Early Years Nanny – Part Time
- Job Ref: HN3712
- Location: Stokesley, North Yorkshire
- Job Type: Part-time
- Salary: Flexible according to experience
Are you an active person, full of energy and bubbling with enthusiasm? Yes, awesome. In this role, your bright and happy outlook will bring a burst of positivity to each day.
Part-Time Nanny for two young children in the market town of Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
Happy Nest Nanny Agency is seeking a positive, upbeat, and energised nanny to provide sole-charge care for two children part-time in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. This position will start in May 2020.
These children – 2.5-year-old girl, and a 4.5-year-old boy, have a diverse list of interests. From messy play and homemade slime to climbing, spinning and building Lego. As well as arts and crafts, outdoor fun, and the sensory wonders of kinetic sand, these two are busy little people.
So you’ll need to keep up with them. Better still, it’s important to match their pace and bring some enthusiasm of your own. And whilst they do love their on-the-go fun, calming activities that encourage quiet time are also strongly encouraged. Which means you’ll know when to introduce puzzles and reading time, or allow screen time for some downtime.
- Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; 7am to 9.30am, and 3pm to 7pm
- Wednesday and Thursday; 7am to 9.30am and 3pm to 8pm
Approximately 34 hours per week.
Extra hours are available in the school holidays. And occasional evening babysitting is available (with notice), if interested.
If you prefer, this role can be a live-in position. As there is a spare bedroom available. Although you would need to share the children’s bathroom.
- Keep the morning breakfast & school prep routine
- School drop-offs and pickups
- Afternoon activities and meal prep for dinner
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have an understanding of (and preferably, previous experience in) caring for children on the autism spectrum.
You’ll also need to have an appreciation for routine, and consistency. As both children benefit from good boundaries, especially where play is involved.
Mostly though, you’ll simply be able and willing to have lots of fun with them. Your openness, and readiness to be flexible with practices as you continue to grow and learn together will be highly valued.
The location of this nanny position in North Yorkshire means you’ll need to be a driver.
Your Contribution To The Role:
Mr 4.5 displays PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and falls under the spectrum. Which means the relationship and bond you develop with him is crucial. It’s important to let your relationship develop without demand. And it will require a very individualised and intuitive approach.
Your strong interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills will be extremely beneficial here.
You’ll find he will thrive on your positive energy, and respond well to your fun personality. And whilst he does struggle to play with his peers and younger children (including his sister), he engages well with adults. For Mr 4.5, it’s all about the 1 to 1 attention.
Therefore as an experienced nanny, we know you’ll be adept at managing expectations, and giving your attention (and your best self) to both children.
It goes without saying that for most children, a personalised and equal approach to conflict resolution and behavioural management is always best. However, it’s even more important when caring for Mr 4.5. Given his preferences, when he feels fear and frustration, it can result in a display of emotion and a physical outburst. So the old punishment/reward system does not fly in this household.
Instead, distraction works as a positive measure, and simply removing any triggers and discussing the incident (free of judgement obvs) will give you the best outcome. Plus, you’ll know to use clever ways to conceal demands. For example, you’ll offer him a choice (you choose, what job shall we do next) and give measured control of the situation (how long will it take to eat breakfast).
Now, let’s not forget about Miss 2–an independent and determined little girl with buckets of creativity. Come rain or shine, she’s all about the outdoor play, and messy play.
Miss 2 has energy is in good supply. She’s independent and knows how to persevere with things. Have a little patience and she’ll conquer the world. Although, from arts and crafts to playing with her dolls and babies, to building a fort; you might find her independence brings about a certain stubbornness. You do you, girlfriend!
So despite her confidence, your careful guidance (you’ll be an expert problem solver) will be well received here. Honestly, a strong-willed personality and the wisdom to accept help. A leader in the making, if you ask us!
As the nanny to both of these two superstar littles, you’ll be a superstar yourself. We bet you’ll personify that careful balance (Nanny McPhee did it so well) of setting boundaries with ease and calm whilst also knowing when to loosen the apron strings.
- Must be a driver
- Demonstrable knowledge of the autism spectrum & Aspergers
- A recognised childcare qualification
- An up to date paediatric first aid certificate
- Minimum at least 2 years experience
- Enhanced DBS certificate