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Part-time, integrated nanny needed in the Highlands

LOCATION:   W. 25th Ave. and Grove St., in the Highlands, Denver. The family lives in a smaller, loft style condo. The home is perfect for their family but they understand not everyone would be comfortable with the layout. First and foremost, the nanny will need to be able to go up and down a few flights of stairs- sometimes with the baby’s car-seat and stroller. Also, the set up might not be an ideal arrangement for a nanny to bring along their own child, but they’re willing to do their best to make accommodations.  

ABOUT THE LITTLE:   Little fella welcomed mid-November of last year. Because he’s still so young, Mom and Dad are learning about his likes, dislikes and enjoy watching his personality start to develop. He is meeting all his milestones, he’s a good sleep and eater! He is breastfed and takes a bottle with no problem. Although well-read, Mom and Dad decided to take bits and pieces from all parenting styles and philosophies and do what’s best for their son. They tend to follow an eat-play-sleep routine when possible. They like the idea of a schedule- it would be great if the nanny can assist with that, but a schedule is not a must.

HOURS NEEDED:   The hours are unique! The nanny will never be needed earlier than 8 am or later than 3:30 pm. The family has a lot of flexibility. A consistent schedule is preferred but it’s ok if it needs to change every few weeks (especially if the nanny is a student!). Potential schedule would be:

  • Mondays any 4 or 5-hour block during the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm
  • Tuesdays either 9 am to 2 pm or 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Wednesdays a mandatory start time of 9 am, preferably ending at 3:30 pm
  • Thursdays a mandatory start time of 9 or 9:30 am, ending at 1 or 2 pm.
  • Fridays could be off or the nanny could work a few hours.

PAY RATE:    $12-$15 per hour. The family is offering this rate because they are open to two options: 1. A nanny mom or 2. Someone with less experience. Since Mom is home too, there won’t be a ton of responsibilities/harsh expectations of the nanny.

START DATE:    April 9th

COMMITMENT LENGTH:   Minimally a year    

PETS:    A toy fox terrier who is close to 11 lbs. The nanny will not have any pet responsibilities but being comfortable with him is needed.

VEHICLE/TRANSPORTATION NEEDS:    The nanny will not be needed to drive on the job. With that said, arriving to work on time is important.

REQUIREMENTS:   

  • Daily tasks such as feedings, diaper changes, reading, singing, dancing, going for walks—all the fun baby things!
  • Willingness to be an integrated part of the family and work closely with Mom. Because Mom is home, she can often help and wants to ensure a nanny is comfortable working together.
  • Organized and manages time well.
  • Punctual! Being on time is HUGELY important to Mom and Dad. It’s so important to them, they’ve even chosen not spend time with the friends that area always late!
  • The nanny needs to be comfortable with a progressive family. Dad is from New Zealand, which is very progressive, and Mom is devoted to working at her current company- a progressive nonprofit.
  • Stimulates growth and development.
  • Child related tasks such as washing bottles, taking out the diaper pail, baby’s laundry, etc.

WISH LIST ITEMS (NOT MANDATORY):   

  • Assisting with baby’s laundry is highly preferred.
  • Language immersion, preferably Spanish, but open to other languages, would be great!
  • Open to traveling with Mom in the instance she travels for work. The company she works for, covers expenses to have a nanny accompany Mom on trips. Therefore, if the nanny was open to it, there’s potential to do so!

PAID TIME OFF:    The family will compensate the nanny for anytime they do not need care (I.E. holidays, family vacations, etc.). Additional paid time off is negotiable.

VACCINATION POLICY:    Current on immunizations is a must.

DO THE PARENTS WORK FROM HOME:    Yes, Mom works from home. Noise is not a concern as Mom has a very flexible and understanding work situation.

COMFORTABLE WITH A NANNY MOM:    YES! If the nanny’s child is accompanying the nanny, they too must be current on immunizations.

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