we are anne and john, parents to léo (born jan 2017) and sacha (born sept 2020). based in kentish town/tufnell park. we love the outdoors (léo goes to a forest school nursery) and child-led approaches to learning through play. we really value curiosity and laughter. we get a fair amount of inspiration from the reggio emilia pedagogy in how we do things. expect a fair amount of painting, home-made play dough, messy play, building/making things, taking things apart, singing (sacha loves rhymes, léo loves singing), reading (and impersonating while reading!), wandering in hampstead heath and other parks, canal-side, and streets in all weather, climbing trees, etc.
*our childcare requirements* we are looking for a live-out nanny 3 days a week (28-30 hours a week). we are flexible on which days of the week this might be. start date: asap. this is primarily to look after sacha - so your experience in and understanding of babies/toddlers is very important to us. however, léo will be around during after-school hours and outside term time. so, we need you to have experience in looking at times after 2 siblings that have different needs (currently: a baby about to start crawling and an older child captivated by role play and making stuff). we need you to enjoy and practice the values and play-style described above. we need you to help with meals/snack prep for the children. we need you to help with keeping toys/children's belongings (like their snack box) tidy/clean after use. we do not expect you to do housekeeping or the children's laundry. we would prefer you to be relatively local to us (we are based on ospringe road in nw5)
we will only consider candidates with childcare training, up-to-date pediatric first aid certificates, and dbs checks. in addition to evidence of the above, we will ask candidates to provide a cv and references.