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

A loving family in Ada is looking to hire a Full-Time Infant Nanny for 40 hours week!

First-time parents are looking to hire an experienced, professional Career Nanny with extensive experience working with infants to provide top-notch loving care and consistent learning and development to their 6-month-old daughter.  Nanny will work Monday through Thursday from 6:30am to 4:30pm for a total of 40 hours per week.  Family will guarantee a minimum of 40 hours a week and overtime will be paid for every hour worked over 40 each week.  Parents would like to have Nanny start by early-to-mid January 2021.

Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of the baby girl.  They will be a loving, maternal caregiver who is invested in the child’s health, safety, education, and growth while taking pride in being her playmate, teacher, role model, and friend.  Nanny will have knowledge of and/or experience with various approaches to infant care and be able to adapt to the parent’s desires for the child as she grows and her needs change.  Nanny should be engaging and attentive, able to plan gross and fine motor skills activities and sensory activities, and should be fostering a love of and excitement for learning and exploring the world around them from day one.  Play dates, story times, classes, and other age-appropriate social excursions will be encouraged when baby is older and/or the pandemic is over. 

The Nanny will also be responsible for light child-related housekeeping, including: doing the baby’s laundry, washing/sanitizing bottles daily and other dishes used, tidying and maintaining organization in the baby’s room and play room, and tidying up after herself and the baby in the common areas (living room, kitchen, etc.)   The family would also appreciate assistance with food preparation for the infant (purees, preparing bottles, etc), and occasional family laundry, home organization, and family meal preparation.

Both parents work in the medical field and are concerned about their own, their family’s, their nanny’s, and their patients’ exposure to COVID-19.    To help limit this exposure, the family will appreciate Nanny’s assurance that they are following CDC guidelines and any existing executive orders set by the Governor meant to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (ie. social distancing, avoiding big groups of people, limiting unnecessary travel, wearing a mask in public places, frequent hand-washing, regular body temperature checks, etc.), and the family offers the Nanny the same assurances.  COVID precautions and the family’s intended “what happens if/when” procedures will be discussed during the interview stage, and the family will require that their Nanny get the COVID vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

The ideal Nanny for this family is friendly and outgoing, with a personal and professional enthusiasm and passion for spending their days loving on and investing in an infant (and her family!)  They are a professional career Nanny with solid work ethic and a high level of reliability and flexibility, able to accommodate a rare early morning (with notice), an occasional later evening (traffic/work dependent for parents) and an occasional parent working from home.  They are a maternal and loving caregiver who will naturally become an important part of the family and thrill along with the parents over every new stage, development, and accomplishment as the baby grows up.  They are also a creative and playful caregiver, who believes in laying an early foundation for learning by engaging the infant with intentional conversation, books, songs, toys, and exploring the world around them.  The family hopes Nanny quickly feels like family, and will be comfortable and confident in keeping open, honest lines of communication with the parents, especially over COVID precautions and any potential exposures.  Nanny’s knowledge and experience working with infants will be a valuable resource for these first-time parents, and will give them confidence in their ability to handle anything that comes their way.  The ideal Nanny will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children in a professional setting, with 1 year of consecutive care of an infant (ideally from birth to age 1), and excellent references. Preference will be given to candidates who have a college degree, additional certifications, or coursework in child development or child psychology.

This position requires a long-term commitment to the family, and preference will be given to the candidate who is willing to stay for 4+ years.  A minimum of 1 year commitment is required.  Pay will start at $16-20 per hour depending on experience, and Nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, 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.
  • Will have AT LEAST one year of proven childcare experience with infants, will know how to interact with the infant to support learning and encourage his development, and will be able to use their knowledge and experiences to be a support and valuable resource for the parents.
  • Will have their own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and legal to work in the USA.
  • 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 the start date, must be willing to get the COVID vaccine as soon as it is available, and must be willing to get a flu shot annually (parents will pay for any immunizations.)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online today!  Have your childcare resume available in .doc or .pdf format ready to submit along with your application. For ease in applying, we recommend using a PC instead of a tablet or smartphone.

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

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