OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, VA (LOCAL CANDIDATES PREFERRED)- Incredible down-too-earth parents just outside of DC seek a FULL-TIME NANNY/ “CHILDCARE MANAGER” for their two girls and boy, ages 7, 4, and 2 years. They live in the historic section of Old Town Alexandria, a few miles outside of Washington, DC, and are within walking distance to parks, grocery stores, shops, and restaurants.
Hours are from 10:30 am-6:30 pm Monday-Friday (rare overtime). They try to let their nanny leave early on Fridays. Occasional evenings (until ~9:30pm) may be required when both parents have late meetings, but they would flex for a later morning if desired. They are very reasonable and flexible but require some flexibility in return!
Their eldest child attends a private school from 8-3 pm and takes the bus home in the afternoon.The youngest two children attend a pre-school within walking distance. The oldest child attends from 9-12 M,F and 9-2:30 T, W, R. The youngest one attends from 9-12 M-F. A van will be provided for childcare errands and transporting the children to/from school, activities, the country club/pool, or to friends’ homes. Generally, the parents handle morning drop-off, the eldest takes a bus home, and the youngest are within walking distance. The older children often have activities in the evening (soccer, tennis, swimming), although their grandmother often assists with the transportation. In the summer, the children attend a local summer camp with hours similar to school.
All three children are very bright and energetic. The girls are both very outgoing and extroverted. The boy is more introverted and likes to build and invent! They have strong personalities and need someone who is comfortable holding the line with them! Parents are looking for someone who is active, energetic, and interested in being a “childcare manager” in addition to a childcare provider. Because the children are in school much of the day, they are looking for someone to help with other childcare tasks beyond preparing dinner for the children. For example, they want someone who is willing to monitor the shared email address for school email and follow up to procure necessary items and ensure school tasks are complete, someone who is willing to organize birthday gifts for classmates, track deadlines for school applications, and activities, return kid’s items ordered online, help pack the children for vacations, etc.
They have a very busy, but very happy and stable home and try to keep the kids in consistent routines. They highly value someone who is dependable, honest, and trustworthy. The ideal candidate is kind and loving, but also someone who can consistently keep the children in line, create consistency and uphold a routine for them. Their grandparents live across the street and afford the nanny a fair amount of flexibility. Their grandmother helps manage the home, transport the children, provide backup care, etc. Must be a team player!
The ideal candidate is friendly, outgoing, and genuinely loves interacting with the children. Someone who is engaging, a director communicator, and confident enough to set boundaries and stick to them. They seek a nanny who is loving yet firm; not a pushover! Someone who can communicate effectively (is able to say yes and no honestly). They are a private family (no social media, quiet about their personal lives, etc.), and ask for their nanny to respect their privacy by not sharing their whereabouts while with the children/family, no posting photos of the children, house, etc. They travel domestically as a family to places such as the Outer Bank and Vermont and would love for their nanny to join! Trips are typically 1-week maximum in duration.
Local candidates are preferred, however, they are open to out-of-state candidates for the right fit. The position is LIVE OUT ONLY. They prefer candidates who are vaccinated for COVID and the flu, but not a dealbreaker. Benefits include paid sick days, holidays, vacation and health insurance. Pay is open and dependent upon experience. Start date is ASAP!