Position: Live in - Housekeeper/Cook/Nanny

2 x homes - London and Buckinghamshire

Private room and bathroom at each

Family: Mother, Father, 2 x boys, 9 and 6 years, 2 x dogs small/ medium size

Days: 5 days per week - Tuesday 2pm – Sunday 1pm

Hours: 7am – 8pm

Salary: £58,000 pa

The family have other members of staff so some of the roles are shared. Driver with car desirable, but not essential for the right candidate. Expenses relating to car and petrol covered

The family are Genuinely down to earth and a busy family, looking for a hardworking, natural, and unpretentious all-rounder.

They require the professionalism and discretion all HNW families would need. Good energy and a positive attitude are a must.

The family divide time between two homes, Buckinghamshire during the week, and London during the weekend, weather and seasons depending.

They have two energetic boys and dogs.

Job description:

Predominantly looking for an experienced housekeeper/cook, with the ability to feed / watch/ organise the children when needed, both at home and, essentially, when travelling.

40% Cooking

35% Housekeeping

25% Childcare/dog care/travel


They do not require a professional chef, but a good, basic standard is essential. You should have the ability to work to recipes when required, or when they have guests.

However, we would like to work with an at least, nutrition aware candidate, who can assist in introducing more of this into the children’s diet.


The parents are hands on parents and take care of the daily parenting, discipline, and overall development. Any candidate looking for, or used to, a predominantly Childcare role alone, should not consider this position.

General duties with children:

Wake kids 7am

Prepare breakfast (cereal on table, toast, pour juice, make mum coffee etc)

Lay-out uniforms and encourage/oversee dressing

Some Morning school drop off’s / after school pick up’s

Some after school clubs / playdate pick up and drop off’s

Snack/Lunch/dinner prep and serving

Holiday packing and prep when we are to travel

Weekly country to London - London to country, important kids’ items, prep, and management

Putting to bed/ looking after, when parents out/away/working

Housekeeping: (completely assisted 2nd full time staff member)

Deep and surface cleaning

Tidying regularly throughout the day, each room/area after use.

Washing and Ironing

Putting away/hanging clothes

School uniform maintenance and preparation

Holiday packing and preparation

Carpet/upholstery maintenance and spot cleaning

Fragile garment care and knowledge

Food and Online shopping. Ordering and co-ordinating

House guest care

Changing beds, managing guest rooms and preparing for arrivals

Pantry maintenance

Keeping garden free of dog waste

Dog walking / Dog feeding

Basic garden sweeping/tidy/putting away toys at end of each day

Covering/uncovering garden furniture in accordance with weather/season

Tidying around the pool

Watching children by the pool

Stocking pool area with fresh towels

light bulbs replacement/tighten loose door handles etc

Fridge and oven cleaning

Out of date fridge food and cupboard maintenance

Garage and gym sorting/cleaning

Garden watering when required (hot weather etc)

Closing opening and closing or curtain each day. 6pm each evening in bedrooms

Able to use apps for on-line shopping /room temp / front property gates /etc


This role requires you to travel with the family for most holidays and short breaks.

You will still have 2 days off during travel lasting a week or more

Family holidays are as much a time for them to recuperate and spend time together alone, as they are for having fun with the kids. The role of holiday nanny includes, tidying, washing, helping with guests and child food preparation.

The biggest role whilst away is watching/swimming with the kids in the pool/at the beach/ at the kids’ club, etc.

For further information call Kerry at Hummingbird Homestaff on 07966 495438

Ideal candidate attributes and working style:

From experience, the most suitable candidate for us is; friendly, down to earth, and unpretentious. Someone who is happy to interact, but NOT overly talkative / domineering.

We have found on occasions, after the process of vetting and employing, that whilst the CV fit and the candidate was experienced / likable, they were a little too talkative or demanding of attention, praise and feedback. Essentially, this can become

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £58,000.00-£60,000.00 per year

Applications for Full Time/Live In Nanny/Housekeeper required in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Location Aylesbury
Start date 29th August, 2022
Remuneration £58-60,000 per annum