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Childcare / Nannies

American Professional Nannies Des Moines Full-Time/Part-Time
$9.00 - $15.00 / hour
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Make a Difference in a child"s life - be a Nanny*

Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Grimes, Des Moines, Johnston, 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 9-17-2019 Over 28 years in business by the same owner

FULL TIME FAMILIES
 

CLIVE FAMILY WITH FULL OF FUN 4 YEAR OLD TWINS, AND TWO YOUNG SCHOOL AGERS - LOOKING FOR AWESOME NANNY AND HOUSEHOLD MANAGER

Tessa is 4 years old loves her babies/dolls, is goofy; likes to snuggle. Telly (prefers to be called bear)...likes all things trucks and cars, but also likes to play barbies with his sister, loves his stuffed animals, is a cuddle bug and also very helpful. Loves to put things away/hang up clothes, shoes, etc. (It's awesome...so enjoying it now in case it doesn't last! Lol)  Gigi is 6 years old and is spirited and her own person. She is funny, creative, and a bit of a tomboy. Since starting kindergarten, she is now showing interest in growing her hair out and more girlie clothes. Likes to play with twins and Ray, often well organized/direct pretend games for the twins. Ray is 7 years old and smart, loves sports, independent, good helper, likes to "be in the know", mature, wants to please people, well behaved, and likes to tell jokes.  The parents are both busy professionals who cherish family time and just being together. They are very active with the children and come up with fun hands on things to do .. walks, parks, having kids help with gardening and making it fun playtime as well. The family has been blessed with two great nannies and is looking for a outgoing, fun loving, organized addition to the family. (Their current nanny will be taking her boards to become a nurse. They are very happy for her and she will be missed!) The hours are Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm.  $700-$750 a week. Position starts as soon as possible.


WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH THREE CHILDREN LOOKING FOR A NANNY WITH INFANT EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS PRESCHOOL AGE WHO IS ABLE TO JUGGLE THE UNKNOWNS  :)

Kennedy is 5 1/2 years old and will be starting full day school at St. Francis. She is super outgoing, smart, silly and fun. She is a natural leader and very social. Jack is 3 1/2 years old and will attend St Francis three afternoons a week. He is very sweet, curious and silly. He has a adorable personality, is very caring and thinks his sister is the coolest! (He often follows her lead and they are the best of friends!) Juliet is 3 months old and so far, a very easy going, happy baby (classic 3rd child and goes with the flow!) She is breast feed and takes bottles very well. The family is very close knit. Both parents are professionals with very busy work schedules. They work hard, but their hearts are at home. They are excited to welcome someone into their home and look forward to working as a team to help expose the children to a stable, nurturing and loving environment. The hours are Monday - Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. $650-$750 per week. Starts August 19th.

WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH ONE 4 YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL LOOKING FOR LOVING, RELIABLE, CARING NANNY TO JOIN THEIR FAMILY - LIVE OUT (OR LIVE IN NANNY WELCOMED!)

Ira is 4 years old. She is a loving, sweet child who can be quite at times. She likes to read books, play with her toys (enjoys pretend cooking with her kitchen items), go to the park etc. She is friendly and pleasant and loves other peoples company. The parents are both Doctors and have demanding schedules so they need someone they can count on to be reliable. They have lived in a couple of different areas while finishing schooling and residency. They moved to Des Moines about a year ago and are happy to be able to call this home for the next

20 years or so.  Because they do not have family in Des Moines and are just closing on their new home in West Des Moines, having someone who could be flexible if they would have a emergency come up at work is very important. They are looking for Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm (but someone who could be available until 7 pm occasionally if there was a special need with a patient....which would most likely be rare.) Salary of $660-$825 or $34,320 - $42,900 per year. Starts mid June - first part of July. 

WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH TWO LITTLE ONES LOOKING FOR LOVING, NURTURING MATURE NANNY WITH TRUE LOVE OF SPENDING THEIR DAYS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

Mira will be 2 years old this August. She is curious, full of love and playful. The family just welcomed a little baby boy in March! They are enjoying getting to know the newest member of the family and are excited to welcome their first nanny into their happy home. They value mutual trust, good work ethic and a true love of children. They look at the partnership as a team adventure where communication, working as a team and having a sense of humor are big factors of a successful relationship. The position is Monday - Friday 7:45-8am until 5pm. Salary $550-$600 per week range. Starts June 3rd.          

ANKENY FAMILY WITH TWO CHILDREN WHO ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME THEIR NEW LITTLE ONE END OF MAY (ONLY THE 2 YEAR OLD AND BABY AT HOME)

Monroe will be 2 years old in June and is their sweet pea. She is calm and gentle. Loves trying to keep up with her big brother. She loves her Daddy and her puppy. She is the best babysitter to all of her dollies and loves to put them night night and give them their baba's. She is easy going and listens well. She will win you over with her sweetness. The family is excited about welcoming their new little one May 26th. Emmett will be 4 years old in September - they like to call him...Emmett the Brave. He will be staying in his preschool and daycare, but might be home once in a great while. He is their "sweet and sassy" little one. He is ALL boy and loves playing outside. He is adventurous and isn't afraid of getting dirty. He loves trucks, PJ Masks and Super Heros. He has a amazing imagination and is an expert block/lego builder.  The parents love to spend every second they can with the kiddos playing and doing activities. They build forts, do blocks/legos, play dress up and play baby dolls. Its a team effort. The hours are Monday - Friday 7:15am - 5:15 to 5:30pm. (Although the Grandma could possibly relieve the nanny around 4:30pm if needed.)  $550-$650 range. Start date - would love to find the right fit to start in April or May, 1st part of  August would be the latest. 

CUMMING FAMILY (10 MINUTES FROM THE TARGET BY WEST GLEN IN WEST DES MOINES) IS LOOKING FOR PROFESSIONAL, DEPENDABLE, HANDS ON NANNY, WITH SOME HOUSE MANAGEMENT SKILLS  (CALLING FOR MARY POPPINS!)  Lol

The twins are 1 year old and are happy, cheerful and full of fun. Their 3 year old son has a kind heart, inquisitive, and loves to play with anything with wheels. He will start preschool this August in the mornings. Their 7 year old son loves reading, sports and exploring. He attends school all day and ride the bus to and from school. They parents are professionals - the mother runs a very busy chiropractic practice very close by. The hours are Monday - Thursday 9 am - 6:30pm, Friday's 9 am - 2 pm. $16 per hour. Starts as soon as possible.       

WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH 4 LITTLE GIRLS ... TWIN BABIES BORN IN DECEMBER AND A 3 & 5 YEAR OLD -  STARTS THIS AUGUST WHEN THE MOM STARTS TEACHING HER KINDERGARTEN CLASS AGAIN

Laura and Mary were born in December and are pretty easy going and happy little girls. Clara is 3 years old and loves playing with her babies/dolls, loves to be read to and trying to keep up with Natalie. She will be starting preschool in August. The parents will drop her off and the nanny would pick her up before lunch.  Natalie is 5 years old and is very girly. She loves being a big sister and a good helper. She will be going to all day kindergarten and the Mother will be able to drop her off and pick her up around her teaching schedule. The hours will be 7 am - 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. Because the Mother teaches, she will have the summers off, so the nanny could have early access to the summer families to interview and pick from so it would be year round employment or have summers off if they had children of their own and wanted the summers off with their children.  $525-$575 per week with paid spring break, Christmas break, holidays.           

ANKENY FAMILY WITH TWO CHILDREN LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE, FUN LOVING RELIABLE NANNY TO JOIN THEIR FAMILY!

Thomas is 2 months old and is a happy baby who loves to be cuddled and can go with the flow. Jack is 5 years old and is social, but can be shy when doing new things. He loves reading, art projects and outside activities (golf, fishing, riding his bike etc.) The family loves going to the park together. They are laid back, enjoy spending time together and try to stay active when possible. They had a wonderful relationship with their last nanny and are really looking forward to welcoming someone into their home. The hours are Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm, $600-$650 per week.

         

PART TIME FAMILIES

AFTER SCHOOL NANNY FOR WEST DES MOINES FAMILY

The family has three children, Maren 6 years old, Connor 7 1/2 years old and Sydney 9 years old. The are outgoing, warm and friendly kids. They crave routine and are very busy with activities and studying after school. Sydney is nurturing and active in many sports and arts programs. Connor is warm, caring and wants to help with various activities. Maren is very social, independent, brave and tries to keep up with her older siblings. The parents have demanding positions and enjoy doing various community volunteer roles. Their first priority is family and enjoy spending time together, eating together as much as possible, reading together and traveling. The hours are Monday - Friday 2:30pm - 6pm. $15-$17 per hour,  17 1/2 hours a week or $262.50-$297.50 per week.  If someone would be open to morning or before school hours from 7:30am - 9am, then the week hours would be 25 per week or $375-$425 per week. They would also be open to added up to 5 extra hours a week as needed if someone was interested/available.    Starts as soon as possible.            

BEFORE SCHOOL NANNY FOR WEST DES MOINES FAMILY

The family has three children, Maren 6 years old, Connor 7 1/2 years old and Sydney 9 years old. The are outgoing, warm and friendly kids. They crave routine and are very busy with activities and studying after school. Sydney is nurturing and active in many sports and arts programs. Connor is warm, caring and wants to help with various activities. Maren is very social, independent, brave and tries to keep up with her older siblings. The parents have demanding positions and enjoy doing various community volunteer roles. Their first priority is family and enjoy spending time together, eating together as much as possible, reading together and traveling. The hours are Monday - Friday 7:30-9am or 7 1/2 hours a week, $15-$17 per hour or $112.50-$127.50. Starts as soon as possible.   

PART TIME WEEKEND NANNY FOR 2 BOYS

Avi is 5 years old and a very sweet, fun loving, playful boy. He is very proud to be a big brother to is 7 month old brother. The parents are both physicians and have fairly demanding jobs. They have a great relationship with their full time nanny of 2 years , Louise, who they love. (Louise says they are great to work for and happy to share her experience with a prospective nanny.)  The parents are looking for ideally 2-3 weekends a month so that they can have a few hours of quite, productive time at work and to occasionally run errands etc.  The schedule would be Saturday and Sunday 9am - 2 or 3pm, $15 per hour.  For consistency, their first choice would be to find someone who is willing to do 2-3 weekends a month and just one have one weekend nanny. However they do have a candidate that can do 1 weekend a month, so for the right candidate, if someone only wanted to commit to 1 weekend a month, that could be a possibility as well.  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 once in a while.                      

WAUKEE FAMILY LOOKING FOR 22-26 HOURS A WEEK (4 DAY WORK WEEK) FOR THEIR 3 YEAR OLD SON

Edison is 3 years old and is a happy laid back child. He loves to be outside, swinging, running, going for wagon rides, any thing water related and has a few movies he enjoys. Edison is autistic and non-verbal so he may not interact he same as a nuerotypical child.  He does, however, like many of the same things and can be spoken to and treated just the same. He loves any kind of sensory input from jumping, tickling and swinging to feeling new textures. He does not like to spend the day in front of the TV without having interaction. He prefers to be outside or engaged in something stimulating.  He connects with outgoing personalities that praise and reinforce positive behavior. The schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12-4:30 pm and Wednesday's 8-4:30pm. They would also be open to 3-4 extra hours for a date night. (Staying until 7:30 or 8:30pm one night.)  $15 per hour. So for 22 hours - $330 per week. If someone is willing to do extra 4 hours for a date night once a week, then 26 hours or $390 per week. Starts as soon as possible.         

DES MOINES FAMILY WITH A ONE YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH A TRUE LOVE OF CHILDREN, WITH A UNDERSTANDING OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND DESIRE TO BOND WITH LYLA (AND MOST IMPORTANTLY...WITH THEM AS A FAMILY

Lyla is 1 1/2 years old and is a very easy going and even tempered little girl. She loves to play, she is curious and enjoys learning/exploring new things and such a fun little one. She is just learning to walk and is learning new words. Overall, she is a very happy child. The parents strive to keep a calm and welcoming atmosphere in the home. They are a active family - hobbies include running, biking, reading, cooking and traveling. They are looking to expanding the family through adoption later this year. (Once paperwork is complete, could be fall or maybe up to a year, depending....) They would like to establish a honest and caring relationship and welcome input oh how to encourage her development. The hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's 8am-5pm. Would be open to adding 4 or 5 hours if needed for the right situation.  $12 hour ($325, possibly more if the additional hours for occasional date night and depending on background, hours etc.) Open to discussing. Start date - as soon as possible.


DES MOINES FAMILY WITH ONE BABY BOY LOOKING FOR 1 -2 DAYS A WEEK 

Walter was born on May 3rd and is a beautiful little boy. He is a a good eater and getting off to a good start with his sleep schedule. The father is a teacher and the mother is a nurse with a rotating schedule. They are a laid back couple that enjoys reading, traveling and spending time outdoors. They live in a nice quiet neighborhood in the Beaverdale area and feel blessed to have great neighbors in a friendly neighborhood. There are many parks in the close walking distance as well. They are looking forward to welcoming someone into their family to care for their little one. The schedule will be every Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm and every other Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm. $10-$12 per hour, flexible depending on experience. Starts August 16th. 

 

WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH 2 BOYS AGES 5 & 7 YEARS OLD LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE, FUNLOVING, GENUINE, TRUSTWORTHY NANNY

The family has two boys, Hudson 7 years and Preston 5 years old. The boys are very intelligent, talented, outgoing, kind hearted boys. They enjoy sports, art, crafts, music, riding bikes, star wars and legos and playing lots of games. They are kind and polite (most of the time) but also strong willed. The family are outgoing, involved in the community and feel blessed to have many friends in the community. They are looking forward to welcoming someone into the family and hope to have a long term, caring relationship. The hours they are looking for are 8:30 or 9am until 1 pm. Monday thru Friday would be ideal, but they could probably make 4 days a week work as well. They would also be open to having the nanny work later into the afternoon 1 to 2 days as well. If the nanny would be open to additional hours for dates nights or charity events they attend, they would welcome the extra help, but not required for the position. $12-14 per hour depending on experience and  qualifications. Starts as soon as possible. 

WEST DES MOINES FAMILY WITH 2 CHILDREN LOOKING FOR A RESPONSIBLE, CREATIVE, FUN LOVING NANNY FOR JOIN THEIR FAMILY 

Charles (Chuck) is 4 years old and is inquisitive,  sensitive, energetic, helpful little boy. He loves to play games, pretend, listen to music, ride his bike and help cook and clean. Savannah is 2 years old and is energetic, loves to read books and snuggle, care for her dolls, loves to eat, color, paint, play and play imaginary games. The parents are hardworking individuals and like to spend a lot of time with the kids. They work hard to balance life and work. They appreciate positivity, creativity and optimism! The schedule needed is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's. 8 am - 5:30pm. $12-15 per hour, guaranteed salary and paid vacation. Also open to the nanny's preference of which 3 days to work - i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday etc.   Start date - end of summer.

         



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.)

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