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NEW FULL-TIME NANNY/HOUSEHOLD MANAGER OPPORTUNITY IN SCOTTSDALE, $30-$35/HR, STARTING ASAP!
N Scottsdale & E Doubletree Ranch Road (just south of E Shea Blvd):  This wonderful, busy, professional returning family of ours has three happy, very active and energetic kids.  They have twin girls who are three years old and a boy who is five years old. The ideal schedule is Sunday – Thursday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM for a guaranteed 40 hour work week. If a Sunday is needed off, they are flexible in switching out a Sunday for a Friday on occasion.  On Sundays, Mom works out in the morning and then Mom and Dad are usually out together in the afternoon.  Their three kids are typical for their age, with endless amounts of energy.  They love to play with puzzles, Lego, magna-tiles, kinetic sand, building blocks, monster trucks (boy), dolls (girls), etc.  They enjoy coloring and painting as well as outdoor activities such as swimming, bike riding, hide and seek and exploring their yard.  They take part in private, at home swimming lessons one to two times a week. Overall, they have easy-going temperaments, are outgoing, very loving, and warm up to anyone. They are flexible in terms of meeting new people. Their son is described as their big little man because he is the size of a 7-year-old.  The twins are not identical. The nanny will require a lot of energy to run around after the kids and to keep them engaged and busy throughout the day.  There is no TV in the house for the kids Monday – Friday. The twin girls are not potty trained but need to be before school starts this August 2024.  They are also still in cribs, which is another transition the parents hope to make by the fall of 2024. Their son is a little behind in learning his letters and numbers.  Currently goes to OT once a week and would need the nanny to assist him with tutoring so he is prepared for Kindergarten this August 2024. In August 2024, all three kids will attend school.  During the school day, the nanny will help with errands, house management duties and light housework from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  During the school year, the nanny will care for the 3 kids all day on Sunday and then Monday – Thursday from 3-6PM.  There will be days when Mom might take one of the kids from 3 – 6PM so that she can spend 1:1 time with each child.  Nanny and Mom will share school pick up duties.  Pick up at the girls’ school is 3:05PM (nanny does this in family SUV) and for their son, 3:15PM (Mom does this.).  During the summer and school breaks the nanny will have the kids all day unless Mom has one of the kids.
The family is desiring the following household tasks:
• light housekeeping duties including dishes,
• household laundry (including bedding and towels),
• organization,
• simple meal prep/ simple family dinner
• errands,
• grocery shopping (keeping fridges and pantry stocked) and
• then maintaining the upkeep and cleanliness of their 9,200 square foot home in between deep cleanings.
They have a housekeeper weekly to do the deep cleaning.
Nanny/ household manager will need to maintain all house accounts (pool, exterminator, landscapers, etc.) and address problems as they arise. They have a casual yet fast-paced atmosphere in their home.  Both parents are at home for various hours throughout the day. The family is ideally seeking a nanny/ household manager who has a strong work ethic, is trustworthy, naturally neat and organized, a team player, has a lot of energy and is a self-starter. They would need to have a nanny who is comfortable with:
• Taking their kids on outings (the park, school pick up, etc.).
• Driving a large SUV.
• Going swimming with the kids in the pool at the family home & holidays.
Dad owns his own business and works very long hours and travels frequently.  Mom is a stay-at-home mom but also helps with the business or will be in and out of the house with her personal commitments.  The family would like someone with a flexible schedule as sometimes mom travels with dad (without kids) so the nanny would be needed to stay overnight with the kids while parents are away. They also may need assistance outside of the regular hours when they have business commitments, date night, etc. in the evening. They travel on vacation as a family a few times a year so would also love someone who is willing to travel from time to time (with advanced notice). The household is very high energy and fast paced.  The family lives an active lifestyle and eats clean. Pets:  2 small hypoallergenic dogs who are 9 years old and each under 15 lbs.  Benefits: Paid Holidays.  Paid Vacation.  Use of family SUV during work hours.  Health care negotiable. Compensation:  $30-$35/hr. Interviewing now.  Position starts ASAP (REF#MDSC)

 

***To apply to this position, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#MDSC in title.***

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scottsdale nanny

PART-TIME SCOTTSDALE NANNY POSITION  WITH TODDLER AND INFANT, STARTING ASAP! — TRIALING NOW
56th St & Thomas: This amazing family with a 2 1/2 year old daughter and 4 month old son is seeking an active and patient Scottsdale nanny to join their household and care for their children for a part-time schedule of a guaranteed 25 hours a week. Their 2 1/2 year old daughter is super sweet and spunky but is learning boundaries and managing her emotions currently. She is very into imaginative play, listens very well, is extremely active, loves outside play and to run around and have races on her bike and scooter. Their 4 month old son is a happy healthy baby boy. He is mainly exclusively nursing, is very sweet loves to laugh and giggle, loves to be entertained, is rolling over and loves tummy time. We wears cloth diapers and has a very good napping and eating schedule. The ideal schedule is a combination of morning and afternoon shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2-6:30PM and Thursday and Friday from 8AM – 1PM however the family is also open to all morning shifts or all afternoon shifts. (ie M-F from 8AM – 1PM or M-F from 2-6:30PM). In the mornings, it will most likely be just the infant to take care of until summer break.
Their daughter attends preschool rom 8:30AM – 11:30 AM and mom drops her off. Nanny will be picking her up from school on Thursdays and Fridays. Her school is 8 minutes away. Finding the right fit is priority. Ideally college or post college would be preferred. The nanny they are looking for will be swimming, walking and keeping up with their very active 2 year old as well as comfortable caring for their 4 month old at the same time. Must have experience with toddlers and infants. She’ll need to assist with food preparation, driving their daughter to school/activities, and some light household chores, i.e baby laundry and light household pick-up. Light pick up, meals thrown in a crockpot, grocery store pick up, baby laundry. Driving is less than 10 miles a week and car will be provided for nanny’s use. Family is open to the nanny taking the kids on outings. Travel may be desired for a long weekend (2-3 times a year). They may take one international trip they would like to take their nanny on.  Both parents work from home in a home office. They have a fenced pool in their backyard. A strong swimmer is desired. Pets: sweet orange tabby cat. Compensation: $25-$26/hr. Paid Vacation. Paid holidays. Use of car. (REF#SDSC)

 

***To apply to this position please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#SDSC in the title.***

 

 

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housekeeper

FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER / HOUSEHOLD MANAGER POSITION IN PEORIA, $30/hr!  —ON HOLD UNTIL AUG

 

67th Ave & Jomax: This wonderful professional returning family of ours is seeking a full time housekeeper / household manager to join their busy household and be an extension of the parents in an effort to keep their household running smoothly. The consistent schedule is typically Monday – Friday from 6:30AM – 2:30PM.  However flexibility is important and the availability to stay until 6PM when needed is desired. (with a week in advance notice).  The family has 4 children ( 13, 9, 6, and 3) and although childcare duties are not primary for this role, the family may need the housekeeper / household manager to assist with the children & pick up a child or more on occasion from school and transport them to extracurricular activities. The children are all 4 in school full-time and leave the home by 7:30AM and are in school until 3:30PM.  During school breaks and summer, Mom adjusts her work schedule to be with the kids. With 2 professional parents and 4 children, the household tasks are always in motion and therefore Mom needs an extension of her — a proactive individual who can multi-task and is efficient at time management and taking great initiative and can efficiently tackle all needs of the household without being micromanaged. This includes cleaning their 2400 square foot home: 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 bathrooms.  Other housekeeping / household management duties include: making breakfast and lunch for the kids before school, meal prep for dinner (cooking is not a necessity but is a bonus), chopping veggies and fruit, family laundry & linens, tidying up,kids toys, making beds, supervising chores with kids, running errands (pick up/ drop off groceries, Sam’s Club, Walmart or Target order, post office), seasonal organizational projects, linen closet, dusting off patio furniture.
Ideal characteristics:  friendly, organized, proactive, self-motivated, creative, and a multitasker. The family prefers a candidate who has prior experience running a household and has preferably raised children of their own.  Flexibility is needed.  They have a casual atmosphere in their home. Mom may be home working or in and out.  Dad is a physician. Grandparents live out of state and visit frequently and will stay in the home during their visits. The family is ideally desiring a longterm commitment of 3-5 years.  Driving is needed for errands and transporting children. A car is provided or gas is reimbursed if own car is used. Pets: hamster.  Paid Vacation.  Paid Holidays. Bonus. Health Insurance.  Compensation:  $30/hr. (REF#GJPEORIA)

 

***To apply to this position, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use (REF#GJPEORIA) in the title. This position is on HOLD until Aug 2024***

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household manager

PART-TIME FAMILY ASSISTANT /HOUSEHOLD MANAGER POSITION IN GILBERT, $25-$30/HR, ASAP!
Power & Elliott: This fabulous professional returning family of ours is seeking a top notch proactive family assistant /household manager to help keep their busy household running smoothly. Mom has her school-aged kids every other week so this is a hybrid family assistant / household manager role in which the candidate will be assisting with the 2 kids after school every other week while also taking on household duties and on the weeks the children are not in the home — the role is solely household management with a mixture of personal assistant duties as well. They have a casual yet very fast-paced atmosphere in their home. Mom is a busy professional business owner and also travels for business so she has a very demanding and variable schedule and is needing a multi-tasker who is flexible and disciplined and can juggle multiple hats — truly an extension of Mom to help in whatever capacity is needed in their fun and busy household. Mom works from home sometimes or is in and out or may be traveling. The family is seeking a family assistant /household manager who will love and discipline and care for their kids in a similar way to the parents. Organization and the ability to juggle schedules and personalities is a must. Must be proactive, take great initiative and be a happy and loving person. Must be good at enforcing boundaries for kids. Driving will be needed to pick up kids after school and for sports and after – school activities, errands, etc and a nanny vehicle is provided for the nanny’s use. The 2 children needing after school care are a 12 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. Both attend school from 7:30AM-2PM M-F and the nanny may need to pick them up at 2PM from school and take them to after school activities and assist with homework help, snacks, children’s meal prep and the evening routine. The 12 year old son is in jujitsu and does best when boundaries are enforced. The 10 year old daughter is a sweetheart who thrives in love and happiness and she is in dance and jujitsu. The 12 year old is now attending jr high at a different school. The family also has 2 older teenagers, a 17 year old daughter and an 18 year old son who are both driving and in high school. The teenagers are independent with their schedules and are very self-sufficient and will be in and out of the home every other week and they can also be utilized to help with driving their younger siblings to activities. The 17 year old has cheer and the 18 year old has gym and band practice. The boys also take piano lessons. The schedule is a flexible part-time schedule with a guaranteed 20 hours per week. This can be a 4 hour shift each day M-F or longer shifts for 3 or 4 days a week. Mom can be flexible with days and start and end times according to the nanny’s availability, especially on the weeks that the children are not present. On the off weeks when children are not present, the schedule is solely household duties. The following household tasks and responsibilities are needed: keep closets organized and clothes caught up on as kids grow, help with (doctors and dentists appts), help with packing for trips, laundry, meals are cooked for kids 3 -4 nights a week, unpacking backpacks for after school download as well as packing lunches and repacking for next day; homework help, organizational projects, wash linens, organize and put together bedrooms and closets; clean out both the fridge/freezer and take inventory on what needs to be replaced, simple meal prep for mom when she is in town, keep a running list of household items that need to be stocked, daily tidying up, organization of maintenance of heavy traffic areas (kitchen, loft, living room, bedroom dressers, kids closets and loft closet), cleaning and organizing storage unit, opening branding partnership mail and organizing products from Mom’s business, schedule and take cars to maintenance appointments and take cars to car wash, return items – both in-store and online, grocery shopping, household shopping, clothes shopping, gift shopping; book appointments for Mom and the kids; keep kid’s extracurricular activities up to date on the ical calendar, schedule house maintenance – plumbing, electric, pest, cleaners, decorate for events and help with birthdays and holidays. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who is wanting to branch into household management and personal assistant roles and there is growth and advancement potential within this position. The family is desiring a longterm commitment of preferable 3 – 5 years. No Pets. This family is NOT requiring the Covid-vaccine. Compensation: $25-$30/hr. Paid Vacation. Paid Holidays. Use of car. Interviewing now. Starts ASAP. (REF#HPGILBERT)

 

***To apply to this position, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com ands REF#HPGILBERT in title.***

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4th of July is a wonderful time to spend with your family and friends! With all the patriotic parties and fireworks, children will want to participate in the celebration too. Here are some fun ideas for getting the kids involved in 4th of July festivities!
Patriotic Blowers: This craft is easy, fun and will blow everyone away at the party! Check out the instructions here.
HUGE Slip n Slide: Cool off this 4th of July by making your very own, HUGE slip n slide even adults will enjoy. Check it out here.
Scavenger Hunt: Whether your attending to the grill or hosting a 4th of July party, print off this scavenger hunt to keep your kids busy and happy.
Party Playlist: Every party needs some good tunes! This 4th of July party playlist will have you dancing the night away. Party playlist here.
Sparkler Shield: Protect kids adorable hands from sparklers with this easy to assemble sparkler shield.
S’mores Time: Who doesn’t love to finish a meal without dessert? Check out this adorable S’mores bar all kids will be sure to love!S’mores Bar Link
We wish everyone a happy Independence Day with your family and friends!
Happy 4th of July,
Caring Nannies

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It’s summer time which means it’s the perfect time to leave the electronics at home, explore the beautiful outdoors and create camping memories the kids sure won’t forget. Here are a few camping do’s to keep in mind when camping with the kiddos. We’ve also listed a few of our favorite places to camp in Arizona.
Camping Tips:
– Test Run: It’s not a bad idea to do a “test run” in your backyard prior to going on a camping trip. This will give the kiddos and you an idea of what it will be like sleeping in a tent.
– Washing Station/Wipes: It’s a must that you will get dirty camping – it’s so fun exploring in nature for worms, pinecones, fishing, etc. Although at the end of the day, it’s nice to take the dirt away. Bring lots of antibacterial wipes or set up a washing station with a bucket of soap and water.
– Entertainment: Bring along some extra fun things for the kids such as bubbles, squirt guns, coloring books, binoculars, magnifying glass and card games.
– Night Time Safety: Campsites are extremely dark at night and can be scary for kiddos but you can make it fun by bringing headlamps, flashlights, book lights and lanterns.
Family Camping Sites in Arizona:
– Woods Canyon Lake: Woods Canyon is 30 miles east of Payson and a 2 hour drive from Phoenix. You can fish, rent a boat at Woods Canyon Lake and they even have a little market to get supplies/ice cream. Check out more information or reserve your camping spot here.
– Lo Lo Mai Springs: Lo Lo Mai is located between Cottonwood and Sedona. It’s located on the creek and offers restrooms/showers, swimming pool, spa and playground. They also have a little market to get supplies. Check out this fun camp site here.
– Flagstaff KOA: If you are more of a “glamping” kind of family this is the place for you! You can rent tents/cabins, they have WiFi, Cable TV, bathrooms/showers, bicycle rentals and a cafe that serves breakfast every morning. You can get more information about Flagstaff KOA here.
We hope you found the above useful as camping with family is a lot of fun! Relax and enjoy making outdoor memories with your family.
Happy Camping ~
Caring Nannies

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Caring Nannies is wishing you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. In honor of all of the veterans as well as the active service members, thank you for all that you do. We hope you enjoy these fun Memorial Day snack, craft and decoration ideas to do with your kiddos on this holiday weekend.

How cute and yummy are these patriotic desserts? You can find recipes for these 30 easy no bake patriotic desserts at ahunderaffections.com.

Have some fun getting crafty with these adorable Memorial Day crafts and activities with your kiddos. Go to theunpreparedmommy.com to find instructions on how to create these masterpieces.

Touch up your home with some red, white and blue for your Memorial Day BBQ with these quick and easy patriotic decorations from onecrazymom.com.

We thank you and celebrate you on this day! Happy Memorial Day!
From, Caring Nannies

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Mother’s Day is a celebration of honoring all the amazing mom’s, grandma’s, aunts, sister’s and anyone who has played a motherly role in your life. It’s a day to show these special women how much you love and appreciate them.
As a nanny, here are some suggestions on how to ensure the mom you nanny for enjoy their special day.

  1. Make a craft with their kiddos: A few popular, easy and non-expensive crafts are handprint cards, handprint pots (fill with mom’s favorite flowers), bookmarks, salt dough handprint or check out fun money mom for 11 adorable Mother’s Day Crafts.
  2. Tidy the House: We think all mom’s appreciate a tidy house and can relax easier when they know the house is cleaned. As a nanny, maybe go above and beyond to make sure the house is cleaned, even if it’s tasks you don’t do on a daily basis such as vacuuming, dusting, dishes, laundry or mopping.
  3. Plant Flowers: Take their kiddo to Lowes or Home Depot to pick out some flowers for outside to plant together. Moving forward, the mom and child can water the plant together making it a special time for both.
  4. Redbox: Rent a kid friendly movie ahead of time along with popcorn/snacks so that the mom and kiddo can watch it together creating a relaxing, enjoyable memory.
  5. Picture Frame: Take a picture of their kiddo and then make a popsicle stick frame together. Mom’s love homemade gifts. Check out this cute popsicle frame. 
  6. Time: Give the gift of time to the mama. Maybe go in early or stay late next time you nanny for their kiddo to help with morning/evening routine’s or give them an extra hour or two unpaid to give the mom an opportunity to go shopping/date night/mani & pedi or just to run errands.

We hope you have found these gift ideas helpful and we hope you enjoy spoiling your mama’s! We wish all mom’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day from Caring Nannies! Enjoy your day – you deserve it!

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We had a great Saturday attending and being a sponsor at International Nanny Training Day at Modern Milk. International Nanny Training Day was created to provide training and support to nannies to help foster excellence in the nanny profession.  Caring Nannies is proud to be affiliated with National Nanny Training Day since it was first initiated in 2012. As with any profession, continued education is vital and when caregivers are trained and knowledgeable, children clearly benefit.

Training began with an amazing presentation by Jill Peterson who is with Hermonia. Jill talked about BE-ing vs. DO-ing, which referenced the impact you have as a nanny and how to chose who you want to be every day. Starting with picking two goals you want to set for yourself for that day. It was very inspirational, motivating and Jill is hilarious! Our next session was by Chelsea Kunde with Building Blocks AZ  talking about super power discipline styles. Chelsea was so sweet and funny giving us a lot of great ideas on finding solutions in creative ways. Some of our favorites is the calm down jar, sensory box, time out box and behavior charts. After our lunch break, Meredith Madsen shared some very informative tools on how to perfect a resume and how to be stellar for an interview! Meredith has so much experience in the field and had a lot of great tips and tricks to share!

Overall, we had so much fun learning and enjoying our day International Nanny Training! Many thanks to our friends at The Nanny Joynt for hosting this amazing event for nannies to come together to collaborate.
~Caring Nannies

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Caring Nannies Volunteer Event at Gathering Humanity

On Saturday, April 6th Caring Nannies had a fun morning volunteering at Gathering Humanity. “Gathering Humanity is a organization that works hand in hand with 4 Federal refugee resettlement agencies in Phoenix to support refugees being resettled in the Phoenix area”. They collect household goods, help set up apartments for the refugees and provides them with groceries and meals. Our morning was first spent hearing about their story and getting a tour of their amazing, well organized warehouse. We then helped assemble kits such as hygiene bags and backpacks for children. We had a wonderful morning and we really enjoyed our time. We are looking forward to many more volunteer events at Gathering Humanity.

If you and your family are interested in assisting Gathering Humanity there are many ways to help:

  • Prepare a meal
  • Set up an apartment
  • Warehouse volunteer
  • Group & Eagle Scout
  • Donate items
  • Provide groceries
  • Amazon wishlist
  • Assemble kits
  • Dollar donations

To find additional information or to sign up, check out Gathering Humanity’s website here.

“Do small things with great love” – Mother Teresa
– Caring Nannies

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