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Live Out Nanny Required for Special Needs 5 year old Boy, Putney - London

Ref: 190 Date Posted: Tuesday 06 Jun 2017
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A single mother with a 5 year old son, is looking for a lovely nanny (or manny!) to replace their much loved nanny who is returning home after 2 years working with the family.

Family Background
The family live in Putney, the mother works full time, and her 5 year old son attends a private school.  The son has Autism and ADHD, although when you first meet the boy it is not easily diagnosed.  He is boisterous, energetic, curious with lots of energy, so although it is not obvious that he is on the spectrum, he can be deal with much higher levels of anxiety which can be challenging.  The family are looking for a lovely caring nanny who has experience working with children with special needs or with children similar to this family.  The family have no pets in the home.

All duties surrounding the little boy, helping the mother with his timetable, learning and development.  You should speak fluent English, and the mother would prefer less strong accents in order to help with communication between the nanny and the little boy.  You should be robust, caring, calm and patient and be able to help guide and deal with the little boy whenever he feels anxious.  You should have an understanding of children who suffer with Autism or ADHD and be experience in reacting and handling the situations, understanding what might trigger him.  Most importantly you are there to give the little boy stability and love, and the mother is keen to find a long term nanny.

The family are based in Putney, South London.  This is a live out role.

Flexibility is key with this role.  Full days (11 hours) will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (7:45am to 6:45pm).  During school term, Monday you will be needed from 3pm-6:30pm.  Tuesdays you will have off.  During school holidays, the Monday will turn into a full 11 hour day (7:45am-6:45pm).  Flexibility for babysitting and additional hours would be appreciated by the mum.

You should speak a high level of non accented English.

Special Skills
Although driving is not required this would be helpful.  If you don't have a car you will be given access to one (automatic).  You should have experience working with special needs children.

Package Offered
£12-14 net per hour - however there is wiggle room for more experienced candidates.

Interview/Start date
The current nanny leaves at the end of June/start of July, therefore interviews are taking place now, with the aim to do trial/handover with the current nanny.