Posted 10 days ago
About the Family
Looking for a nanny to work with our family Monday to Friday mornings and some afternoons. We are open to part-time or full-time for the right person, and flexible on times.
We have two boys, ages 2 and 5. Our older son will be attending Kindergarten in September for the majority of the day, which is a short walk from our home.
Looking for someone reliable with nanny experience who fits in with our family and has strong communication skills. We have family and friends that visit frequently and stay over, and we are looking for someone that is personable and flexible with visitors who are staying in our home.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
- care and engagement/play with our children
- cleaning/tidying children’s areas
- some school drop-offs (walking to school)
- some meal prep for the children and our family
- errands, such as grocery pick up
- light housework
-general house cleaning for full-time position (outlined below)
Candidate should have:
A full-time position would include house cleaning, while the children are out of the house at school and/or with a parent once per week. This would include cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning the kitchen, dusting, tidying.
For errands, school pickups, grocery shopping/pickup, we have transportation. You will provide your own transportation in coming to work.
The ideal person will have open communication, and will feel like part of our family.
The main role of a nanny is to provide a safe, caring, nurturing and stimulating environment in which the children thrive and develop. General responsibilities include undertaking tasks related to the children’s care which evolve as kids grow. Attentive, high quality childcare includes planning the children’s daily schedule, play and development activities appropriate to the child's age. In addition typically nannies are responsible for meal preparation for the kids, and keeping the children’s areas neat and tidy.
Being a nanny means becoming a member of a household. Communicating with the family and clarifying their expectations is one of the most important aspects. No family is the same, and following their lead is key in succeeding through the interview and hiring process.
A few important things to know:
At myBestHelper, our greatest priority is to ensure that we meet every family's individual needs, by helping them hire reliable, competent and loving people. Our team is led by a family physician mom and has received national and international recognition for how we use technology to simplify and increase the support available to busy families.
Our team have received over 22 awards and recognitions in the last four years, including the YWCA Women of Disctinction - Entrepreneurship, the global Cartier Women’s Initiative Award and being invited to participate in the Blackbox Connect accelerator powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.
We deeply respect and support the people that work as caregivers - the nannies, sitters and helpers that may choose this as their career or be doing it to while in a life or career transition. That’s where you come in.
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We usually look for people who have:
- Unconditional positive regard for others, and themselves!
- Strong work ethic including reliability, punctuality and good judgement
- Ability to maintain open, positive, friendly and cooperative relationships
- Adaptability and excellent organization skills in a constantly changing environment
- You must be eligible to work in Canada
- You must have a driver's licence
- You must have a recent criminal record check or be willing to obtain one