Dynamic family of 4 in Brentwood, CA is seeking a collaborative parenting partner with a high emotional IQ to provide care and support to their two children, ages 10 and 4! This is a full-time position that requires flexibility. The typical weekly schedule is Mon-Fri 1pm/2pm-8pm + a few later evenings each week when the parents go out. Must be available to start early and/or work full days as needed during school holidays/closures/sick days – family will guarantee 40 hours weekly. Rate is $30-$32/hr gross DOE + Health Insurance + PTO.
A typical day will start with some errands or grocery shopping, meal prep, picking the kids up from school, supervising homework and after-school activities, cooking dinner, and coordinating the evening routine. The parents are wonderful employers, both of their past nannies stayed approx. 5 years each and they are hoping to find another great fit for the next 5 years (or more!). Both children enjoy school and enjoy being active. The oldest child is strong willed and independent – he can challenge authority and get emotional or angry when he doesn’t get his way. He’s in therapy to work through these emotions and to help him learn appropriate ways to work through his frustrations. As a result the ideal caregiver is someone who is naturally empathetic and patient as well as someone who can set appropriate boundaries without getting flustered or overwhelmed. Past experience working with children who have behavioral challenges or special needs is a plus but not required.
Their younger child is very social, enjoys independent play, and loves art. There is quite a bit of sibling rivalry going on at the moment – so if you are someone who has a talent for de-escalation and can diffuse arguments between siblings you will be a god-send to this household! Overall, the children can be challenging, but are incredibly sweet and loving – they desperately want to connect and the parents are looking for the special caregiver who will be a positive force and role model in their lives. The family enjoys traveling during school breaks (domestic and int’l up to 1-2 weeks at a time) so please be passport ready and up for an adventure! Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe are a few of their favorite destinations and travel is always first class!
The ideal nanny is reliable, flexible, experienced, and loves being active. You should be resilient, have a glass-half-full mentality, and be an excellent communicator. COVID vaccine strongly preferred (both parents vaccinated). Please be comfortable wearing a mask until both children are able to be vaccinated. Please be pet friendly – the family doesn’t currently have any pets but are hoping to add a furry family member in the future! The family is hoping to hire ASAP so if this sounds like you then please don’t hesitate to apply!