We have two boys aged 8 and 10: the youngest is at our local school from 9am-3pm and his brother at a larger school (he gets the school bus) from 8am until 4.30/45pm. Both parents are working/studying full time. We live in a Victorian terraced house with a nice garden and are close to Wandsworth Common and the shops, restaurants and bars of Northcote Road. The 77 bus goes right past the door and it is a 15 min walk to Clapham Junction station. We have a cleaner so household duties are limited to laundry, kids cooking, tidying kids' rooms/kitchen/playroom. We have no pets.
We are looking for a minimum commitment to the end of the academic year in July but would prefer a longer tenure so there is more stability and continuity for the boys.
They are both energetic and curious. They love playing football, rugby and cricket but, equally, can get engrossed in books for hours. They are close in age (16 months apart) so they do lots of things together. They can be competitive and boisterous but are also loving and funny. They need rules though - someone who can be fun but firm so trust and mutual respect is established.
As a family, we are relatively relaxed and flexible. We want someone to be a part of our household but also to have their own life. We place great emphasis on communication and honesty. We love to travel and are generous with holidays. We don't expect you to come with us.
During school holidays, if there is an option to work more hours (with overtime payment) that would be welcome but we make good use of holiday clubs too. We have grandparents and cousins nearby so extended family is an important part of our lives too.
Hours are to be:
Monday-Friday 6.30am-8.30am and 4.30pm-7.30pm.
Plus 2 nights babysitting per week
All food included.
Full contract - Brexit compliant and lots of time to study/work second job if wanted.
Start early January 2020