Now Hiring: Full-Time Nanny in Grand Rapids

The Michigan Nanny Authority is now interviewing for the following position:

A loving family in Grand Rapids is seeking a Full-Time Nanny to start early August 2020!

Professional parents are looking to hire a mature, experienced, and reliable Nanny to provide top-notch loving care and consistent learning and development to the family’s two children, a 4-year-old boy and 6-month-old boy.  One parent works a 7-day-on/7-day-off schedule from Tuesday to Monday so Nanny’s schedule will rotate between Week 1 and Week 2, indefinitely.  Week 1, Nanny will work Monday from 8am to 1pm and Tuesday through Friday from 7am to 6pm for a total of 49 hours. Week 2, Nanny will work Monday from 7am to 6pm, and Tuesday through Friday from 8am to 1pm for a total of 31 hours.  Each week’s hours are guaranteed, and overtime will be paid for every hour worked over 40 hours in a week.  The family would like their nanny to start in early August.

The Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of the family’s two sons.  She will be a loving, maternal caregiver who is invested in the children’s health, safety, education, and growth.  The primary daily care will be for the 6-month-old, as the 4-year-old will be attending daycare/preschool, though he will be home on occasion and during any sick days or school breaks.  Nanny should feel comfortable and confident providing high-quality care for both children!

Both parents work in the medical field and are concerned about their own, their family’s, and their nanny’s exposure to COVID-19.  By protecting each other, they will also be protecting the parents’ patients.  To help limit this exposure, the family would like Nanny to plan to stay home with the boys for the next year and will appreciate her assurance that she’s following any existing executive orders set by the Governor meant to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (ie. reasonable social distancing and wearing a mask in public places, frequent hand-washing, regular body temperature checks, etc.)

The Nanny will also be responsible for light housekeeping, including doing the boys’ laundry, tidying and maintaining organization in the children’s rooms and play areas, and doing dishes and other clean up after meals and activities.

The ideal Nanny for this family is mature, honest, and has a positive and inclusive outlook on life.  She is a professional career Nanny with solid work ethic and a high level of reliability and flexibility, willing and able to accommodate the parent’s unusual work schedule.  She is a maternal and loving caregiver who will naturally become an important part of the family and love the children in her care as if they were her own.  She is also a creative and playful caregiver, who believes in laying an early foundation for learning by engaging the children with books, songs, toys, and exploring the world around them.  The parents would prefer an older Nanny who has experience raising children of her own as well at least two years of experience working in a professional childcare environment.  Nanny will be comfortable and confident in keeping open lines of communication with the parents.

This position requires a one-year commitment to the family.  Pay will start at $17-18 per hour, and nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid holidays, and other standard nanny benefits.  Details will be discussed with qualified nannies at an in-person interview.

The right candidate:

  • Will have AT LEAST two years of part- or full-time nanny experience, or at least two years in a daycare or classroom setting. She will also have experience raising her own children or at least one year of professional childcare experience working with infants.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and legal to work in the USA.
  • Will have her own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
  • Must pass a thorough background check and drug test before starting the position.
  • Must have current CPR/First aid certification or agree to complete a class within 90 days of start-date.
  • Must have flu shot and DTaP vaccine, or be willing to get both before her start date, and must be willing to get a flu shot annually. She will also be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine if/when it becomes available (parents will pay for any immunizations.)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online today!  Have your childcare resume and at least 3 childcare references ready to submit along with your application.

Already registered with The Michigan Nanny Authority?  Send an email of interest to jaynie@minannyauthority.com.

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