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Part time Nanny for Professional Fun-loving Household - Great opportunity for Experienced and Dedicated Nanny! — Archived

Family in Unionville

We are a professional, busy household of 4 looking for someone we can welcome as an integral, respected member of our family. My husband works out of town for most nights during the week and I work 3 days a week and I'm looking for a reliable, confident, and competent nanny to help me manage my 2 wonderful boys and the daily routines. Our boys are ages 5 and 9, both in a nearby school (within walking distance) and I am looking for after school care 3-4 days per week, with a schedule that could be adjusted to suit the right candidate. (I can set my work days as long as they are 3 per week). Ideally the candidate would be able to meet boys at school for 3:30 and walk them home (less than 1km), provide after school fun/structure, dinner, and manage bedtime on 1-2 of the nights, so a total of approximately 15-20 hours/week (e..g 3-9 for 2 nights, 3-7 on third night, but I have a lot of flexibility so working hours can be discussed). Also, we are looking for help running household errands (shopping, cooking, cleaning) etc so this position is definitely scaleable depending on the individual (i.e. more hours for additional tasks). We have had nannies in the past and during a difficult career time in our lives when both myself and husband were travelling. Our boys are amazing and intelligent but incredibly sensitive and struggled with the adjustment. We have spent the last few months regrouping and moving our home base so that this situation (both parents away) will not happen again. They are happy and loving and "back" to themselves now and are ready for a more "traditional" arrangement where they can trust their caregiver is someone whom they must respect and bond with, but Mummy and/or Daddy will always be there. (My job is only a 5 minute drive away). However, I am looking for someone who has experience especially with boys and siblings and who can engage the boys with humour, intelligence, and who is able to stay one step ahead of the classic boyish issues (potty talk, being silly etc). My youngest, in particular, has an incredible sense of humour and is the most sweet and loving boy... he is a joy to play with but he can push limits with his cheekiness and we find it easiest to stick to routines, structure, and clear boundaries. My eldest is incredibly intelligent and independent and needs someone who can enjoy his creative side (lego, Art, Star Trek.... yes!) So I need someone who can be fun but who has a natural sense of authority but most of all a willingness to understand, love, and engage my children. It really comes down to being able to follow routines and reinforce structure/boundaries but to know how to foster their independence at the same time. Humour goes a long way in our house as does being able to be silly, expressive, and spontaneous. In return we offer tremendous respect, appreciation and as much flexibility as possible in addition to a competitive compensation/hourly wage commensurate with your experience and dedication. Our nanny is our lifeline and you would be treated as such. I have been left in challenging situations before and need a dependable, reliable, and consistent individual with a strong work ethic that matches our family. Our ideal candidate has proven experience, related education, and can drive (and has own car) as there may be evenings where help with after school programming is required. Also, we have 2 cuddly cats so bear that in mind in terms of allergies etc. (We may be able to provide a car but a valid drivers license would be essential). The position would start immediately (as soon as possible) and would run at least until end of the 2016 school year, likely into the 2016 summer and potentially beyond. Candidate must be a non-smoker. Our ideal candidate would be "live out" but for the right person we do have enough space to accommodate a live-in arrangement for the right individual. Bottom line, our priority is to find the right match based on experience, attitude, and values and from there we will work with you to determine a combination that is win-win for everyone involved. I look forward to hearing from you and if you've been looking for an opportunity to really bond with a family and make a difference, please reply so we can talk further! Have a great day!

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