My husband & I live in Ekali, Athens and we have two children, 10 years old & 2 years old.However we are hoping to add to our family next year and so you would need to haveexperience taking care of two young children (newborn & toddler).
We are looking for acaring live in nanny, Greek & English speaking, (to start in January 2020) to take on thenanny role for our family.
The role is primarily as a nanny, but there would also be somevery light housekeeping, ie. tidying the kitchen & loading dishwasher in the evening whenI am finished cooking / kids have eaten, tidying away after kids breakfast / lunch etc.
Therewould be no heavy cleaning, as we have a full time live out couple who comes every dayfor that. Our housekeeper takes care of the house in general, but you would need to beflexible in terms of being happy to help out in the kitchen when needed and with someother light things if necessary.
I am a stay at home mum, but am also running a small business from home so we wouldbe splitting the child care between us.
I like to be a hands on mum when I can be, butneed someone to help with the childcare. So this person needs to be flexible enough towork alongside me as well as alone.
The job would involve things like helping with the children’s breakfast in the morning,keeping the little one(s) when I do the school run for our older daughter, tidying thekitchen after breakfast & loading the dishwasher, looking after our son (& hopefully newbaby) alone when I am working or together when I am not, keeping the children’s areastidy, cleaning baby bottles etc, helping with the children's dinner / bath / bedtime routinessome days when needed, cleaning / tidying kitchen at end of the day once I have finishedpreparing dinner (which is always before you would finish and only at times I don’t needyou to be with the younger kids), and maybe some cooking if you are interested in doingthat, if not that is not a problem, and doing a quick final tidy of the playroom / living roombefore you finish for the day.
We also want our children to learn and speak Greek, (myhusband is Greek but brought up in London & so not fluent in Greek), so we are lookingfor a native Greek speaker to be able to do that.
My daughter already understands andspeaks some Greek but not to a fluent level, and our son understands Greek completelyas we have had a wonderful greek nanny with us for the last year, and he is starting tospeak both languages.
So we want to continue this progress.We love to travel as a family, and do so fairly often, to places all around the world.
And sowe need someone who would be excited to do that with us. You would need a valid EUpassport, and be happy to travel with us and the children, sometimes for long periods upto 1 month away over the summer.
Personal days off / holidays would need to bescheduled around the kids school holidays. Obviously daily schedules when travellingwould be different so our nanny would need to also be flexible with that.
Finally we have 3 lovely friendly dogs, so you would need to be happy to help out withthem if needed. Simple things like feeding them or putting them in and out of the houseat times.
Ultimately you must not only have experience with young children, but love being withthem and be able to be enthusiastic & creative in your care of them.
What I am looking foris someone to help me in the daily upbringing of my children, so somebody I can trustand get along well with personally.
You will basically be in charge of keeping thechildren's areas of the house tidy (playrooms), and entrusted with the care of our childrenwhen we aren't there, and to work alongside me when I am there.
We are ideally looking for someone who would be happy to stay with us for a few years,so as not to have too much change for the children, assuming we were all happy.
Salaryon application. Job to start in January 2020.