Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island , Salary circa £40,000 (tax free)

EHS #5029

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Our clients, living in a spacious villa in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi are seeking a Governess/Nanny to focus on the educational, creative, athletic, and emotional development of their three (soon to be four) children in a beautiful private household setting.

The couple’s preference is for a Governess/Nanny to have a background in teaching and/or childcare, a degree in education or similar would be an added benefit.

A typical working week would be 6 days per week 7:00am to 7:30pm with a two-hour lunch break. Duties will include:

  • Helping the parents prepare the children for the day, as well as supporting their evening routine
  • Engaging with the children to determine their specific likes and dislikes and gauge their individual personalities
  • Overseeing both the formal and informal education of the children - following the child’s curriculum and tutoring in appropriate subjects such as English, Arabic, Science, and Math
  • Implementing age-specific and appropriate activities for the children, to ensure that they thrive developmentally, emotionally, physically, and academically
  • Overseeing and organising the children’s activities, accompany them on school meets and events
  • Assisting the parents and house maid in preparing meals and snacks
  • Monitoring children to ensure their physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as alerting parents of any concerns such as behavioural problems
  • Offering suggestions for improvements in the children’s educational, athletic, social, and creative development
  • Helping with the social and cultural development of the children, encourage self-awareness and creativity, and promote good manners and etiquette
  • Occasional evening babysitting
  • International travel to countries including to Spain, Oman, USA, Asia, the Maldives, Dubai, etc (the family will assist with visa applications)

It is essential you have:

  • A background in teaching and/or childcare, a degree in education or similar
  • Relevant experience and have previously worked with a variety of age-groups
  • Good written and spoken English and Arabic - primary language of the household is English. Mother speaks Spanish to the children. Arabic fluency is an important core of the children’s education. Any other languages would be a benefit. Father understands Arabic and can have basic conversations in Arabic
  • Glowing references from previous employers
  • Valid DBS & First Aid

Location: Abu Dhabi (Saadiyat Island), UAE
Contract Length: Permanent – 1 year contact
Start Date: ASAP

Children: 4 Children – G5, B4, G2 year old & fourth child due late September/early October

Working Days: 6 days per week
Working Hours: 7:00am to 7:30pm with a two-hour lunch break.

Accommodation: Single room with private entrance and own bathroom. Alternatively, the family are happy to explore the option of finding the Governess/Nanny their own apartment if that is preferred.

Salary: circa £40,000 (tax free)
Additional benefits: Visa, health insurance and single round trip ticket to home country

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EHS #5029

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