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Sole Charge - London

Sole Charge - London

Author -  Vicki Kenny

The father is British and the mother is both British and a New Zealander. The father works for Munich Re and the mother is a lawyer working for Deutsche Bank.


The family have two boys – the first one aged 8 and the other aged 6 years old. Both boys attend school full time. During the school term, the older son is at school 8.15 to 4.30pm (sometimes later for after school activities) and the younger son is at school 8.25 until 3.25pm but attends after school late club and activities. The boys play rugby on Sundays and the older son particularly loves sport (rugby, football, cricket) and they have swimming lessons on Saturdays. The family like going for walks on the common and parks etc and taking the children out and about (with memberships of Hobbledown Farm, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces).


The house consists of 4 bedrooms and is detached. It has 3.5 bathrooms and is a Georgian gatehouse. It is situated in Wimbledon, London, SW19, which is a beautiful suburb of South West London and has everything to offer such as good shops, parks, coffee bars etc. Wimbledon Common is at the end of the road. During the tennis season the area is very busy.

 

The job description as below:

Duties required…

  • Sole charge nanny during the week, Monday to Friday, 6.50am / 7am to 7pm plus up to 2 nights’ babysitting during week nights. Any weekend babysitting is by separate arrangement.
  • Getting children’s breakfasts ready and a vegetable/fruit snack for the 6 year-old son's school bag.
  • Getting them ready for school (ensuring properly and tidily dressed, faces washed, teeth and hair brushed).
  • Driving to school and drop off.
  • Building relationships with other nannies and parents for playdates and other interaction.
  • School pick up.
  • Arranging stimulating activities for the children and playing with them; helping them learn.
  • Supervising and helping with reading/homework; preparing evening meal, bed/bath routine (often with Mum or Dad who will want to read stories etc).
  • We expect normal childcare duties: ie keep children’s bedrooms and bathroom clean, tidy and organised, change the children’s bed linen and towels at least once per week.
  • Do the children’s laundry (including ironing clothes that need ironing), ensuring they have the right sports kit, uniform etc ready for school; help run the family/ school diary; keep lists of groceries needed for weekly shop and prepare a varied, interesting and healthy meal plan for the children.
  • During the school day our nanny’s time is her own, once any jobs are done.
  • Ensure the kitchen and fridge and pantry is kept clean and tidy for daily use and that the cleaner can clean it thoroughly once a week at least.
  • Get the boys to tidy up their toys and keep their play area tidy and organised and helping them with their homework.
  • This includes sweeping up and/or vacuuming up debris from the kitchen floor/keeping area where children eat tidy.
  • There may be the odd errand, booking dr’s appointments and haircuts for the boys.
  • We would also like the nanny to help put the bins in and out if we are not able to.

During the school day our nanny’s time is her own, once any jobs are done.

A clean full drivers’ licence is essential and a Mazda CX3 (2018) automatic car given for work use. It is important our nanny feels comfortable driving to complete the school run.


The family have 2 goldfish as pets and require a non-smoker. They are of the Christian faith but not religious. A cleaner is kept once a week.
Spacious own double bedroom with queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom offered. The bedroom has lovely built in wardrobes and drawers. 
28 days holiday per annum given with the family asking for 2 weeks and the nanny selecting her 2 weeks holiday time. They endeavour to be very flexible and accommodating.


Salary £300 net weekly with bonuses for excellent performance.

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