Patient & Engaging Nanny Needed in Montclair, NJ
A loving family in Montclair, NJ is looking for a nanny for their 6-month-old infant and 3-year-old son. The candidate must be engaging and passionate about the children's development. The oldest son is quite active, funny, affectionate, and talkative. He loves vehicles, to dig outside, to ask “why?” and to make long make-believe stories. The baby is social, smiley, and lovely. The candidate must also be mindful of allergies; the oldest is allergic to eggs, sesame, and raw dairy. The family is very sensitive to smells, so the candidate would need to be mindful of wearing strong perfumes/fragrances.
The ideal candidate for this position is peaceful, kind, creative, and curious. Most importantly, the candidate should share the parents’ belief that babies and young children are whole people, capable of much in their own right, and deserving respect and support as they navigate this challenging (and fun!) period of rapid growth. Someone with initiative, who is organized, patient, and knows how to resolve issues on their own. A background in early childhood education is always great, however, experience working with Pre-K and infants is mandatory.
Parents would prefer to not wear an apple watch or any Bluetooth-like device that would be regularly contacting the children while working.
Job Detail (Position detail can change as the family works out their needs)
This position is either a live-in or live-out position:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Must be up to date on vaccines, including covid vaccinated and already boosted or with plans to be boosted.
This position requires little travel due to covid, however, family travels a few times a year.
Compensation & Benefits
All positions are paid gross with overtime. This position is $25-$34 hour, and PTO (Vacatiom/Sickdays) and a discretionary performance bonus.
Private bedroom and private bathroom (for the live-in role)
Major Holidays Off
Start Date: This is a long-term role, and the position starts as soon as the family can find the right candidate.
Position Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Facilitate intellectual development (e.g. reading, spelling, numbers, arts and crafts, enrichment, etc)
Facilitate physical development (e.g. running, climbing, stacking, using utensils, etc) in a high-energy, creative, and playful way
Facilitate social development, helping to make connections with friends and attend playdates
Organize calendar, arrange outings, etc.
Active engagement and clear communication with work-at-home parents
Embraces family parenting style
Pitch-in attitude regarding general maintenance and cleanliness of both infant and Pre-K child
Support family in transitioning infant to a more stable sleeping schedule; adhere to Pre-K son’s schedule including naps/sleep and activities
US Work Authorization
Valid State ID or Driver’s license
At least 3 years of professional full-time or part-time childcare experience
Comfortable cooking for a Pre-K child
Excellent communication skills
Comfortable getting Covid-19 tested, vaccinated, and willing to get the booster
Passionate about childcare