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Full Time Travelling Nanny Sought for American/British Family - USA

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Ref: 243 Date Posted: Monday 02 Oct 2017
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A British/American couple with a 5 month old baby are looking for a long term nanny to travel regularly with their family.  They are current based in the UK from October through to February in rented accommodation in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and then return to the USA where they live full time.  They travel 9 months of the year, so you should be happy to travel regularly with them.  You should hold a full driving licence.  You do NOT need to have a green card or USA passport BUT if you do hold one this will be a big plus.

Family Background

Both mother and father work in the film industry, with their full time home in Las Vegas. The father is a professional stunt man, working in large feature films.  They are currently based in the UK on the current movie they are working on, but their full time home is based in Las Vegas.  Last year they spent 3 months at home in Las Vegas, and the rest of the year were travelling with work.  The baby always travels with the family.  The baby is bottle fed (formula) and the mum has just started introducing baby rice in the morning.  They have no pets.  They are an easy-going, kind and warm family, who just need the support to provide them with care of their little baby.  They would ideally like to find a candidate who is happy to live and travel with them for at least 2-3 years, so that they have stability with their little girl.

Duties

Your role will be fully focused on the baby, who the family have already started to partially wean.  You should be experienced caring and looking after babies, understanding how to make fresh foods, nap times, routine and bottle feeding (the baby is formula fed).  You should understand baby development and the different phases they go through, and understand how to provide a caring and nurturing environment for them.  Your duties outside of direct childcare will be related to the baby, from preparing food, doing the baby's laundry and tidying up the baby's room, ensuring nappies are re-stocked.  Being helpful about the house is a must, but you won't be required to do any housekeeping - your role is focused solely on the care and attention of the child and the associated duties.  There will be rare proxy-parenting where you might be asked to stay overnight if the parents are late on set.  The mum is very involved with the baby, and she likes to do the morning and bath time routine.  Occasionally the parents work later in the evening and then babysitting will be required.  There will be large amount of travel with this role.  The family are based out of Las Vegas, but 9 months of the year live in rented accommodation depending on where the movie is being filmed.  Therefore you should be prepared to travel and ideally have no ties that you will miss when travelling outside of the UK for many months.  

Location/Accommodation

The family's main home is in Las Vegas, USA, but they travel around 9 months of the year across the US, UK and the world.  You will travel with the family and be provided lovely accommodation in the houses and hotels they travel too.  The family are currently in the UK and will be in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire until the end of Feb 2018, when they will then return to the US.

Days/Hours

5 days a week.  The parents schedule changes each week, so they would agree fortnightly when the call times are scheduled which two days off you have each week.  You will always have two days off, but they will change each week.  You'll be working 8am-6:30pm each day.  When the family are not working on set (which is quite rare), you'll be working Monday-Friday.  But when you are travelling with them, you'll be working the 5 days with two days off which will change each week.

Languages

You should speak a good level of English.  If you speak French this is a plus!

Special Skills

You should have a driving licence as when you are in the USA, you will be required to drive.  You do NOT need to have a US Green Card of Passport to apply for this job.  However if you do hold one this is a plus for the family as they spend many months each year in the USA.  

Package Offered

  • £500-650net a week (£34-£46K gross per year)  The family will pay very well for the right candidate who will commit to a long term placement with the family.  

Interview/Start date/Finish date

Interviews taking place soon with ideally a start date ASAP.