MONTECITO, CA (OPEN TO ALL US CANDIDATES)- Jet setting parents near SANTA BARBARA seek a FULL-TIME NANNY for their 6-month-old baby boy. Ideal hours are from 7am-7pm Monday-Thursday, and 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday. They are open to providing two consecutive days off, preferably not over a weekend. Must be willing to work weekends, as well as occasional evenings, overnights, travel, etc. FLEXIBILITY is a MUST! Random paid days off will gladly be given as parents often crave to be alone with their son. They seek flexibility in their nanny but are very willing to be flexible in return!
Their son is a friendly and happy baby. He rarely cries and only whines emphatically (no tears) when he is unhappy about something (dirty diaper or boredom). He loves playtime and bath time and is very engaging. He observes everything and loves to mimic whoever is engaging with him! He is on a wake for 2.5 hours and sleep for 1-2hours schedule. They would love someone who is experienced with SLEEP TRAINING and can stick to his schedule! He is formula fed and has just started trying some solids.
Travel is a large part of this role! Both parents are expert travelers and need their nanny to be able to keep up and think on their feet. They typically take 4-5 international trips per year for extended periods (2 weeks to 2 months in duration). They seek a nanny who is well traveled and can navigate a foreign airport with a kiddo in tow! Must love to TRAVEL and able to fly by the seat of your pants! Family is willing to pay for TSA precheck and/or global entry. A valid passport is required. Their travels are primarily international to countries in Europe such as Spain, France, England, Switzerland, etc. They have plans to be in both London and Ibiza in September and would love for their nanny to join!
Parents have a good balance of work and play and look for the same in their nanny. They would love someone who can create structure for their son, but also allow a lot of time for play and creativity within that structure. Someone who is fun and energetic but can also be gentle, soothing and nurturing. They seek a nanny who can read a room and know when to step in and when to step out and give privacy. While this is an intimate role, they are looking for a nanny who is discrete, practices professionalism and respects the family and their home. Someone who doesn’t overstep and can put up a buffer while on the job.
Honesty and transparency are of utmost importance! They want to know immediately if anything is wrong. If their caregiver is unhappy in any way, they prefer direct communication with their nanny to problem solve and reach a solution. A direct communicator who is open and honest rather than passive. They seek a nanny who is responsible, takes the job seriously, and has a high degree of professionalism. Someone who has more of a serious side over a free spirit personality will be a good fit! A plus if you are bilingual! Mom speaks three languages to her son and would love for the nanny to incorporate language in his day -to-day. Not a requirement, but a bonus!
Duties in addition to complete childcare include baby’s laundry (in coordination with mom), washing bottles, pureeing solids, etc. They have housekeepers clean multiple days per week, an estate manager and chef. Very little household duties are required. Main focus is on the little one! Parents look to their nanny to balance between play and structure. The ideal candidate can put an emphasis on educating their child and stick to a schedule. They would love for their nanny to spend ample time reading books and communicating with their child often. Someone who is knowledgeable in milestones and can aid in their child’s growth and development.
The family prefers that their nanny use their own car with mileage reimbursement provided. However, they are willing to provide use of a family vehicle if necessary. Must have a valid DL and clean driving record! Position is OPEN TO ALL US CANDIDATES. Relocation assistance is provided within reason. They prefer a LIVE OUT nanny but are willing to have the nanny temporarily live in until they secure housing. Housing can be somewhat flexible/negotiable for the right candidate!
Must be vaccinated for covid vaccinations and booster, as well as tdap. Pay is $30-40/hour depending on experience. Benefits include paid sick days, holidays and vacation. Health insurance is negotiable. Start date is ASAP!