Job role: Nanny

Location: Zaandam

Start: Immediately!

Salary: €14 - 17 gross per hour

Days: Two per week

Hours: 12 per week

Language: English 

Commitment: Minimum of a year

Job ref: 2108

A South African family who recently moved to The Netherlands are searching for a part time nanny for their four year old daughter. 

The little girl loves imaginative play, crafts and music. She has a sensitive, creative and head strong nature. A chatty nanny would be a good fit as the little girl is very talkative.

The family would like a nanny to start ASAP so the four year old can start building a relationship with the nanny before the new baby arrives mid January. 

Any two days Monday - Friday would work for the family although they would love the nanny to potentially work Wednesday’s. The hours will be six per day. The exact timing of the hours needs to be confirmed potentially 11 - 5pm or 10 - 4pm 0r 9 - 3pm. The hours will be discussed during interviews.

A new baby is due mid January 2021, it’s important you are happy to be on call and happy to care for the four year old while the parents are at the hospital. You need to be confident about proxy parenting and staying overnight.

The four year old is currently in school during the mornings but this will increase to 8.30 - 2.15pm four days per week with a half day on Wednesday’s.

The family are new to the Netherlands so are keen for the nanny to explore the local area with the four year old. 

The Mum will be on maternity leave so it’s vital you are confident working alongside a parent but also having sole charge of both children. You need to have a proactive and friendly nature.

Ideal candidates are very patient and with a gentle and playful approach. Someone who can help the four year old feel safe and comfortable with them. Having appropriate boundaries rather than strict rules is important to the family. They encourage the four year old to talk about and embrace her feelings and emotions. Encouraging her to be independent while facilitating a safe environment. 

The Dad works from home. 

Duties include standard nursery duties, cooking for the child and maybe for the parents (this isn’t a requirement). There are also two dogs and may require the nanny to walk the dogs. Due to the nature of this job it’s important you are a team player and happy to muck in. It’s vital you are a nanny who uses initiative both with the children and household tasks.


The four year old cycles to school with supervision from an adult. Cycling and driving are not required for this job.

Free parking lot available near the house. 

Initial interviews will be held via Zoom. Successful candidates will be required to do a trial before the job is offered. 


Towards the end of 2021 the Mum will be returning to work on a part time basis so it’s possible there might be availability for more hours and days.

Due to the urgency of the start date candidates MUST have a police check and first aid certification to apply and be able to interview and trial within the next two weeks. 


To apply for the job please email your resume to Applicants need at least three years full time professional childcare experience to register however please check each job for the exact requirements . To apply candidates must have relevant visas or permits to work legally in The Netherlands.