Nanny / Housekeeper / Assistant (KDTB:NE:CD) - Marlish area of Morpeth, Northumberland (NE61)

Closing date: 02 Mar 2019

A great opportunity has become available for a multiskilled and talented Nanny / Housekeeper / Assistant to work with a family who live in the middle of nowhere in Morpeth. This position will suit someone who can encourage and satisfy an inquisitive mind with answers to many of life's questions. An example of such question may be 'why is it dark outside but it is morning'. The family encourage discussions and adopt the approach of no question is a silly question.

The family have one child aged 4.5 years and are expecting their second child in May 2019. Given the location of the family home, a driver with transport is essential.

The role will be varied and would suit someone who understands the dynamics of a busy family lifestyle. An example of duties will include:

  • Attending to the daily needs of the children, ensuring their safety, wellbeing and happiness
  • Planning the day with age appropriate games, activities and outings to encourage learning and development
  • School runs for the oldest child, preparing of daily school things (swim kits, PE kit, packed lunch etc)
  • Care of the baby, bottles/food/nappies, taking to various classes and groups
  • Supporting learning, and reaching age appropriate milestones, whilst encouraging social interaction and good behaviour
  • Preparation of healthy and nutritious meals and snacks
  • General life admin and common-sense tasks around the home, for example if you make the mess, you tidy it, household chores, errands, shopping.
  • Keeping the children's bedrooms, toys and play areas tidy
  • Light housekeeping and laundry tasks related to the children

The family are looking for someone to be with them for the long term and are hoping to introduce their nanny to the family to start caring for the oldest child from May 2019 in order to start building a good bond before new baby arrives.

The hours are initially going to be8am-5.30pm on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the intention to include a Thursday or Friday from July 2019. Flexibility will be required to fit the demands of the parents work - they both run their own businesses which are homebased.

The family encourage the oldest child to help with tasks around the house and would like this to be continued. They adopt a negotiator / reflecting on actions style of parenting rather than shouting.

This is NOT a live in position.


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Sarah Parkin runs Kids Deserve the Best Nanny Agency, providing support to families with their childcare requirements including wedding day childcare, babysitting and emergency childcare. Area of coverage includes the following regions across the North East of England, Gosforth, Great Park, Jesmond, Heaton, Killingworth, Shiremoor, Longbenton, Holystone, Forest Hall, Morpeth, Cramlington, Ashington, Blyth, Ponteland, Kingston Park, Westerhope, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Monkseaton, Wallsend, South Shields, Tynedale, Hexham, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Corbridge, Consett, Rowlands Gill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, Wearside, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland.