London (Central), London (Greater)
£55K-£80K DOE + bonus; pension; accommodation; food; bills; 28 days hol; travel
10 May 2024
07 Jun 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Nanny Job Description


Marcilly Recruitment’s client, an UHNW family based in Chelsea, is seeking an energetic and experienced Nanny to support their two children of prep school age. This can be a live-in or live-out position with separate accommodation provided, including bills etc. 


The ideal nanny candidate is someone fun, caring, flexible, adaptable and capable of providing structure and discipline for the children. The mother likes to be hand’s on with parenting, so they want someone who knows when to take a step back and can also use their initiative.


The successful candidate must have worked as a nanny in UHNW, private households before and demonstrated longevity with an employer. An ex-teacher would also be highly desirable to act as a governess for the children.


The family are a young, dynamic family with extremely busy lives. They really look after their staff but in return they do want someone who is dedicated and puts the children first. The successful nanny must thrive working in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing plans and schedules.


  • Salary: £55K-£75K depending on experience - there is flexibility for the perfect candidate
  • Benefits: discretionary bonus, live in accommodation and a separate London flat with bills included, food provided on site daily, pension, 28 days holiday
  • Start date: ideally ASAP, but happy to wait a notice period for the right candidate
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Hours: 07:00 – 19:00 five days a week

*The children are in education during the day for downtime and any admin during these hours. Gym onsite.


The family are looking at hiring two nannies to share the shift, but the start dates will be staggered to enable successful onboarding. The hours will be 7am to 7pm to start with, but this does include downtime in the day, for example if you wanted to go to the gym. They also have a gym onsite you can use. There is still admin and chores that need to be performed in the day when the children are at school, it is up to you to manage these and ensure everything is completed to a high standard. It will be five days a week, and initially they will look at Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 7pm. However, once they have onboarded the second nanny then it will be Monday to Friday, but then you will take it in turns (twice a month) to work the weekend but have Monday and Tuesday off in lieu. The start times will also be staggered and done on more of a rota basis once the second nanny has been onboarded. This will mean one will do the 7am shift and then the other will do the evening shift.


Nanny Requirements

  • The successful candidate must have worked as a nanny in an UHNW household and demonstrated a passion for looking after young children.
  • A desire to stay in the role long term and demonstrable loyalty within previous roles.
  • Strong educational grades (A levels and above) to enable them to act as a Governess. Ideally experience working in childhood education.
  • Creativity and imagination are key, making playtime and education fun.
  • Strong time management and computer literacy to manage the children’s admin, daily schedules, acting as a point of contact for their school etc.
  • The ability to work as a collaborative team member in a fully staffed household.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbally – good grammar a must.  
  • A patient and caring person who is able to set boundaries with kindness


Nanny Responsibilities

  • The principal likes to maintain a tidy household, however, understands that children will be children, so the nanny will ensure that following playtime, the residence is returned to its original state.
  • Coordinating daily activities and supervising transportation to and from all engagements, playdates, appointments, classes, activities.
  • The nanny must be prepared to plan fun and engaging activities to entertain the children, including lots of time outdoors.
  • Housekeeping on behalf of the children (this doesn’t include laundry, but wardrobe management, playroom management etc).
  • Organising and planning clubs for holidays, forward planning for future holidays.
  • Liaise with team on any upcoming events.
  • Organise gifts for upcoming children’s parties.
  • Organise gifts, books, hampers etc for holidays or events.
  • Check all children’s supplies and replace when required.
  • Check school app daily - organise anything needed for school.
  • Check household email daily and respond where required. Flag anything important to the team where relevant.
  • Calendar management and organising any activities, play dates etc.
  • Liaise with chef on menus – no allergies.
  • Assisting with school pick up and drop off when necessary.
  • Travel will be required with the role and all packing will be the nanny’s responsibility.
  • The nanny should be prepared to organise educational activities for school holidays.
  • The children both love to read so it is important for the nanny to ensure they have plenty of books to read, always keeping on top of new books that are coming out and reading with the children.
  • Emotional and psychological learning.
  • It is important for the nanny to socialise with other parents and nannies and is proactive in organising play dates for the children.


Marcilly Recruitment is a boutique, London based recruitment firm who specialise in business administrative support and private household recruitment.


Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within five working days then sadly your application has been unsuccessful.



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