Full-Time Nanny in Fredericksburg

Full-Time Nanny in Fredericksburg
Family: 176687
Location: Fredericksburg, TX 78624
For more information, Inquire Now or email cassandra.macias@mbfagency.com
Start Date: ASAP, but can be flexible for the right person between now and August
Age(s): female 12/2016, female 05/2021
Days & Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (with some flexibility)
Pay Rate (pre-tax): $27-33/hr

“We are an active, outdoorsy family living/working on a working bison ranch (plus turkeys, pigs, chickens, and lots of cats and dogs) in Fredericksburg, Texas. We moved permanently from Austin 3 years ago, and haven’t looked back. Our girls are full of energy and a love for exploring their natural environment. Our 5-year-old is active, active, active – loves reading, swimming, handstands, dancing, nature walks, and singing. Our 1-year-old is sweet, sweet – so very curious and observant, loving every second of every day, especially time visiting with the baby turkeys and exploring her environment. Our girls, while free-spirited, also thrive on routine and predictability. We are a screen-free home (with exceptions, obviously) and abide by a mostly Charlotte Mason philosophy (think Waldorf and Montessori). My husband and I have unpredictable schedules, often at the house all day working from the office or out of the house all day working with animals or on the land. It is important to us that we integrate our children into our daily lives and show them the love we have for the work we do. We want to instill a love for life, passion for the land, and a lifetime of curiosity in our girls in all we do.”

Family in Fredericksburg is seeking a nature-loving, education-minded Nanny for their two girls. Duties will include:

  • Providing all care, including dressing, changing, feeding/preparing children’s meals and snacks, putting down for naps, etc.
  • Engaging the children in age-appropriate, educational activities and play (no screen time):
  • Outdoors (mostly): spending time with ranch animals, encouraging children to do ranch chores (e.g., cleaning duck eggs), nature walks and adventures, exploring the creek, planting seeds, swinging, trips to area parks
  • Indoor: reading/writing, music, arts/crafts, games, having fun in the kitchen (baking, teaching kiddos about food preparation)
  • Keeping the common areas and children’s area tidy (e.g., wiping down counters, loading/unloading dishwasher, doing children’s laundry)
  • Transport older child to/from school 2 days/week (excellent driving record required; program may increase to 4 days/week or family may decide to have her do a school/homeschool hybrid)
  • The household is sensitive to toxins, so they have a non toxic household. It is very important that the nanny not make exceptions:

This includes:

  • Cleaning products, detergents, personal care products, food products
  • Perfumes, fragrances (unless essential oils), sanitizers, etc.
  • Cat dander (if nanny has a cat, the family prefers that Nanny change clothing prior to arrival)

Nanny will be:

  • Experienced, confident, capable, and experienced in all areas of toddler and school age care
  • Outdoorsy, energetic, and active, regardless of the hot or cold weather; a true nature lover
  • Nurturing, loving, and caring
  • Mindful, conscious, and respectful about the family’s personal household choices
  • An excellent communicator
  • Mutually respectful
  • Flexible to cover an occasional weekend day and/or evening when parents have events
  • A strong swimmer – the family has a pool and Nanny will take children swimming
  • Animal lovers – the family has an indoor labrador retriever (may need to refill water bowl or let in/out), 4 outdoor porch cats, and many other animals on the ranch
  • Comfortable with parents in and out during the day
  • It is a plus if a nanny has a background in education, Montessori, Waldorf, or the Charlotte Mason method, but at a minimum, Nanny must be willing to learn about the philosophies and implement them

This is a dream job for someone who wants to get out of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hill Country!

 

MBF Agency 2022-05-13