A wonderful family on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is seeking live-out education-minded nanny for their one and a half year-old son to start in early September. The schedule will usually be 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, with flexibility for an occasional later evening. The family travels to the Hamptons for about 12 weeks in the Summer, so those times would be live-in from Monday through Thursday.
The job responsibilities include all care of their child including engagement in developmentally appropriate routines and activities, facilitating play-dates and classes/activities for his enrichment, taking him to parks/museums/libraries etc., laundry, his meal prep, and keeping him and his belongings organized and tidy. The position will also include responsibilities like running errands and grabbing groceries when mom is with baby, possible meal prep for the family, and other tasks (within reason) that help facilitate their baby’s well-being. The mother is an active and involved stay-at-home-mom, and she’s looking for a true partnership with the nanny. It’s vital that the nanny sees their-self as a caretaker of the baby and a member of the family team, and is able to use their discretion to step back when the parents or guests are around without being told how to stay busy.
Infant and toddler experience is a must, and knowledge or training in early childhood education or early-intervention type therapies is a plus. The candidate should be confident and proactive and should be energetic and engaging. The family is looking for someone warm, calm, trustworthy, and respectful with a positive attitude. They want to find a long-term fit with someone who will work as a team-mate with them to develop curiosity and independence in their child.
A valid driver’s license and swimming skills are huge pluses, but not “must-haves”. You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and generally cautious surrounding the pandemic (masks on public transport, for example).