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AVAILABLE NEW YEAR ROLES  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:49:17 PM

1. Role Type: Full time, Permanent (looking for long term commitment 2+ years)

Location: Queens Park, NW6

Children: Girl - 18 months old and Boy - 4 years old

Days: Monday - Friday OR Monday-Thursday with overnight stay Thursday and Friday off

Hours: 7:30/8am - 5:30/6pm

Holidays: Travel not required, unless planned, they spend some time at their country house in the summer which you could work at too.

Driver: Required, automatic car provided

Nursery is a 5-10 minute drive from home

Requirements: Two mother family, looking to replace their current nanny of 4 years who is retiring at the end of the year. They would like someone who is sporty, active, kind and fun. They are a high energy and sporty family. Both mums are Oxford educated and so education and an interest and strong help in homework and school life is also important to them. The little girl is very chatty and intelligent/learning and developing quickly. Their most important requirement is finding someone is serious about their career in mannying, someone reliable who can offer them stability, who is genuinely interested in growing with the family over the next few years.

Their son has nursery 9-3pm and will be starting school next September and so hours will be the same but most likely less workload, one of the parents would take him to school in the mornings. Their daughter will start nursery 9am-12 from September.

Transport: Great local transport links all a 5 minute walk away. Queens Park underground and overground and Brondesbury Station. They also have car parking available on their drive for anyway who might drive.

Start date: January 2019

Pay: £13/14 gross ph

 

2. Role Type: Part time, permanent

Location: NW11 (school pick up in Kensington)

Children: Twin Boys - 5 yrs

Days: Monday - Friday (occasional half days on a Sat or Sun)

School holidays: Manny required to travel with family during half terms and Easter holidays

Hours: 3pm-7pm

Driver: Not required, the families driver will take candidate on required journeys

Requirements: School pick up, take home, play time and homework. The boys love football and tennis. The attention should be stressed on general education and manners.

Start date: January 2019

Pay: Around £15 per hour

 

3. Role Type: Part time, permanent

Location: Notting Hill

Children: Boy - 5 yrs and Boy - 7yrs

Days: Monday - Thursday

Hours: 3:45/4:30 - 6/7pm

Requirements: The family have recently had a baby and need an extra pair of hands to help with school pick up (in Kensington), spend time with them after school, playing sports in the park, help with homework and after school activities. Cooking not required.

Start date: ASAP

Pay: Around £15 per hour

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New Role: Primrose Hill, 36 Hours PW 

Monday, October 01, 2018 5:31:37 PM
Location: Primrose Hill on King Henry’s Road
 
Children: Boy - 21 months
 
Days and hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays. 9 hours a day.
There would be ad-hoc babysitting hours and potentially some overnights for work as she is a single parent.
 
School holidays: Hours will be consistent as child doesn't start nursery for another year. Travel can be negotiated, family generally travel to USA in the summer, mother is open to candidate travelling with them or taking their own holidays during this time.
 
Driver: Not necessary
 
Duties: Single mother. Current nanny has recently moved just outside of London and is finding the commute too difficult, so someone fairly local would be important. Mum is looking for someone warm, energetic and creative with a good work ethic. The job would entail taking him to activities, playing with him one one, taking care of keeping his things tidy, cooking his meals and running errands for things related to him.
 
Pay: £12 net per hour
 
Start date: End of October
 
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FULL TIME ROLE, CHISWICK, 8 YR OLD BOY 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 4:01:17 PM

Location: Chiswick, W4

Children: Boy - 8 yrs old

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8am – 7.30pm and Fri 8am – 5.30pm

Babysitting of up to 8 hours per week (overtime).

Mother attends events at least twice a week, on these nights when babysitting is required the manny will able to stay the night in the spare room IF they wish.

This is definitely a Mon-Fri role, it will be VERY rare you would be required to work on a Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.

Must be able to drive, this is key as school is too far away to walk, they would use mum's car (Land Rover Sport – Automatic).

Duties will include:

- home help duties - e. g. Cooking child's food, ironing and the washing of his clothes. Must be a good cook, this is vital
- taking 8 year old son to and from school and to and from after school activities
- homework - encouraging and helping him and making it fun. Liaising with school and his teachers
- lots of sports: He loves football, bike riding, athletics, climbing, karate
- drama and music - he is a budding thespian (he does Lamda at school) and plays drums in a band
- arranging holiday activities and playdates – Must be very organised – this is vital
- there may be some proxy parenting, accompanying mum on work trips abroad with him, e.g. NY, Singapore, San Fran etc
- managing other workers at the house, e. g. cleaner and gardener

Also must be dog friendly as the family has a puppy, so there will be dog duties too.

Pay commensurate with experience. Full time, gross 5 day per week up to £30k - £35k.

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September Start Role, North London, 3 Boys 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:25:38 AM
 
Location: Radlett, North London (near Barnet /Watford-WD7 post code)
 
Boys: Boy 6, Boy 10 & Boy 12
Days: Monday - Friday
 
Hours during term time: 22.5 hours per week, 2:30-7pm
 
Hours during holidays: 52.5 hours per week, 8:30-7pm
 
Start date: Late Aug/early Sept. Current nanny is leaving on 20th August
 
Family info: They have had female nannies for 10 years and the children would really love to have a male nanny now. Eldest child is very sporty - loves athletics, cricket, rugby, RC cars. Middle child is very arty and creative and loves making films. The youngest child is a bit of a mixture of everything and loves to have fun.
 
Duties: School pick ups, after school clubs, arranging activities, homework help etc.
 
Driver required: Auto Ford Galaxy provided
 
Holidays: 5 weeks annual leave to be taken in school holidays only
 
Salary: Employed by family, 22-26K gross per year 
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Part Time Role, Sept start, Kensington 

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:06:04 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 10:22:39 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 10:42:07 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 10:12:18 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 2:53:22 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 2:36:12 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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