Full-Time Nanny with Heavy Travel: $100K+ and Benefits

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Family with main residence in Rancho Santa Fe (San Diego County), California with 2 and 4 year old girls is seeking a professional, experienced and educated full-time nanny. Schedule will be on Monday – Friday at 8:00am – 5:00pm. Flexibility is required to work occasional later weekday evenings. The position requires flexibility as family’s schedule changes at various times in the year (e.g., summer, holidays, travel, etc.). Family spends at least 4-12+ weeks of summer months at residence in New York. Approximately 20-25+ weeks of international and domestic travel per year is required (including summer months on East Coast) and approximately 2-3+ weeks of overnights at main residence when principals are traveling without children. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with other domestic staff (e.g., full-time housekeeper), experienced working with stay-at-home mom and principals that are at residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important). Children are enrolled in Montessori private school, which is driving distance from the family’s residence. Staff vehicle is provided for transporting children. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations. Start date is flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Experienced with play-based learning and creating educational activities (e.g., planned engaging activities at home, developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts, themed weeks, scheduled outings, etc.)

• Knowledgeable about child development (e.g., firm when necessary and capable of teaching children manners and etiquette, but also capable of being laid back and fun)

• Support teaching and reinforcement of manners and other social skills

• Provide developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts at home and schedule/plan fun outings and events

• Assist children with homework and school projects (when age appropriate)

• Prepare fresh and healthy meals for children that introduce them to new foods

• Pack healthy lunches and prepare school bags for the next day

• Transport children to and from school, scheduled activities, play dates, outings, etc.

• Domestic duties relating to children (e.g., washing dishes after meals, assistance with children’s laundry, tidying playroom and bedrooms, etc.)

• Organizational projects relating to children (e.g., taking toys and clothing to donation, changing clothing seasonally, rotating books and toys quarterly or bi-annually, etc.)

• Proactively create pack lists for travel, pack children for travel, research and plan activities at destination and ensure appropriate gear is available at hotel or other residences

• Work collaboratively with other household staff (e.g., full-time housekeeper)

• Diligent team player and comfortable wearing many hats while working alongside principals

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Capable of building rapport with similar aged children

• Experienced working with similar aged children (toddlers, preschool, school aged, etc.)

• Experienced working with at least 2-3 children in nanny position (family may have another child in the future)

• Ability to travel internationally and domestically when necessary

• Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused

• Attentive to principals’ preferences and style (intuitive to their needs)

• Observant to the needs of family to anticipate their needs (e.g., planning engaging activities at home, proactively planning activities for travel, etc.)

• Ability to maintain discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to be discreet with respect for employer’s privacy

• Ability to easily take direction

• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate efficiently and effectively with principals

• Positive attitude and ability to handle position with ease and calm demeanor

• Active, energetic, engaging, nurturing and creative

• Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done

• Ability to multi-task

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Development is most ideal, but bachelor’s degree is required

• Bilingual in Spanish and English is ideal, but not required 

• 3-5+ years of consistent and recent full-time nanny experience

• 3-4 references from domestic positions

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 2-5+ year commitment)

• Live a close proximity to the family’s residence in Rancho Santa Fe (San Diego County)

• Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, drug tests and psychological evaluation

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• Pediatric CPR Certification

• Vaccinations (e.g., MMR, TDap, Flu Shot)

• Trustline certification is required by state of California (http://trustline.org)

COMPENSATION:

• $100K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications)

• Health insurance coverage (including dental and vision)

• Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation 

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required)

 

 

Please read the job description carefully and kindly apply with your cover letter, resume, references (email address and phone number), letter(s) of recommendation and professional photo if you meet all of the requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

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