Nanny / Family Assistant in Santa Barbara, CA

Type of Job

Full time Live out

Published Date

May 14th, 2022

Job Location

Santa Barbara, CA

Published By

British American Household Staffing

About the Agency

About the job

A wonderful 2-dad family based in Santa Barbara is searching for an exceptional full-time, live-out, education-focused nanny/family assistant for their 6-month-old daughter and 2.5-year-old son. The typical schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8am-5.30pm; however, you should be flexible to start earlier/stay later, as needed. You should be comfortable working 45-50 hours, but they do have local babysitters for evenings/weekends as back up.

Duties will include all things child-related; preparing bottles and meals for the children, managing schedules, assisting with bathing, planning age appropriate activities, reading, listening to music and dancing, getting the kids outdoors, coordinating play-dates, and driving them to school and activities. Their son is in pre-school for a few hours each day, so during that time you will be on baby duty and handling other household tasks, including managing household vendors, communicating with other staff (housekeeper, personal assistant and gardener), and keeping a running inventory of household/baby items so they never run out. They have a housekeeper to handle deep cleaning, but you will be responsible for the children’s laundry, daily dishes after the kids meals, cleaning up after meals (messy high chairs etc.), general tidying, making sure the children’s rooms and play areas are tidy, and ensuring the kitchen is spotless at the end of each day. Grandma lives nearby and likes to take the kids once a week, so during that time you will be able to tackle the weekly grocery shopping, run any errands, and manage organizational projects.

They are looking for a candidate who will work with them as a partner in parenting, who can provide educational value, and help keep them organized. Both parents work off-site in a private office and are looking for a nanny who can take sole charge when on duty. Candidates should have strong infant and toddler experience, enjoy being active, and be a naturally patient, positive, cheerful, and easygoing individual. The ideal candidate is bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese preferred, but not essential), has a strong working knowledge of ages and stages, and is very educationally focused– preschool teachers are very welcome to apply.

They have an elderly cat and are hoping to get a dog in the coming years, so please be pet friendly and allergy free. This is a very kind and generous family and they are looking to hire someone who can grow with them for years to come. The family does enjoy travel and would love to bring their nanny with them, so please be both adventurous and passport ready. Only those candidates who are fully COVID vaccinated, and up to date on their TDap vaccine (with a willingness to get future boosters and an annual flu shot) will be considered. A generous compensation package is available to the successful candidate, and the family will also assist with relocation. If you are interested, with a US passport, Green Card or EAC, please apply to KP338.