Adventure Nannies

  • Warm and joyful, multi-talented nanny needed in Boston, MA!

    Job Locations US-MA-Somerville
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Perm Placement
  • Overview

    Are you a calm and warm nanny who is looking for a long-term role with a mindful and loving family? We are working with an incredible family of four in Somerville who is looking for someone to contribute their experience with child-led education and dedication to a healthy and creative life.

     

    In this role, you will be surrounded by inventive and compassionate people. Mom and dad are excited to raise self-directed, creative, and joyful children and are looking for a candidate who shares these values. Imagine spending your afternoons creating puzzles and games to stimulate curiosity, imagination, and playfulness. Whether playing outside or exploring the city and world around you, the family is excited about a candidate who leaves room to follow their children's innate interests in all that they are doing. The family also appreciates the importance of creating a clear sense of routines and boundaries in which their children can thrive, so someone who can balance this child-led exploration with some structure and schedule will be an excellent fit for this family.

    The family is seeking someone who can bring their talents into child care and has a preference toward candidates with educational, art, or musical training. The family gravitates towards a Montessori philosophy and a candidate who is experienced with this type of education will be preferred. The family is exploring language-immersion and would love to find a candidate who is proficient in Spanish to encourage bilingualism in their children. A candidate who doesn't possess the language skills but who is excited and proactive about finding fun ways to incorporate Spanish classes and activities in their day-to-day play will also be a big bonus! Above all, the family is excited about a candidate who brings their own talents and care to the role while being innately attuned to what would be most helpful at any given time and is invested in the common goal of supporting these two growing individuals. 

     

    The family spends its weekends outside of Boston near Walden Pond and travels a few times a year to visit an extended group of family and friends in sunny, beachy places. Dad travels often for work and the family will be looking for a candidate who would be open to traveling with mom and children to spend time with their dad both domestically and abroad.

     

    The family is looking to fill out this full-time schedule with a candidate who is interested in either working as an assistant or chef, depending on the skills and interests of the right person. As an assistant, you would manage calendars, help with event planning, book and prepare for travel, and other administrative tasks and projects that make this home run smoothly. The family is happy to train someone on how to support their family in these capacities; you just need the desire to learn and the self-starting mindset to jump right in! Alternatively, the family would be very excited to welcome a candidate who has a dedicated interest in a healthy, largely plant-based diet who would be interested in taking on some of the family's cooking needs.

     

    The schedule for this full-time, live-out position will be Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30 pm, Friday 1:00-10:00 pm, and Saturday 8:30am-1:30 pm. Childcare would be about 3.5 days a week and either assistant or chef work would be 1.5 days a week. The family is excited to have a candidate who can be flexible to help cover one weekend morning a week and one date night. They are happy to work with their perfect candidate to find a schedule that works well for everyone and will prioritize offering two consecutive days off/week. 

    Hourly compensation is generous and commensurate with experience and other wonderful benefits like two weeks paid time off, one week of sick pay, a healthcare stipend, guaranteed hours and a nanny vehicle or mileage reimbursement are offered.

    The start date for this position is: as soon as they find the right person! This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the US, have valid passports and are able to travel internationally, and possess a driver’s license and clean driving record!

     

    The family is happy to assist with relocation costs for the right candidate.

    Responsibilities

    • Care for and engage curious 5-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter 
    • Child-care duties including but not limited to: feeding, bathing, dressing, napping and morning and evening routines
    • Plan enriching activities beyond basic care, including local outings and adventures
    • Household management tasks to include: managing schedules, children’s laundry, general picking up around the house as it pertains to the children, running errands, event planning, and ordering supplies 
    • Flexibility to travel with the family
    • Collaborate with Mom and Dad, checking in on developmental milestones
    • Cook and prepare basic meals, a focus on plant-based, healthy diets is of paramount importance to the family
    • Create a warm and safe environment for children to grow and thrive

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 3 years full-time professional childcare experience in the infant and toddler stages 
    • Bright, warm, nurturing, calm, unflappable, flexible and professional demeanor
    • Proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred 
    • Valid driver’s license, passport, and a clean driving record
    • Demonstrates excellent judgment and teamwork in their role
    • Experience with Montessori philosophies is a big plus!
    • Comfortable swimming and caring for children in and around water 
    • Dedication to maintaining an active, mindful, and healthy lifestyle!
    • A bonus is if the candidate brings a second language to immerse the kids, or a love of art or music

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