The family is seeking a native or fluent English-speaking candidate with a dynamic and muck-in attitude. Excellent organisation is a must, thinking ahead to tomorrow’s schedule, as well as organising the children’s schedules looking to the month/s ahead amidst the family’s broader plans, planning the logistics in this three-child household with after-school clubs, play dates and FaceTime tutors as well as homework support. The children are all bright and a firm-but-fun attitude will work wonders. All go to school in South Kensington. Eldest is fairly independent.
You will be responsible for everything pertaining to the children before and after school, and during the school day various PA and household duties – managing the Waitrose order, running errands, dry-cleaning, post-office returns, liaising with tradesmen and gardeners, vet, dental/medical appointments, making sure the household is stocked with essentials, tidying the children’s rooms and bathroom, preparing their dinner, walking the dogs.
The family has a second home in the Cotswolds (1hr from Paddington by train, or 1.5 hours from the house by car) where they spend many weekends and school holidays throughout the year. The ideal candidate will be happy to travel to and from the Cotswolds and/or stay over while the family is there, and/or travel with the children from school on a Friday night (with concurrent shift of hours), although this is not essential. There are many fun activities/excursions/days out in and around the area, and the children are happy to ride their bikes to the village playground and pick blackberries from the hedgerows. Travel abroad with the family is not required, or babysitting.
Mum works for a rhino conservation organisation and travels to Kenya and USA regularly on 7-10 day trips requiring good support for the children and household.
All childcare duties, pick up and drop offs to school
Keeping house organised and tidy. Noticing when things need replacing or bought, empty dishwasher. Have cleaners five days per week so no deep cleaning.
Supporting with homework, getting more and more intense and children get older, need to take charge of this.
Prepare breakfast and dinner
Organising the children and all their activities, current nanny has a whole wall planner and electronic calendar with parents. Need to be on top of this at all times and reminding parents of upcoming events. Managing week to week and always looking at least a month ahead. Solid organisational skills here is key!
Taking children to appointments
Amazon and Ocado orders, grocery shopping, post office, doing returns, deliveries, dry cleaning, take dog to vet, liaise with contractors, gardeners etc.
Experienced Nanny PA
Must be EXTREMELY organised and a pro at keeping every facet of a household running day to day and week to week
Driver is essential! Auto car provided for school runs and also have a manual car that the nanny is welcome to take to commute to and from work
Happy to cook meals for family, do not eat pork or shellfish
Must be ok working in a home with pets, family have 4 chihuahuas and 1 Bengal cat
Happy working in a house where parent works from home
Dynamic with a muck-in, can-do attitude!
Ideally someone who is happy to come and work at family home in Cotswolds as well, can stay there Monday – Friday or do four days. No overseas travel required.