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Open Job #550

Location: Piedmont, CA
Pay: $35-40 per hour, DOE
Start Date: January 3, 2023
Schedule: Part-time
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement.

Mature, Affectionate Family Assistant for Warm & Structured Family of 4

Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Option A: 10:30 AM-5:30 PM M, T, W, F & 1:30 PM-9 PM Th, 34 paid hours per week
  • Option B: 11:30 AM-5:30 PM M, T, W, F & 1:30 PM-9 PM Th, 29 paid hours per week
  • Please note that family assistants are entitled to a daily unpaid 30-minute meal period, which is worked into the standard schedule.

Additional Hours:

  • Flexibility for occasional overnights required
  • Flexibility for additional date nights and earlier start times, as needed, strongly desired

This sweet, close-knit family of 4 is seeking a flexible, organized, and loving family assistant to care for two children, 5 ½-year old big brother and 4-year old little sister, and keep the home running smoothly. 

Little sister is quite crafty and loves to help out in the kitchen. Pandas are her absolute favorite animal. She goes to preschool about a 10-minute drive from home, and is picked up daily at 2 PM. She is the kind of kid who takes a lot of comfort from being around her loved ones. She is especially attached to mom, and she big brother play well together and enjoy each other’s company. She can be quite shy and slow to warm to new people, so family assistant should be patient, inviting, and gentle to build a bond with her. Experience with separation anxiety and highly sensitive personalities will be helpful in this position. She has a sensitive nature and when she’s coping with big feelings, it is especially important that she is treated with acknowledgement and support. While firm boundaries are important, family assistant should have a respectful approach to discipline and a mellow demeanor.

Big brother is described by mom and dad as an “engineer.” He is very STEAM-oriented and loves planning and building projects, especially Legos. He goes to full-day kindergarten about a 5-minute drive from the home at a school that has its very own studio for extracurriculars like carpentry and woodworking, robotics, and coding and programming. He participates in many of these on-campus afterschool activities, so his school pick-up time varies throughout the week. He is also involved in sports including golf, tennis, soccer, and baseball (with golf and tennis being his favorites!). He’s quite social, but also very content to spend time independently (sometimes for hours!) working on his projects in his room.

This family belongs to a local private health and fitness club with a swimming pool and has a second home in Napa with a swimming pool, so it is important that family assistant has basic swimming skills. The children stay in the shallow end of the pool so strong swimming abilities are not required.

While connecting with the children is the most important component of this job, it is a family assistant role with household responsibilities. Typical duties include family laundry, tidying, organizing the children’s rooms and play areas, running errands and grocery shopping, light meal prep and/or simple cooking, meeting with maintenance workers, and sorting through clothing and toys to send for donations. There are several hours of each day in which family assistant will be working while the children are at school, allowing ample time to tackle many of these tasks uninterrupted. This family already has a very tidy, organized lifestyle and has a house cleaner who tackles weekly deep cleaning on Wednesdays, so tidying is limited to basic daily upkeep. The house cleaner also pitches in with laundry and mom enjoys doing the majority of the nightly cooking, so family assistant will be “dividing and conquering” with these tasks rather than being solely responsible for either. A vehicle will be provided for use on the job.

The schedule is set to include a weekly date night on Thursdays, and those evenings, family assistant will need to be comfortable preparing dinner for the children and handling the bedtime routine. The ideal candidate is highly flexible and enthusiastic about occasional additional hours, including occasional additional date nights. This family also has a second home in St. Helena in Napa county and they strongly desire a candidate who is open to working from the second home periodically throughout the summers. Family assistant is welcome to commute to and from St. Helena or stay overnight in a separate guest home on their beautiful property. On days in which the children are out of school, it is also strongly preferred that family assistant be open to shifting their hours for an earlier start and end time (but the same number of work hours in a day). Sparse overnights are required, typically about four times per year. 

Mom and dad are in real estate. They are both very kind and welcoming. Dad works outside of the home full-time and mom works both from home and at an office outside of the home. This family has no pets.

This hillside Piedmont home is on three levels with the main living areas on the top floor, the garage at ground level, and a full guest apartment and separate secondary guest bedroom on the second level. There is an elevator in the garage so family assistant won’t be expected to climb multiple levels of stairs with groceries or the kids. The front door opens up into a formal living room. Through the living room is the kitchen with an enormous island and dining table which is fully open to the family room. The laundry room is located right off of the kitchen. Off the living room is a hallway leading to the bedrooms. Big brother’s bedroom has a bunk bed (where little sister often likes to sleep at night) and a dedicated Lego table. Little sister has a soft, comfy personalized chair and a craft nook with a vanity table for crafting. On the opposite side of the hall from the kids’ rooms is the primary bedroom. If family assistant needs to bathe the kids, they have a shared bathroom with an ultra-deep tub next to their rooms and there is a spacious walk-in shower in the primary bedroom’s en suite. The home has a back patio with a small garden, couches, a dining table, and a small trampoline. 

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

Open Job #540

Location: San Rafael, CA
Pay: $40-45 per hour, DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Schedule: Flexible full-time schedule
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement.

Collaborative Nanny-Family Assistant for Kind-Hearted Family with 1-Year Old Twins

Preferred Base Schedule:

  • Tu-F, 7:30 AM-4 PM
  • Sat, 1:30 PM-10 PM
  • 40 paid hours per week – Please note that family assistants are entitled to a daily unpaid 30-minute meal period, which will be worked into the standard schedule.

Alternative Options & Additional Hours:

  • Occasional overnights, likely on weekends, required
  • Domestic travel strongly preferred
  • Very flexible schedule: family assistant can choose any 8.5 consecutive hours (to include an unpaid 30-minute meal period) between 7 AM-7 PM Tuesday-Saturday.

These friendly and generous first-time parents of 13-month old (boy-girl) twins are looking for a warm, supportive family assistant to tag-team with mom on childcare and household duties throughout the day. The twins are happy, active, and quite content with parallel and independent play. They are excellent, adventurous eaters who typically enjoy the same meals mom and dad have. Most days consist of morning playtime, a big breakfast, a brief 1-2 hour outing, lunch, a long nap, and more playtime until dinner. Family assistant should be a dynamic team player and have a go-with-the-flow attitude, ready to pitch in wherever there is a need. Often, this will involve focusing on household duties so that mom has more time to give undivided attention to the twins. However, it is important that candidates are experienced with the age group and, ideally, with multiples. The ideal candidate is energetic, attentive, and loving with the twins.

These parents describe themselves as practical and efficient and are looking for a family assistant who has similar sensibilities to keep the home running smoothly. Household duties include family laundry, tidying up the kitchen and dining area after meals, keeping the twins’ room and play spaces neat and organized, helping with household organization (pantry, closets, etc.), ordering groceries, unpacking deliveries and breaking down boxes, running errands, meeting with vendors and maintenance workers, planning activities, and very light meal prep. While there is a variety of household duties, family assistant will not be expected to take on every duty on a daily basis. When family assistant is providing childcare, the focus will be on the children. There is a house cleaner who comes every other week to handle deep cleaning and a private chef who is present twice per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and does the majority of the cooking and meal prep during that time. This very considerate and welcoming family is happy to share meals with family assistant if the family assistant desires and does not have specific dietary restrictions or limitations. A vehicle will also be provided for any driving required on the job.

Dad is a business owner and works from home full-time. Mom was formerly in HR and now helps with the business part-time. Both parents are cordial, relaxed, and easy to talk to. Mom is really looking for someone to partner with during the day, not so that she can work more, but so that she can spend more time with the twins rather than putting much of her attention and energy into running the household. Of utmost importance is finding a candidate who enjoys family assistant duties and is dedicated to the role. These parents are the kind of people who would love to work with someone who really integrates with them, not just as a member of the family team, but as another member of the family. 

Family assistant has the option to modify the schedule and choose any consecutive 8 ½ hours between 7 AM and 7 PM Tuesday through Friday. An unpaid, 30-minute meal/rest period is worked into the schedule to be taken during the twins’ nap time. Family assistant is welcome to take this break on- or off-site. The selected days of the week are required, so family assistant must be comfortable working on Saturdays from 1:30 PM to 10 PM. It is important to these parents that they have this time reserved for a weekly date. Saturdays will be more child-focused as mom and dad will be mostly out of the home. It is also strongly preferred that family assistant be willing to accompany the family on domestic travel and help with occasional overnights. Examples of travel destinations include Hawaii, Palm Springs, and San Diego, and generally take place 2-3 times per year for a 1-2 week duration. When not traveling with the family, or if accompanying the family for only a portion of travel, family assistant will be expected to keep up on household tasks at the home.

The beautifully remodeled, spacious and modern San Rafael home is still being outfitted, so at the beginning of the position, family assistant will be expected to help with light unpacking and organizing as new furniture and shelving arrives. There is a brand new, open kitchen with a large island where the twins typically have breakfast in Bumbo seats. The kitchen opens up to a great room with a dining table in front of a gorgeous mural wall and a family living space with couches and lots of toys and baby supplies. This area loops around to another living space with a “game room” complete with a ping-pong table and a dedicated playroom with lots of open space and a Nugget couch. Upstairs, there is a dedicated home office and a guest room which doubles as a second office on one end of the hall and on the opposite end of the hall is the nursery, main bedroom, another guest room, and the laundry room. In the yard, there is a great covered eating/seating area on the back deck which opens up to a large turfed space with a pickleball court and a fenced-in pool. The ideal candidate is comfortable swimming, though this is not a requirement.

This family has one elderly labrador who is very sweet and mellow and does not require care. Candidates should be comfortable with dogs.

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

Open Job #520

Location: Berkeley, CA
Pay: $33-38 per hour, DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Schedule: Flexible part-time schedule
Benefits: 40 hours paid vacation annually, paid holidays, sick pay, and guaranteed hours.

Part-Time Nanny-Family Assistant for Intellectual Family of 4

Preferred Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 4 PM-9 PM
  • 25 hours per week

Alternative Options & Additional Hours:

  • Option for 7 or 8 PM end time
  • Option for as few as 3 work days per week, candidate’s choice of days
  • Option for additional hours on weekends, any 4-hour block between 12 PM and 8 PM Saturday and/or Sunday
  • Option for rare date nights in the future

This polite, educated family is seeking a part-time family assistant whose primary duties include pitching in with dinner clean-up, children’s and household laundry (linens), and occasional errands and grocery shopping, as well as light childcare.

This family has two infants, a 10-month old daughter and an adopted 3 ½-month old daughter. Both parents will be present for nearly all of the time in which family assistant is working. A full-time nanny already provides daytime care for big sister, so the idea is that mom and dad will take the lead on evening childcare and utilize some of the time family assistant is present for one-on-one time with big sister while family assistant helps with little sister’s evening bottle feeds and bedtime. Family assistant should be comfortable interacting and engaging with the whole family.

It is required that candidates have some experience with young infants, but extensive infant experience is not mandatory. However, candidates with a background or genuine interest in early childhood education and child development are certain to stand out to this cultured family. It is of utmost importance to these parents that their children are provided with the best foundation for cognitive, speech and language, and motor skill growth and development. A friendly, enthusiastic personality and a mindful, interactive caregiving style will align best with this family’s own childcare philosophies. This family also truly values exposing their children to different cultures, and especially languages. Both parents speak English, but mom also speaks Mandarin and Spanish, and uses Mandarin when talking to the babies. They want to raise their children to be multilingual, and though a second language is not a requirement, a bilingual family assistant would be a bonus!

In the time between feedings and prior to bath/bedtime, family assistant should plan to focus on household duties. Responsibilities include tidying up the kitchen and dining table after dinner, running occasional errands including grocery shopping, and washing, folding, and putting away laundry. Driving with the children is not required, but a vehicle will be provided for errands and grocery shopping on the job.

Dad is a business owner and primarily works from home in a separate office, but does also take meetings outside of the home periodically. Mom works part-time, from home, for a non-profit. She is a big animal lover and advocate, and this family does have two gentle dogs–a 2-year old Goldendoodle and a 13-year old toy poodle. Nanny should be comfortable with dogs, but pet care is not required, and the dogs spend the majority of their day outdoors on the shaded patio, or indoors napping. 

Their spacious and modern, inviting home is located in South Berkeley, bordering the Oakland Hills. It’s full of enormous windows with amazing views of the hills and the Golden Gate Bridge and patio access from every level. The main floor is very open, with a big kitchen, living area with a beautiful piano and cello and a play area for the babies, and a library that doubles as dad’s office. The upper level of the home is where all of the bedrooms are located, including the babies’ nurseries. On the lower level of the home, there is another living area with a kitchenette and more play space for the babies, a laundry room, and guest bedroom. There are two grassy areas in the yard, which is full of fruit trees and raised garden beds, and there are multiple fenced patios where activities like water and sand play can take place in the future. There is also a big, enclosed and paved driveway perfect for scooters and bicycles as the girls grow!

The schedule is very flexible, allowing the right candidate to choose days and hours which work well around other employment or commitments. It is important to note that this family is very COVID-cautious, however, and preference will be given to candidates who have more limited exposure to large groups of people. This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

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Locations: East Bay, North Bay, San Francisco, and more!
Pay: $32-45 per hour, DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Schedule: Full-time & part-time
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement, etc.

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Base Schedule:

  • 32-40 hours per week

Additional Hours:

  • Overtime according to state law

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(Placement Pending) Open Job #530

Location: Lafayette, CA
Pay: $35-38 per hour, DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Schedule: Flexible full-time schedule
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement.

Adventurous Nanny for Friendly 3 & 6 Year Old

Preferred Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Monday: 10 AM-7 PM
  • Tu, W, Th: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM-5 PM
  • 40 hours per week

Alternative Options & Additional Hours:

  • Option to choose different start/end times and durations Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Start times must always allow for school pick-up at 12 PM.
  • Thursdays, 9 AM-5 PM are required.
  • Option for as few as 32 hours per week if candidate desires.

This kind and easy-going family of 4 is in search of a dedicated, reliable, and lively nanny for their two children, a happy-go-lucky son who will turn 4 in January and a sociable, inquisitive daughter who will be 7 in December. The whole family is delightful–outgoing, generous, and fun! They are seeking a candidate who is warm and loving, passionate about child development, and loyal.

Little brother always has a smile on his face. He is very energetic and has lots of friends he likes to play with at the park, so it’s important that nanny be comfortable with regular playdates and lots of outdoor time. Indoors, building with MagnaTiles and making marble runs are some of his favorite activities. As with most preschool-aged children, little brother is at a stage of socio-emotional development in which boundary-testing can be a challenge. The ideal candidate is patient but firm, utilizing gentle, age-appropriate discipline techniques like redirection. Big sister is loquacious and welcoming. She is also very social and has lots of friends. She is involved in various sports and extracurriculars (she’s about to start basketball) throughout the year and she’s learning to play piano. Both children love science projects, cooking, swimming and gardening in the backyard, and any craft project involving cutting and gluing, so nanny should also enjoy participating in these activities. 

Big sister is in first grade and goes to school five minutes from the home. Pickup is before 3 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and before 2 PM Wednesdays. Little brother is in preschool about 10 minutes from the home 4 days per week and pickup is at noon. He does not have preschool on Thursdays. 

While this family’s preferred schedule includes some work hours while both children are at school, this position is very child-focused. Tasks during school hours are child-related and include the children’s laundry, tidying and organizing the play areas and kids’ bedrooms, and preparing meals for the kids. Occasionally, nanny may be asked to put away deliveries (packages and/or groceries) and, on rare occasions, let a handyman or other worker in for scheduled maintenance. The idea is for nanny to have separate time to complete these tasks so that while the children are home, there is ample time for engagement and adventuring! This family strongly desires a nanny who is enthusiastic about planning fun activities and staying busy with the kids. During the school year, playdates and outdoor time should be part of the regular routine and when school is out, outings to places like zoos, museums, new playgrounds and play spaces, and more are encouraged several times a week. Nanny should be comfortable using their own vehicle on the job with mileage reimbursement.

Mom is in interior design and has a very flexible work schedule. Dad is in finance and works from home full-time but also travels for work about 20% of the time. Candidates must be able to pick up little brother from school by noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and work from 9 AM-5 PM on Thursdays when little brother is home, but the rest of the schedule can be adjusted for the right candidate, and this family is open to as little as 32 hours per week if nanny desires fewer hours. The most important thing is that nanny is dependable and committed to whatever schedule is set. 

The contemporary Lafayette home is lovely and bright. There is a porch swing on the front porch and to one side of the entryway is a formal dining room, with a formal living room to the opposite side. Off the living room is the main living space where the spacious kitchen opens up to a dining table and family room with french doors leading to the backyard. Off of the family room is a dedicated playroom with a large craft table, a music corner with a digital piano and other instruments, and a daybed for seating. Down the hall from the playroom is the laundry room, the children’s bedrooms separated by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, and dad’s office at the very end of the hall. There is a beautiful, expansive backyard with a swimming pool, pergola, fruit and vegetable garden, play set, and plenty of lawn space.

This family has no pets. 

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

(Placement Pending) Open Job #515

Location: Danville, CA
Pay: $35-40 per hour, DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Schedule: Full-time
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare contribution.

Versatile Nanny-Family Assistant for 7-Year Old & Teen

Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 12 PM-7 PM
  • 35 hours per week

Additional Hours:

  • Flexibility to stay until 9:30 PM as needed, required
  • Occasional date/event nights preferred but not required
  • Travel, domestic and international preferred but not required

This busy single mom is looking for an organized, meticulous family assistant who is as adept with keeping a home running smoothly as they are at engaging with the children. 

Nanny care will primarily be for 7-year old little sister who is sweet, soft-spoken, and easy-going. She loves art, unicorns, the color green, and building games like Minecraft and Roblox. Family assistant should enjoy primarily engaging her interests that do not involve screen time, although limited screen time is permitted. Mom really likes to get her children involved in a wide variety of activities so that they can try new things and discover new interests, so little sister is also involved in extracurriculars including sports, summer camps, scouts, and more. Family assistant will be encouraged to help find and sign up for new activities and classes for little sister, as well as provide transportation from school and to and from extracurricular activities. 15-year old big brother is polite and respectful and very dedicated to basketball. Like most teens, he is pretty independent, but he will require transportation to and from sports and other activities as needed. Because care is primarily for little sister, during basketball season, family assistant should be comfortable staying with her until as late as 9:30 PM so that mom can transport big brother home from later games and practices.

Family assistant should be very comfortable setting and enforcing expectations and holding the children accountable for things like cleaning up after themselves and prioritizing their studies and homework. Family assistant should also be quite experienced in providing household support, as this is a significant component of the job. The home is fairly expansive and while house cleaners come weekly to do the deep cleaning, keeping things tidy throughout the week is a required duty.

It is of the utmost importance that family assistant take a lot of initiative when it comes to keeping the home running smoothly. The ability to identify and address household needs without a lot of guidance is a qualification for this position. Examples include noticing when there is a need to organize outgrown clothes and/or toys for donation or when there is an opportunity to implement a better system for, perhaps, keeping school supplies well-stocked and accessible or setting up a lunch-packing station. Being proactive with the family calendar is included, as well. Family assistant should be comfortable taking ownership of scheduling and attending or overseeing maintenance appointments (eg. car or pool servicing), ensuring the children have transportation to and from all of their activities, keeping an eye on registration dates for things like summer camps, afterschool programs, and extracurriculars, etc. Family assistant must be willing to use their own vehicle on the job, with mileage reimbursement.

Additional duties include errands and grocery shopping, cooking family meals a few times per week, and pet care. This family has a 2-year old French bulldog who needs outlets for her bursts of energy throughout the day, so family assistant should be willing to take her for daily walks and visits to the dog park as well as supervise her in the half-acre backyard. Dog walking and many household tasks can be accomplished in the hours before school dismissal and on most Wednesdays, little sister will be picked up from school by her dad, who will bring her home at 6 PM. 

Mom is a business owner and works from home, but is also often out of the home for meetings and appointments. She has a demanding work schedule, but is very family-oriented and stays active and involved with the kids’ day-to-day as much as possible. She is really looking for someone she can divide and conquer with. A family assistant with a dynamic and ambitious work style, who is naturally neat, organized, and ready to take ownership of the role will fit into this family team most seamlessly.

The spacious, air-conditioned home combines traditional and modern features. The entrance opens up to a living room with a dining area used for homework and arts and crafts. Off of the dining area is an entrance to the sleek, updated kitchen with a breakfast bar, which opens up to a family room with built-in shelving full of books and games. Each child has their own bedroom and a third bedroom is used as a designated playroom. There is an uncovered pool in the yard and it gets a lot of use, so it is very important that family assistant knows how to swim. If family assistant enjoys swimming, they are welcome to arrive at the home early to take a dip in the pool before work (although it’s not consistently heated)! There is also a gazebo with seating, an outdoor kitchen, and an impressive climbing structure and trampoline in the yard.

This family travels fairly frequently, and would prefer family assistant be willing to accompany them on some trips, both domestic and international. This is not a requirement, but is a strong preference. Some possible destinations include Hawaii, Mexico, Bora Bora, and Disneyland. During travel without family assistant, some household duties will still be expected.

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

(Placement Pending) Open Job #535

 Location: Oakmore, Oakland, CA
Pay: $35-38 per hour base rate DOE for non-share hours; base rate increased for share hours (specific share rate TBD)
Start Date: January 2, 2023
Schedule: Full-time (including possible part-time share)
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement.

Devoted Career Nanny for Adorable 7-Month Old + Possible Share

Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • M-Th: 8 AM-5 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM-12 PM
  • 40 hours per week
  • Possible share care 3 days per week — hourly rate will increase during share hours.

These sweet and relaxed first-time parents are seeking an experienced nanny who absolutely loves what they do! They have one cheerful daughter who will be 7 months old at the start of the position. She’s truly easy-going and sleeps and eats well. She is breastfed but takes a bottle and is just starting solids. Nanny should be comfortable making baby food. She currently takes two shorter naps and one long nap in her crib daily. She is not on a rigid sleep schedule because she has a natural sleep pattern that she does very well with. 

During awake hours, baby loves being on the floor playing with her activity mat and rolling around and she thoroughly enjoys being read to. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is always certain to grab her attention! She is used to a lot of face-to-face interaction, so nanny should be very engaging and enthusiastic about spending time with her and supporting her growth and development. She is also used to, and enjoys, being worn in a baby carrier for walks around the neighborhood. Driving is not a requirement for the position, but once trust is established, if nanny wishes to take baby to activities that are not within walking distance, a vehicle will be available for use on the job occasionally or nanny can use their own vehicle with mileage reimbursement.

It is important that candidates are open to the possibility of caring for a second infant part-time, as this family is considering establishing a share arrangement with a neighboring family whose child is a few months older than their own. Should the share come to fruition, it would take place 3 days per week within nanny’s existing work hours, and a commensurate pay raise for share hours would be initiated. The dedicated base range of $35-38 per hour is the rate offered for non-share hours, determined based on experience. For share hours, nanny will receive their regular base rate plus additional hourly pay for the second child. The specific share rate is to be determined.

Mom and dad are both scientists. Currently, each parent works from home (separately) one day per week, and it is possible that dad will begin working from home one additional day per week. There is a dedicated home office space for days in which they are home, and both parents are incredibly kind, laid back, and easy to get along with. This family also has two beloved indoor cats. Candidates must be comfortable with the cats and the ideal candidate is a cat lover! While pet care is not required, these pets are very much a part of the family.

The Oakmore home is lovely and full of natural light. While it is on three levels, the main floor and upper floor are separated by only a few stairs, similarly to a split-level home. The main floor consists of the living room and open kitchen, and this is where baby’s play mat is located. A lot of time is typically spent in this space. The bedrooms and office are located on the upper level of the home. There is a flight of stairs leading to the front door which opens up to the main floor, and the garage containing the stroller is located at street level. Candidates must be comfortable carrying baby up and down the stairs. The yard is tiered with an upper and lower deck, which will be good spaces for a future water or sand table or outdoor meal. There is no lawn, but the neighborhood is quiet and residential, so it is also safe to play on the sidewalk or in the driveway. The home is about a 15-minute walk from Dimond Park and a walking trail.

This home is equipped with security cameras outdoors as well as a camera “cat monitor” in the living room and a camera baby monitor in the nursery. 

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

(Placement Pending) Open Job #500

Location: Lafayette, CA
Pay: $35-40 per hour, DOE
Start Date: January 2, 2023
Schedule: Full-time
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; 40 guaranteed hours per week; healthcare contribution.

Loving, Cooperative Nanny for 3-Month Old & Siblings

Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 8 AM-5 PM Monday-Thursday
  • 8 AM-4 PM Friday
  • 44 hours per week

An experienced baby nanny is needed to begin with this generous, conscientious family of 5 in January. Baby sister will be 3 months old at the start of the position, so candidates must be familiar with infant care, growth, and development. Nanny is ideally open to a minimum of a 2-year commitment, and will therefore be responsible for supporting baby through many milestones and transitions. 

Baby sister has a mellow temperament and eats and sleeps well so far. She is breastfed and nanny will bring baby to mom for most feedings, but should also be comfortable handling expressed breastmilk for bottle feeds as needed. Eventually, nanny will be expected to prepare baby food and support the transition to solids. This family is also looking for a nanny who is comfortable assisting with sleep training, specifically, implementing a nap routine and helping baby learn to self-soothe and fall asleep in her crib. Stimulating, developmentally-appropriate engagement is also paramount. Nanny should enjoy taking baby on walks and visits to the park, spending face-to-face time with her on the floor, reading and singing to her, and generally supporting her physical, intellectual, and socio-emotional growth.

Little brother, age 3, and big sister, age 5, attend full-day school programs. Nanny will be responsible for most daily drop-offs and pick-ups. Big sister goes to kindergarten very close to home, so she can be walked or driven to her program. She starts her day at 8:15 AM and needs to be picked up by 4:45 PM. Little brother goes to preschool a 15-minute drive from home and can be dropped off anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. He needs to be picked up by 4:30 PM. 

Rare care for all three children, in the case of school closures, will be required. They get along very well and are very happy-go-lucky kids. Big sister is already an incredible artist and loves to draw her favorite characters. She also enjoys playing with her baby doll (who she recently named after her new baby sister) and her toy dog which barks and walks just like a real dog. Little brother is energetic and social. His favorite things are wild animals, sea creatures, and anything related to construction! He looks up to big sister and they love to play together. They enjoy tag and hide and seek in the yard, puzzles, board games like Memory, Bingo, Sorry, and Uno, and the TV show “The Lion Guard.” They share a room and just got brand new bunk beds! 

This family is looking for a nanny who has an “all hands on deck” approach and is comfortable identifying household needs and pitching in with tasks like unloading the dishwasher, washing, folding, and putting away children’s laundry (including washing and changing bedding), preparing school lunches, tidying the children’s bedrooms and play areas and any messes created throughout the day, organizing kids’ toys and clothes for donation and suggesting new toys, activities, and clothing as they grow, emptying the kitchen trash and diaper pail as needed, and running simple errands like taking the nanny vehicle, provided for use on the job, through a car wash or filling it up with gas. 

While a two-year commitment is the minimum this family is seeking, the ideal candidate would be open to growing with the family for many years to come, eventually pivoting into a family assistant role once baby sister begins preschool. Strong communication skills are imperative, as this family values the ability to both give and receive feedback. They strongly desire a nanny who they can build a “third parent” partnership with, and are very mindful of the importance of providing a respectful and comfortable work environment.

Dad is a software engineer and works from home full-time, but travels for a week at a time quarterly. Mom has a demanding job in upper management and works from home 4 days per week and from the office once weekly. They previously lived in San Francisco, and moved to Lafayette in 2021. Both parents are very kind, considerate, and easy to talk to. 

Their newly-built home is spacious, bright, airy, and all on one level! The entrance to the home opens up to a formal living and dining area, with mom’s office and the guest room/dad’s office off the left of the living room. Past the guest room is a hallway which leads to baby sister’s nursery, which attaches to a jack-and-jill bathroom leading to the bedroom big sister and little brother share. Off the right side of the living room is the kitchen with a dining nook which opens to a family room, and tucked behind the family room is a hallway leading to the primary bedroom. The home is nicely spread out in a U-shaped floor plan, which allows nanny plenty of space to move about freely with baby without disrupting mom and dad’s work. 

The backyard is under construction, but once complete, there will be a lawn area, sandbox, play structure, and stone patio with outdoor dining furniture. This family has a pool with a childproof cover. The ideal candidate is comfortable swimming with the children, but this is not a requirement.

This family has no pets.

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

CLOSED Job #525

Location: Crocker Highlands, Oakland, CA
Pay: $35-38 per hour, DOE
Start Date: December 12, 2022
Schedule: Full-time
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement.

Gentle, Affectionate Nanny for Inquisitive 6-Month Old

Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • 40 hours per week

Additional Hours:

  • Travel within the United States & Mexico desired but not required.

These friendly, mellow first-time parents are seeking a nanny for their curious and active baby boy who will be approaching 6 months old at the start of the position. The ideal candidate is warm, loving, and thoughtful, and can draw on their experience and knowledge to be mindful of and responsive to baby’s cues.

Baby is breastfed but takes bottles easily, and will be starting solids through baby led weaning very soon. He is currently napping for about 45-minute stretches, though this family would like to begin sleep training using the Ferber method, so nap times and durations are likely to change. Candidates should be comfortable supporting these transitions, as well as sharing ideas and suggestions as they arise.

This family is eager to meet a nanny who is interactive, engaging, and mindful of best practices (such as avoiding screen-time before age 2). Baby is very curious and observant. During awake hours, he enjoys simple, developmentally-stimulating activities like looking at flash cards, reading, singing, and peek-a-boo. He is happy to play in his bouncer or high chair for short periods of time, but does best with face-to-face interaction and more freedom to explore his surroundings. He also absolutely loves being outdoors and going for walks in the stroller or being worn in the baby carrier.

Candidates should have an adaptable, child-led approach rather than a more rigid childcare philosophy they subscribe to. These parents base their caregiving style on what baby responds to best, so they’re very open to trying new and different things and working with a nanny who is collaborative and communicative. Above all, they are seeking a candidate who is loving, gentle, kind, and knowledgeable.

This is a child-focused position. During downtime, nanny should be comfortable washing, folding, and putting away baby’s laundry and tidying up after the day’s activities. Driving is not required and candidates should be comfortable exploring the very walkable neighborhood on foot until trust is built. If driving takes place in the future, nanny should be willing to use their own vehicle with mileage reimbursement.

Mom and dad are both in tech and both work from home full-time. There is a dedicated home office on the main level of the home as well as in the basement. This family has a large dog who can be slow to warm. No pet care is required, but candidates should be very comfortable with dogs.

Their lovely, air-conditioned Crocker-Highlands home is updated but full of vintage charm. The entrance to the home is steps above street level, and all of the bedrooms and living spaces are on the main level. To the right of the entrance is the living room with a large playmat for baby on the floor and to the left is the formal dining room leading to the contemporary kitchen and a long hallway leading to the bedrooms and office. The entire home is bright, airy, and filled with modern artwork and live plants and flowers. Baby’s room is cozy and modern with a cushy rug, playmat, comfy chair for reading and bottles, and changing station. The basement containing the laundry room is at street level, as is the garage where the stroller is stored. There is a small fenced yard off of the kitchen, which is half pavers and half grass. There’s a table with an umbrella on the pavers and a fire pit and seating area on the grass. There are a few fruit trees and an herb and tomato garden in the yard. The neighborhood is a quick, 10-minute walk to coffee shops, playgrounds, a library, restaurants, stores, and more.

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

CLOSED Job #545

Location: Albany, CA
Pay: $33-38 per hour, DOE
Start Date: December 2022
Schedule: Full-time
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement.

Active, Kind Nanny for 8-Month Old & Siblings, Environmentally-Conscious Family

Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • 40 hours per week

Additional Hours:

  • Once- or twice-monthly date nights desired, but not required

This loving and laid-back family is an eco-friendly nanny’s dream! Care is primarily for baby brother who is 8 months old. He is super happy and relaxed and loves his brothers, books, and going for walks. He’s scooting and army crawling currently and one of his favorite games is knocking over toy towers that his brothers build just for him to be able to destroy! This family walks often and everywhere and it’s one of baby brother’s favorite activities. He’s very alert and observant of his surroundings and loves any opportunity to explore. He’s also a great napper and he’ll eat anything! Right now, he naps twice a day, late morning and late afternoon, for about an hour and a half each time. He has a simple nap routine consisting of a few minutes of rocking before putting him down in his Pack n’ Play.

This family also has two older boys, big brother who is 6 ½ and little brother who is 3. Big brother has an early release from school on Wednesdays, so nanny should be comfortable picking him up at 1:45 PM and caring for him weekly on Wednesday afternoons. Little brother is not picked up from school until 5:30 PM, after nanny’s work day is already over, so care will only be required for all three children on date nights, if nanny opts to help with those. Occasionally, when the 3 year old has teacher conference days, nanny will care for him and baby. Both older boys are very active and love biking and scootering. All of the children get along very well and enjoy playing together, especially any game involving dinosaurs or building. Nanny should foster a welcoming, inclusive environment in which the children can use their imaginations and explore their interests through things like dress-up and pretend play.

This position is child-focused but tidying after the children, including breakfast clean-up, as well as light meal prep (eg. chopping vegetables, making rice) and basic grocery runs for staples like milk and bread, as needed, is required. As part of the clean-up and meal prep process, candidates should be comfortable pitching in with recycling and composting efforts. This family is very mindful of their carbon footprint. A nanny with similar sensibilities is a must! When it comes to transportation, driving is not part of the job. Candidates should be happy to travel on foot, bicycle, or public transportation with the children to get to and from school and activities, and should have the physical ability to walk up to two miles per day. They live in a very walkable/bikeable area, but public transportation can be used for excursions to locations further away (eg. Tilden Little Farm). A bicycle can be provided for use on the job and a wagon and double stroller are also available.

Mom is a university lecturer and her schedule can be variable. When she is not working, she is happy to partner with nanny to help with the kids. When she is working from home, she does so from the primary bedroom or the garage. Dad is a software engineer and has a dedicated home office space but also works in-person in San Francisco. Dad speaks Greek, and this family would love to find a Greek-speaking nanny, though this is not at all a requirement of the position. These parents are experienced domestic employers who have had nannies for their older children. They are eager to provide a respectful and comfortable working environment. When they are working from home, they are very thoughtful about avoiding disrupting the dynamic between nanny and the children.

The cozy and casual Albany home is located a few blocks from parks and a retail complex with grocery stores, a book store, and eateries. Within a one-mile walk of the home is a library and BART station. This family spends as much time as possible outdoors, and the backyard has pavers with seating and an outdoor kitchen, as well as a turf area for play and a lovely oak tree for shade. The front door opens directly into an enclosed den which dad uses as his home office. Because biking and walking is how this family gets around, they almost exclusively enter the home through the back door, as they park bikes, scooters, wagons, and strollers in the backyard. This way, there is also no disruption to dad while entering/leaving the home. The back door is through the laundry room, which is through a small vestibule off one side of the kitchen, along with the primary bedroom where baby brother currently sleeps. Off the other side of the kitchen is the kids’ bedroom, which the older boys share and a quaint living room with a spacious playpen for baby brother.

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

CLOSED Job #505

Location: Piedmont, CA
Pay: $37-45 per hour, DOE
Start Date: October 2022
Schedule: Part-time
Benefits: Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours; healthcare reimbursement.

Skillful Nanny-Family Assistant for Down-to-Earth Family

Base Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Option A: 1:30 PM-8 PM, 32.5 hours per week
  • Option B: 2:30 PM-8 PM, 27.5 hours per week

Additional Hours:

  • Flexibility to stay until 10 PM up to 3 times per week (with advanced notice) required
  • Optional mornings, 6 AM-7:30 AM Monday-Friday

This mellow, yet busy single mom is searching for a family assistant to provide care for two school-aged children and support with household duties and errands. She is specifically seeking a self-starter with an in-home background, who is able to call on their previous experience to take initiative. 

Big brother will be 8 in December and is in second grade. Though at times he may take a moment or two to warm up, he’s very sociable and friendly, and has quite an array of interests. He loves dinosaurs, comics (especially Garfield), music, and swimming. He already plays some piano and will be starting electric guitar lessons at school very soon. His school also has a swimming pool that he swims in 4-5 times per week. He has food allergies, and while it’s important that family assistant is diligent about reading ingredient labels, he is responsible beyond his years, and has already developed his own sense of caution surrounding his dietary limitations. He is also mindful of other expectations, like homework, and generally meets these expectations proactively, without struggle. 

Little sister is 5 and in kindergarten. She is kind, energetic, and affectionate. She loves almost all of the colors of the rainbow, especially pink, purple, yellow, red, orange, and green. She enjoys learning and watching educational programs, and she shares her brother’s interest in music and rhythm. She’ll also play with dinosaurs, but she only likes the gentle giants–the herbivores! She has an indoor gymnastics mat that she is very imaginative with, whether she’s using it to tumble on the floor, or to roll up into a cylindrical hiding spot to pop in and out of!

Both children attend a local private school and participate in an afterschool program until late afternoon. Mom happens to be in upper administration at the school, so most days, she will bring the children home between 4 and 5 PM. A vehicle will be provided for use on the job for errands and occasions in which family assistant is required to pick the children up from school. While the children are at school, family assistant will have the opportunity to tackle household duties including family laundry, organizing, errands, meeting with workers (eg. handymen, contractors, gardeners, etc.), putting away deliveries, and general tidying of the kitchen and living areas. Family assistant must also be comfortable cooking. Mom will typically plan the weekly menu, but family assistant will be expected to do the family grocery shopping and cook 4 dinners per week, as well as pack school lunches daily. Both kids are adventurous eaters! Family assistant should be very detail-oriented and comfortable reading food labels to ensure that big brother’s allergies are always taken into consideration. Food allergy experience will be helpful in this position.

This family is structured and routine-oriented and are looking for a family assistant with similar sensibilities. Family assistant is expected to help with the bedtime routine, as both children have 8 PM bedtimes and really thrive when they get consistent sleep. Because they are used to routines, they also do best with clear expectations, so candidates should have strong communication skills and a practical approach to discipline and boundaries. Behavior is managed through positive reinforcement and rewards, talking through challenges and collaborating on solutions, and clear and simple consequences when necessary. 

Mom works outside of the home full-time. Twice per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, she attends evening choir practice, so candidates should be flexible to stay until 10 PM 2-3 times per week as needed. A trusted babysitter lives nearby, and arrangements can be made on some occasions for family assistant to be relived once the kids are in bed. Because mom works at the school the children attend, they have similar schedules and additional family assistant support is not required (for example, during holidays or school closures.) 

The airy, contemporary home is located in a lovely, very walkable area on the border of Piedmont and Oakland. The entrance opens up to a bright foyer leading to the living room, dining room, and spacious kitchen. The children’s bedrooms and primary bedroom are also located on this level. On the lower level of the home is two guest rooms and a large playroom with plenty of comfy, oversized seating, a variety of instruments including bongo drums and a piano, a play kitchen, and plenty of toys. This family moved into the home over the summer and mom would love a family assistant who can bring ideas surrounding furnishings and setup. The yard is spacious with plans to make it a family-friendly extension of the home for indoor/outdoor living. It currently has a grassy area and brick patio, shaded by a large upper-level deck. 

This family has no pets.

This family requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

CLOSED Job #495

Location: Larkspur, CA
Pay: $37-40 per hour, DOE
Start Date: October 2022
Schedule: Full-time
Benefits:
Paid vacation + holidays; sick pay; guaranteed hours.

Nurturing, Helpful Nanny for Toddler & Kindergartener

Base Schedule:

  • 9 AM-5:30 PM Monday
  • 10:15 AM-5:30 PM Tuesday
  • 11:15 AM-5:30 PM Wednesday
  • 11:15 AM-8:15 PM Thursday
  • 8 AM-5 PM Friday
  • 40 hours per week

Additional Hours:

  • Flexibility to start at 8 AM during school closures

This pleasant family of 4 is seeking a thoughtful, considerate nanny to care for their two children, a 2-year old boy and a 5-year old girl. The ideal candidate has the professional in-home experience to self-direct and take initiative, but is also an adaptable team player, willing to collaborate with mom and dad and allow the children agency and autonomy whenever appropriate. A Montessori and/or RIE background would be helpful in this position, but is not required.

Little brother is a total sweetheart! He loves scootering and playing with big sister. They both enjoy trains, arts and crafts, building with blocks, playing with the water table in the backyard, and reading. Little brother’s favorite book is The Napping House, but anything about animals and transportation interests him! Big sister is bright and confident, though she can be reserved when first meeting new people. She has just begun Kindergarten and already loves chapter books like The Magic Treehouse and Dory Fantasmagory series. She also enjoys science, learning about the Earth and dinosaurs, riding her bike, and playing with little brother. 

Both children attend the same local Montessori school and require daily pick-up by nanny. Little brother is in preschool until 11:20 AM Monday through Thursday. Pick-up is immediately followed by lunch at home and naptime before picking big sister up at 3 PM. Her Kindergarten program is 5 days per week, but little brother does not have school on Fridays. On additional days in which school is closed and both children are home, nanny should be comfortable starting at 8 AM. 

Of utmost importance to this family is a nanny who has a calm and respectful approach to childcare. Allowing the children the freedom to express their feelings, even if that results in natural consequences, is central to this family’s caregiving philosophy. Their goal is to foster independence, support and encourage the children in their interests, and provide plenty of space for them to explore their environment through child-led, open-ended play. Nanny should be engaged and enthusiastic without feeling the need to be a source of entertainment for the children.

Two days per week, nanny will start their day while both children are at school so that household support tasks can be tackled. Duties include family laundry, occasional errands, and light tidying, as well as weekly grocery shopping on Mondays. Assistance with watering plants in the garden is requested, although this can be worked into the daily routine with the children participating. This close-knit family eats dinner together every night. Simple meal preparation, such as chopping vegetables and measuring out ingredients is also required, but nanny is not expected to cook. 

Mom is in consulting and dad is in upper management. Both parents work from home full-time. Mom has a dedicated home office on the upper floor of the house, and on rare occasions, works in-person in San Francisco. Dad uses the primary bedroom as his office and may begin working outside of the home part-time in the future. Both parents travel for work at times, so in very rare instances in which only one parent is home, nanny may be required to start as early as 7:30 AM and/or stay as late as 6 PM. Weekly date nights on Thursdays are already part of the regular schedule.

Their bright, spacious, and air-conditioned home is already incredibly neat and organized, so nanny should have a naturally tidy, “clean as you go” approach. On the main level of the home is a galley kitchen which leads to a dining area and living room containing toys, instruments, and a dress-up chest. The living room has glass doors opening up to an outdoor dining patio and a well-shaded lawn area for play. Off the kitchen is also a dedicated playroom with a Pikler triangle, play kitchen, and craft table. The bedrooms and mom’s office are located on the upper level of the home. The children have their own separate bright bedrooms full of books! Little brother loves to be read and sung to in the comfy rocking chair in his room before naptime.

This family has one small, elderly dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Pet care is limited to letting the dog in and outside to potty throughout the day. The backyard is fully fenced.

Nanny should be comfortable using their own vehicle on the job, with mileage reimbursement.

This family is very COVID-cautious and requires that nanny is up to date on vaccinations, including COVID-19. Following CDC recommendations regarding vaccine booster shots is also required.

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  • Paid vacation time off
  • Paid sick time off
  • Guaranteed hours
  • Legal, W-2 pay
  • A respectful working environment

To be considered for positions through Nannies Plus, candidates must register with the agency. To meet Nannies Plus’ requirements, all candidates must:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years of professional, verifiable childcare experience after the age of 18
  • Be able to provide stellar references
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