Guaranteed 36 hours/week
The Michigan Nanny Authority is now interviewing for the following position:
A loving family in East Grand Rapids is looking to hire a Full-Time Nanny for 36 hours per week!
Self-Employed Parents are looking to hire an experienced, professional Career Nanny with extensive experience working with toddlers and preschoolers to provide top-notch loving care and consistent learning and development to their 3-year-old daughter and 1.5-year-old son. Nanny will work Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm for a guaranteed 36 hours per week. There is some flexibility in the schedule to offer fewer weekly hours if needed for the ideal candidate. The parents are hoping to welcome their first-ever Full-Time Nanny by the end of September!
Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of the two children, will provide enriching life experiences and adventures for them, and will help to maintain their active schedules. The 3-year-old girl attends morning preschool from 8:30-11:15am Monday through Friday, and starting in October, the 1.5-year-old boy will attend daycare 2-3 days each week starting at 9am (days to be determined). On the days both children are in school, Nanny will provide transportation for both children in the morning and will fill the two hours they are in school by running errands for the family, preparing activities for the children for the week, doing child-related housekeeping or organizing at home, etc. On the days the boy is home, a parent will drop the girl off at school and Nanny and the boy will be able to spend their mornings playing, exploring, and learning together. Parents would love for Nanny to plan daily intentional learning-through-play time each morning the boy is home (the agency provides nannies with a weekly themed play-based curriculum to make this easy to execute!) and they would love for Nanny to seek out opportunities to grow his social development through classes, play groups, story times, outings with other nannies, etc. Nanny will also do preschool pick-up for the girl each day, will prepare lunch, will oversee any scheduled afternoon activities, and will have freedom to plan other activities, outings, or playdates when they have free afternoons. Daily active outside play-time for both children, weather permitting, would be greatly appreciated as well!
Recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, the girl has speech and developmental delays and is receiving support from an in-home speech therapist, occupational therapist, and play therapist. Most afternoons, a therapist will come to the home after lunch to spend an hour working with the girl. On the days the boy is in daycare, the family would love for Nanny to be involved in the day’s therapy alongside the girl to learn what she’s learning. They are hoping Nanny will be naturally interested in participating in and/or learning about her therapies, invested in their goals for her, and able to provide consistency as they all work as a team to implement new strategies and approaches to meeting those goals! The family does not expect that their Nanny have special needs experience, rather they would prefer to hire a nanny who has a deeply ingrained passion for working with children to make a lasting impact on their lives, and they hope that Nanny will be just as invested as the parents in EACH child’s health, safety, education, and growth!
The Nanny will also be responsible for light child-related housekeeping, including: doing the children’s laundry, washing children’s and Nanny’s dishes, sanitizing and organizing toys, tidying and maintaining organization in the children’s rooms and play spaces, and tidying up after indoor and outdoor playtime and craft or learning activities. There will be 4-6 hours each week when both children are in school, and Nanny can fill this paid “on-call” time with maintaining these tasks, preparing the week’s activities to do with the children, running errands for the family (ie. doing a grocery run or stopping at Target for household supplies), etc.
Both parents currently run their business from home in a home office on their lower level but are looking forward to each working part-time outside of the home at their shared office space. They anticipate that most days, at least one parent will be working from home, either in the office or on projects around the house, and the mother will prioritize being there to participate with the girl on the days she has afternoon therapy scheduled.
The family has two dogs, a small senior dog who sleeps most of the day, and a medium-sized puppy who is being trained to be the girl’s therapy dog. The puppy will spend some time each week outside of the home with trainers and dog walkers, but Nanny will be asked to help with letting both dogs out into the fenced backyard during the day.
The ideal Nanny for this family is outgoing, friendly, and full of life and energy, with a personal and professional passion for spending their days loving on and investing in the lives (and futures!) of the children they care for. They are a professional career Nanny with solid work ethic and a high level of reliability and flexibility, who is skilled in keeping open lines of communication with parents in all things related to the children as they work together as an empowered and supportive parenting team. They will be a loving, engaging, and maternal caregiver who will love each child like they were their own, naturally becoming an important part of the family and thrilling along with the parents over every new stage, development, and accomplishment as each child grows into a kind, confident, and independent young person. They are also a creative and playful caregiver and natural educator who believes in laying an early foundation for learning by engaging the children with intentional conversation, books, songs, toys, and exploring the world around them. The family also hopes to hire a Nanny who would be willing to travel with them 2-4 weeks each year, with an annual 2-week trip to France to visit family and/or an annual week of vacation at Disney World, though any travel would not be a requirement. The parents would prefer a Nanny with a college degree or coursework in early childhood development and would be thrilled to consider a Nanny who has previously worked or hopes to work in speech or occupational therapy.
This position requires a long-term commitment to the family, and preference will be given to the candidate who is willing to stay for 3+ years. A minimum of 1 year commitment is required. Pay will start at $20-22+ per hour depending on their ideal candidate’s experience and education, and Nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, and other standard nanny benefits. Details will be discussed with qualified nannies at an in-person interview.
Are you the right candidate?
- Will have AT LEAST three years of part- or full-time nanny experience, or at least three years in a daycare or classroom setting, from age 18 forward.
- Will have their own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
- Must be at least 21 years of age and legal to work in the USA.
- Must pass a thorough background check and drug test before starting the position.
- Must have current CPR/First aid certification or agree to complete a class within 90 days of start-date.
- Must have the COVID vaccination and annual flu shot, or be willing to get all before their start date, and must be willing to get a flu shot annually (parents will pay for any immunizations.)
Ready to apply?
Start by filling out the brief Introductory Application. Please have your childcare resume available to submit along with your application.