August 31, 2022
M, T, W, F: 7am-5pm–Guaranteed 40 Hours/Week
The Michigan Nanny Authority is now interviewing for the following position:
A new-to-Grand Rapids Family is looking to hire a Full-Time Nanny for 40 hours a week!
Parents are looking to hire an experienced, professional Career Nanny with extensive experience working with infants and toddlers to provide top-notch loving care and consistent learning and development to their 9-month-old son. Nanny will work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm for a Guaranteed 40 hours per week. Some flexibility to start as early as 6:30am and/or stay until 5:30pm on occasion will be greatly appreciated! While most Thursdays will be off, Nanny will have first right of refusal for any daytime hours on Thursdays, as well as any night and weekend babysitting. Family will guarantee a minimum of 40 hours a week and overtime will be paid for every hour worked over 40 each week. Parents would like to have Nanny start on or before August 31, 2022!
Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of the baby boy. They will be a loving, maternal caregiver who is invested in the child’s health, safety, education, and growth. They will have knowledge of and/or experience with various approaches to infant care and development, especially a familiarity or experience with Baby-Led Weaning, sleep training, and respectful caregiving, and will be able to adapt to the parent’s desires for the child as he grows and his needs change. Nanny should be engaging and attentive, able to plan gross and fine motor skills activities and sensory activities, either following the agency-provided curriculum, using a curriculum of Nanny’s choosing, or teaching through play. Parents also want Nanny to prioritize social and educational activities outside the home and daily outside playtime, playdates, story times, classes, and other age-appropriate social excursions with COVID safety precautions will be encouraged.
The Nanny will also be responsible for light child-related housekeeping, including: doing the baby’s laundry, washing/sanitizing bottles daily and other dishes used, tidying and maintaining organization in the baby’s room and play room, and tidying up after herself and the baby in the common areas (living room, kitchen, etc.) The family would also appreciate an intuitive, self-motivated Nanny who can naturally take on other household management tasks over time to help keep the home (and their work environment!) running, well-stocked, and well-organized, ie. keeping updated shopping lists of what is needed for the child, pantry, and home, doing some basic meal prep, overseeing contractors working in the home, taking on other home organization tasks, etc.
The ideal Nanny for this family is friendly and outgoing, with a personal and professional enthusiasm and passion for spending their days loving on and investing in an infant (and his family!) They are a professional career Nanny with solid work ethic and a high level of reliability and flexibility, able to accommodate the occasional last-minute schedule changes with grace and understanding. They are a maternal and loving caregiver who will naturally become an important part of the family and thrill along with the parents over every new stage, development, and accomplishment as the baby grows up. They are also a creative and playful caregiver and natural educator, who believes in laying an early foundation for learning by engaging the infant with intentional conversation, books, songs, toys, and exploring the world around them. The family hopes Nanny quickly feels like family, and will be comfortable and confident in keeping open, honest lines of communication with the parents in all things related to the child(ren) and the position. The parents would prefer a Nanny with a degree or coursework in Early Childhood Education and would be thrilled to consider a Nanny who has previously worked as a preschool teacher or lead teacher in a daycare center, or a Nanny who has worked with the same family/families for many years.
This position requires a long-term commitment to the family, and preference will be given to the candidate who is willing to stay for 4+ years as the family hopes to have more children. A minimum of 1 year commitment is required. Pay will start at $20-22+ per hour depending on experience and education, and Nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid sick days, 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 two years in a daycare or classroom setting, from age 18 forward.
- Will have AT LEAST one year of proven childcare experience with infants, will know how to interact with the infant to support learning and encourage his development, and will be able to use their knowledge and experiences to be a support and valuable resource for the parents.
- 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.
- Family prefers that Nanny have the COVID vaccination and annual flu shot, and would like Nanny to get COVID boosters as recommended by the CDC and 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.