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Job #059 Professional Nanny required by Toronto Family

Toronto, Canada • Full-time • Generous Salary with Benefits Based on Experience

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A professional nanny is sought by an established family in the Forest Hill area of Toronto. This excellent opportunity is full-time and involves some travel. The person would work in a professional residence as a member of a team responsible for children ranging in age from 2 to 11 years. 


The parents are very involved in the lives of their children and the successful applicant will be in regular communication with them. 


Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Working with a team of nannies to provide a safe, nurturing, caring, and stimulating environment for 4 children (1 of whom is non-school age)

  • During the week the nanny will be primarily focused on the youngest who is not in school yet

  • The nanny will organize activities, play dates (indoor and outdoor), etc.

  • Being able to swim with the children

  • Ensuring a safe environment for the children at all times

  • The nanny will foster healthy early childhood development that includes mental and physical activities

  • Reading to the children and encouraging reading and comprehension skills

  • Assistance with homework as required

  • The nanny will coordinate care and communication along with colleagues

  • During weekends the nanny’s focus will shift from a single child to the 4 children

  • During the week, the Private Chef prepares meals for the children

  • During weekends the nanny assists in preparing simple meals for the children

  • Bathing and dressing as needed

  • Childrens’ laundry as needed

  • Keeping bedrooms and play areas neat and organized

  • Driving children using a household vehicle to activities

  • Staying in direct communication with parents and/or the Supervising Nanny

  • Coordination of schedules with parents and co-workers

  • Report any problem, illness, or injury immediately

  • Exercising calm, common sense in the event of an emergency

  • Travelling with the family as needed


Skills and Aptitudes:
  • 5-years’ experience in a similar role is preferred

  • Must hold a G-Level Driver’s License and feel comfortable driving children

  • Should have nurturing, kind, active, and creative traits

  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to work well and cooperatively with others

  • Must have a genuine love for working with children and fostering healthy intellectual and physical growth

  • Education in early childhood development is an asset

  • An ability to plan, coordinate, and execute activities that are fun, stimulating, and safe. Ideally, activities should be tailored to the particular interests of the children.

  • Ability to travel with the family as needed

  • Ability to work successfully with culturally diverse co-workers

  • Ability to work the schedule of Wednesday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm

  • Good communication skills - written and spoken

  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and co-workers

  • Good listening skills

  • An ability to assist children with their homework

  • An ability to prepare simple and nutritious meals for children on the Private Chef’s days off

  • CPR and First Aid Certifications are definite assets

  • Must be able to swim

  • Excellent English speaking skills

  • Must be legally eligible too work in Canada

  • Must hold a valid Canadian passport

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement 


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