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Nanny needed in Enoggera

PERMANENT NANNY

About Us
We are a family of 7 – mum, dad, sister (11), brother1 (9), brother2 (4), one dog and one cat.

Mum and dad run their own business and dad travels a lot. Mum works in the business and the kids are busy with school and after school activities. The business is very close to home so we can work closely with the nanny if and when required.

The two older children attend primary school and the younger one is at Kindy.

Mum and dad would like the children to develop into confident, independent, healthy and polite adults so our household is run to support these objectives. The kids have chores to complete, are responsible for preparing for their activities, disciplined for inappropriate behaviour and the diet focuses on healthy choices. (There are no allegories in our family).

About the Position
This position plays a vital role in the smooth running of our household. Whilst most of the duties revolve around caring for the children, some duties include supporting the parents as well.

We believe the more “duties” the nanny can perform during the day, the more quality time we have with the children when we come home of an evening.

Main Responsibilities:
• collecting children from school
• providing afternoon tea
• supervising homework
• driving the children to and from after school activities
• preparing the evening meal (and sometimes plan the weekly menu)
• grocery shopping
• washing & ironing
• basic cleaning duties (we have a house cleaner once a week so cleaning duties would be to maintain the house on a daily basis)
• supplementary shopping trips should the children require supplies (eg: birthday presents, haircuts, school project supplies etc)

Basic Responsibilities:
• create a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment
• supervise the children’s activities at all times
• play with and engage with the children when appropriate
• discipline the children when necessary
• administer medication when necessary

Hours:
The hours are currently:
Mon – 12-6pm
Tues – 2-7pm
Wed – alternating due to the 5-day Kindy schedule: 10am-6pm and then 2-6pm
Thu – 10am-6pm
Fri – 11am-5pm, every second Friday

The hours will increase during school holidays full time, 5-days a week.

About You
We are looking for someone who is easy going, well organised, values the importance of childcare, flexible and fun. They need to be able to fit in with our family and create an loving and caring atmosphere.

Nanny for After school care and One day a week in Bardon

We have a lovely family in Bardon seeking a reliable and fun nanny for their 2 children.
You will be required to work Monday to Friday 2.30pm to 6.30pm. Every 2nd Wednesday you will be asked to work a full day from 8.30am to 6.30pm. This is due to the youngest attending the pre kindy program which is a 5 day fortnight. During school holidays they would love the nanny to offer flexibility and be able to work some extra hours if required. This equates to on average a 23hr week during school term with week 1 being 20hrs and week 2 being 26hours.
The children are a little boy aged 4 and a little girl aged 6.
Your role as nanny is to pick up the children from the local school and kindy. You will then accompany them to after school activities, help with homework/reading and have fun! You will be required to prepare dinner for the children, general tidy of the home, bath the children and help with the occasional load of washing and folding.
The day you are with the little boy all day they encourage outings but also encourage home time for rest, arts and crafts, reading, puzzles and outdoor play.
The ideal candidate will be a nanny who can be firm when needed as the children are at an age where they need to be moulded and learn through boundaries that are set. They need a nanny who can guide them yet have fun.
You will need a car and licence for this role along with a current blue card and current first aid. Some experience with pre-school aged children is preferred. The family are seeking a nanny who will be proactive, show initiative, will be attentive to the children’s needs and will set boundaries for them.
The role is to start sooner rather than later however they are willing to wait for the right person.
Pay rate will be according to the nanny’s skills, qualifications and experience level.
You must feel comfortable with dogs as they have a friendly German Shepherd (who lives outside) who is an integral part of the family.

Nanny needed over 4 days in Auchenflower with 2 small children

A highly rewarding opportunity is now available for a very experienced nanny who has skills and knowledge to work with 2 small children.
The family live in Auchenflower and are seeking a nanny to work
Monday – 7.30am to 6pm
Tuesday –approx. a half day
Wednesday 7.30am to 6pm
Thursday- 7.30am to 4.30pm (some flexibility on Thursday)
Friday- occasional care needed Friday’s dependant on parent’s work
This job will be a min of 30hours per week.
As the nanny your role will be to look after a little girl almost 4 and a little boy almost 2.
Your role will include taking the little girl to pre-arranged activities per week. They live within a 5 minute walk from many attractions. The little girl does attend the 5 day a fortnight kindy program therefore you will need to help pack her lunch and get her ready the days she attends and also drop her off and pick her up. You will need to be able to entertain and educate both children through different learning activities. Both children love to explore and play outside but are also very interested in arts and crafts and engaging in such activities. Ideally a nanny who has had some background in teaching and learning through structured play and organised activities would be desirable as the family like to follow a certain routine.
With both parents working lengthy hours and having the nanny as the main carer throughout week they have asked if the nanny can help with household duties in relation to the children I.e. vacuum or sweep floors where children have made a mess, children’s laundry, help with dishes and unpack dishwasher, keeping the home generally neat and tidy and ensuring the play area and craft area are always kept safe and tidy for both children. The family does employ a cleaner to ensure all heavy cleaning is taken care of each week. You will also need to help with tasks such as unpacking the online grocery delivery and helping the parents where you can.
Ideally the family are seeking a very energetic, loving yet firm nanny who has at least 3 years’ experience in childcare and in particular with toddlers and preschool ages. Given mum and dad work long hours and travel for work they will require a nanny who has flexibility and is extremely reliable.
A car and licence will be essential along with current blue card and first aid. You will need a car and licence to attend activities.
This role is for preferably an immediate start (current nanny is pregnant and looking at finishing her employment sooner rather than later) and NON SMOKERS need only apply.
Whilst both parents work outside the home on occasion they do work from home.

Remuneration will be discussed with each applicant and will be paid according to qualifications and experience.

Nanny needed 2 days in Clayfield

A family living in Clayfield is seeking a nanny to look after their 2 cherubs 2 days a week.
The family require a nanny Mondays and Tuesdays. During summer (daylight savings months in NSW/Vic) you will work 7.30am to 4.30pm. During the winter (non-daylight savings months) you will work 8am to 5pm. This is due to the father’s work commitments.
The family consists of a little girl who has just turned 2 and her baby brother who is now 7 months old. They also have their friendly 4yo Golden Retriever (dog) who is very much a part of the family dynamic.
The ideal candidate will be 20-40 years of age and have experience working with both babies and toddlers, either as a nanny or in a childcare centre setting.
The family are seeking a nanny who will show initiative to get in and help around the house, with washing and folding and general tidying. They will need a nanny who enjoys some cooking, as the children’s meals throughout the day will need to be prepared, as will their dinner.
Outings are encouraged with both children, along with age-appropriate activities within the home such as arts and crafts, reading, puzzles, blocks and playing in the garden.
The family are willing to wait for the right candidate as the children are in day care at the moment, however are now looking for a loving, fun and genuinely caring nanny to care for their 2 little babies.
Non-smokers need only apply.
Paying approx. $25p/h.

Nanny needed Bulimba

We have a fantastic opportunity working with one child aged 9 in Bulimba.
The family is seeking a part-time nanny and requires the following days and hours:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6.40am to 8.40am then 2.45-5.45pm, a total of 15 hours per week.
To increase your hours if you wish they are also offering an option to work ALL DAY one of these days. This would equate to approx. 21 hours per week. During the day you will assist with light housekeeping such as ironing, changing beds, walking the dog and general tidying (no heavy cleaning as they have a cleaner). 4 weeks holiday pay/year and superannuation is included.
During school holidays they would require you to work all day Wednesday through to Friday. (33 hrs per week). Holiday activities would include; fun outings, creative activities at home, fun play and active outdoor play such as swimming , bike riding, rollerblading.
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:
- Fun and happy disposition
- Energetic
- Flexibility so you can work through school holidays
- Reliability. Must be reliable as both parents are professional workers and rely heavily on the nanny
- Passionate about working with kids. They want someone who genuinely has the desire to work and teach children. She will at times need help with homework.
- Have a car and a driver’s licence to get to work. Family car will generally be available however at times the nanny may need to utilize her own vehicle for local trips to after school activities.
- Longevity. Ideally they are seeking a nanny longer term.
- prefer younger nannies 25 – 35 who can help with homework and be fit and active.
Non-smokers only need apply.
Starting early September.

Temp nanny needed for contract role in Sinnamon Park (start Sept)

A gorgeous family in Sinnamon Park is requiring a nanny to help them whilst their nanny is on 6 months maternity leave. This role will be starting in October in which you will do a few days in October with the current nanny as a transition.

They seek a nanny to work every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mon and Tues mum will be at work so you will be required to work 7am to 6pm and Wednesday you will be at home with mum and helping take the children to swimming lessons etc which will be approx. a 9am to 6pm day. Some flexibility will be needed depending on the parents work day and what time the kids can get a swimming lesson.

They have a little girl who will be 3.5yo and twin boys who will be almost 2.5yo.

Given they have 3 under school age and with twins they are entitled to ‘in home care help’. They will be going through the Lady Gowrie scheme which means the government will pay your wage in which you will input paperwork etc. You must have your own insurance for this and I can help advise with this.

Other must haves include:

  • Current Blue Card
  • Current first aid andanaphylaxis training
  • Prefer a formal qualification (not essential but preferred)
  • Drivers licence and car. Although during working hours you can drive the family car with car seats (sometimes the current nanny and the mum swap cars)
  • Ability to work in environment with pets – dog & cat

 

As the nanny you will be asked to:

  • Provide an interactive environment for the children
    • Playing with toys, singing, reading stories, walks outdoors, trips to park
  • Nappy changes and help with toilet training
  • Ensuring they are all kept to their routine for nap time
  • Feeding and preparing meals
  • Assistance with food preparation for family
  • Trips to shops (for any groceries needed) or parks and outings with all 3 children
  • Housekeeping associated with children – tidying toys, keeping area clean, may extend to vacuuming and mopping if necessary, dishes (have a cleaner weekly)
  • Bathing the children
  • Laundry for children – loads of washing, hanging out & bringing in, folding & putting away
  • Changing bedding as required
  • Keeping record of activities (this is a part of the In Home Care Scheme)
  • Other responsibilities as appropriate to ensure smooth running of household

They seek a very organised and almost OCD person to help keep on top of things and someone who can ‘go with the flow’, as with 3 active children and 2 very energetic boys you need to be able to keep up with them.

This role will be extremely rewarding as you will be part of a loving home and assisting such a busy family whilst their nanny leaves to have her baby. This initially will be a 6 month contract however there may be room to extend if the nanny isn’t quite ready to come back to work so having some flexibility will be advantageous.

This role is to start in October 2014 for a period of approx. 6 months.

Rates will be negotiated however for an experienced professional they will be paying the $25 per hour