Joyful Family in Rancho Santa Fe, CA Seeking Hands-On, Positive Nanny

Position Filled – Joyful Family in Rancho Santa Fe, CA Seeking Hands-On, Positive Nanny


A fun-loving, positive family based in Rancho Santa Fe, CA is seeking a joyful, hands-on, and supportive nanny to care for their 5, 4, and 1-year-old children!


This return Adventure Nannies family describes their home, located in San Diego County, as full of positive energy with a sense of humor, and surround themselves with optimistic people who make the best of every day; they are excited to raise their children with empathy, to always appreciate a person’s story when they meet someone new. They are energetic and active, and place a big emphasis on health and wellness in their home, from endurance sports to outdoor recreation. They love to travel whenever possible, especially for extended trips to Jackson Hole during the summers! Their children are friendly and outgoing with interests in cooking, reading, heading outside on an adventure, and are always ready to learn. These hands-on parents love to take time out of their day to spend with their children and caregiver, and work hard to maintain a work environment that is compassionate and collaborative while providing professionalism and autonomy to their nanny. They are excited to find a long-term nanny who can join their home and usher their children into their school-aged years and be a part of their lives for years to come!


This position is ideal for a candidate with a bright, energetic spirit when it comes to childcare, who is ready to play in the pool, run around in the yard, go on a hike, or put on a dramatic play with the kids. A nanny who can foster silliness, fun, and positivity for the children while still maintaining lovingly-set boundaries will be appreciated. The family is excited to work with a nanny who can continue to instill a sense of curiosity in their children and help them develop their interests and independence; knowledge of Reggio Emilia or other early childhood education experience is a big plus! With an it-takes-a-village mindset in this home, a nanny who is excited to be a third parent alongside these hands-on parents will be key, as well as a step-in and step-out intuition. The family hopes to find someone who can combine their competency in childcare with a sense of proactiveness, who can jump in with family assisting tasks (especially while the children are in school) and adapt alongside the role as the children grow. Household support may include calendar management, transportation to/from activities, running errands, healthy meal prep, general tidying, and more.


Position Details

  • Hours/Schedule: Full-time, guaranteeing 40-45+ hours per week with the general schedule falling on Mondays through Fridays between 8am to 6pm. A candidate who is flexible to support varying weekly schedules based on school schedules (with advanced notice!) by providing either morning or after school/evening care, and who can use school hours to provide family assisting support will be key. Someone who is open to date night, overnight, and traveling with the family is appreciated!
  • Live-in/Live-out: Live-out. A temporary landing pad, housing stipend, and/or relocation assistance will be provided for the perfect candidate. The family may have a lead on a wonderful cottage nearby for the perfect person!
  • Compensation and Benefits: The family is offering $35+/hour in addition to benefits including a healthcare stipend, relocation assistance, housing stipend, and PTO,  resulting in a full compensation package in the $90-100k+/year range for the perfect applicant.
  • Start Date: The position will begin as soon as the family finds the perfect fit!
  • Other Notes: Driving is required for this role and a vehicle will be provided for professional use.


  • Create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for the children to grow and thrive
  • Be a positive role model and foster a positive environment for the children where they can grow into empathetic humans
  • Instill a love for learning and curiosity for the children while fostering their interests
  • Create and engage in enriching activities beyond basic care including outings and adventures
  • Provide reliable, safe transportation to/from school and activities as needed
  • Pitch-in with family assisting tasks including organizational projects, managing inventory, calendar management, running errands, general tidying, light meal prep, and more
  • Collaborate with hands-on parents to ensure continuity of care


  • At least 3 years of professional, full-time childcare experience
  • Valid driver’s license and passport
  • Confidence caring for multiple children in a role
  • Passionate about bringing an educational bend to the day; background in Reggio Emilia and/or other early childhood education experience is a big plus
  • Comfortable and excited to partner and collaborate with hands-on parents
  • Strong swimmer and comfortable caring for children in and around water
  • Flexible and able to travel with the family as needed and/or provide overnight coverage while the parents travel alone
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date in accordance with applicable laws


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, and are confident caring for children in and around water. 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!