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

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Family living in Napa, California and the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco with a toddler and baby are seeking a professional, experienced and educated full-time nanny. Schedule will be spilt between three full-time nannies to ensure the family has seven day per week coverage. Nanny will live in during days they are working and live out on days they are off work. Nannies should be comfortable working many days consecutively (e.g., if traveling for a week at a time, one or two nannies will travel with family and the other nanny is off work). The position requires extreme flexibility as family’s schedule changes at various times in the year (e.g., summer, travel, etc.). Typically family travels approximately ten weeks per year. Family has various residences across the country. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion (confidentiality agreement is required), collaborative and experienced working with other domestic staff (full-time housekeeper, full-time nannies, etc.) and experienced working with principals that are at residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important). Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Baby experience and knowledgeable about routines, reading and communicating to baby as often as possible

• 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)

• Preparing 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.)

• Packing children for trips, researching/planning activities at destination and ensuring appropriate gear is available at hotel or vacation house

• Working collaboratively with other household staff (Full-Time Housekeeper, full-time nannies, etc.)

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Capable of building good rapport with similar aged children

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

• Experienced working with multiple children in a nanny position (family may have more children in the future)

• Ability to travel internationally and domestically whenever 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 and home 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

• Professional presentation of self and great personality

• 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

• Excellent communication skills

• Flexible schedule

• Professional

• Active

• Engaging

• Creative

• Energetic

• Positive

• Nurturing

• Organized and detail-oriented

• Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done

• Ability to multi-task

• Non-Smoker

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

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

• 3-4 references from professional positions

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

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

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• 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

• Health insurance (including dental and vision)

• Paid vacation and sick days

• 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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