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Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Clive, Grimes, Des Moines, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines
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We are looking for top notch nannies who care about their work!
One year commitment required. (Excluding temporary and summer jobs)
Updated 4-13-2021 Over 30 years in business by the same owner
FULL TIME FAMILIES
URBANDALE FAMILY WITH ONE BABY BOY LOOKING FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL TO JOIN THEIR FAMILY
Grant is 3 months old and is a very easy going little one. He is a good sleeper, likes to go on walks and spend some time on his play mat. He loves being talked to and learning about his world. The parents are loving, active and enjoy spending time as a family. They enjoy the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family and friends. They live by a lovely park nearby and have neighbors with children. The hours are Monday 7 am - 6pm, Tuesday 7am - 6:30pm, Wednesday 7am - 6pm and every other Friday 7am - 4pm. So the two week rotating schedule would be 33 1/2 hours on week one and 42 1/2 hours week two. $13-$18 per hour depending on background and qualifications.
CLIVE FAMILY WITH ONE BABY GIRL IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING SOMEONE TO THE FAMILY!
Little Pippa is 5 months old and such a sweet baby. She is a good eater and in a good routine for naps. The parents are easy going, fair, value privacy and looking forward to finding someone special who truly enjoys spending time with a little one. The father is a physician and the mother will be taking on a new promotion with her position, so having someone who they can count on and trust is really important. The hours are Monday - Friday 6:30 or 7am - 4:30 pm. $750 week. Starts as soon as possible, but could be flexible for a great fit until end of March .
DES MOINES FAMILY (WATERBURY AREA) WiTH TWO CHILDREN (FULL TIME CARE FOR THEIR 6 MONTH OLD AND CARE FOR THEIR ALMOST 2 1/2 YEAR OLD FROM 4-5PM AND PRESCHOOL HOLIDAYS ALL DAY
Riley will be 6 months old and a pretty chill/easy baby. She tends to only be fussy when hungry or tired, currently in the smiley.laughing phase - like silly noises, funny faces, books, teething toys.Does not like loud sudden noises. Avery is energetic, silly, typical 2 year old. He likes trucks, books, funny faces/noises , music, dancing, playing outside in the yard, coloring. He is potty trained except for naps and bedtime. The family currently lives in San Francisco and excited to move to Des Moines, close to family.The parents are down to earth, reasonable, friendly, good-hearted people.They are renting a home in the main part of Des Moines/Waterbury area for 6 months while they house hunt in the same area to purchase their home. They have family that also live 5-10 minutes away. The hours will be 7:30am - 5:30pm until June . After that, the day will end at 5pm. $650 - $750 a week range depending on background and experience. Ideally start date would be mid March so that the nanny could have a week or two to transition in with the children and give the parents time to unpack and settled in. The parents start their new positions April 5th, so would need to have someone start by then at the latest.
AMES FAMILY WITH A ONE YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL LOOKING FOR A PATIENT CARING NANNY WHO ENJOYS SPENDING HER DAYS WITH A TODDLER
Sriya is one year old and loves to play, explore her world, be read to and cuddle. She likes to be on the go and enjoys being with people. The parents are both Physicians and are friendly, flexible, and easy to work with. They are a little reserved and enjoy spending time with family. The father has longer days and works one weekend a month. The mother works 15 days a month, one week on and one week off. So on the week she "is on" the schedule would be 7am - 7pm. On the week she
"is off" she still needs to get caught up on updating charts from work and run errands etc, so those weeks would be 3-6 hours a day. $750 a week for 50 hours. $39,000 a year base. Also willing to pay extra above and beyond if someone was will to do a few hours occasional on a weekend or evening so they could go to dinner or meeting once in a while. Starts late February, mid March .
WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH TWIN 2 YEAR OLDS AND 4 MONTH OLD BOY
Emily and Adam are two year old twins. They are fun, energetic and curious. They enjoy being outside and indoor activities, like reading, art and puzzles. They have a good routine including 1-2 hour afternoon nap. They bicker occasionally but are very close. Ian is a happy infant who likes talking and playing on his floor mat. He is getting into routine nap schedule. The family enjoys outdoor activities, (walks, parks, bike rides) and their favorite vacation is camping in our travel trailer. They live in a nice cul-de-sac right next to a park and basketball court. They have a big fenced in back yard which is great for the kids to play in. The hours are Monday - Friday 8-5pm - $720 week, $37,440 a year.
GRIMES FAMILY WITH TWO CHILDREN EXCITED TO WELCOME A FUN LOVING, POSITIVE CHILDCARE PROVIDER INTO THEIR FAMILY
Tac is 2 year old and loves to play outside with anything dealing with balls. Bouncing, throwing a softball or bouncy ball, kicking a soccer ball trying to swing at his little Fisher Price softball set. He loves going on walks or being read to. He is potty trained, likes to "help" prepare his meals and still likes his noontime nap. He also enjoys crafts, playing with puzzles, legos and playing imaginationary games. He is very interested in his sister, Wray, who is one month old. She is a very good eater and enjoys taking many naps. The parents are both in the medical field. They are very family orientated and enjoy doing activities the children can be included in. The mother is a Physician's Assistant and works 4 days a week, It is typically always the same day. She will be finding out shortly if it will be the same day as previously once it gets a little closer to her maternity time finishing up. The position is 4 days a week, 6am - 5pm or 44 hours a week. $660-$700 week or $34,320 - $36,400 a year.
CLIVE FULL TIME NANNY FOR 2 BOYS
Avi is almost 7 years old and a very sweet, fun loving, playful boy. He is very proud to be a big brother to his 2 year old brother. The parents are both physicians and have fairly demanding jobs. They had a great relationship with their full time nanny of 2 years, Louise, who they love. The parents are looking for childcare from 7am - 5 (6pm on a rare occasion if they are tied up at the hospital) Monday - Friday. They look forward to finding someone special and consider them a extension of the family. They have lived in Iowa for a few years now but do not have any family that live close by, so the main goal is to find a reliable nanny that could be flexible when needed. Starts as soon as possible.
CLIVE FAMILY WITH TWO LITTLE BOYS AGES 6 YEARS AND 2 YEARS OLD
Jude is 2 years old and Luka is 6 years old. They are both polite, inquisitive and affectionate. Luka is full of energy and always going full of love. Jude is more a serene and relaxed, go with the flow little guy. The parents both work in the medical field but have very set hours and routines. They are all easy going and family focused. Their previous two nannies have been very close, like members of the family. They are really looking forward to welcoming someone into their home. The hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm. Salary of $14-$17 per hour or $30K - 35K per year. Starts as soon as possible.
WEST DES MOINES FAMILY LOOKING FOR SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN THEIR FAMILY, CARING FOR THEIR 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER
Ira is 6 years old and is a very friendly little girl who attaches herself easily. The first several years she was cared for by grandparents because both parents had extremely long hours/days while doing their residency training at the hospital. During that time, the Grandmother's would come stay with them for several months (they both lived so far away) alternating to take turns during that crazy time of their lives while both completing residency. Now that they have the first two years under their belt and Ira will be starting full time school, they are looking forward to finding someone very dependable they can count on. Because they have no family close by and both physicians, they do need longer coverage than some families...7am - 6pm, although most days one of them is home by 5:30pm or earlier. But there are times if a patient appt. goes past 5pm or they have to catch up on charting patient files, so they need someone who is flexible. There is however a lot of flexibility and down time during most days so that when Ira is in school, the nanny can meet someone for lunch, run errands, go workout etc. The position starts in June, 2021 . $12-$14 per hour or $35K-$40K per year.
WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH 5 MONTH OLD LITTLE BOY LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING SOMEONE TO THEIR FAMILY
James is 5 months old and is a happy baby. He is curious, likes to move around and currently working on a naptime routine. They parents are extremely warm and very approachable. They are nurturing, easy going, hard working, adventurous and enjoy travel. They recently moved into a suburban neighborhood with mostly new construction so they are just starting to get to know their neighbors. They are hoping to find someone who not only has a genuine love of spending time with a baby, but who would also be open to a longer term situation. (They would hope to have another child in a year or two.) Their main goal is to find someone who is nurturing, reliable, active and someone who is taking appropriate precautions with COVID exposure. They will be a great family to work for and are offering 2 1/2 weeks paid vacation along with typical 9-10 paid holidays. Monday - Friday 8am-4pm. $12-$17 per hour. $500-$680 per week depending on experience and background.
ADEL FAMILY WITH 2 CHILDREN AGES 5 & 2 YEARS OLD LOOKING FOR A CREATIVE, FUN LOVING & RELIABLE NANNY
Celia is 2 years old and is a social butterfly who is very empathetic and loves to make others smile. She enjoys playing with her dolls and makes sure that her brothers stuffed animals are in tip top shape by regularly giving them check ups. She loves arts and crafts and her laid back attitude means she is pretty much up for anything! Sam is 5 years old and is a animal lover through and through who loves to learn everything he can about the creatures of the world. He loves to play and run, he very much enjoys being friends, he appreciates time to himself to play imaginary games. The parents are pretty laid back and dedicated to family. They spend lots of time outdoors playing, going for walks and exploring. The hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30 pm, or 42 1/2 hours a week. $15-$17 per hour or $637.50-$722.50 per week.
WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH THREE GIRLS LOOKING FOR A AWESOME NANNY - LOOKING FOR 4 TO 4 1/2 DAYS A WEEK
Kyla is 5 years old and is a smart, inquisitive young lady. She loves reading, doing crafts, coloring and riding her bike. She is happy and kind and gets along well with others. Maya is going to be 3 years old in July. She will probably take some time to warm up, but once she does, she is lively and entertaining. She has great language skills and is currently learning her letters. Eve is one year old. She is more adventurous than the other two were at this age. She loves her sisters. She is already walking, takes great naps and loves playing outside. She's a pretty easy baby/toddler (she turns 3 on April 15th.) The parents have demanding careers with a packed schedule. The mother gets her schedule from the hospital at least 4 months in advance so which day or day and a half off the nanny would have is known well in advance. As a family they strive to enjoy the family moments with lots of cuddle time, reading books, new experiences, healthy life style and not having overloaded schedules when not at work. Ideally, they would love to have someone as a extension of the family as well as someone who would be interested in staying longer than a year. Guaranteed salary, several weeks of vacation and a allowance towards health insurance. 4-5 days a week, 40 hours per week. $500-700 per week.
WEST DES MOINES FAMILY LOOKING FOR A ATTENTIVE, KIND AND INTERACTIVE NANNY FOR THEIR TWO CHILDREN - 4 DAYS A WEEK
Fiona is 1 years old and is a sweet little girl who is very happy and loving. Henry is 4 years old and is fun, loving and well behaved. He likes books, coloring, building things with his blocks and legos and playing outside. They parents are both professionals who have demanding careers. They are a laid back family and are very excited to be moving back to the Des Moines area to be closer with family. They are looking forward to finding someone special to want them to feel like a extension of their family. The schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday's 8am - 5pm, $600 per week. Paid holidays, sick days and vacation.
URBANDALE FAMILY WITH THREE LITTLE GIRLS LOOKING FOR THEIR NEW NANNY
Piper and Lucy are 5 years and 3 years old and are very fun loving, sweet, and a bit sassy. They love going out on adventures (outdoor and indoor) as well as just having fun at home reading books, playing pretend, doing crafts or singing songs. They are super funny and pretty easy going kids. They are super excited about the arrival of their 4 month old baby sister, the newest member of the family, who was born in June. They describe themselves as a pretty easy going bunch and love to plan fun things with the kids as well as spend time having family and friends over to stay in touch. Their last nanny we placed with them recently married and moved, but it was a great relationship and the loved their 4 years with her! The schedule is Monday - Friday 8am - 4/5pm. Guarantee of 40 hours a week, but would pay extra if the schedule ever was a bit more. Also open to give a date night once a week for about 4 hours....if the nanny wanted a few more hours. They want to keep it open for discussion because they know how important it is to find the right fit for the best possible match. $12-$15 per hour. Guaranteed $500-600 a week.
ADEL FAMILY WITH 3 1/2 LITTLE ONE WITH ROTATING SCHEDULE - 3 DAYS/THEN 2 DAYS A WEEK
Cal is 3 1/2 years old and is a happy little guy. He is a little shy at first but then warms right up. Cal is upbeat and loves meeting new friends.The father is pretty laid back and easy to talk to.He has a somewhat demanding job, but family is always first. When not working the boys love to go on "Adventures" or do something fun and enrich Cal. They have a couple of dogs who are very friendly and great with people. The house is on a large acreage, large enough that the Dad jokes if someone wanted to keep a horse there, there is room. :). The schedule rotates. ... week 1 is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:30am-6:30pm, week 2 would be Thursday and Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm.Cycling back in a 2 week schedule. $15 per hour, guaranteed salary. Also willing to add a few extra hours a week if that would be helpful.(He could run errands, mee t a friend for lunch, or go to a basketball/football game etc.) Paid holidays and vacation. Starts as soon as possible.
ANKNEY FAMILY LOOKING FOR 2-3 HALF DAYS, ONE EVENING WITH OCCASIONAL WEEKEND FEW HOURS IF AVAILABLE
This family can be somewhat flexible for the right candidate. They have 4 children .... two that will be in school during the day and two at home. Majoring of care would be with the two younger children. Bennett is 4 months old and Henrik is 2 years old. Both are pretty laid back, and go with the flow. The older two would typically be in school most of the times. Audrey is 5 years old and Rowan is 8 years old. They love to be active and make/creative things. Craft and arts projects are great for keeping them busy and engaged. The Dad has a busy career with involves travel from time to time. The Mom is a stay at home Mom, and does a lot of juggling to keep things on track with a busy family of four. She is looking for someone who would be available 10-15 hours (could go up to 20 hours if needed for the right candidate). She will use this time to do errands or take one of the children to a appointment or have some one on one time from time to time. Prime times that would be great to have coverage would be Monday 9am-12:30pm, Thursday from 2:45pm - 6 or 7 pm, occasional Saturday for swim meets. Could have a standing Friday or Sat date night 1 to 2 times a month. Additional times that would be great to have covered but not "have to" hours... Tuesday evening 5-7:30pm, Wednesday and Friday's 9am-12:30pm. Very well behaved children and great family environment. Pays $15-20 per hour.
NORWALK FAMILY WITH 3 BOYS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HAVE A FUN SUMMER
Anderson is 7, Anthony 9 and Alexander 11 years old. The boys are outgoing, like sports and enjoy time playing with friends. They are looking forward to having a laid back but fun summer where they can have some play time with friends, go for bike rides, spend time at the pool, go to a near by park or do fun outings to water park, Living History Farm etc. The family is close knit and enjoy spending time together doing outings or going to occasional sporting event.Something that would also be a big help is for the nanny to help get simple dinner prep started, things like preping things for tacos, spaghetti and a salad, putting something in a crock pot, etc.The hours are Monday - Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. Start date June 1st.$600 per week.
POLK CITY FAMILY WITH TWIN 14 YEAR OLDS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE LOOKING FOR A ACTIVE FUN SUMMER THAT ENJOYS BEING OUT AND ABOUT
Sydney and Carson are 14 years old. Sydney loves to read and plays piano and flute. She enjoys being outdoors, playing volleyball, and sometimes playing basketball with her brother. Carson loves to play basketball. He enjoys baseball, football, and anything sports. Both are avid Cyclone fans. The parents are hands on and good balance of fun but also have set routines and expectations for the kids. They enjoy being busy but also value some down time at home. The hours are Monday - Friday 7:15am-5:30/5:45pm. Start date - June 1st. $500, plus gas money and money for outings/activities.We have worked with the family for years - great family!
Must have one of the following:
1) One year nanny experience (non-family) as a full-time job
2) One year experience in daycare type setting
3) Degree or pursuing a degree in a child related field (Child Development, Child and Family Services, Teaching, Childhood Education, etc.)
Child Develpment Experience
Daycare Experience Child