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Part Time Role, Sept start, Kensington 

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 2:06:04 PM

Location: Kensington

Kids: Boy - 5 yrs old

Permanent Role: September start. Monday - Friday. School pick up in Notting Hill (short bus ride or walk) at around 3:15 or 4:15/30 if school clubs until 6:30 in the evening. Mum would like 2 of the evenings to be later night babysitting if possible until around 10pm. 

Family: Single mother, father passed away 5 years ago. Would like a male buddy for her son, she has used male nannies before and he really enjoys hanging out with them. He loves football and outdoor activities, science experiments, music. Help with homework and light cooking if required. Someone who has common sense and happy to keep the house tidy after playing with him too, so mum doesn't have to tidy up after you both :)

Pay: £15 net per hour

Driver not required

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New Role - 25 Hours PW, Battersea, 2 boys  

Monday, June 11, 2018 11:22:39 AM

Role type: Part time, approx 25 hours per week

Location: Battersea, SW11

Children: Boy 6, Boy, 10, Boy 13

Days: Monday - Friday

Hours: 2:30pm - around 7:30pm. Approximately an extra 2 hours a day are available if interested in light house work/cleaning/tidying.

Additional hours: 7:30 am - 8:30/9am. Mum is understanding that the same person may not be able to do these morning hours and is happy to take on someone flexible just to help with morning hours, sometimes her husband can do it and she is around too.

School Holidays: Flexible. They generally spend most of the summer at their house in Sussex and so are happy for someone who might want join them or equally happy if someone doesn't want any summer work. Easter and half terms will be slightly different and they may need some help.

Driver: Helpful and they can insure on their car, but equally possible without.

Duties: Mum is at home but and the oldest child starts boarding school from September so the role is just for the younger two. The two younger children are at different schools, one in Sloane Square and one closer to home. Role will involve school pick up for one of them whilst mum does the other if she can, they are in quite academic schools and so help with homework after school is important. Both boys are really sporty, they have a backyard which they love playing football in, also love tennis and swimming etc. They also enjoy music practice etc.
Up until now, they have had a full time traditional Norland nanny, but now they are getting older and one boarding they feel they need a change and a male to get active with them who may be more on their wavelength.

Start date: September new school term - can be flexible for the right candidate if wanting hours prior to this.

Pay: Employed by family. Wage around £12-15 net per hour, depending on hours and candidate.  

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CURRENT AVAILABLE PERMANENT POSITIONS 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:42:07 AM

P1

Location: West Dulwich, SE21. 10 minute walk from station

Children: Girl - 10 months old
                   Boy - 5 yrs old

Days: Monday - Friday

Times: 8am - 6/6:30pm (with some flexibility if needed)

Requirements: She has previously had female nannies and has recently had mothers care, but feels that her son in particular would benefit from having a male nanny and her daughter too. The children are both confident and active, her son loves football and swimming and playing outdoors as well as music and singing and is currently learning to play the recorder. They are an active, fun and happy family. A candidate with experience of younger children and infants would be great. Keen to socialise the kids. Manny would need to open to the mothers parenting choices, she has opted for a attached parenting method and so is looking for someone easy going and adaptable to this, but who could also help with the slow transition from this as she will be returning to work full time.

Pay: £9-10 net per hour, exact salary offer tbc depending on candidate

Start date: Dependant on candidate and family, sometime between now and September
 


P2

Location: Hampstead NW3

Children: Boy-7, Boy-11 & Boy-14

Days and hours: 25 Hours per week. Monday - Friday. 3pm - 8pm with optional babysitting.
12 weeks holiday a year to be taken during school holidays

Requirements: Kind, calm and sporty manny to help with school runs & after school activities. All 3 boys love sports and middle child has a nut allergy and requires epipens.

Driver not required.

Pay: £15 net per hour, £375 npw.

 

P3

Role Type: Part time, permanent

Location: London, W3

Children: Boy - 7.5 yrs (and a girl 10 yrs however role is for the son)

Days: Term time, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. Family will be away during most school holidays.

Hours: 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Driver: Not required. School pick up is a 10 minute walk from the house.

Start date: Asap.

Family info: Italian family. Single mother, father lives in abroad. Son needs a positive male role model to be around as he is surrounded by women at home and at school. He loves any male who visits the family and just wants to hang out and play with them. Son was adopted at birth and has a few developmental problems which he struggles with. He has a sensory processing disorder and spent about 3 years in and out of Great Ormond St Hospital from 2 yrs of age when his nervous system collapsed from a virus. His disorder means that he struggles quite a lot with balance and therefore feels like he can't do much sport. He loves swimming as helps with balance and takes karate classes, but cannot ride a bike for example and mum feels he would benefit greatly from having a male to hang out with and help with his confidence in sports etc. He is incredibly creative and smart, loves drama, lego etc and she describes him as very funny and adorable. Mum is looking for someone who can be a consistent, fun and supportive big brother role in her sons life.

Pay: £15 per hour  

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CURRENT AVAILABLE TEMP POSITIONS  

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:12:18 AM

T1

Location: Shepherds Bush

Children: Girl - 8, Boy - 7 and Boy - 6

Days and hours required: During term time: 

Monday – 4pm – 8pm

Tuesday 3 – 7pm

Wednesday 3 – 7pm

Thursday 4 – 7pm

During the holidays: Possibly longer hours, flexible to be arranged closer to the time

Driver not necessarily required, but they do have a car to use which they would insure you on.

Duties: School is a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride if raining. In the afternoons, school pick up is required, help with homework, all kids are really active and sporty and love to get stuck in with games and fun time in the park. Swimming, gymnastics, football etc are all loved by them. They also have a springer spaniel dog so they are looking for an animal lover who may be happy to walk him too when possible. Non smoker is very important and good English.

Start date: ASAP -  either temp or permanent for as long as candidate wants it or is available 

Pay: £15 per hour 

 
 
TP2
 
Role Type: Part time. TEMP OR PERM 
 
Location: London SW3 
 
Children: Boy - 9 (week day hours are only for him) and Boy - 11 (he's at boarding school and only home some weekends)
 
Days: Monday - Friday. Occasional Saturdays, to help with boys with football practice etc planned in advance when they are not with their father
 
Hours: Flexible. 3-4 hours every afternoon until 7:30/8pm. Between 18-24 hours per week.
 
Pick up times below:
 

Pick up time

 

M - 18:00 

 

T - 16:30

 

W - 15:30 

T - 18:00

 

F - 15:30 

 

 
Duties: School pick up, play, dinner, homework. They have a live in house keeper who does most of the cooking, but you may have to step in at times.
 
Family info: The boys both love football and tennis as well as video games. Youngest is dyslexic and currently attending Lindamood Bell centre program every morning until mid May. Both boys are strong willed and really sporty and fun.
 
Pay: £15 per hour cash
 
Start date: ASAP
 
 
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WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE TO BE A MALE NANNY? 

Monday, February 05, 2018 3:53:22 PM
We are always on a mission to find the most passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic male nannies to join us at Manny Poppins. We would like to give those of you who are interested in this career path a brief insight into the daily life of a typical male nanny. Jamie found his dream job with us last year and has kindly taken the time to answer a few questions that we have thrown at him. Each role is different, however Jamie's expertise lie with infants and so his answers will reflect this age range.
Read on to see what it's really like to be a male nanny...
 
 
Why did you want to take a career in male nannying and what lead you to this decision?
 
I decided to take a career in childcare first after sitting in front of a computer in a call centre for 5 years and becoming fed up. I looked back over my experiences to pick out what I was good at landed upon childcare. I always took it for granted that everyone loved kids and had the patience for them but I then realised this was not the case and I could turn this into a career. I started out in a daycare centre in Australia and had the opportunity to then move to London after working there for a year. I noticed that within the centre there was a lot of behind the scenes politics and talking about people behind backs, so that's when I decided I'd like to try going solo and become a nanny.
 
Can you give the routine of your typical day?
 
Typical day starts at 8am where I turn up at the house and get welcomed with open arms by Imogen who is currently 14 months old. She is the only child I look after at the moment but there is another on the cards somewhere in the future as her Mum's are keen on having another. We have breakfast first and then get dressed, brush teeth; all the things required to look nice before leaving the house. 
Usually around 9am we will head out into Victoria Park and have a walk around with Immy in the buggy. During this time she will generally have a power nap and then be ready to go for a drop-in session at her local daycare by 10am. We spend an hour to an hour and a half normally at the drop-in session depending on how much energy she has that day before heading home for a bottle and a sleep. Whilst she's asleep I'll take a break and then tidy up/prepare meals/wash her clothes until she is awake again about 2 hours or so later. 
Imogen then has lunch and after that I normally have some sort of activity planned. These range from all sorts like working on her crawling technique to playing with slime I made to painting with her hands and feet. They vary a lot as I like to build upon things she's either done in the morning at the drop-in or reflect on actions I've noticed her doing during our time together.
After this I'll let her free play in her bedroom or the kitchen (another play area) and watch how she's interacting with different toys/books/random objects to build upon later. Dinner (or 'Kudla' as we say in her house because one of her mothers is from South Africa and there's a lot of Zulu words in her vocabulary) is sometime close to 5pm, before we then have bathtime and another bottle before bed. The day then ends for me at 6pm normally.
 
Why do you feel that your particular employers or any family can benefit from having a male nanny? 
 
Male role models are important in any child's life whether they are male or female. If perhaps that particular dynamic is missing then a male nanny can absolutely fulfill that requirement. In my case with Imogen having two Mum's, she had pretty much the first 10 months of her life completely in the company of women and although she has warmed to me now, she is still very wary of any other men and will become distressed if another male tries to talk or interact with her.
This has shown me the importance of a child having contact with both sexes equally in their life from the beginning and if the family dynamic does not meet the balance for some reason, a male nanny can work wonders.
 
What key attributes and traits do you feel a successful male nanny needs to have?
 
To put it simply you need patience beyond measure and the ability to derive enjoyment from spending time with children, even if it involves singing a nursery rhyme 36 times in a row.
 
Are there any extra qualifications or courses you feel that would increase other mannies chances of finding manny work?
 
I studied prior to starting work because I felt it lent me credibility when seeking work and that is going to be true of any career you're pursuing. There isn't necessarily a course that is going to make you a better nanny, but employers definitely will have their eyes open for anything else you can bring to the table. Whether it be the ability to tutor their child in certain subjects, or perhaps tennis coaching that you could help with. The more extra curricular activities you can offer the child, the more interested the parents are going to be.
 
Have you had to overcome any difficult situations whilst working as a manny or other childcare related roles and What sort of reaction do you get when you tell people you are a male nanny? 
 
These two sort of go hand-in-hand, the biggest difficulty is getting past the stigma of being a male in a stereotypical female position. You absolutely get surprised reactions from the majority, it almost puts them on the back foot when they hear you're answer and they don't know how to respond. I've had multiple people say that it's nice, but you can understand why there isn't a lot of men who do it because of all the paedophilia around. To which I disagree with and then make a point of avoiding talking to them again. Another one is Mum's talking to you about their children and saying whilst they can see the benefit, they would only have females look after their children. I take it in my stride though and enjoy challenging these types of stereotypes wherever I can find them.
 
What advise would you give to other men wishing to pursue a career as a male nanny?
 
Don't do it for the money, do it for the pure enjoyment of having a fun job that is different everyday. Also make sure the family are the right fit, you don't necessarily need to jump at the first family that offer you a position.
 
What do you really love about your job?
 
I love that I look forward to going to work on a Monday morning because I know I'm going to be playing and having fun all day. I also love that it is a job where I don't have to look at a clock every 5 minutes to see that it's only moved 1 minute, the day goes so fast it's a blur.
 
If you could give any advice to future manny employers/families what would it be? (Eg. anything that you feel parents should do differently, or explain, do's or don'ts from your experience)
 
You should have several trials before you commit and bring up little niggles as soon as you notice them. That applies to both sides, there should be open communication flowing both ways to allow both parties to address any issues they might have without feeling stressed about it.
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ROLE OF THE WEEK  

Monday, February 05, 2018 3:36:12 PM

Role Type: Full time, permanent. Live in candidate preferrable.

Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Children: Girl, 10 and Boy, 13

 

Days and Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 12pm and 4pm - 6/8pm

1 night babysitting a week.

Rare proxy parenting for max 2 days if mother travelling for work.

School holidays: Full days.

 

Driver: Required, automatic car provided

Requirements: Single mother, looking for a postive male presence in children's life. Mum works full time in London. They have 4 dogs, a tortoise and a small snake. Dog walking required for one dog. School drop in the morning for girl, boy walks to school, housework on return, school pick up in afternoon, cooking dinner, homework assistance.

Start date: Asap

Pay: TBC depending on candidate, around £10 an hour

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WE ARE RECRUITING  

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 3:36:26 PM
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MANNY POPPINS MALE NANNY? We represent the best of the best and are currently recruiting for some super mannies to join us this year...
 
Please review our requirements below and send your CV to hello@mannypoppins.com with a photo of yourself. You must also include your date of birth, location and detailed history of your experience. 
 

Your application is your first step in impressing us, please make it count by being as clear, consise and communicative as possible. We want to get to know you, so please give us as much information as possible.


  • Minimum of 1-2 Years of Recent Childcare Experience (Some specific full time roles will require a minimum of 3 years)
  • High School Qualifications
  • Excellent Childcare References and Recommendations To Support Your CV History (Minimum of 2-3)
  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Clean UK Driving License (if applicable to you)
  • CPR & First Aid Trained (or willing to get certified in order to take on a role)
  • 21 Years of Age +
  • Non-Smoker
  • Sporty, creative, adventurous and patient with a basic ability to cook 
  • Good organisational skills 
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ROLE OF THE WEEK 

Friday, January 12, 2018 4:56:30 PM

Location: West Hampstead, NW6

Kids: Boy - 4 years old

Days: Monday and Tuesdays only

Hours: 10am - 6pm

Driver: Car available, but not necessary due to public transport links

Requirements: Single mum who works from home and requires someone to take care of her son. He is a bright, inquisitive child who loves to learn, as well as building lego, dance, drama and football. Someone with English and Maths tutoring skills would be a bonus.

Start date: Asap, at the latest 15th February 2018

End Date: September 2018 (he will be starting school and the role may change)

Pay: £10 per hour
 

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20 HOURS PW/HAMPSTEAD/3 BOYS 

Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:54:48 PM

Role Type: part time, permanent Approx 20 HOURS A WEEK

Location: Hampstead, NW3

Kids: 3 x Boys aged 7, 10 and 13

Driver is helpful but not essential - automatic car available if so

Days and hours:
Approx. 20 hours per week
3.30pm - 6pm Monday and Thursday
3:30pm - 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Optional babysitting

School holidays will be less hours, but paid the same.

Duties: Mainly helping mum with logistics of school runs and sports activities - all very sporty. 10 year old does have a nut allergy and has to carry epipen.

Start date: 3rd January 2018 to replace their female nanny who they've had for 7 years

Pay: £14-15 net per hour for right candidate, employed by family via nannytax
 

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TEMP ROLE/SHEPHERDS BUSH/3 KIDS/IMMEDIATE START 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:41:59 PM

Role type: Part time, temporary Approx 32.5 hours a week.

Location: Shepherds Bush, London

Kids: Girl - 8, Boy - 7 and Boy - 6

Days and hours required: During term time: Monday - Friday. Mornings 7:30 - 9 and afternoons 2:30 - 7:30 (OR JUST AFTERNOONS IF MORNINGS NOT POSSIBLE)
During the holidays: Possibly longer hours, flexible to be arranged closer to the time

Driver not required, but they do have a car if so.

Duties: Morning duties, getting the kids ready for school and school drop off, which is a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride if raining. In the afternoons, school pick up is required, help with homework, all kids are really active and sporty and love to get stuck in with games and fun time in the park. Swimming, gymnastics, football etc are all loved by them. They also have a springer spaniel dog so they are looking for an animal lover who will walk him every day. Non smoker is very important and good English. They have previously had au pairs and have had a bad experience with their last female au pair and so are looking for someone trustworthy and caring immediately.

Start date: ASAP

Pay: £12 per hour
 

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