Live in Nanny in Connecticut & Reykjavik , Iceland
Type of Job
Full time Live in
June 9th, 2022
Connecticut & Iceland
British American Household Staffing
About the Agency
About the job
A lovely family who split their time between Connecticut in the US and Reykjavik, Iceland are looking for a fantastic live-in nanny to join them in Iceland ASAP. The family would appreciate weekend cover, so an approximate schedule could be Thursday through Monday, 8am-8pm, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. Flexibility would be appreciated to allow for some babysitting as well.
Duties will include all care for the three children, aged 11, 11 and 9, including maintaining their safety at all times, feeding them, keeping them organised and cleaning up after them, making sure they behave, transporting them where they need to go, helping them with their personal hygiene, and putting them to bed. Ideally the candidate will travel with the family between Iceland and the US, however Summer cover in Reykjavik is urgently required so they will also consider candidates only able to offer temporary help in Iceland. A typical day in Reykjavik might include helping the children get up, breakfasted and ready in the morning, supporting the children with their remote tutoring, accompanying the family on days out or taking them to and from a day camp, perhaps doing a bit of food shopping or taking on some errands and then preparing dinner (this will have been dropped off by a chef, so normally involves some finishing off, warming through and serving only), and helping with the bedtime routine.
The ideal candidate already has experience with the pre-teen age-group and is confident around nut allergies and avoiding exposure to products containing nuts. Also helpful would be experience with moderate autism and with administering medication, including a daily injection pen. The children have been mainly home-schooled in recent years, so being able to support their re-integration into a more normal life would be appreciated! Candidates should be patient, firm, fun and great at relating to this slightly older age group. Please be a very confident and safe driver, with excellent English and a love of swimming.
Accommodation in Reykjavik is your own room with shared bathroom, while in CT it could either be own room with bathroom or a separate apartment. If you are interested in the role and COVID-vaccinated, please apply to ZI130.