The Michigan Nanny Authority: Grand Rapids is now interviewing for the following position:
A loving family in Cascade is looking to hire a Full-Time Nanny for 33.5 hours a week!
Work-from-home Parents are looking to hire an experienced, professional Nanny to provide reliable, loving care for their three children, 5-year-old boy/girl twins and a 4-year-old girl. Nanny will work four days per week; the one weekday off can be Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, and can be decided together by the Nanny and Parents before Nanny starts. Hours during the school year are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am to 5pm, and Tuesday and Thursday 7:15am to 5pm, and Nanny will work 4 of those days for a total of 33.5 hours per week. During school breaks, snow days, and the summer, hours will be 8am to 5pm. The Ideal Nanny for this family will be able to start right away!
The Nanny will partner with the Parents to care for the daily needs the family’s three children and help parents facilitate the children’s busy schedules. The 5-year-old twins are in all day Kindergarten at a nearby private school; the Parents provide transportation to school in the morning, and the Nanny will do school pick-up in the afternoon. The 4-year-old is in morning preschool Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Parents will provide transportation to preschool with Nanny doing school pick-up. When the twins are at school, Nanny will be with the 4-year-old, playing and learning together, arranging play dates and field trips, and taking her to her weekly dance class and any other scheduled activities. After school, Nanny will provide snacks, help with homework, oversee chores, and facilitate playtime with all three children. In the summer, Nanny will be encouraged to seek out and plan activities, play dates, and field trips to keep the children active, engaged, and learning throughout the summer. The Family provides a vehicle for Nanny to drive when on duty to transport the children.
Nanny will provide transportation for and oversee any after-school activities scheduled for any of the three children, such as once-weekly afternoon occupational therapy appointments for the boy twin, who has Downs Syndrome. The boy is very high-functioning, thriving in the same Kindergarten classroom with his sister, and receives extra support with weekly occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Nanny needs no special needs experience or extra training, just the usual measures of love, compassion, and patience found in all stellar nannies!
The Nanny will also be responsible for light, child-related housekeeping, such as the maintaining the children’s laundry and clothing organization, helping with family dishes, helping keep main areas and play areas tidy and organized in between professional house cleanings, helping children maintain cleanliness in their rooms, and overseeing completion of any chores assigned to the children.
The Parents both work-from-home in offices that are separated from the main areas of the house. Having always had a nanny, the Parents are fantastic at setting and maintaining boundaries with the Nanny and children during their work day, and always defer authority to the Nanny when she’s on duty. For the Nanny, flexibility and a fluid teamwork mindset are key, as the Parents want to be involved in the daily activities as their work schedules allow, which may mean having lunch with the 4-year-old when she’s not in school, or taking over school pick-up or transportation to activities on a random afternoon. Open communication and a team approach to providing care for the children will make executing any last-minute changes to the schedule effortless.
The family has two large, friendly older dogs who will want lots of love but need very little care during the day, other than an occasional let-out in an invisible-fence-protected yard. Nanny should be comfortable sharing their space and days with the family’s furry children!
The Ideal Nanny for this family will have a minimum of 2 years professional Nanny experience, and be responsible, reliable, and have excellent work ethic. She should have a positive and friendly personality and be comfortable with having the Parents working in the home and popping in on occasion during her work day. Professional boundaries and mutual respect for each other’s jobs have made this arrangement successful with past nannies, and their Ideal Nanny will have a similar respectful, professional, teamwork approach to providing care for the children. Nanny will be creative and proactive, keeping the children engaged when they are actively playing and learning together, and staying on top of her other household tasks when the children are playing independently. She should have lots of ideas for creative, explorative play, and be skilled at motivating children to do less than fun tasks, too, like homework, chores, and cleaning up after themselves. The Family is Christian and conservative-minded, so their Ideal Nanny will be, if not aligned with, then very respectful of their beliefs, especially when the children ask questions or engage Nanny in conversation about what they are learning at church and/or in private school. Above all else, the Family’s Ideal Nanny will feel like an extension of the parenting team, will become a valued member of the family, and will be the children’s most fun playmate and greatest role model!
This position requires a minimum of a 1 year commitment to the family, and preference will be given to candidates who are able to stay until Fall 2020. Pay will start at $16-18 per hour depending on experience and education, and Nanny will have guaranteed pay, accrued sick days, 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. Experience raising children of one’s own is considered appropriate experience. Babysitting experience only will not be considered appropriate experience for this position.
- 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.
Already registered with The Michigan Nanny Authority? Send an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.