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Full-Time Nanny: $70-90K and Benefits

Winnetka, IL Full Time

Family living in Winnetka, Illinois (North Shore suburb of Chicago) with three year old boy and five year old boy/girl twins is seeking a professional, experienced and educated full-time nanny. Schedule will be 45-50 hours per week on five out of seven days per week (including weekdays and weekends). Nanny will receive two consecutive days off per week. Family will ensure nanny has schedule approximately one to two months in advance, but flexibility is required with scheduling as last minute trips and events occasionally arise. Nanny should be comfortable working many days consecutively (e.g., if traveling for two+ weeks at a time). Approximately 6-8+ weeks of international and domestic travel per year is required and approximately 2-3+ weeks of overnights at residence annually are required when parents are traveling without children. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with other domestic staff (e.g., full-time housekeeper), experienced working with stay-at-home mom and principals that are at residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important). Family has staff vehicle for transporting children. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations, as long as nanny has connection to Chicago/Illinois and will enjoy living in the location long term/permanently. Start date is flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Experienced with play-based learning and creating educational activities (e.g., planned engaging activities at home, developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts, themed weeks, scheduled outings, etc.)

• Knowledgeable about child development (e.g., firm when necessary and capable of teaching children manners and etiquette, but also capable of being laid back and fun) 

• Support teaching and reinforcement of manners and other social skills

• Provide developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts at home and schedule/plan fun outings and events 

• Experienced with meal planning and preparing fresh and healthy meals for children that introduces them to new foods 

• Willing to transport children to scheduled activities, play dates, outings, etc. 

• Domestic duties relating to children (e.g., washing dishes after meals, assistance with children’s laundry, tidying playroom and bedrooms, etc.)

• Organizational projects relating to children (e.g., taking toys and clothing to donation, changing clothing seasonally, rotating books and toys quarterly or bi-annually, etc.)

• Packing and unpacking children for trips, researching/planning activities at destination and ensuring appropriate gear is available at hotel or vacation homes 

• Experienced working collaboratively with other household staff (e.g., full-time housekeeper) 

• Diligent team player and comfortable wearing many hats while working alongside principals and stay-at-home mom 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Capable of building good rapport with children 

• Passionate about child development and education

• Experienced working with similar aged children (toddlers, preschool, school aged, etc.) 

• Experienced working with at least three+ children in a nanny position (twin experience is ideal, but not required) 

• Ability to travel internationally and domestically whenever necessary 

• Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused

• Attentive to Principals’ preferences and style (intuitive to their needs)

• Observant to the needs of family and home to anticipate their needs (e.g., planning engaging activities at home, creating pack lists for upcoming travel, proactively planning activities for travel, etc.) 

• Ability to maintain discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to be discreet with respect for employer’s privacy

• Professional presentation of self and great personality 

• Ability to easily take direction 

• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with Principals

• Positive attitude and ability to handle position with ease and calm demeanor

• Excellent communication skills 

• Flexible schedule 

• Professional 

• Active

• Engaging 

• Creative 

• Energetic 

• Positive 

• Nurturing 

• Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done 

• Ability to multi-task 

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker 

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Development is most ideal, but bachelor’s degree is required 

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent nanny experience (many years with minimal families is required) 

• 3-4 references from professional positions

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 2-5+ year commitment)

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Winnetka 

• Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, drug tests and psychological evaluation 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR certification 

• Vaccinations (e.g., TDap, MMR, Flu shot) 

COMPENSATION: 

• $70-90K gross annual salary (based on background and experience) 

• $150 per overnight gross (traveling with family and working overnights at residence) 

• $30 per hour gross for hours worked over 50 hours per week

• $300-500 per month gross health insurance stipend 

• Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required) 

 

Interested applicants should submit their application materials (e.g., cover letter, resume, references including email address and phone number, letters of recommendation and professional photo) through our website under job opportunities: www.strollersandstilettos.com/job-opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Position: Full-Time Nanny: $70-90K and Benefits

Location: Winnetka, IL

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