring a world of creativity, learning, and education to each day with music, play time, puddle jumping, sparking imagination, arts and crafts, baking, reading with them, etc. They want each day to be fun for their girls, but it's also very important that their nanny helps them establish and maintain a routine for the girls, especially since they will be in a new place. Big sister loves to do STEM projects, make mud pies in the backyard, and go on walks to the neighborhood playground. Must be okay with getting messy! She's also big on helping, so during little sisters nap time, she would love to help bake something, clean up the kitchen, or pick up the playroom.
They don't anticipate needing any driving, but highly encourage walks around the neighborhood and swimming trips to the pool and tennis courts in the summer. Their ideal fit brings lots of positivity to the day and has a warm, empathetic approach to caregiving. Full child care duties will be consist of things such as making meals, establishing routines, picking up toys, planning daily learning activities, nap time/quiet time daily, engaging with the children in active play, etc.
Family Assistant tasks will be carved out as about half the working day hours, mom will spend ~4 hours with the kids while their FA helps with the following on a weekly basis: children + household laundry, picking up the kitchen, cleaning up messes, tidying and organization projects, making lunches and prepping easy meals, errand running, sweeping and/or vacuuming, and keeping kid's items stocked. The other half of the day would be designated to child care while mom gets some work done.
Mom and dad currently both work from home, and dad will be working out of an office downtown come the fall. Mom is an artist and travels to paint murals a few times a year, this is on hold for now, but she will still need designated work time during the days their FA is there.
The family has a positive approach to discipline and is seeking someone who uses redirection, positive reinforcement, and finds teachable moments and reminders in lieu of punishment for little things. Patience and a positive attitude go a long way!
- Have current CPR certification (or by the time the job begins)
- be a strong swimmer, this will be required in the summer
- have experience working with siblings of different ages
- absolutely love working with children
- have an educational approach to each day
- have at least 2 years of nanny experience, 3 years of childcare total
- be comfortable communicating the day to the parents
- have reliable transportation to/from work
- be seeking a long term position
- be professional with boundaries, but feel welcomed as an extension of the family
NOT REQUIRED, BUT WOULD LOVE:
- ability to speak Spanish (their eldest child has been taking it in school)
Hourly: $18 - $20/hour gross BOE
Annual anticipated income based on 20 hours/week: $18,000 - $20,300
PTO + Paid holidays: offered
Guaranteed hours: offered