Full Time Nanny Sought for Professional Family near Michelstadt - Germany

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Ref: 938 Date Posted: Wednesday 28 Apr 2021
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A professional German family who live in the countryside near Michelstadt, Germany, are now looking for a full-time nanny to join their family home.  You must speak fluent English and ideally speak a good level of German to support homework.  You should hold a driving licence.

Package Offered
  • Up to €70.000 gross salary (depending experience & qualification)
  • Working Monday to Thursday (four day week)
  • Beautiful accommodation and an automatic car provided.
Family Background
A professional family, mother and father work full time, and they have three children, age 5-8 years.  They live in the stunning countryside and have had a wonderful nanny for many years.  Now they are looking for a new long-term nanny to join their family home.  They live in a beautiful property, and a close-knit family, they enjoy having long-term members of staff in their home.  They have no pets.  They also have a part time housekeeper who attends to do the deep cleaning, ironing etc within the property.
 
Duties
The children speak fluent English and German, and ask such you need to speak fluent English.  Ideally you should speak a good level of German in order to communicate to support the children with their homework.  The parents are both very busy with work and personal commitments, and thus need a nanny who is confident with both sole and shared charge.  You should be warm, kind and compassionate, with joy for looking after children. Creative, fun and stimulating to the ages of the children.  As with COVID, some of the children are expected to be at home (when the schools are closed) and you would need to help with home learning.  You will be in charge throughout the whole day, including school runs, activities, homework, taking to play dates and arranging fun activities for them all of them, etc.
 
The children and family are active, and as such you should be an active person, who enjoys the outdoor life, from walking, swimming and horse riding (you don't have to do it yourself!) but you should be able to supervise and have this enjoyment out of activities. You should be happy to work as a team and help make family life run smoothly.
 
You should be easy going and happy to be involved in family life, helping with the children, and taking them out to play in the gardens and to other activities. You should be willing to keep the child's area clean and tidy - although you won't have to do cleaning, you should be organized and tidy, with a great attitude.  You should also be happy to cook for the children.  The children have no dietary requirements and eat healthy and fresh food. You should be happy to tidy up after the children, putting toys away and doing their laundry specific to the children.  You should be well presented yourself, as the family enjoy their staff looking well presented and professional as you represent the family.  There is no uniform, but an expectation of a semi-formal presentation.
 
You should be loving and caring, allowing the children to enjoy their sense of discovery and growth, and you should encourage learning activities at home.  In the evening you'll be helping with the bed and bath routine.  You should be confident in sole charge, but equally, be happy with shared charge. The parents will typically take over when they are done with work with a bit of overlapping time in case they make it earlier (e.g. for dinner and bedtime story then).  You should be organized and have a warm, positive and lovely personality.  The family travel during school vacations but you won't be asked to travel with them.
 
Location/Accommodation
The family live in the countryside near Michelstadt, Germany.  You will be provided beautiful accommodation in the main house, but it has its separate entrance, with it's own kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom.  All your utilities and wifi will be included.
 
Days/Hours
  • Monday - Thursday - Four Day Week
  • Core hours: 7:30am - 7:30/8.00pm
  • Flexibility to cover additional hours/proxy-parenting overnight if the parents are away (agreed in advance
Languages
You must speak fluent English and ideally a good level of German. 
 
Special Skills
You should be looking for a long-term role and have experience working with children of these ages. 
 
Start Date
Interviews are starting for the right nanny to be found and secured for the family, including interviews and trials.  We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 guidelines.