Live-out Nanny

Overview

Our client seeks a Nanny to care for their four children, comprising a diverse mix of boys and girls aged 12, 10, 8, and 3.

The family holds strong eco-conscious values, and their children thrive on active pursuits, participating in a range of sports such as swimming, trampolining, cycling, dance, gymnastics, and skiing.

They would like a Nanny who is patient, fun, and energetic, and someone who relishes adventure yet is equally at ease in a more slow-paced setting. The Nanny should also provide a nurturing, loving, and organised environment while establishing clear and consistent expectations.

They will work alongside two housekeepers, an Estate Manager, and an occasional chef.

Please note, the Nanny must be able to legally work in the US, and be based within a commutable distance of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

Start date: Mid July.

Job duties:

Responsibilities of the Live-out Nanny in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California:

  • Organise creative and educational activities (e.g., drawing, crafting and games)
  • Play with the children, appropriate for their individual ages
  • Take children for walks or to the park
  • Always supervise the children’s activities
  • Transport children to and from school and extracurricular activities and play dates
  • Support family during local visits to friends’ homes, restaurants, events, and other family activities
  • Prepare children’s meals according to their specific needs and tastes and feed them, including lunches for school
  • Bath children as necessary or when parents are not available, prep for bedtime
  • Dress and assist with dressing the younger children
  • Plan and supervise bedtimes
  • Assist young students with homework, if needed
  • Ensure children’s safety during all activities
  • Respond immediately and appropriately to unexpected situations or emergencies
  • Tidying and organizing the children’s living spaces, such as their bedrooms, bathrooms, and playrooms, including managing the children’s wardrobes
  • Monitoring all toys, and bikes/scooters, ensuring in working order, clean and ready for use
  • Ensure children’s growth and social development (e.g., teaching manners, teaching being respectful to each other and teaching children to help with chores)
  • Communicate and interact directly with each child at the child’s level
  • Communicate children’s behaviours to parents and agree on consistent discipline and always adhere to the childcare philosophy of the parent’s choice
  • Administer medicine to the children, as necessary and directed
  • Proxy parenting from time to time
  • All other duties as assigned

Candidates must be/have:

  • Legally able to work in the US
  • A genuine passion for working with children
  • Patience and communication skills to successfully interact with the children, understand their needs, and make them be receptive to your requests
  • Experience of looking after three of more children
  • Organisation skills to create a daily schedule that encompasses all the activities the parents want their children to attend
  • Problem-solving skills to be able to successfully deal with everyday issues that inevitably occur
  • Cooking and cleaning skills for nanny roles that also imply additional duties, such as making meals for the children and cleaning their living spaces
  • Ability to guide the family to help them maximize the development of their children
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Able to pass an in-depth background investigation
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record, as candidates will be required to drive
  • Must be able to make a long-term commitment
  • Fluency in English

Accommodation

No accommodation will be provided. The Nanny must live within commutable distance of the family home in Santa Monica, CA 90272.

Hours

Full-Time (40 hours per week) at the family’s home.

Monday – Friday, 12 – 8pm. Occasional overtime (paid) such as weekend work and travelling with the family.

Location

Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, California 90272.

Salary

$90,000 – $100,000 + discretionary bonus.

Job ref

CP639: Nanny in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, California

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