AVAILABLE POSITIONS WITH OUR AGENCY

Single Mom In Search Of Mary Poppins

This lovely family consist of a single Mom, 11 year old, 7 year old, and 3 month old infant. Loving, warm, playful, consistent, firm with children. Able to multi task, organized, self motivated, detail oriented, thorough, hard working. An excellent driving record and knowledge of the Berkeley/Oakland area. Ability to manage a household, knowledge of basic cleaning and maintenance. A nanny interested in basic cooking or food prep. Able to follow directions to different locations easily to drop off and pick up children. Happy to partner with high energy, detail-oriented single mom with attachment parenting approach. Sensitive to the complexities of parenting children who have two homes due to divorce (my older two sons spend 50% time at their father's home, my infant is with me all the time). Preference twoards French, German, Mandarin or Spanish speaker, but not essential also fluent in english as well.. Absolutely trustworthy and loyal. An ability and willingness to travel internally-Mom is originally from England and spends summer vacation with her family and would love to include the nanny on theses trips. The Mom is aware that this requires a dedicated individual with flexibility and a high level of responsibility. She is offering vacation, sick days, and guaranteed base salary. There is a separate bedroom bathroom if the nanny is interested in live-in.

The ideal schedule is listed below but there is some flexibility as mom works part time from home. The two older children spend 50% time at their father's home, so the work hours correspond to when they are at her home. Since they have a 2-2-5-5 (14 day) rotation, it creates a schedule of 80 work hours across 14 days:

Week 1:

Mon 6:30-10:30a, Tues off, Wed 12-8p, Thurs 6:30-8:30a 12-8p, Fri 6:30-8:30a, 12-8p, Sat 8 hrs, Sun 8 hrs

Week 2:

Mon 6:30-10:30, Tues off, Wed 12-8, Thurs 6:30-8:30a 12-8p, Fri 6:30-10:30a, Sat and Sun - possibly a few extra flexible hours but only if the employee wishes.

At a high level, the individual would be:

- caring for the children's safety and well being

- interested in contributing to our children's development

- caring for the home in which they live (neat, clean and nutritious food)

- willing to help ease the pressures and time constraints of a professional family, such as ours.

Based on the above, The family is looking for someone who is willing to be part nanny/part family assistant. Dad is in medical school in Sacramento and will be away from the family during the week at times, and Mom is a full time lawyer working in San Francisco. In order for the parents to continue our careers, they need someone who can:

- help get the kids to school in the morning

- pick up the kids from school

- prepare nutritious lunches

- assist with after school activities (including homework for Anders) and dinner.

Household work (laundry, empty dishwasher, toy pick up) and errands (grocery shopping, post office, dry cleaning) around the drop off and pick up schedule would be greatly appreciated. This allows the parents to maximize the time spent with the children on the weekends. Nutritious cooking is welcomed from time to time. Generally they cook on the weekends, but a meal every other week, for example, would greatly help.

The afternoon schedule has some flexibility. The 7 year old school day ends around 3 pm, and he is enrolled in after school care until 6 pm. The 4 year old is enrolled in Bright Horizon, which is open until 6 pm. Even with this afternoon coverage, we welcome someone who could be interested in picking up our children early from time to time and help promote the academic and social development of our children. The second grader will need help with his homework, and pre-kindergartener needs help outside of his day care school to work on the basics such as ABCs. Socially, they would like their children to grow and explore. For example, trying to plan an activity a week for the older child after school (sports), and we would love to find a music class for the younger.

While the days may be split, there is also a certain level of flexibility that goes both ways. Mom and Dad may need coverage throughout the day when the children are sick, early morning starts for early morning work meetings in San Francisco (6:15 or 6:45 am) and late night coverage for evening work events. These extensions of the schedule can happen three to four times a month. On the other hand, they are able to provide coverage when the need arises for the nanny. Apart from unexpected sick days, the flexibility works wells with advance planning on both sides.

Finally, as always, it would help to find someone who is eager to work hard and be compensated accordingly. There is work to be done and opportunity to broaden the job with the right level of interest and motivation from the employee.

French Family Seeks Family Assistant/Nanny in Claremont area of Berkeley

Sweet Berkeley family seeks a special person to help manage the day to day activities of their three girls 7, 10, and 13. Dad works locally and travels on occasion, Mom travels extensively for work thus needs a nanny who is reliable and dependable as well as organized and detail oriented. This family is extremely loving and kind and look for the same in their nanny. the girls are very respectful and have had great relationships with their previous nannies.

The schedule would be Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 2:30-7 and Wednesday 1:45. Ability to cover during the girls school breaks would be great! A reliable vehicle is necessary and gas will be reimbursed. The family is open to anyone but would love a french speaking candidate. This Position begins at the end of the month and interviews will be conducted this week.

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Berkeley Mom with four Year Daughter Seeks Long-term Nanny/Manny

This lovely family seeks a nanny with flexibility and desire to commit for at least a year but ideally longer. The nanny would be Mary Poppins type with a sunny personality who is very good with children, physically active, easygoing, and fun-- but also relates well to adults and comfortable with a mom who works from home. A candidate who is patient, flexible, impeccably honest, willing to work the little girl on issues Mom prioritizes (e.g. working on cleaning up toys, clearing her plate or whatever.

The schedule is Monday/Thursday 6-9:30, Tuesday/Wednesday 1-5 and an additional night Saturday or Sunday. In addition to scheduled hours if candidate would like more than 15-20 hours per week, I could also use 10-15 hours of other assistance including light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, errands, preparing dinner for family etc. There is a housekeeper, Mom wouldn't be looking for heavy housekeeping, unless the person specifically has that interest and skill. Some of these are "personal assistant" duties. Pay is open and will reflect experience and skills.

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Live-in Nanny Needed in Orinda

Sweet Peas Agency is currently representing a lovely family in Orinda is seeking a live-in part time nanny for sweet, darling four-year-old boy. The start times are somewhat flexible, generally they will need Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:00-6ish, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-6pm (approx.). They would like an engaging creative nanny with a love of all things lego! The family would prefer the nanny have her own vehicle but may be willing to provide one. The living accommodations consist of a separate studio apartment with kitchenette, fireplace and full bathroom! In addition to room and board the family is offering a monthly stipend.

-Minimum of 2-3 years of childcare experience with great references

-Child/Infant CPR certified (or willingness to renew)

-Must have a valid driver's license your own vehicle, and a clean driving record

-Must be a great communicator and highly dependable

-Non Smoker and Drug-free

-No criminal history and willingness to be registered with Trustline

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Full Time Nanny Needed In Walnut Creek

Young, sweet first time parents seek a nanny for their infant daughter. Mom returns to work at the beginning of February but would like to have the nanny shadow her prior to returning. The hours are 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Driving is not required but to get to the families house she must have her own vehicle. This job is a six-month commitment at which point their daughter will go into a daycare program. The nanny must have infant extensive experience and ideally live in Contra Costa County.

-Infant experience a must

-Willingness to educate the parents about the milestones of childhood

-Calm personality

-Excellent communication skills

-Clean driving record and reliable vehicle

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Alameda Family Expecting Twins In February Need Full Time Nanny

Alameda family expecting twin girls in February are currently looking for a full-time nanny to team with mom to care for the babies. The ideal fit for this family would be a nanny with extensive infant knowledge and preferably experience with twins. The hours are approximately 8 am to 6 pm, Monday-Friday. The family has a sweet affectionate dog-nanny must be okay with dogs. Driving is not required but to get to the families house she must have her own vehicle.

-Minimum of 2-3 years of childcare experience with great references

-Child/Infant CPR certified (or willingness to renew)

-Infant newborn experience

-Must have a valid driver's license your own vehicle, and a clean driving record

-Must be a great communicator, highly dependable and be able to take direction well.

-Non Smoker and Drug-free

-No criminal history and willingness to be registered with TrustLine

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Rockridge family needs full-time nanny (47+ hours a week)-

This mellow family seeks a nanny with experience both with newborns and preschool age. They have a 4 month old and an imaginative 4 1/2 year old. Primary care will be of the infant as the older child is in school till four. Must be ok with caring for both children on school holidays. Both parents work at home from a detached office, they are very respectful of the nannies space and try to stay out of the way. This family would love a nanny with experience and willing to share that experience with them! Must respect parent's childcare philosophy, with the ability to discuss what is working and what does not work. This family is offering an excellent salary for the right candidate.

-2-3 years of nanny experience

-Clean driving record and reliable vehicle

-Team player

-Light housekeeping

-Likes to cook, a plus

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Full-time nanny needed in Montclair to team with stay at home Mom-

Sweet Peas Agency is representing a family searching for a full-time nanny in the Montclair hills beginning in June but with some hours available before the actual start date. This position is truly a partnership teaming with a stay at home mom. The kids are 1.5 and 5 years old, adorable and intelligent children who need a nanny that will encourage their talents and interests. Most importantly the nanny must be loving and care for the kids as though they were her own! The hours are 7-9 and 1-7 with some flexibility but no more than 45 hours a week. This position would be ideal for a student with morning classes. The family is offering an exceptional benefit package and salary.

-Must have 2-3 years of child care experience

-Must have a CLEAN driving record and be comfortable driving in the area as the job requires a fair amount of driving

-Respectful of the parents child rearing philosophy

-Active

-Engaging personality

-Fluent in Mandarin or Spanish necessary

-Wonderful imagination

This position could be a fantastic opportunity for the right nanny. Please Contact us if you meet the qualifications listed above.

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Full-time Nanny needed for newborn twins in Oakland -

Wonderful Oakland Family needs a nanny for their newborn twins. Candidate must have twins and infant experience. The position will begin in July part-time till Mom returns to work in September at which point the nanny can expect 45 hours per week. The family is offering an great salary for the right person. Excellent position with a wonderful family is just one of the perks!

-2-3 years of infant experience, a must

-Willingness to educate the parents about the milestones of childhood

-Calm personality

-Excellent communication skills

-Clean driving record and reliable vehicle

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Part-time nanny/housekeeper needed in Berkeley-

Sweet Peas Agency is representing a family searching for a part-time nanny in Berkeley beginning late May. This position requires a nanny comfortable teaming with a stay at home mom. The kids are 10 months, 2, and 4. These adorable and intelligent children need a nanny that will encourage their talents and interests. The family requires a nanny fluent in English, organized, detail oriented and able to take initiative and keep this busy household running smoothly. The hours are 3-7, 4 days a week with one 10+hour day either Monday or Friday as well as one date night a week. The family is offering an excellent salary for the right person.

-Must have 2-3 years of child care experience

-Must have a CLEAN driving record and be comfortable driving

-Respectful of the parents child rearing philosophy and be comfortable discussing parenting with the parents

-Active

-Fluent in English

-Wonderful imagination

-Organized

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