A lovely family of six in Purchase, NY are seeking a full-time nanny/housekeeper. This position can be live-in or live-out, they are open to either option. The ideal schedule for the role is Monday through Friday from 9am to 8pm, but the family is flexible to find a schedule that works best for the candidate if this day is too long. This family has four children ages 15, 14, and 9-year-old twins. Mom stays at home, so the nanny would never have all four children in their care at once, it would be a team effort and split care in coordination with her.
As far as childcare-related work, responsibilities will include helping Mom with getting the four children organized and off to school, cooking or assisting with breakfast, and cleaning the kitchen once the children have left. All four children are in school full-time and the three youngest have activities after school, so the job responsibilities will also include some pick-ups and drop-offs, after-school care, organizing and cooking meals and managing mealtimes, and helping to raise well-rounded and polite children. The oldest daughter has special needs and is non-verbal, so she requires a bit more guidance through her routines. One of the other children has a mild behavioral struggle that would require a candidate to use positive reinforcement in conjunction with firm boundaries. The ideal candidate is warm and fun but can also act as a disciplinarian that demands respect in the household. The nanny must be patient and calm, with a self-starter attitude.
In addition to that, the candidate is responsible for everything related to housekeeping including deep cleaning, general tidying, organization, and laundry, as well as errands and help with entertaining (post-COVID). Ironing of linens and the children’s school uniforms is expected as well. Ability and willingness to cook is very important to the family, and someone with catering experience could do well in the role. The home is seven bedrooms, but three are guest rooms on a separate floor that are seldom used. The ideal candidate will be warm, kind, detail oriented, and hard-working, with a desire to stay with a wonderful family long-term.
The family spends 5 weeks each summer in Nantucket, so someone who could travel with them during that time would be ideal. A valid drivers license with a clean driving record is a must, and ability to swim is huge plus. The candidate must be comfortable with dogs, as there are three in the home. If you’re interested and are legal to work in the US, apply to EB056.