Updated: Mar 6
Location: Miami FL. USA
Days: 5 days / week.
Min. Experience: 10+ Years
Salary: $100k - $140k annually
Schedule: 5 days on - 2 days off
Accommodation: live-in. Private bedroom en-suite bathroom.
Benefits: Vacation, 10 PTO + 11 Holidays & medical reimbursed.
Family dynamic: Mother, Father and 5-year old boy & girl (twins).
Start Date: ASAP
Handgraaf Estates is a privately held luxury company based in La Jolla, CA. that provides the highest level of Private Staffing and Estate Management. We tailor our service to the exact needs of every client and strive for nothing less but the highest level of service.
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Lovely family is looking for an experienced Governess / lead-nanny (nanny team of 2) for their twin children (5-year old boy & girl). The family resides in Miami Beach, FL. during the school year, but travel extensively during holidays to Montana, Bahamas, and New York for extended periods of time.
Primary responsibilities are the children, help them with education, teach them proper etiquette, organizing their schedules, after school activities, discipline, feeding and playing.
Half the time the children sleep in their parents room, when they sleep in their own room one of the nannies sleeps in a queen bed in the kids room (this will end as they get old enough to sleep on their own).
Candidate must be COVID-19 vaccinated and up to date with their boosters. Family is willing to re-locate the candidate to Miami.
Experienced working as a Governess (at least 10+ years)
Experienced working with preschool and school-aged children.
Experienced with 2+ children in a domestic setting.
Willing to work collaboratively with parents and assist with developmental milestones.
Prepare children for school and accompany them to/from school.
Carefully research and propose age appropriate local activities and resources, register attendance, and accompany to activities.
Able to transport children to and from play dates, outings, classes.
Knowledgeable about child development (e.g., firm when necessary, but also capable of being laid back and fun).
Good management skills with toy organization, closet systems, and toiletries.
Develop and implement sanitation schedule of toys, surfaces, handles, etc.
Guide children on etiquette and manners.
Experienced in play-based learning and creating educational activities, lesson planning.
Engage activities at home, scheduled outings, themed weekends, etc.
Manage seasonal wardrobes and clothing size rotations.
Develop children’s independence; help them be self-motivated.
Assist children with homework and school projects in an interesting, engaging manner.
Liaise with children’s schools, track and report to parents on school progress.
Ensure children’s timetable is adequate and allows for the day to run smoothly.
Able to prepare fresh and healthy snacks.
Capable of building rapport with children.
Ability to travel internationally and domestically whenever necessary.
Highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused.
Attentive to Principals' preferences and style.
Casual uniform is required (will be provided)
Intuitive to the needs of the children.
Professional presentation of self and great personality.
Ability to easily take direction.
Active and fit
Well-groomed, professional appearance.
Reliability and punctuality.
Excellent communication skills.
Creative, energetic, positive, happy, nurturing, calm demeanor.
Organized and detail-oriented.
Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done.
Ability to multitask.
Willing to assist with the day-to-day functioning of a busy family and household.
Willing to travel with family on school vacations and holidays for up to a month at a time.
10+ years of consistent and recent Governess experience in a private home setting.
Outstanding references from current and previous professional positions. References will be verified.
Seeking longevity (5 - 10+ year commitment).
Superb command of the English language, both written and oral, is required.
Understands that the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion are required.
Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, and credit checks.
Driver's license and clean driving record.
CPR and First Aid certification
Legal to work in the United States.
OUR CORE VALUES
● Principal’s First
Ability to stay focused on meeting and exceeding Highly Private Principals/Clients needs
● Learn from mistakes
Able to admit mistakes upfront and seeks the truth. Learns and grows from mistakes. Makes thoughtful choices and provides solutions to avoid future mistakes. Keeps improving.
Finishes duties mindfully, effectively and promptly.
Shows a deep commitment to the role and people.
Takes ownership of tasks and time for Due diligence.
Thinks and acts independently.
Does not complain or shy away from assigned work. Confronts difficulties with a positive outlook. When the going gets tough the tough get going.