The Nanny League

ADVENTURE NANNY NEEDED ON FARM IN COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS

Job Locations US-MA-Ipswich
Job ID
2021-2151
Category
Nanny

Overview

 

Kids on a farm

IPSWICH, MA/LOS ANGELES, CA (OPEN TO ALL US CANDIDATES)-Lovely family based in a beautiful rustic coastal town 2 miles from the beach and 40 minutes north of Boston is seeking an active and adventurous FULL-TIME NANNY for their 4-year-old boy and 19-month-old girl. They live on a huge active animal-rescue and bio-dynamic farm for the majority of the year, and relocate to Los Angeles, CA in the winters for 2-3 months (not during the pandemic, however). They travel often (pre- and post-pandemic) domestically and sometimes on short notice. MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL AND BE ALONG FOR THE RIDE! They have many animals on their estate including dogs, horses, farm animals (no allergies) and fields to roam and play. They value fun, travel, laughter, culture, mischief, adventure, creativity, academics, sports, a healthy and VERY active lifestyle, and a sense of humor in their home. They seek a nanny with similar values. Someone who is active, lives a healthy lifestyle, loves spending days playing outdoors and going on adventures. The family has a team-oriented approach and mom/dad are eager to divide and conquer the day with a collaborative, compassionate and joyful nanny. Mom is a film writer and works from home and dad, also in the film industry, works locally in a private office. (Both parents are always nearby and hands on). They are an incredibly tight-knit, down-to-earth, hard-working family who are looking for one truly lovely, drama free nanny to help them raise, love and nurture their children and to be a part of their adventures and the beautiful world they've created. Candidates with a background in child development or education is a plus in case the children are not able to attend school due to the pandemic. This is a full-time combine live-out/live in position. Up to 50 hours guaranteed. Schedule is flexible if needed, but is generally Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 6pm with flexibility on nanny's part appreciated. By 4:45 Mom is usually around and it's a team effort. There may be very occasional overnights when dad is traveling but they have been very rare due to the pandemic. Present nanny sleeps in the house Mon-Sat. She signs off at 6pm for the night but is available in case of emergency. Some nights she takes the baby monitor and charges for the night. All work together on an as-needed basis. Schedule for trips and vacations would be different and discussed ahead of time.  Nanny would be given time needed and family is extremely understanding of personal needs, appointments, recharging time and so on and flexible with advanced planning especially.  Their present nanny (who is leaving to start her own family) is a very well-known educator and leader in the nanny community, specifically in respectful care practices, Steiner, Reggio-Emilia and Waldorf. The parents chose not to send their son to school this last year because of COVID, so she stepped in to help home-school. Additionally, the present nanny worked on a consulting basis for the parents educating them for the last year about her methods and the parents have thus adopted her approach and are looking for a nanny with like-minded philosophies and a background in education/child development. The farm is at the nanny's disposal entirely and is a wonderful, open opportunity for creative, play-lead learning. The parents truly want someone capable of taking advantage of all the resources available to them, someone very PLAYFUL themselves and someone who wakes up and thinks, “What fun amazing things can we create, build and explore today!?” The parents are truly looking for someone with a unique combination of innate wildness, responsibility and ethics. They aim to teach their children to be resilient and self-sufficient in the brave new world. Mom/Dad are hands on and truly looking for TEAMMATES to share responsibilities with -- they have an 'ALL HANDS ON DECK' philosophy and work hard to raise good humans.  They deeply value their relationships with their nanny, treat them like family, and are looking for a person who genuinely enjoys working as a team and who is OK not having full autonomy, but rather someone who thrives working in a buddy system-- nannies are an extension of the parents and are responsible for helping to create a positive home/work life environment. This also means you have a no task is too big or too small mentality and open to helping pitch in with whatever is needed to get done (cooking, light cleaning, laundry, organizing, playing, etc). Generous package, commensurate with experience and education. Separate housing (off site apartment) is provided in addition to a room in the home for down time. The family has multiple homes (beach and ski and so on) and when traveling and visiting these places, the nanny will always be given their own room and bathroom and time to explore themselves Car is provided as well. Must have an impeccable driving record. Must be a strong swimmer! The parents believe strongly in providing the nanny with a situation wherein they feel extremely safe, always, comfortable and inspired. Benefits include paid sick days, holidays and vacation. Start date is ASAP!

Qualifications

BA/BS college degree | AA in related field of study 

CPR/First Aid Certification (renew as needed)

Ability to make a one-year commitment unless applying for a temporary position

A passion for working with children

Two+ years childcare experience

Excellent work and personal references

U.S. driver's license (this does not apply to NYC residents)

Complete Stop the Silence Training upon Membership
 
Fluent in English/Bilingual a plus

Competent swimmer

Non-smoker

Willing to go through extensive Background Check

Must be Live-Scanned and registered with Trustline if CA resident

Willingness to show proof of immunizations

No-cell phone driving signed guarantee

Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Incentives

Paid sick days, holidays and vacation 

Number of Hours Per Week

50

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