$15 – 20/hr
Our Nanny Completes Our Family Unit | North Raleigh | $16-17/hr + Overtime | Mid-Late May | Must Love the Water
We are a dynamic, water-loving family of four. Our oldest will be almost 5 years old when you join us and our youngest will be 2 . Why are we looking for a nanny you may ask? Our dear, dear nanny (who we absolutely adore) is off on a new adventure in a few months. Yay for her, boo for us.
Since a morning commute means hustling from the coffee maker to our home offices for now, we don't need you super early in the day. Our typical schedule is 8:00a-5:30p Monday-Friday. Our oldest is in a 4 day a week half day preschool that is a short drive from our house. We are crossing our fingers that our oldest goes to in person Kindergarten in the fall and our youngest heads off to her brother's preschool two mornings a week. That will not change your pay or hours with us, it just gives you more flexibility to grab a coffee and come up with activities for the following week, fit in an appointment that you need to make, or tackle an organizational project in our home after you drop our little one at her preschool.
Our family is all about the water. Wherever we go, we are drawn to water. Lakes, oceans, streams, or pools, we just want to be outdoors! Our not so little COVID project included installing a pool, garden beds and a patio. We love to work on projects around our house. We have a workshop and our oldest is already a pro at handling power tools! We are passionate about our garden and enjoy spending time in our outdoor space. Before COVID, all of the above things were true but we also loved going to museums, out to eat, to the Zoo, and on road trips to see family. Our family connection is a core value in our home. We know we cannot burn up the roads visiting, so we make as many virtual connections as possible.
Our kiddos are little rockets burning up the atmosphere as they explore, inquire, and grow. Our oldest is exceptionally curious and takes action to learn about the world. If he finds a key, he will put it in every lock. If he wonders how a coin is made-- that is not a passing thought-- he wants you to help him find the answer. This one always has a plan and he is working through the steps. That does create a need for warnings before transitions, but otherwise it is a beautiful thing to watch his imaginative play and creativity. Our youngest is determined and stubborn, we need to remind you here that she is 2 so that is totally on par! She is also the sweetest, cuddliest ball of light that we know. She is already showing deep signs of empathy and connection for those around her. This verbal spitfire knows what she wants, and she is going to do her best to get it. Redirection, laughter, and distraction are the magic tools you will need in your back pocket with this charmer.
MGF tells us we are on their VIP client list, and we sure hope that is true. We've always had MGF nannies in our home and we still have connections with everyone who has worked with us. We need you to know we rely on you on a deep level, but we also need you to know, our nannies are a true part of our family. You don't have to be our bestie and share your entire life with us, but we love connection, communication, and community. Our ideal caregiver is loving, organized, and a real go getter type of human, who brings positive and calming energy to our family. We would love for you to help inspire our children to learn, explore, and experience the world through play, learning opportunities, and (safe) outings. One of our absolute deal breaker requirements is that you must be a solid swimmer who enjoys being in the water. We expect that you will spend much of the summer waterlogged.
We would love some help around the house outside of your day-to-day care of our favorite half pints. We need help managing the dishwasher, making breakfast and lunches for the kiddos, handling kid laundry and linens, keeping the kids' areas tidy and organized, and some help with meal prep. We currently meal plan with our nanny, buy the groceries, she helps get the meals underway. She often takes home a serving or two of her own as well. Awesome, right? We have a family communication board in our house that we use for reminders like, "Don't forget it's show and tell on Wednesday." Helping with curbside grocery pick up and occasional errands, including picking up our pup from the groomer, is really appreciated as well.
We both work at home and we limit our indoor activities to masked and distanced options. We understand that you cannot reasonably have zero risk of exposure, but we would really love a nanny who has a defined bubble and who takes their health and ours seriously just so we can hopefully prevent exposing each other. We promise to be transparent about our activities as well! We're looking forward to getting the vaccine and would prefer our nanny be excited about getting it as well.
We have the most laid back pup on the planet. Our dog is good with kids and is so popular that she adopted the neighbors as her second home. You must be comfortable with dogs, but we can't imagine an easier dog to chill with.
We are offering $16-17/hr with built in overtime every week. We also offer 4 weeks of PTO!
Please be ready to join our team in mid-late May!