Adventure Nannies

  • Head Nanny Needed in New York City

    Job Locations US
    # of Openings
    Perm Placement
  • Overview

    A busy, loving and inclusive family in Manhattan is looking for a head nanny to care for their children and manage their team of wonderful nannies and babysitters. They have four lovely children, a 8 and 6 year old who are both in school full-time, a 3-year-old who will start full-time in the fall, and a 4-month-old baby. In this position you will have the opportunity to flex your household management skills while building lasting relationships with each of the very unique and brilliant children. 


    The family currently lives in Tribeca and have plans to relocate uptown this year and are looking at properties on the upper east and west sides. The schedule is Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm and Friday 10am-2pm, occasionally the nanny will not be needed at all on Fridays and will be given that day off. The family spends a majority of their weekends upstate, leaving Friday afternoons.


    This is a leadership opportunity that will allow you to work with and manage a team of loving childcare providers and household assistants and vendors. The family has an afterschool nanny who comes Monday-Thursday to manage the afternoon and evening routines and a weekend nanny who comes in Friday at 11am and stays through Sunday at bedtime. The weekend nanny goes with the family to their home upstate on the weekends. 


    They spend several weeks every summer in upstate New York and would like their head nanny to travel with them 3-4 days a week. While upstate, the three older children will be in camp all day and you'll get to spend your summer days with a sweet baby. There is also travel to Nantucket and Europe on the agenda and a travel ready nanny would be a huge asset!


    This position is available only to candidates who have experience working as a nanny in New York City and will begin in August 2018 or as soon as they find the right fit. 


    • Head Nanny providing all aspects of care to children ages 8, 6, and 3 years old, and a sweet baby.
    • Standard childcare duties including bathing, feeding, dressing, napping, and assistance with morning and evening routines
    • Transport children to and from school and other activities
    • Communicate with housekeeper, afternoon babysitters, weekend sitter and parents as needed to keep the daily schedule running smooth
    • Update family Google Calendar as needed
    • Stay on top of children’s activities, school assignments, homework, library books, special school days, etc
    • Communicate directly with teachers, staff, tutors, etc and relay important information and schedule changes to the parents
    • Encourage kind and polite language to adults, siblings and other children
    • Promote positive behavior and good manners
    • Diffuse arguments and bickering in a calm manner
    • Help with homework and school assignments
    • Organize play dates, events with friends, etc
    • Light meal prep and grocery shopping
    • Encourage healthy eating/lifestyle and trying new foods
    • Light tidying and organization in kids rooms


    • At least 4 years professional childcare experience
    • Experience working in NYC as a nanny
    • Professional and polite demeanor
    • Discretion and respect of privacy / confidential information
    • Knowledge of each childhood development state and attuned to the child's developmental needs
    • Experience creating structure, discipline and schedule in a warm and caring way
    • A positive, can-do, team-player attitude
    • Exhibit good judgement and common sense, especially concerning child’s safety and health
    • Ability to commit long-term to a nanny position and truly become part of the family


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