Kent

Start date:  ASAP

Job Description

We are looking for a Nanny Housekeeper for a 4-person family in Sevenoaks where both parents work full-time in demanding, senior positions. Our client is looking for someone to work with them to ensure their children and home are very well cared for.

*NANNY WITH THEIR OWN CHILD WILL BE CONSIDERED*

Both parents work from home, particularly whilst the pandemic continues.

Both children (girl 9 and boy 6) are in primary school and so they require an experienced person to do school drop offs and pick-ups, help with homework, transport to activities and provide housekeeping services.

Example of house-keeping duties; high standard of cleaning, making beds, taking in deliveries,
wardrobe management, ensuring the fridge is cleaned and organised, overseeing maintenance
workers.

Example of nanny duties: school drop-offs/ pick-ups, managing children’s morning and evening
routine, preparing and cooking nutritious meals, overseeing homework, transporting to
extracurricular activities.

To be considered for this role, you must be a kind, reliable and patient person who takes pride in
their work, is confident and a great team player. It is expected that you act with integrity, discretion
and professionalism at all times.

Hours of work:

Monday to Friday, 3pm – 6pm, plus a further 5 hours per week for Housekeeping duties (days/hours for the Housekeeping to be negotiated). Total of 20 hours per week.

Salary: £15 – £16 gross per hour depending on the candidate.

Appraisal meetings: To be held on quarterly basis. It is expected that a high level of communication
will be maintained between you and your employer on a daily basis.

Salary Review: 12 months after start date, yearly thereafter.

Pets in household: None.

Interview process: Two face to face interviews.

Ultimately, you’ll reassure the parents that, even when they are not around, their children remain in a
safe and pleasant environment.

Responsibilities
 Organise creative activities and educational games (e.g. drawing, crafting and puppet games)
 Prepare and provide children’s meals
 Help children wash up and take baths
 Reinforce and model appropriate social behaviours, such as being respectful to each other
and helping out with chores
 Transport children to and from school and extracurricular activities
 Tidy up play areas and children’s rooms
 Assist with homework
 Ensure children’s safety during indoors and outdoors activities
 Take care of children in case of injury or illness
 Perform housekeeping tasks as needed
 Work with parents to ensure children’s growth and social development
 Maintain written notes of children’s meals, activities and any other pertinent information
 Work with parents to maintain up to date family calendar

Requirements:
To be considered for this role:
 You have previous successful experience as a Nanny/housekeeper
 You have genuine pride in your work; you are proactive, organised and inspire confidence in
others of your ability and professionalism
 You are respectful and open minded
 Excellent understanding of child development in different age stages
 An innate ability to come up with creative ideas to educate and engage children
 Multitasking skills
 A pleasant and patient personality
 Professional, confident and discreet in your working style
 A clean driving licence. You must be comfortable and competent with driving the family
SUV.
 Educated to a good level; further training in child development is a distinct advantage.

*Ofsted registration preferred or willing to become registered (at cost to your employers).

 

As with all Mum’s The Word Kent placements, applicants will need at least 2 years’ professional experience, Enhanced DBS check, Paediatric First Aid and at least two checkable references or contact details of at least two referees.

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