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Nature-Minded, Toddler-Loving Nanny Needed For Outdoorsy CO-Based Ranch Family!

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A laid-back, active family near Steamboat Springs, CO is seeking an educationally-minded, toddler-savvy nanny to join them on their beautiful ranch property and care for their 3-year-old!

 

  • Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Ages of children: 3 years old
  • Start date/Contract dates: As soon as they find the right person!
  • Schedule: Full-time, guaranteeing 45+ hours per week with the general schedule falling on Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. A candidate who is excited to support additional hours, jump in on an occasional weekend, and travel with the family will be appreciated!
  • Compensation: The family is offering $30-35+/hour based on the 45-50+ hour/week schedule, which equates to annualized base compensation of $75-100+k/year dependent on experience.
  • Benefits: The family is open to providing benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, health insurance, relocation assistance, and full access to the family’s ranch activities and amenities based on candidate needs and the full benefits package. For an avid skier, the family may be open to providing a seasonal resort pass and for an avid horse rider, there are amazing opportunities to get out and ride with the best on property.
  • Live-in/Live-out: Live-in. The family is happy to provide a newly renovated, fully-furnished one-bedroom and bathroom cottage on the ranch complete with a full kitchen. Pets welcome!
  • Other note: While driving is not a large part of the role, having a vehicle is essential to thriving on the ranch! The family is happy to provide access to on-property gas and a car insurance/vehicle stipend should the vehicle be used for professional purposes.

Household dynamic:

  • This welcoming return Adventure Nannies family has transformed this former dude ranch into a private ranch that is teeming with fun-filled outdoor activities surrounded by beautiful nature. From miles of cross-country and downhill skiing to horseback riding and snowmobiling to horticulture, hiking, and mountain biking, there is always an adventure to be had on the ranch!
  • When not playing with dinosaurs or tractors, their 3-year-old loves to get outside and explore the property and enjoys being part of the ranch’s bustling community. His parents describe him as an energetic, sweet kid who responds well to people who follow a child-led, respectful approach to day-to-day interaction. He is beginning to master his letters and numbers and is excited to continue with preschool-style learning activities with his caregiver!
  • Both parents work in and out of the home during the day tending to their work on the ranch, so collaboration is key with this family and their larger team. When not at the ranch, the family travels often to destinations such as Seattle, Palm Springs, Florida, Texas, and longer trips to Europe in the summers. They are seeking a down-to-earth nanny who can join their team as a part of their family and provide an enriching, explorative environment for their toddler!

Ideal candidate: 

  • This position is ideal for an adventurous candidate with a passion for the outdoors and who is eager to take their charges on fun-filled adventures throughout nature. Recent, direct experience working with toddlers and a proactive approach to providing fun-filled activities will be key! A candidate who can foster an immersive learning environment and take advantage of all that the property has to offer will be a great fit.
  • Responsibilities include all things childcare-related from tidying play spaces to identifying developmentally-appropriate activities to incorporate, tag-teaming with parents as milestones like potty training approach, healthy meal prep for their child, and generally bringing a devoted, proactive spirit to the role and each day. In addition to other ranch staff, the family employs a housekeeper who manages all laundry and deep cleaning needs for the household. The ideal candidate will join the family for years to come and support them if/when they decide to grow their family!
  • A candidate who can’t wait to get out and participate in activities like hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, exploring, and/or horseback riding will be a natural fit on this bustling, welcoming ranch. The family has 7 dogs on their property in addition to horses, cattle, and barn kittens, so an animal-friendly candidate will also be essential!

Qualifications:

  • 3 years of professional childcare experience
  • Valid passport
  • Valid driver’s license with a strong preference for someone with comfortability driving in the snow. For the perfect applicant, the family is open to providing a winter driving course for an inexperienced snow driver.
  • Fully vaccinated and boosted (when eligible) against COVID-19 prior to starting date in accordance with applicable laws
  • Knowledge and experience with age-appropriate developmental milestones
  • Experience traveling with families and children
  • Dog and animal friendly! Willing to support light pet care light letting the dogs out during the day.

This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the US. 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!

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