Position Filled: Part-Time Toddler Nanny in Portage

By December 15, 2017Uncategorized

The Michigan Nanny Authority: Kalamazoo is now interviewing for the following position:

A loving family in Portage is looking to hire a Part-Time Nanny for a week on/week off schedule!

Busy professional parents are looking to hire a professional, experienced, and reliable Career Nanny to provide top-notch loving care and consistent learning and development to the family’s one-year-old son.  The Nanny will work from 8am to 5pm following the mother’s work schedule, which is 7 days on and 7 days off.  Weeks 1 and 3 each month, Nanny will work Tuesday through Friday for a total of 36 hours.  Weeks 2 and 4 each month, Nanny will work Monday for 9 hours.  Mom would like to have the freedom to pick up other shifts on her off weeks, so Nanny will have the opportunity to work more hours on the shorter weeks and will be given first right of refusal for all night and weekend babysitting opportunities.  Family would like Nanny to start working the week of January 8th, 2018.

The Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of the baby boy as he grows.  The ideal nanny will have a minimum of 2 years of professional childcare experience and excellent references.   Nanny will focus her attention on interacting with the toddler boy to encourage language and physical development by reading, playing, and planning age-appropriate learning activities and social excursions in the community.  Providing transportation to play dates, activities and classes he is enrolled in, and eventually to and from preschool will also be required.

The Nanny will also be responsible for light housekeeping, including doing the boy’s laundry, tidying and maintaining organization in the boy’s room and play areas, and doing dishes and other clean up after meals and activities.  A Nanny who is comfortable in the kitchen may be asked to do some basic meal prep for lunches for the boy.  The family is vegetarian and do not cook or eat meats of any kind in the home, so meal prep is mostly vegetables and starches.  The Nanny will be asked to not bring meat for meals or snacks into the home and is welcome to eat the food she prepares with the boy.

The ideal Nanny for this family is honest, trustworthy, has good character and judgment, and has a strong work ethic.  She is a professional-minded career nanny, and is responsible, punctual and flexible.  She is maternal and loving and believes in laying an early foundation for learning by engaging the child with books, songs, toys, and exploring the world around him.  Her knowledge and experience will be a valuable resource for the parents, and will give them confidence in her ability to handle anything that comes her way.  She will be comfortable and confident in keeping open lines of communication with the parents throughout the day.  The parents would prefer their nanny to be between 30 and 60 years of age, but will consider any qualified applicant.

This position requires a long-term commitment to the family, and preference will be given to a candidate who is able to stay for two years.  A minimum of a one-year commitment is required.  Pay will start at $13-15 per hour, and nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, and other standard nanny benefits.  Details will be discussed with qualified nannies at an in-person interview.

The right candidate:

  • Will have AT LEAST two years of part- or full-time nanny experience, or at least two years in a daycare or classroom setting. Experience raising children of one’s own is considered appropriate experience.  Babysitting experience only will not be considered appropriate experience for this position.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and legal to work in the USA.
  • Will have her own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
  • Must pass a thorough background check and drug test before starting the position.
  • Must have current CPR/First aid certification or agree to complete a class within 90 days of start-date.
  • Must have this year’s flu shot, or be willing to get one before her start date, and must be willing to get a flu shot annually (parents will pay for any immunizations.)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online today!  Have your childcare resume and at least 3 childcare references ready to submit along with your application.

Already registered with The Michigan Nanny Authority?  Send an email of interest to jaynie@minannyauthority.com.