Our small, growing family is looking to hire our next Au pair as our current one is moving on to a corporate job role.
Charlie, our sociable, curious, busy little 2.5-year-old son has recently welcomed his 4-month old baby brother, and we are looking for the perfect person to help support him and Mum at home during the week.
Initially, we'd like to hire our au pair for 20-30 hours a week.
Charlie is at school in the mornings, so to start with we'd like an au pair to help at home from lunch-time school pick-up to when Dad finishes work: weekdays, 12pm - 6pm. Some flexibility with regards to hours is to be expected, moving shifts to the mornings during school holidays for example.
We are looking for someone confident, energetic and creative with whom we can build a strong, trustworthy relationship with to keep our little guy safe, happy and entertained when Mum isn't available.
Expected duties will involve supporting Charlie in his daily routine, including school pick-up (very close-by, on foot), provision of meals & snacks, putting down for naps, nappy-changes, play-time at home & some out-of-home excursions like trips to the park, playdates & extra-murals. We also ask our Au pair to help Mum with daily tasks such as preparing family supper, grocery shopping, local errands & tidying up at home.
We'd also like them to build a relationship with our baby, William, and take on some baby care duties too, allowing for Mum to spend some quality time with Charlie.
Coming from British/South-African parents, English as a first language is an absolute must, along with 2-3 years' experience in childcare of babies & toddlers. A natural affinity with children and interest in expanding your knowledge of childcare approaches will help considerably.
We follow a Montessori ethos for Charlie's learning & play, and a Babywise routine for William, as well as an RIE/Respectful Parenting approach to discipline & guidance - so either prior experience of these or a willingness to learn will be encouraged.
The option of additional occasional evening & weekend babysitting hours would be a real bonus - once William is old enough to be without us for a few hours, and social life returns closer to normal.
If this sounds like the family for you, we really look forward to hearing from you.