Finding the right childcare can be a challenge for busy parents. As a leading, well-respected childcare agency, Greycoat Lumleys Childcare & Education is dedicated to finding the very best childcare for your family’s needs, from the very start of your baby’s life, throughout the important pre-school years, to childcare for school-age children and beyond.

We offer a confidential, no obligation service and our experienced, friendly consultants provide guidance and reassurance throughout our careful recruitment process.

Latest roles.

Houseparent Job

Houseparent Job in London I am working with a school that was established in 1974, it is a boarding and day independent college in the idyllic location of the City of London. As a co-educational establishment, they are very student-centred, looking after all the specific needs of those within their care House Parents line manage the Assistant Houseparents and report into the Head of Boarding, they are responsible for the pastoral care in the Residential Boarding House. This client welcomes applications from both males and females. The Role All House Parents must create a positive atmosphere within the House which is supportive of the College as a centre for teaching and learning. They should foster a culture which is based on high standards and expectations, are both caring and demanding and show commitment to the needs of all students. Responsibilities To be responsible for the organisation of a Residential Boarding House by:  Taking direct responsibility for the pastoral care of students in the House and reporting any issues to the Head of Boarding as appropriate Holding regular meetings with the house staff and students, encouraging student engagement with their environment through Student/Boarders Voice, and inviting input into the management of the House from house staff; Attending weekly House Parent Meetings;  Conducting a regular audit of the facilities and furnishings in the house, reporting any concerns to the Properties Services Manager for any action; Maintaining an overview of Health and Safety issues in the House; Contributing to the pastoral reports to the Head of Boarding and contributing to the Colleges Development Plan;  Having the overview of the welfare and academic achievements of all students in the House.  You: Have ideally 5 but a minimum of 3 years prior experience working within senior boarding school. Understand the importance of developing appropriate working relationships with young people Have the ability to treat all with respect without regard to gender, age, religion, race or sexual orientation Are responsible, honest, reliable and most importantly calm. Accommodation: Rent Studio Flat within the heart of London  Salary: £30,000 GPA Interviews: ASAP Start: September 2024 Vacancy Number: 116235 Responsible Consultant: Kelly Bothomley (Kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk)

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £30,000 GPA

Boarding Assistant Job

Boarding Assistant Job I am working with a dynamic team at a College in Oxford to seek a Boarding Assistant for an immediate or ASAP start. They are a prestigious institution renowned for exceptional GCSE and A-level programs. With a commitment to academic excellence, this college prepares ambitious international students for admission to top universities. The Role: To be part of the team to provide excellent care for boarders at Oxford International College whilst leading and managing an individual boarding house in accordance with the current minimum Ofsted Framework (SCIFF) and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools (5 Sept 2022). To provide care for the boarders in their day-to-day life, in place of their parents and the way their parents would be for their child. Be an enthusiastic part of the House team to support the provision of a stable, comfortable and secure Boarding environment in which students can develop self-reliance with managed support and guidance and be ready for learning. Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of National Minimum standards within your boarding house through practices and processes. Aspire to achieve higher as a team. Help create and maintain a safe and homely environment for boarders in their house and safeguard their welfare. Be actively involved in the care and welfare of the boarders in the house and nurture a feeling of respect and trust between boarders and staff working in the house. Participate in the establishment of a boarding environment which is supportive and provides clear boundaries and expectations of behaviour, both individually and to each other. Lead by example by being an appropriate role model for all boarders in your House. Ensure issues concerning boarders are reported swiftly and effectively. You: SVQ3 Qualification in Health & Social Care or equivalent. Proven track record in boarding or childcare setting. Experience of pastoral care of students in an educational setting.  Attributes: Self-motivated, confident, committed and enthusiastic. Full emotional and physical resilience, energy, and perseverance. Kind, patient, friendly and approachable, with flexibility and empathy. Passionate about the development of young people. Hours of Work:                Working hours are 40 hours per week as outlined by the house rota which will change from time to time. 9 weeks holiday including public holidays. Note that 6 weeks must be taken between 1st July and mid-August, and approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period, 1 week over the Easter break, while the second week will be used for training and team building. All leave to be approved by the Head of Boarding. Must be contactable by the college 24/7 hours unless ‘off duty’.  Hours: 40 hours per week as scheduled by the rota which can change from time to time 9 weeks holiday including public holidays. Note that 6 weeks must be taken between 1st July and mid-August, and approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period. Benefits: Accommodation is on campus including C.Tax, utilities, maintenance, broadband, no rent. Free meals during term-time Access to counselling services Participation in the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme Pension *A full job description can be sent upon request* Salary: £18,000 GPA Interviews: ASAP Start: ASAP (A July start would be accepted) Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (Kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk) Vacancy Number: 116223

  • Oxford
  • Permanent
  • £18,000 GPA

Houseparent Job

Boarding Houseparent Job I am working with a dynamic team at a College in Oxford to seek a Boarding Houseparent for an immediate or ASAP start. They are a prestigious institution renowned for exceptional GCSE and A-level programs. With a commitment to academic excellence, this college prepares ambitious international students for admission to top universities. The Role: Care for boarders in their day-to-day life, in the way parents would, ensuring boarders are happy, safe, smartly dressed and ready for learning. Support the provision of a stable, comfortable and secure Boarding environment in which students can develop self-reliance with managed support and guidance. Establish parent trust in the safeguarding of their children and support the House Manager in the efficient running of the boarding residence.  Ensure the implementation and maintenance of National Minimum Standards within boarding house practices and processes.  Help provide a safe and homely environment for boarders in their house and safeguard their welfare.  Be actively involved in the care and welfare of the boarders in the house and nurture a feeling of respect and trust between boarders and staff working in the house.  Participate in the establishment of a boarding environment which is supportive and provides clear boundaries and expectations of behaviour both individually and to each other.   Act as Loco Parentis and lead by example by being an appropriate role model for all boarders in your House.  Guide boarders through their daily routine.  Be part of a team of Boarding staff, supporting each other to ensure excellence in the delivery of boarding provision as measured by the experience and wellbeing of all boarding students; Communicate and initiate cover for boarding duties due to emergency circumstances. This role is responsible to the House Manager in the immediate for all boarding matters within the boarding house, keeping them informed of any significant issues relating to the behaviour and well-being of boarders and boarding staff.  If on duty with the Senior House Parent then within that duty you report to them. Hours 35-40 hours per week as scheduled by the rota 9 weeks holiday including public holidays. Note that 6 weeks must be taken between 1st July and mid-August, and approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period. Benefits: accommodation is on campus including C.Tax, utilities, maintenance, broadband, no rent. free meals during term-time access to counselling services participation in the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme Pension *A full job description can be sent upon request* Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 GPA Interviews: ASAP Start: ASAP Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (Kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk) Vacancy Number: 116222

  • Oxford
  • Permanent
  • £24,000 - £27,000 GPA

Boarding House Manager Job

Boarding House Manager Job I am working with a dynamic team at a College in Oxford to seek a Boarding House Manager for an immediate or ASAP start. They are a prestigious institution renowned for exceptional GCSE and A-level programs. With a commitment to academic excellence, this college prepares ambitious international students for admission to top universities. This school welcomes applications from both males and females for this post. The Role: Provide excellent care for boarders at the College whilst leading and managing an individual boarding house in accordance with the current minimum Ofsted Framework (SCIFF) and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Colleges (5 Sept 2022). Play a key role in the drive to raise the quality of boarding to an outstanding level. Act as the link between students, parents and the academic aide of college. Lead the way in creating and maintaining a home from home environment. Responsibility for the all-round welfare and success of the young people in your boarding house. Work closely with your in-house team to enable the students in your boarding house to thrive and fulfil their potential in all areas of their life. Proactively provide and maintain a safe and homely environment for boarders in their house and to safeguard their welfare, playing an active part in weekend activities. Lead, manage and support a mixed team of Boarding Staff to ensure excellence in the delivery of boarding provision as measured by the experience and wellbeing of all boarding students. Foster a sense of House identify and spirit by encouraging students to participate actively in House activities and by supporting such events as a figurehead for the House. Communicate with the maintenance team and contractors to ensure the House is safe. Supervise the housekeeping team to ensure the House is clean and tidy. Chair and schedule Student House meetings, including the promotion of Student Voice and Student Leadership within your House and in conjunction with the HoB. Ensure house rules are always followed and address any infringements that may occur quickly and firmly. You will have: Degree level education or higher Proven track record with teaching/boarding experience. Ideally a minimum five years' experience in a boarding environment and at least three years at senior parenting level. BSA Boarding qualification is desirable. Safeguarding experience and training up to Level 3 + in person DSL component. Comprehensive First Aid Training including first response. Attributes: Ability to inspire and develop students and staff. Full emotional and physical resilience, energy and perseverance. Kind, patient, friendly and approachable, with flexibility and empathy. Passionate about the development of young people. Working Hours:            Two week shift pattern rotation which requires the House Parent to be on the premises at the Boarding House during hours set by the rota. The average week adds up to 45 hours. 9 weeks holiday including public holidays. Note that 6 weeks must be taken between 1st July and mid-August, and approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period. Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 GPA Interviews: ASAP Start: ASAP Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (Kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk) Vacancy Number: 116221

  • Oxford
  • Permanent
  • £30,000 - £35,000 GPA

International Live Out Nanny Job

Live In / Live Out Nanny, London, UK and Rome, Italy, Competitive Salary, Starting as soon as possible Our lovely client at Greycoat Lumleys based in London is looking for a flexible, experienced, joyful, and fun Nanny for their girls aged 4 and 1. This position is a mixture of sole charge and shared care; Mum likes to be present on her children’s life, plus another nanny will share the responsibility with our candidate. The family will relocate in Italy with the new year and the nanny will move with them; therefore, we are looking for someone who has the right to Work here in the UK as well as in Europe and who’s looking forward to a new beginning in Rome. The ideal candidate must have experience working in a team, ideally with a teaching background. Please only apply if you have the Right to Work in Europe AND in the UK Duties All nursery duties relating to the children Engaging in a wide range of age appropriate activities and games Establish and run routines Assisting and supporting mum in every milestone Weaning and potty training Specification Days: 5 days per week, including the weekend Hours:  10 hours per day Babysitting: Sporadically Accommodation: Live Out in London; Rome to be confirmed Languages: English and Italian are a must Driver: Not necessary Car Provided: N/A Travel: Yes, essential Salary: Negotiable Pets: 1 small size dog Start date: As Soon As Possible Greycoat Lumleys, Job Reference : 116225 Consultants – Pamela Dumas Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to successful candidates.

  • Royal Kensington and Chelsea
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

International Live In Nanny Job

Live in Nanny, Riyadh - Saudi, Starting September 2024 A wonderful returning family based in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, are looking to recruit a professional and experienced Nanny for their 9 year old daughter and her 3 years old sister; the girls do have older siblings, however, there are Nannies appointed to their care. Current staffing has been there for years and the team around the children and the household are supportive to all the children.   The ideal candidate will have to be bubbly, playful, energetic, active, sporty and creative and have a kind and supportive nature; will have to have an element of fun, serenity and kindness in their nature; the family would like to find a big sister figure, to support and guide the girls through age appropriate activities and lots of warmth. Duties: Managing and controlling morning and bedtime routines Teaching through play Supporting with homework Happy to help out and coordinate activities School runs Specification: Days : 6 days per week Hours : 10/12 hours per day Accommodation : Separate small apartment Languages : English fluency, French as a big bonus Driver : Not necessary Travel : Yes, essential – flexibility is required Salary : Starting from £4,000 per month, depending on experience Start Date : September 2024 Greycoat Lumleys Job Reference : 116220 Consultants – Pamela Dumas Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to successful candidates.

  • Riyadh
  • Permanent
  • £ 4,000 NPM

Nanny/Tutor Job

Live Out Nanny/Tutor, Finchley, September start A returning client of Greycoat Lumleys is looking for a Live Out Nanny/Tutor for their two children aged 6 and 9 years old. The family would like someone kind, organised, and reliable. The eldest child is very bright and studious, something that the family would like the Nanny/Tutor to encourage through a supportive and nurturing approach. The youngest child is more on the creative side; the Nanny/Tutor would need to help him with reading and maths. The successful candidate will have a lot of downtime during school hours. Sorting out the laundry, cooking, and tidying will be expected during those hours, but this will still leave a lot of time for personal errands and activities (the family is happy to contribute for a gym membership). The hours will however be full-time during school holidays, and in case the children are unwell and unable to attend school. This is a sole charge role, with occasional support from the grandparents, which would suit a candidate thriving on supporting a busy family while providing a solid and supportive base for the children. A DBS dated within the last 12 months or on the update service and an up to date first aid certificate are all essential for this role. Duties: School drop offs and pick ups Helping with homework and school projects Tutoring the eldest child Cooking for the children Light housekeeping related to the children Salary: £45,000 GPA Days: Monday to Friday Hours: 7am-7:30pm Babysitting: twice a week Driving: required, with own car Travel: not required Language: English essential, French bonus Vacancy: 116191

  • North London
  • Permanent
  • £45,000 GPA
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