Household Manager
FLEXIBLE FULL-TIME NANNY / HOUSEHOLD MANAGER POSITION IN SCOTTSDALE, $20-$26/hr, ASAP
117th & Shea:  Two charming little girls, ages 6 1/2 and 3 1/2 are in need of a stellar reliable nanny to care for them for an extremely flexible 30 t0 35 hrs per week schedule.  They are seeking an experienced nanny that is active, energetic, soft-spoken and positive.  The nanny must be consistent, organized and trustworthy.  The ideal nanny should be comfortable taking the girls to both indoor and outdoor activities and planning activities and outings for the girls.  This is a combo nanny/ household manager role with the nanny being an extension of mom to help keep the household running smoothly.  The 6 year old is in first grade and will need some help with homework 2 to 3 afternoons per week and the 3 year old is in full-time preschool.  Both girls have sweet dispositions and are very high energy.  This family would like a longterm commitment of 1 to 2 years.  This is a single parent household. The current custody schedule is a 3, 2, 2, 3 arrangement.  Mom will need the nanny to take the girls to school 2 to 3 mornings per week and occasionally pick up kids after school. The nanny will need to be able to take care of the children on school closure / early release days and back up sick child care if needed.  Nanny must have availability to work as early as 5:30AM and as late as 6:30PM on some days however Mom is flexible with the 5:30AM start time and the day can start at 6AM if needed. Weekend availability is also preferred every other weekend but not mandatory.  (2 Saturdays a month is ideal but Mom is open to hiring a separate weekend nanny if needed so she is flexible and the Saturday shifts are optional.)  Mom works early mornings through early afternoons outside of the home.  An example of the 3, 2, 2, 3 schedule needed is as follows:
Week 1 & 3
Monday – 8AM – 6PM*
Tuesday – 5:30/6AM – 5:30PM
Wednesday – 5:30/6AM – 9:30AM
Thursday – OFF
Friday – 2:30PM – 6:30PM
Saturday – 6AM – 11AM (optional)
Sunday – OFF
Week 2 & 4
Monday – 5:30/6AM – 9:30AM
Tuesday – OFF
Wednesday – 8AM – 6PM*
Thursday – 5:30/6AM – 9:30AM
Friday 5:30/6AM-9:30AM
Saturday – OFF
Sunday – OFF
There are 2 weekends off each month and 2 Tuesdays and 2 Thursdays off each month. Mom is flexible with weekend shifts and is open to hiring a separate nanny for weekends if needed.  Morning duties will include getting girls ready for school, fed breakfast, packing lunches and taking the children to school.  School drop off times are 8:25AM for the first grader and 9AM for the preschooler.  School pick up times normally are 2:50PM for the preschooler and 3:10PM for the first grader.  Afternoon duties will include possible pick up from school, assisting with afternoon activities and evening routine including homework help, and preparing simple meals for children. Household manager duties will include occasional errands, grocery shopping, children’s meal prep, light housekeeping (children’s areas) and children’s laundry.  Nanny must have own car.  Gas will be reimbursed and car seats provided.  Covid vaccine is not required. Open to both.  Paid vacation, some paid holidays, 24 hour sick leave, guaranteed 30 minimum hrs per week and 35 hrs maximum.  Compensation: $20- $26/hr DOE.  Interviewing now.  Position starts ASAP. (REF#KPSC)
***To apply to this position or to inquire about more details, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#KPSC in the title. $500 referral bonus and $100 sign on bonus.***
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educational

FULL-TIME NANNY POSITION WITH TODDLER IN PARADISE VALLEY, $18-$22/HR
Lincoln & Tatum: This wonderful busy professional family in PV is seeking a caring organized, educational full-time nanny to care for their sweet 15 month old son. The schedule is M-F from 7AM-4/5PM for a 40-45 hour work week. Their son is a sweet and calm, fun and loving child, who loves to explore, is very curious, constantly loves to play, is walking, is self-feeding, and uses baby sign language. He likes his freedom so doesn’t like to be restricted, and enjoys independent play so needs a nanny to support his growth and development. He has a great rhythm and routine to the day. His toys are all engaging, hands-on educational toys and the parents are desiring a nanny who will focus on the educational aspect of the job and create a fun learning environment daily as he transitions from one stage of development to the next. They have a casual yet semi-formal atmosphere in their home. Both parents work from home in home offices and they employ a housekeeper who will also be present in the home for deep cleaning. The nanny will only be responsible for domestic tasks related to the child: child laundry, bottles, dishes, child meal prep, maintaining the upkeep and cleanliness of the 3 play areas. Ideal qualities and characteristics desired in a nanny: calm, compassionate, caring, nurturing and understanding of children. The parents appreciate the Montessori style of parenting. They are raising an independent, inquisitive, adventurous, respectful young man, and want a nanny who can guide him along his journey. They maintain a structure to their home and their child’s routine throughout the day which requires the nanny to be organized, punctual and mindful of her time. The nanny will be expected to manage the child’s diet by  simple children meal planning and preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for him daily. They have several resources available that will guide the nanny so she is not expected to know everything, but rather have a willingness and ability to learn. They use many mobile apps, and would want the nanny to be tech savvy. Lastly, the nanny should have a wonderful ability to communicate with the parents and the child. They want to welcome the nanny to their family and as such, want her to be honest and upfront about any issues or situations that may come up. Primary care is within their home. There is a pool in their backyard and weather permitting they are open to stroller walks and park play in their subdivision. As the pandemic dies down and their son gets bigger, they will be open to the nanny taking him on outings. No driving is needed at this time. Travel may be desired (including internationally) so a passport is preferred. Compensation: $18-$22/hr. Paid Vacation. Paid Holidays. Interviewing now and position starts ASAP. (REF#RUPV)

 

***To apply to this position or to inquire about more details, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#RUPV in title. $500 referral bonus and $100 sign-on bonus.***

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Bilingual

FULL-TIME BILINGUAL NANNY POSITION WITH TWIN INFANTS IN CHANDLER, $20-$28/HR

Ocotillo & AZ Ave:  This wonderful professional family just moved to AZ from LA and they have adorable, happy, healthy 10 month old twins! (boy, girl). Ideally they are seeking a bilingual nanny who has 5 years or more experience with infant twins; speaks Spanish; has a high energy level to keep the babies engaged and has creative ways to help them achieve developmental milestones.  They also have a 4 year old daughter who is in preschool full-time from 7:30-5PM so she will not be needing care.  They have a live-in bilingual nanny from LA who moved here with them and will continue to work full-time for them.  However they would like to add an additional full-time nanny to their busy household.  Therefore both nannies will work as a team to care for the twins.  The schedule is Monday – Friday from 8AM – 6PM (with flexibility).  The babies are fed with a combination of both nursing and bottle feeding.  They have a casual atmosphere in their home.  No pets.  Mother may be working from home sometimes. Mom is an attorney and Dad is a business owner.  Driving the twins will be needed to music class (1x per week); to gym class (1x per week) and a family car is provided for the nanny’s use. Light household duties are baby-related: baby laundry,  sanitizing bottles and toys, organizational projects , no errands or grocery shopping, making baby solid food and puress each day.  What the family has discovered that works so well for them is a nanny who talks to the babies a lot because they talk back and  love to have songs sang to them,  books reads to them and it is just very important for the nanny to talk, read, sing, play and be very engaging and interactive with the babies. Reliability is essential.  Experience with multiples or experience caring for more than one child is needed.  Must be proactive, take great initiative and be a great communicator.  A nanny who gives suggestions in terms of developmental games and activities is desired. The girl twin is crawling and cruising, sitting up, has a sturdy posture,  is more reserved, looks serious most of the time, much more calm, loves the bouncy chair, likes to play with cloths and bibs,  and loves to rub soft textures on her face.  She’s a cat napper (30 minute naps).  She’s a really great eater and has eaten every new solid introduced to her.  The boy twin is  so outgoing and always smiling but also very fast, curious and always wants to go everywhere.  He is cruising along the furniture and is already  letting go and taking a few steps on his own. Paid vacation.  Paid holidays. Bonus.  Compensation. $20-$28/hr.  Interviewing now and position starts ASAP.  (REF#CLEV)

 

***To apply to this position, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#CLEV in the title.  $500 referral bonus and $100 sign on bonus.***

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Family Assistant

FULL-TIME FAMILY ASSISTANT POSITION IN SCOTTSDALE, $25-$30/HR, ASAP!

Pima & Pinnacle Peak:  An artsy, smart, sweet 7 year old girl and a funny, energetic 4 year old boy are in need of a full-time family assistant to join their family for a flexible 40 hour work week.  The schedule is flexible based on nanny’s availability and can start at 10 or 11AM for an 8 hour shift until 6 or 7PM. They have a casual atmosphere in their home.  Both parents work from home. The kids are in school from 8AM-3PM. The kids are not in after school activities at the moment but may be in the future. Their 7 year old daughter is in 1st grade,  is very artsy and creative, loves art projects , is very smart, very sweet, loves animals and wants to be a vet, loves horses and horseback riding, and is a really good big sister. Their 4 year old son is in preschool and he is very sweet, very funny, playful, has a lot of energy, very well-behaved, very funny, is a good listener, loves robots, transformers, paw patrol, and imaginary play. The family is seeking a candidate who can be a family assistant to Mom and take on a household managerial type of role but also care for the kids. Safe and competent driver is needed. Picking up and dropping off kids will be needed on occasion or frequently depending on the day (in family vehicle), along with running errands, organizing the home, laundry and light cleaning. Overall, an extension of Mom. Kids are in school 8am-3pm M-F, so while they are in school the family assistant will take care of the home, run errands, clean, and organize. The household tasks include: dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, linens, healthy food prep and light cooking, family laundry, groceries, errands, and scheduling dr appointments. There is no deep cleaning needed as they have cleaners right now. The family has had both nannies and au-pairs before and what has worked really well for them is someone who truly enjoys kids, and is patient, organized, and efficient about keeping a schedule and providing routine and structure. Pets:  1 australian labradoodle (2.5 yrs), 1 australian labradoodle puppy (arriving 11/21). Pet care may include dropping off the dogs for grooming.  Fenced pool in backyard. Possible travel desired for family vacation. Compensation:  $25-$30/hr.  Paid vacation.  Paid Holidays.  Use of familycar.  Interviewing now and position starts ASAP.  (REF#SGSC)
***To apply to this position or to inquire about more details, please email jenny@acaringnanny.com and use REF#SGSC in the title. $500 referral bonus and $100 sign on bonus.***
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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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How to keep kids safe and protected with cell phones

There are many pros and cons to your child having a cell phone. There is peace of mind when your child has a cell phone, it allows you to be more connected with them when you’re apart. It gives you the opporotunity to contact them at any given time and vise versa. Along with peace of mind, comes the worry from a parent questioning “is my child safe” with inappropriate web content, cyber bullying to screen time addiction.
Luckily, communication and supervision can dramatically lessen the risks. How?
Understanding the 3 C’s:

  • Contact: Does your child know the person they are friending on social media?
  • Content: Is the content your child is watching/engaging in appropriate for their age?
  • Conduct: Is your child being bullied or bullying others while being online?

Speaking to your child ahead of time about the 3 C’s and being present daily will be beneficial for all parties.

Using the Bark App:

Bark is an amazing app for parents to help monitor text messages, emails, YouTube and 24 different social media networks.  This app helps gain peace of mind for parents. You will get automatic allerts for cyberbullying, adult content, online predators, depression and more for only $9.00 a month. Bark is a great parent app giving parent the relief of keeping children safe online while building trust with their kids.
Get more information about Bark here.
Another wonderful rescourse for parents is the book called Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. The book offers great advice on helping kids navigate through texting, gaming and social media. You can purchase the book on Amazon for $7.93 here.
We hope these tools were helpful for keeping your kiddos safe and protected with cell phones.
– Caring Nannies

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