Nanny Housekeeper – Full Time
- Job Ref: HN3716
- Location: Sonning, Reding
- Job Type: Full-time
- Salary: £11 – £15 per hour, gross
This position is best suited to a nanny housekeeper who can scan a room and know exactly what’s needed and when. And whilst mum and dad (and the boys) will show you the ropes whilst you’re settling in. If you’re able and willing to take charge and be proactive, then they’re excited to meet you.
Full-Time Nanny Housekeeper for Busy, Professional Family with Two School-Age Boys in Sonning, Reading.
Happy Nest Nanny and Maternity Agency are seeking an organised, and high energy nanny housekeeper for a family with two boys in Sonning, Reading. This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, with before and after school hours as well as some hours during the day for housekeeping.
This busy family is juggling all the things. Mum and dad both have demanding jobs in the city, and Dad travels regularly for work. And with both boys pursuing equally demanding extra-curricular activities (judo, cricket, beavers, and tutoring to name a few), they’re in need of a nanny housekeeper to keep everyone organised.
Therefore you’ll be a key player in this household. Your support to maintain everything that goes on at home, and for the boys, will allow this family the freedom to pursue each of their commitments. So really, you’re kind of the cog in the wheel that keeps this family moving. And the balance they’re desperately in need of.
These boys – aged 7 and 9 – love their sports. Especially if you’re talking football, and it’s Liverpool FC on top of the leaderboard (as usual). Being avid fans, you’re likely to catch a game or two during your time together with the boys. But don’t worry, even the most uninterested (like ourselves) will soon find themselves barracking for the team. It’s not hard to support a team that’s deserving of being weekly winners!
They also enjoy reading, are loyal scouts, train in Judo, and play football and cricket each week. Lucky (or would that be unlucky) for them, their dad is the coach!
- Monday to Friday
- 7.30 am to 11 am; and 3 pm to 6.30 pm
This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week. They will need extra hours during school holidays if possible.
The hours are split between mornings and afternoons.
Each day you’ll arrive for breakfast, and keep the morning routine flowing. You’ll take the boys to their early morning activities, and do the school run for 9 am. You’ll then return to the house for 2 hours of housekeeping until 11 am.
In the afternoon, you’ll be back to pick up the boys from school at 3 pm (just a short drive away). From then you’re got a busy schedule! Between collecting the boys and 6.30 pm you’ll no doubt be popping to activities, see to their general care, and provide a meal for the boys. You’ll also need to oversee homework and provide guidance where appropriate.
We hear the boys have asked for someone nice who won’t make them eat Brussels sprouts! Oh boys, when they’re boiled to death we don’t blame you… clearly you’ve not tried them grilled and caramelized with bacon and brown sugar balsamic.
Mr 7 loves his quiet time, and you’ll usually find him with his nose in a good book. Mate, we’re so with you on this! Notables on his Good Reads are factual style books about animals, space, and the Guinness book of records. But he does also enjoy the classics, like Roald Dahl, and has just finished James and the Giant Peach.
They both do Judo before school on a Thursday and Friday morning. And Mr 7 goes to Beaver scouts, and Mr 9 goes to Cub scouts. Whilst Mr 9 loves his sports too. But he also enjoys the odd computer game and plays electric guitar. On a Wednesday he sees a tutor, to prepare him for his 11plus exams coming up.
As both the mornings and afternoons are filled with activities, you’ll need to hit the ground running. We’d advise you invest in a to-go cup if you don’t already have one, as you’ll be off here, there, and everywhere.
Which means you’ll constantly have an eye on the time, and a be a keen problem solver–prioritising the daily agenda, order of tasks, and in the know about traffic and how to get where you need to go.
Schedule of clubs:
- Monday: Beavers
- Tuesday: Football
- Wednesday: Tutor
- Thursday: Judo (mornings); Cubs (afternoons)
- Friday: Judo (mornings); & Cricket (afternoons)
- Perform all house cleaning
- All family laundry and ironing on an ongoing basis
- Change bedding
- Receive delivery of online food deliveries and put away
- Ensure the fridge and food cupboard are stocked up, bin anything that’s out of date, and make a note of anything that’s needed
- Do a sweep of the house, before the end of each day, to empty bins, make sure school bags and sports kids are packed, and the general living areas are tidy etc.
The family have two French Bulldogs who will need to be fed and let out just before leaving at 11 am each day.
You must be a driver for this position, with own car. Mileage will be reimbursed at the standard rate.
- A recognised childcare qualification
- An up to date paediatric first aid certificate
- Minimum at least 2 years experience
- Enhanced DBS certificate