Calling all domestic staff employees! Magnolia Agency is a brand-new domestic staffing agency that works with families across the globe to provide full-service staffing needs for the modern home.
Magnolia Agency launched in 2017 as the sister agency of Adventure Nannies, which has been matching exceptional nannies and private educators with families everywhere since 2012.
We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions:
Household Managers / Estate Managers
Newborn Care Specialists
Executive Assistants / Personal Assistants
All candidates must be:
- at least 21 years of age or older
- legally permitted to work in the United States
- 3 or more years of professional, relevant experience
- able to provide 3 or more professional references
- professional demeanor and communication skills
- able to work well both independently and as part of a team
- able to exercise discretion and be trustworthy
Travel is at the core of Adventure Nannies, and due to the short turn-around times on travel and temporary placements and their extreme popularity among nannies, most of our travel opportunities are only broadcasted to a select group of nannies, infant care specialists and educators who make up our travel roster.
We are currently seeking additions to the travel roster! Not only will selected candidates be privy to otherwise unpublished temporary and travel positions, they will also be fast-tracked through our vetting process and be given a priority when applying for our other open positions.
We are currently seeking candidates for the travel roster who:
- are available and excited to travel both domestically and internationally from 1 - 6 weeks throughout the year
- are experienced with a wide array of age groups
- possess a current driver's license, passport and CPR certification
- have experience traveling on their own and with nanny families
- are down-to-earth, adventurous, flexible and work well on a team
- have an hourly rate of $15-$30/hr for travel and temp positions
- ability to swim and care for children in and around water, including swimming pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans
In addition to these base requirements, preference will also be given to candidates who:
- speak multiple languages
- possess a Bachelor's degree or higher
- have infant care certification and/or experience
- have teaching certification and/or experience
- possess familiarity with alternative education and parenting styles
- have special needs experience
A loving, dynamic, and adventurous family is looking for a nanny to join their family in a full-time, long-term position. The nanny will be responsible for a baby girl born in January of 2018 and work with the parents to encourage her to be a confident, polite and optimistic child. The family is not only looking for a wonderfully experienced candidate, but also someone who will be a wonderful, positive, and energetic addition to their family! They live in San Francisco and also travel frequently to their homes in Lake Tahoe, Montana, and Hawaii, and are also planning extended travel to Europe this summer.
You will be using your extensive newborn care experience to engage their daughter as she experiences the world and reaches developmental milestones. In addition to caring for this sweet girl while both parents are at work, you will be responsible for light household upkeep pertaining to the child, running childcare related errands and preparing meals for the baby. The family employs a housekeeper, part-time personal assistant, and a dog walker for their sweet pup. They are excited to find a candidate who can help maintain a clean and tidy home and a drama free environment! A valid driver's license, clean driving record, and the ability to navigate city streets is required for this position. The family will provide a nanny vehicle.
A candidate who is loving and kind, energetic, cultured and curious about the world, has strong communication skills, lives a healthy and active lifestyle, and has a team player attitude will excel in this role for years to come. The family is very active, interested in technology, and loves to travel. They are excited to find a candidate who brings that same excitement for life to this role!
The family is considering some scheduling options and is amenable to the right candidate's preference. They are currently considering having their nanny work Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, with occasional date night, weekend and travel opportunities with advanced notice or hiring two nannies to work block schedules ranging from 4-7 days each. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and the family will provide healthcare, paid time off and additional benefits.
This position is open to all qualified Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the United States with a valid passport.
An international family is looking for a nanny to join them in caring for their sweet and curious 18-month-old daughter. The loving family uses their home in New York City's West Village as their home base. They are usually only in New York for a few months at a time and travel frequently for work and pleasure. Frequent destinations include London and Israel where they have family.
While in New York the family can provide a private accommodation for the nanny if needed. While traveling the nanny will have all transportation and accommodations covered. This is a position for someone who is ready to see the world and travel off the paved road from time to time.
The parents are both very involved, and while they have professional and philanthropic pursuits outside of the home, they are looking for a nanny who will foster a very open and collaborative environment. You must be comfortable and excited to work and travel with the entire family. This is a high profile family and the role will require a very high level of discretion. The ability to collaborate with a team in their staffed homes will also be an asset.
The ideal candidate is a well traveled citizen of the world, who is friendly, engaging, pro-active and flexible. The family is looking for a nanny with a background in education with the desire to turn the world into your classroom. They are hoping to find someone to provide a nurturing a loving environment for years to come, including potentially helping the family to welcome future children.
The schedule will be 8am-7pm Monday to Friday and will require flexibility while traveling and with notice. The family is paying a competitive hourly rate and overtime. The position begins June 15th and is open to all Adventure Nannies.
A loving, creative family of three in Brooklyn is looking for an engaging full-time nanny this spring and summer to care for their one-year-old son. Both parents are professionals in the arts and will occasionally be working from home as you explore all that Brooklyn has to offer with their imaginative and joyful boy. The parents describe themselves as laid-back and liberal and enjoy going to parks, shows, museums and films, and value a nanny who shares their passion for the arts and the outdoors. The typical schedule will be 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, and responsibilities will also include occasional grocery shopping, accepting deliveries, and formula and food prep for their son. The family travels often domestically for both business and pleasure, including a trip to the UK in July, and are looking forward to sharing their active lifestyle with the ideal candidate!
The family is paying between $15-$20 per hour DOE and will also provide a Metro card if one is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a knowledge in early childhood education.
This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the United States, are within commuting distance of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and have a valid passport and infant/child CPR certification (or are willing to get certified prior to their first day of employment.)
The start date for this position is April 9th, and will continue through the end of August. The son will be going into daycare in the fall, so at this time the family is looking for a candidate available to commit to this 5-month temporary position.
A loving family of five is seeking a self-starting, devoted manny or nanny to join their family in Irvine, CA! The family has a 14-year-old daughter who is currently enrolled in school, and two younger sons ages 6 and 8 who are currently living in China with their father but will be arriving in the States in the upcoming months.
The manny's schedule will be a split shift Monday - Friday, with morning hours from 7:10-10:10am and afternoon hours from 2pm - 7pm. The hours may shift when the sons arrive in California! In addition to childcare-related tasks, the manny/nanny may also be asked to run errands such as grocery shopping. The manny/nanny will also be asked to assist the children with homework as requested.
This family values travel, sports and music and would love a candidate who shares those passions! The family travels frequently, including domestic trips on long weekends and school breaks and an extended trip back to China every summer, which their nanny would be joining them for. The mother speaks fluent Mandarin and does not speak English, so the majority of training and day-to-day communication will be conducted through a third-party interpreter. The children are all fluent in both English and Mandarin.
The family is offering $26-$31 per hour depending on experience, and is also offering full health insurance and a family car that will be provided to the candidate while working.
This position is only available to candidates who possess a valid passport and driver's license. The family prefers candidates that currently live within a commutable distance to Irvine but are open to providing relocation assistance to candidates moving from the Los Angeles or San Diego areas.
We're excited to announce a new partnership between Adventure Nannies and Sitter. We would like to invite any nannies who have previously filled out our Candidate Profile and successfully passed a screening call to be part of this exciting new relationship. If you decide to participate, you will be available to both our clients and other families in New York City to be booked for short-term nannying and babysitting positions. We have been fans of Sitter for quite some time, and are delighted that they've chosen to work with us exclusively on their NYC roll-out.
In a nutshell, here is how the program will work if you choose to participate:
- You’ll receive booking requests from families in NYC and can accept or decline the booking. You'll be notified of families close to your home that match the requirements you've set out for the position.
- During the sit, get directions to the location and view the children’s important information (emergency contacts, allergies, etc.) directly in the app.
- At the end of the sit, you'll be able to check the final booking time to ensure you get paid the correct amount.
- You’ll be paid directly by the clients at an hourly rate of $20/hr + $1/hr per additional child + optional tips. The parent will be automatically charged within 24 hours. Your money will get deposited directly into your bank account.
If you are interested in this opportunity, live in or near NYC, and have already applied through Adventure Nannies and filled out our candidate profile in the past, please apply below and you will receive an email with instructions on how to get started. Due to the extensive time and costs associated with our vetting process, at this time we are only considering candidates who have already been partially or completely vetted.
A career nanny opportunity awaits you as part of a professional, dynamic, supportive home and staff in Los Gatos, CA! This position offers top salary, full benefits, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join an established team as a career nanny!
A wonderful family in Los Gatos, CA is looking for a professional, caring, and good-natured lead nanny to join their staff. The family of four has an 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son and they are seeking an experienced nanny to join their fully-staffed home and become part of their team! The successful candidate will be a career nanny who is dedicated to the role they play in their charge’s lives, a wonderful multi-tasker, tech-savvy, and a self-starter.
A nanny with the ability to work as an effective member of a busy in-home staff and be a team player will excel in this role for years to come. The ideal candidate can look forward to spending time with two fun and active children as they grow into bright, engaged, and kind individuals. This fast-paced family relies strongly on household communication and organization between members of staff and have built 2-3 hours at the beginning of each work week for getting organized, planning activities, and communicating any scheduling updates or changes with the rest of the team.
This candidate will be responsible for managing the kids’ busy daily schedules, light meal preparation, making play dates and finding ways to create fun and dynamic activities both at home and on the road. This is a dream position for candidates that truly thrive in highly organized environments while they can support and be supported by a tight-knit and professional household staff.
This family loves to travel and the lead nanny will be invited on both domestic and international throughout the year. After a few transitional weeks of learning the family’s routines and structure, the lead nanny will be expected to jump in and use the existing scheduling infrastructure to assist the family and the rest of the household staff stay organized and updated on daily activities. A keen eye for ways to go above and beyond in your role is key!
Compensation is $30-38/hour and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 10 days of PTO, 6 paid holidays and an annual bonus. The schedule will be Monday-Friday 12-8pm with opportunity for travel and overnights with advanced notice. Flexibility in schedule will be appreciated and a general willingness to go above and beyond to support the family and team is required!
This position is open to all Adventure Nannies who are legally permitted to work in the US. Preference will be given to candidates who live in a commutable distance of Los Gatos, CA. Candidate must possess their own vehicle. Start date: as soon as they find the perfect fit!
A busy and loving family of seven in Silicon Valley is looking for an educationally focused nanny to join their go-with-the-flow nanny team. This busy household with children ranging in ages from 2 years to 17 years old is excited to find a candidate who is ready to jump in and engage with the kids and be an integral part of making this home thrive.
The right candidate will be well versed in teamwork and will be excited to work alongside a loving and devoted team. An eagerness to get down and dirty and play with the kids while being aware of developmental milestones and encouraging educational exploration is a must! Day to day activities will include after-school activities and coordination, going on an adventure around the area or packing and planning for upcoming family getaways. A candidate who has a working knowledge of the Spanish language will be given preference!
Willingness to understand the importance of scheduling in a home with many moving parts is important and maintaining an open mind and flexibility will be key for the successful candidate. Experience with toddlers is required and candidates with experience as a travel nanny will excel in this role for years to come!
This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with an innovative family and build a long-lasting relationship. The family is offering a generous compensation package including health benefits, paid time off, and paid sick days. The weekly schedule will be 10:30am-7:00pm Monday through Friday with opportunity for travel and overnights with advanced notice.
This is a live-out position with a start date as soon as they find the right candidate! The family may be open to helping with relocation for a candidate who is a perfect fit within their family and team. This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates with a valid passport and driver's license. Candidates must possess a completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
A very loving and private Denver-based family is looking for an executive/family assistant. In this dynamic role you will work directly with the principals overseeing projects at several properties, international and domestic travel, events, and managing an ever-changing calendar, including personal and professional matters.
This position will offer a competitive salary package, healthcare options, paid time off, travel opportunities, and a position with a loving and inclusive family.
A loving family in Denver is looking for a role model to support and engage with their 5-year-old girl. The nanny will run point on the afternoon and evening routine during the week, and occasionally travel with the family on holidays and weekends. During the day you will be asked to collaborate on family assisting tasks and errands.
A day in the life might include picking the girl up at school and heading to lacrosse or swimming, planning a play date, or assisting with homework. The family values a health-conscious nanny who would prepare wholesome snacks and meals for their daughter, and include her in the meal prep process when appropriate! The nanny will assist with the evening routine, helping with bath and bedtime, and then ensure the child has everything laid out for the next day. The nanny will occasionally travel with the family or be asked to provide overnight care while the parents are away. Occasionally the nanny will also be responsible for young cousins and playmates.
The weekly schedule will be M-F 10am-6pm, with the flexibilty to stay late and travel with advanced notice. In the event the nanny is traveling during the weekend, the family and nanny will work to provide alternative days off and overtime compensation. The family is offering a guaranteed salary for flexibility to cover evenings, weekends and travel. A full benefits package is being offered, including health care and paid time off.
An exciting opportunity to utilize your background in maintenance and facilities is available with a dynamic and professional family in Silicon Valley. The family has multiple properties and is looking for someone with a minimum of two years of experience in the field to help support the maintenance team in general maintenance management.
In this role, you can expect to work closely with the family's household support staff to ensure this bustling home and family environment run smoothly. The successful candidate will not only possess excellent general maintenance, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, but a desire to be an efficient and collaborative member of a team. Security and confidentiality are paramount in this role and the candidate must exhibit their ability and background in upholding these values.
The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with all general maintenance activities as described below including a working knowledge of carpentry and a willingness to jump in where needed.
Hourly compensation is $30-40/hr and commensurate with experience. Other benefits such as health care and paid time off will be offered for the right candidate. The flexibility to travel to the family's multiple properties is key! General schedule will be Monday-Friday.
This position is open to all candidates nationwide who are legally able to work in the United States, possess a driver's license and a clean driving record. A certified background, at least three verifiable professional references, and proven experience in the maintenance field is required.
A family with two young children is looking to find two nannies to round out their team of caring and education-focused nannies in their fully-staffed home. The children are cousins, a 2.5-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy. The little girl is starting nursery school and the little boy will not be far behind. The family would love to find education-focused nannies who will engage these children on their paths to becoming little scholars!
These positions are for true professional career nannies who understand the dynamics of busy families, have great attention to detail and take pride in their work. The family has multiple fully staffed residences in the tri-state area, including Alpine, Manhattan, and the Hamptons. This position will offer tremendous opportunities for growth and longevity for the right person.
The position is 4-days live-in, with a daily schedule from 7am-~8pm and then 4 days off. During your days off the family prefer the nannies live out, allowing for time to relax and recharge. Comfortable private accommodations are provided when you live-in, as well as transportation to whichever location the family is at.
The family is offering a very competitive hourly wage which reaches ~$90K/year, a full health care package, and annual bonuses.
You must have a valid driver's license and passport for this role. A nanny vehicle will be provided.
This opportunity is open to relocation candidates - however preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with the tri-state area. The family is looking to find the right people as soon as possible.
An entrepreneur in the city and her two darling children, a 2-year-old girl and 6-month-old baby boy, are looking for a smart, energetic, fun loving, and engaging nanny to join them in The West Village. The ideal nanny will initiate activities and adventures with the children and will be welcomed into a relaxed and loving home.
The opportunity will put you in lock-step with a motivational mother who owns several businesses across Manhattan. The weekly schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm, and the family is looking for someone who is comfortable being flexible with their time to provide weekend, evening and overnight coverage as needed.
You will work in tandem with another nanny in this position to ensure the children are provided with consistent and loving care. Cooking, swimming and driving are all abilities that will help you stand out as a candidate for this role.
The family is offering a competitive hourly rate, a healthcare stipend and paid time off. This position is only open to candidates who currently live within a commutable distance to The West Village and have experience working with children in New York City.
Dream job alert! Get ready to support a loving, mindful, and joyous family of four as they raise their two sweet sons. This family is super active and you can plan on traveling often, getting outside and playing, and being a collaborative member of this family's "tribe".
The family is offering a competitive hourly rate and is open to relocating an all-star candidate to support them in their North Seattle home in a live-out capacity. Someone who brings years of experience, flexibility of schedule, an interest in child-led educational exploration and who shares a common love of a healthy, centered, and mindful lifestyle will thrive in this role for years to come. The family puts a high value on honesty and loyalty in their home and on their team, so holding this as a core value is important for the candidate as well!
The ideal candidate will be warm, engaging, and above all someone who will nurture two curious boys ages 9 months and 2.5 years. An open mind, flexibility, and a team-centered attitude is a must. The family owns and operates their own bustling business which requires a lot of travel and flexibility in the busy season, so a candidate who is ready to go-with-the-flow as part of this team is key. A spirit of creativity and adventure is appreciated in this family, who loves to travel, laugh, practice yoga, and prepare healthy, beautiful meals in their home.
This family is excited to find the perfect nanny to grow with their family for years to come. Someone who is familiar with attachment parenting, Waldorf philosophies, and wants to foster engagement and independence in these two boys will do well with this family. Both mom and dad place a high value on a community-minded, mindful environment and will be looking for a candidate who positively contributes to this lifestyle.
The schedule will be Monday-Friday 9am-3pm with opportunity for additional hours and shifts with advanced notice. Hours during the busy season may differ with exciting travel to be expected. A candidate who can pick up on some family assisting tasks in the offseason will be appreciated. Hourly compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and other wonderful benefits, including generous paid time off, healthcare stipend, and other perks will be offered.
The start date for this position is July 2018! 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.
Your classroom awaits you in Spain, Costa Rica, and beyond as you join an engaging and adventurous family of six as a private educator for the upcoming academic year. Your students will be four boys ages 7, 9, 10, and 12. This loving and active family values an environment that is fun, engaging and collaborative. They are looking for someone who brings their experience, positivity, and enthusiasm for this adventure to foster educational development and exploration in their sons.
In this role, you will draw on your classroom, tutoring, and private education experience to research and develop a curriculum that utilizes your surroundings to make for a memorable academic year abroad. The family will provide a framework for academic milestones to be met for the four students, but will leave the coursework, lesson planning, games, field trips, and experiments up to you! This family has been happy to travel often and this next adventure is something they are so excited about!
This is a wonderful opportunity for an active, adventurous and self-starting educator. Imagine taking off for the week to surf in Spain, ski in France, and explore Scotland's highlands. Candidates who have experience traveling as an educator or childcare provider will do very well in this role and will be given preference. Having a good sense of surroundings, flexibility to meet challenges and opportunities as they arise, and an eagerness to be an integral part of the family in this memorable experience will be key!
Compensation is generous and commensurate with experience with room and board, travel expenses, paid time off and health care stipend provided. The candidate will have private space in the family’s home bases in Spain and Costa Rica and private accommodations at travel destinations. The family will be returning to the US for the holidays and will be offering paid time off during that time. They are excited to work with the candidate to set a weekly schedule that provides structure while allowing for the spontaneity of life on the road. Some childcare related responsibilities will be required, within reason and with advanced notice. A general attitude of collaboration within the family dynamic will be expected and appreciated.
This is a full-time private educator position for the upcoming academic 2018/2019 with a start date of September 2018!
We have an exciting travel opportunity with an LA-based family who will be spending three weeks of August in a villa on the Amalfi Coast in Italy! They are interviewing immediately for a nanny to join them on this adventure so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to be considered! Here's a bit more about the position:
A loving, bright, engaging and safety-conscious nanny is needed to accompany a family and their two daughters, ages 5 and 7, as they settle in for three magical weeks on the Amalfi Coast. Days will be sent hopping from the villa to neighboring villages by boat, swimming, relaxing, enjoying restaurants, and taking in the beautiful scenery. The family returns to this wonderful space annually and the right candidate may be invited back next year!
Private accommodations will be offered and the nanny will get to enjoy the perks of eating, exploring, and relaxing with the family. The family is offering a generous weekly salary of $1000-1300/weekly DOE with private accommodations, all meals, travel, and daily expenses covered. The daily schedule will vary and you can expect to have time to rest and relax on your own every day to be negotiated with the family.
The ideal candidate will be keenly aware of the children's surroundings and safety conscious while being a positive and fun addition to the family. Something the family valued about a past travel nanny was her "bag of tricks" which she carried with her at all times so that she always had a new game or toy to keep the children engaged.
The family truly values a loving, fun, safe and engaging environment and will give preference to candidates with early childhood education experience, travel experience, and a love for the sea.
Preference will be given to candidates who are local to the Southern California area. All applicants must possess a valid passport, have full availability to travel in August, and be a strong swimmer and comfortable spending a lot of time in the water and on the sea.
For more opportunities like this one, apply for our travel roster via this link!
Do you know baby sign language? Have you helped newborns take their first bottle and introduced infants to their first solid foods? A loving and growing family in San Francisco is looking for an expert nanny to join them in October 2018. Their baby will be five months old when the position begins and the family is hoping to find someone who will grow alongside them for many years to come!
The new parents are looking to find someone who will be a knowledgeable collaborator in creating a nurturing environment for their child. They appreciate candidates who have a great working knowledge of developmental milestones and engaging ways to help children reach them. They are also excited to teach their baby sign language and would like a candidate experienced teaching infant sign language. Candidates with fluency in foreign languages including Mandarin, Spanish and French will also be valuable to this family.
This is a high profile family who values privacy and discretion. Someone who pays very close attention to detail and who is very safety conscious will do well in this role, as the safety and security of the baby and family are paramount. In this role, you will work with the family's team both in the home and through their offices. This will be a very rewarding opportunity for someone who is interested in investing in a long-term position where they can build a lasting relationship with the family and their community.
This position will typically be 40 hours a week with a flexible schedule and will provide for occasional overtime opportunities. This position will provide plenty of opportunities to travel both internationally and domestically with the family. The family is offering a full benefits package and an opportunity for plenty of growth within the role!
Calling all experienced nannies and house managers in the northwest! A wonderful family and their baby are relocating to Portland and are looking for someone to join them in a long-term and full-time position. They are dreaming of a local candidate who loves to call Portland home and has professional experience working in private homes as a nanny, family assistant, and household manager.
Their baby is almost 6 months old, and the ideal candidate will have experience working with children in this age group and be very familiar with developmental milestones to come. The role will be 75% nanny duties and 25% family assisting and household management tasks. The schedule will be Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and will provide travel opportunities including annual trips to Japan and Hawaii, as well as frequent domestic and international travel.
This family values health and wellness and are hoping to find a nanny that fits well into their family dynamic. Both parents work from the home and need someone comfortable knowing when to step in and when to step out. The ability to pay close attention to small details and follow directions to a "t" will set you up for lasting success in this role!
This family has a strong preference to hire a local candidate or someone who is very familiar with Portland. They are offering a competitive hourly rate, healthcare stipend, and the ability to grow in your position with a loving and adventurous family.
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 also currently have a newborn care specialist, who will stay through June to focus on the baby. When the NCS's contract is up this position will become a lot more focused on caring for the infant.
This summer the family does have plans to go to upstate New York for 5 weeks, from mid-June to mid-July, and they would love for this person to come with them to provide care Monday-Friday upstate. 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!