Full-Time Live-In Nanny Manager in Dallas (75224) Welch Rd./I-635
One loves sports of any kind, one loves both dolls and animals, and one is all about princesses and tea parties. Our kids are 7-, 5-, and 4 years old and their interests run the gamut from shin guards and swimsuits to Barbie and baby dolls. We’ve got it all—except what we need most—a Full-Time, Live-in Nanny Family Manager—to get everyone where they need to be, to keep everybody fed and in mostly clean clothes, and to welcome the opportunity to play a pick-up game of soccer or pretend to be a princess from a far-away land.
As a single mom who is also a physician, I’m keenly aware of what it takes to care for others well. As such, it is extremely important for my kids’ caregiver in my absence to be naturally kind-hearted, generously patient, and deeply intentional about developing a trusting rapport with them. My work requires that I be highly flexible so it follows you must also be reasonably flexible. Occasionally I may need weekend help or need to make an adjustment to our regular schedule. As such, one week may look a bit different from the next with some requiring more hours needed and some not needing quite as many.
I’m looking for a pretty quick start date—July 18th—but things will settle down once the routine of school and preschool resume next month. I’m offering the fun and flexibility of a split schedule and the wonderful luxury of hours upon hours of free time during the day—just a short shift in the morning (6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.) and then returning when school is over. This means helping with the whole morning gig—getting everybody up and dressed and fed and dropped off at their respective schools/preschools.
The afternoon shift begins at 2:30 with after-school pick-ups and handling whatever else the rest of the day brings—practices, play dates, school projects, or just helping them unwind from a busy day. Creative games and activities such as Play-Doh, puzzles, and crafts are all after-school favorites. The afternoon shift carries through to dinner and bedtime for the troops. The bedtime routine is pretty standard—baths, an evening snack, brushing teeth, stories, and goodnight kisses.
I consider it very important to work in values-centered learning opportunities whenever possible. This looks like encouraging them to pick up after themselves, modeling patience and kindness, letting them help you with their laundry, or giving them simple tasks while you prepare a healthy dinner for them. I also ask that you keep their rooms, closets, and drawers generally well organized.
And here’s the really good news–I’ve got a spacious bedroom (including a TV) and full bath for you to call home with its own private entrance!
There’s talk of us getting a dog in the future, but that is still to be decided. If you’re a ‘dog person,’ all the better as any new additions would likely become your new furry BFF while caring for the kids.
Last bit of helpful info—we’ve had a summer nanny the kids have loved, but unfortunately she is moving on in the fall. That said, your first week or two will be mostly transitional as the current nanny hands off responsibilities gradually and allows you prime time to get to know the kids a little bit at a time and to develop a relationship before you step in as the primary caretaker. I will do all that I can to make it as smooth as possible for everyone. My hope is that as summer begins to wind down and the new school year approaches, you and the kids will be able to log lots of giggles and plenty of adventures long before the first school bell rings.