A kind and easygoing couple who split their time between Miami, FL and Newport, RI are seeking a full-time nanny for their one-year-old to start in mid-April 2023. The position will be live-out in Miami and live-in when in Newport. The family dynamic is warm and thoughtful, so they are excited to bring on a team-player to support them and their family. In Miami, the schedule will be Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm. In Newport, the days off will be flexible but will be 1-2 per week. In both locations, many days will be 10 hours because the parents typically spend an hour or two in the morning and evening solo with their child, but they will always guarantee pay for 12.
Flexibility will be needed from the nanny, as some days they will take the child out or take over for part of the routine, while other days full coverage will be needed. The family is expecting their second child in mid-April, so a newborn care specialist will begin simultaneously to care for the new baby for at least six months.
Job duties will include care and engagement of their child in developmentally-appropriate activities and outings. The toddler attends daycare 2-3 times per week for part of the day to gain social skills, so the nanny will transport him back and forth. Additional duties will include laundry, food preparation, and keeping the child’s belongings and spaces clean and tidy. Both parents have a presence in the homes throughout the day but it changes on a daily basis depending on their work schedules. The typical annual schedule will be November-April in Miami and May-October in Newport. In Newport, the family has a separate accommodation on the property for the nanny. The parents are active sailors and spend many weekends on the water in Newport, so it’s likely that the work-week will shift during those months and could often include 6 days of work if the nanny is open to the overtime opportunity. In either location, they typically spend about 4-5 nights at home and 2-3 nights out socially.
The family will have a newborn care specialist for at least six months who will live-in and care for the baby 24/7. That person will have a 4-hour break each day, when the nanny will regularly need to cover for her (with notice in advance). It’s vital that this nanny feels comfortable (and enthusiastic) about working on a team with another childcare provider. They are hoping to find a nanny who is energetic, intelligent, loving and committed to being fully engaged with their 1.5-year-old at all times. This person must be punctual, organized, extremely clean, a good communicator and have a take-charge personality. A passion for teaching and developing children is also very important. They want this person to feel like a part of their family and hope it can be a long-term fit. They travel internationally and domestically at least a few times per year, so the nanny must feel comfortable joining in those cases. A valid driver’s license, a valid passport, confident swimming skills, and a COVID vaccination are must-haves. Fluency in the Spanish language is a huge plus.