Seeking an educated Nanny with experience as a teacher to provide high quality care of three young children in a private household located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The position can be live in or live out.
Hours and Schedule
Normal work hours are consistently Thursday – Sunday (Thursday 10:30a-7p Friday 7a-7p Saturday 10a-6p Sunday 10a-6p). Approximately 10-12 weeks of travel per year with family is requested. May be occasionally asked to provide 24/7 childcare outside of the normal hours as needed.There is a pay premium for this position based on the commitment to consistently work weekend hours. This hourly position will also be eligible for overtime for hours worked over 40 in a designated work week.
Duties and Responsibilities
Tends to daily physical, emotional, and safety needs of children. Must possess a genuine love of children.
Plans and participates in a variety of activities with children, including creative play, educational learning, arts and crafts, games, outings, outside play etc. Reads to and with children.
Ensures children are prepared for appointments, activities, and special occasions; assists with getting children dressed and helps with their hygiene routines.
May assist with preparing healthy meals; works with the Chef to plan and prepare snacks, focusing on nutritional needs of the children. May join children at meals, assists with feeding.
Maintains orderliness, cleanliness, and safety of children’s rooms, play areas, and common areas; organizes personal belongings. Encourage children to keep play areas clean and orderly.
Travels with family in capacity of childcare provider; packs/unpacks the children’s clothing, personal items, and toys for travel. Unpacks/restocks bags in a timely manner following arrival home. Travel is coordinated by support staff.
Oversees and coordinates play/recreational activities, play dates, and outings; observes and monitors children’s playmates/friends when the family is hosting and entertaining guests. Assists with planning parties and special holiday gifts and projects
Proactive in handling assigned duties, anticipating needs of the children and family, utilizing time wisely when the children are sleeping or at school, and noticing items that could use more attention in the household. Runs child-related or household errands as needed.
Promotes good communication with parents and other nannies concerning daily lives of children; exercises open verbal and written communications with parents.
Provides transportation to children as required by their schedules. Drives family vehicle adheres to motor vehicle rules, regulations, and speed limits at all times. Maintains cleanliness of car after use.
Performs basic household duties, including but not limited to: load, run, and unload the dishwasher; wipe down surfaces/tidy after activities, snacks, and meals; does children’s laundry.
Performs general household organizational duties, including organizing closets, drawers, bookshelves, seasonal swap/donations of clothing and toys.
Retains any applicable receipts for credit card purchases; submits credit card receipts and documentation for reconciliation. Completes online expense reports when needed.
Utilizes technology for childcare-related functions such as uploading photographs or videos, sending email messages, and utilizing the baby monitoring systems.
Works with and exercises open communication with all household staff.
Elements of Success
Previous nanny experience preferred, background or coursework in education or child development field preferred; planning creative play and educational learning activities for children.
Remain focused on childcare at all times, providing not only physical care for the children, but also be committed to spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and artistic development. Must be willing to develop a friendship with them, act as companion, respect their feelings, build trust, and provide a positive role model, always cognizant that young people’s lives are greatly influenced through words and actions.
Responsible, dedicated, and dependable person of highest integrity; neat and tidy in appearance; organized and reliable; cheerful and positive in attitude; exhibit pride in service provided; demonstrate a genuine love for children; be willing to “pitch-in” to perform tasks not specifically outlined within this job description; and demonstrate flexibility to work outside of normal hours.
Demonstrated willingness to travel with family and provide overnight care as needed.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, technology, and the Internet. Basic knowledge of Apple and Mac products preferred.
The family’s privacy is of critical importance; highest level of confidentiality must be exercised at all times.