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As an Overnight Nanny, you will be a member of a team of  nannies looking after four school-aged children for a family that lives in Toronto, Ontario (Forest Hill). While the position is Toronto-based, there will be travel to domestic and international destinations.


The role’s schedule rotates between is 5-days on (live-in) and 5-days off (live-out). Then it restarts. The rota schedule is shared with another nanny. The position does include working on Sundays (when off, Sundays are not required). Comfortable live-in accommodations are provided.


The position reports to the parents and is supervised by a Household Manager. Someone with experience and interest in early childhood education is a wish list item but not required. Driving with a G-level license is also considered to be an asset but not a requirement. A family vehicle is provided for work purposes.


Responsibilities will include child supervision, educational support, daily care, meal preparation, children’s laundry, and care of children’s areas. The nanny must be nurturing, reliable, organized, trustworthy, happy, and easygoing. The children’s ages are 6, 11, 13, and 15. There is usually a second nanny on so that the duties are shared.


Schedules are varied, however, it will include some evenings, weekends, and holidays (must be available to travel during traditional holiday periods). While travelling, the role requires you to be available 24/7. Suitable downtime is made available. The family is looking for an active person who will work well with other household staff. 

This position is only open to individuals who hold status to legally work in Canada. Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants MUST have a G-level driver’s license and be comfortable driving children.


  • Create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for the children

  • Supervise the children’s activities

  • Staff performance management

  • Create schedules

  • Packing for travel

  • Plan and accompany children on stimulating outings

  • Plan and prepare meals for the children

  • Bathe and dress the children

  • Ready the children for bedtime

  • Teach the children good social manners and graces

  • Play with the children, both indoors and outdoors

  • Assist in sporting activities. The ability to ski, play tennis and participate in water sports would be considered an asset.

  • Maintain the play area ensuring toys and arts and crafts are kept clean and working

  • Organize children’s closets and cupboards

  • Greet guests and answer telephone

  • Plan and lead educational activities, including reading, with the children

  • Discipline the children when necessary

  • Drive the children to and from activities


Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Teacher education background or training in early childhood education is an asset but not a requirement

  • Must be willing to overnight

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Experience working as a nanny, ideally in a travelling role

  • A general love for children

  • Ability to supervise water sports and confidently swim with children

  • Physically fit and able to keep up with active children

  • Experience in sporting activities and able to actively participate

  • English language proficiency

  • Reliable, honest, and trustworthy

  • Should be able to swim for safety reasons

  • Must have a sense and respect for boundaries, exercise discretion, privacy, and maintain confidentiality at all times

  • Experienced driver with a full driver’s license and safe driving history is an asset

  • Valid passport and ability to work in Canada and travel to international destinations

  • First aid training and CPR training

  • Applicants must be service oriented, pleasant with good communication skills

  • Ability to plan, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision

  • Must be fully COVID vaccinated and willing to receive a booster if required

  • Should be willing to receive an annual influenza vaccine

  • Must hold current status to legally work in Canada

NOTE: We thank all those who apply, however, only those who meet position criteria will be contacted.

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