Gentle, Mindful Nanny Needed On Family Farm In Pennsylvania/California

Position Filled – Gentle, Mindful Nanny Needed On Family Farm In Pennsylvania/California


**Details Updated 11/2/21** An active, travel-loving family on a farm just outside of Philadelphia, PA, with plans to move to beautiful Santa Barbara, CA in summer 2022, is seeking a confident, gentle, and mindful second nanny to join their team and care for their 3 young children!


This return Adventure Nannies family have passionately curated and cultivated their family life to be accepting, full of adventure, and full of joy. Their journey has lead them to managing their very own farm in a beautiful town just outside of Philadelphia, PA and they are excited for the next step in their journey to relocate to a 9-acre farm all the way in Santa Barbara, CA in the summer of 2022! They have a love for travel, food, and the outdoors, with their adventures including summers in Nantucket, skiing in Montana, and escaping the winters to warm beach destinations such as the Caribbean and Hawaii. Their 5-year-old is energetic and full of questions, always ready to learn, while their 2-year-old is confident, loves to be read to, and is a quick learner! Their 10-month old is a gentle and joyful ball of sweetness and is absolutely adored by his siblings.Their two oldest are both in full day school programs this year. These loving parents (and current Adventure Nanny/Family Assistant!) are excited to welcome a second nanny to their team who can join them in their journey, both their children’s growth and their upcoming bi-coastal move!


This position is ideal for a candidate who embraces the family’s similar values of love, acceptance, and joy and are passionate about fostering a loving environment for children that empowers them to find their independence. The family is drawn to child-led, Montessori-inspired learning and activities and are hopeful for a candidate who is excited to proactively plan and participate in fun-filled, enriching activities with the kids! An outdoorsy mentality will also come in handy in this home when joining the family on ski trips, hiking adventures, swimming in the Caribbean, and more. A candidate who is confident with infants, toddlers, and early elementary-aged children who are growing quickly, and can be a gentle yet firm presence will be appreciated. With an all-hands-on-deck spirit in this home, the ideal nanny will also be excited to partner with the family’s family assistant/nanny as well as the parents to provide well-rounded care as well as pitch-in to support the home as a whole. With three adorable indoor pugs, two farm dogs, and many other animals on their farm, an animal-friendly nanny will be key! The family is eager for a nanny who can join them ahead of their big move to develop a strong, caring relationship with their children, as they are hopeful for this person to be able to support their children through the transition and create a sense of stability in their new home.


Position Details

  • Hours/Schedule: 
  • Starting in Pennsylvania, the schedule will guarantee 40 hours per week with the general schedule as follows: Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 7pm, Saturdays from 8am to 4pm, and Sundays from 10am to 6pm, with Thursdays and Fridays off.
  • When the family relocates to Santa Barbara in summer 2022, the schedule will permanently shift to a rotational schedule of 7 days on, 7 days off. Working hours will fall between 7am-7pm. Flexibility for extended travel over the summer will be asked and appreciated!
  • Live-in/Live-out: Live-out. The family is open to providing a housing stipend or other support for a relocation candidate to secure short-term housing near the family’s property in PA. They will also offer a landing pad at their property in CA so the candidate can get a lay of the land before securing off-site housing when the whole family and team relocates!
  • Compensation and Benefits: While in Pennsylvania, the family is offering $30-$32/hour. Once the family relocates to CA, compensation will increase to $35-37/hour, which is equivalent to $95-100K/year based on the rotational schedule. Additional benefits include health and dental insurance, relocation assistance, and PTO.
  • Start Date: The position will begin as soon as the family finds the perfect fit!
  • Other Notes: Driving is preferred for this role, and a vehicle will be provided while on duty.


  • Create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for the children to grow and thrive
  • Engage children in hands-on, creative, and active educational activities and adventures, with an emphasis on child-led, Montessori-inspired approaches
  • Collaborate with parents and co-nannies to pitch in to both childcare and the inner workings of the home
  • Prepare healthy, organic meals for the children
  • Provide childcare and support the family while traveling
  • Light pet care
  • Assist with family with relocation preparations
  • Assist with child-related tidying, organizing, and laundry


  • At least 3 years of professional, full-time childcare experience
  • Valid driver’s license and passport
  • Experience and confidence caring for infants, toddlers, and elementary-aged children
  • Ability and excitement to relocate with the family to CA in Spring 2022
  • Confident swimming and caring for children in/around water
  • Flexible and able to travel with the family throughout the year as needed, or provide house/pet sitting assistance
  • Team-minded and collaborative, excited to work on a team
  • Fully vaccinated and boosted (when eligible) against COVID-19 prior to start date in accordance with applicable laws, and willingness to adhere to the family’s COVID-19 safety protocols


This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the US, possess a valid driver’s license and passport. This family is happy to consider relocation candidates for this position. Out of respect for the privacy of the families we work with, we cannot provide any additional information about this position other than what has already been provided in the job description. If you are interested in learning more about the position, please apply!

Due to the nature of our industry, the current Omicron-related surge, and the number of children who are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination, in an effort to ensure everyone’s health and safety, this family is currently only considering candidates who are fully vaccinated and boosted (when eligible) against COVID-19.


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