Two Full-Time Nannies for Newborn: $100K+ and Benefits

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Family with main residence in Streeterville of Chicago, Illinois with first baby (girl) born at end of May 2023 is seeking two experienced, professional, active, and engaging full-time nannies. Schedule will be spilt between two full-time nannies to ensure the family has seven day per week coverage. Schedule on days working will be a combination of 6:00-9:00am through 6:00-9:00pm or later. When working at main residence, nannies should expect to work on three to five days per week. This schedule will ensure that each nanny works half the time (approximately 26.5 weeks per year), receives approximately two weekends off per month, travel is split annually, and holidays worked are split annually. Nannies will collaboratively make monthly schedules at least two to three months in advance. The position requires extreme flexibility as family’s schedule changes at various times in the year (e.g., summer, holidays, travel, etc.). Approximately 4-8+ weeks of domestic and international travel per year and approximately 8-12+ weeks of overnights at residence annually are required. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with domestic staff (housekeeper, nannies, night nurse), and experienced working with principals that are at residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important). Staff vehicle is provided for transporting children. Parking is provided by family in Streeterville high-rise building. These are newly created positions. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidates.


• Newborn 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)

• Transport children to and from school, scheduled activities, sports, play dates, outings, etc. (when age appropriate) 

• Preparing fresh and healthy meals for children that introduce them to new foods (puréed baby food or baby-led weaning for infant when developmentally appropriate)

• Pack healthy lunches and prepare school bags for the next day (when age appropriate)

• Domestic duties relating to children (e.g., washing dishes after meals, tidying playroom and bedroom, packing and unpacking children for trips/travel, etc.)

• Inventory checklists for children’s essentials (e.g., diapers, baby wipes, formula, food, etc.) and order through Amazon, Instacart, etc.

• Organizational projects relating to children (e.g., taking toys and clothing to donation, rotating children’s clothes seasonally, order new clothing and shoes as children outgrow sizes, rotating books and toys quarterly or bi-annually, etc.)

• Proactively create “pack lists” to ensure children have everything needed prior to travel, pack and unpack children for travel, research and plan activities at destination, and ensure appropriate gear is available at hotel or resort

• Diligent team player and willing to work collaboratively with domestic staff and principals 

• Experienced and willing to be an extension of the parents collaborating and communicating frequently (previous experience working with principals that are around residence is ideal)


• Capable of building rapport with similar aged children

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

• Experienced working with at least 2-3 children in nanny position (family hopes to have additional children in the near 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 to anticipate their needs (e.g., plan engaging activities at home, proactively plan 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 and domestic employees

• 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

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker


• Bachelor’s degree

• Passionate about education, child development, and child psychology

• 2-5+ 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 Streeterville or willingness to relocate within a reasonable commute

• Ability to swim and comfortable with water

• Eligible to work in the United States

• 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., COVID-19, MMR, TDap, Flu Shot) 

• COVID-19 testing and antibodies testing


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

• $500 gross monthly health insurance stipend 

• Two weeks (10 days) vacation paid

• Five sick days paid

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required) 

• Parking provided in Streeterville high-rise building



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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