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Live in OR Live out SEN Nanny for G14 years (Cerebral Palsy)

£12 - £14 , Permanent

Posted: 9 days ago


SENNIES are looking for a Full-time, Live-in OR Live out SEN Nanny for a wonderful family in Aldworth near Reading. This is a fantastic role with incredible accommodation and grounds. The family are especially keen to find someone who is looking for a long term position and enjoys living in a rural location. Whilst they are not based within walking distance to public transport links or a supermarket, a driver can take advantage of the fast routes to London, Reading and Oxford, which are easily accessible by car and/or train.

About G14

G14 has athetoid/dystonic Cerebral Palsy affecting all four limbs and significant communication difficulties. Despite her lack of verbal communication, she is a very bright, happy and intelligent teen, who is progressing well at school. She has a great sense of humour and strives to achieve as much as she can despite her disabilities. G14 requires personal care assistance with all aspects of daily living and is dependent upon a wheelchair for all functional mobility. She receives weekly specialist physiotherapy input and follows a programme of physiotherapy at home. She currently wears a back brace for 23hrs/day pending a major operation to correct spinal scoliosis in 2021.

G14 has developed some challenging behaviours including temper tantrums which stem from her frustration at her lack of control over her life. It is suspected that she has some ASD traits although diagnosis is difficult given her other disabilities. About the role/responsibilities: The family are looking for someone cheerful and energetic, who can build a real friendship with their daughter, whilst helping her with her daily routine. G14 communicates well using an eye gaze communication system, which also enables her to access her school curriculum, homework, email and the internet. IT competence would be an advantage. You will be accompanying her to local leisure activities as well as attending to her personal care needs (dressing, bathing, feeding and taking her to the toilet) and taking an active role in her medical and therapy needs.

Training will be provided by the parents, which will include but is not limited to, learning her physiotherapy programme, manual handling techniques and development of independence skills. G14 really enjoys adapted sports and is a real thrill seeker. Prior to lockdown, she regularly participated in swimming, sit skiing, sailing and bowling, all of which she hopes to resume as and when it is safe to do so. Lucky they have a number of the facilities onsite (swimming pool, sauna, trampoline), so a Sennie who enjoys these activities is key. She also loves reading, films and shopping trips!

You will have to be able to organise and accompany her in these activities, as well as being enthusiastic in initiating new hobbies and help her develop her social life. It is key her new Sennie is able to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which she can thrive and develop. As the role includes time off during the day, it would be suited to someone who is studying online or has an interesting hobby they wish to pursue whilst G14 attends school.

Further hours doing housekeeping work for the family is also available, if required. Personality fit is more important to the family than experience as relevant training will be provided however Cerebral Palsy or a good understanding of medical administration would heavily support your application. The Sennie selected will be able to follow and support therapies and interventions determined by the family and professionals. A genuine interest in working with SEN children is a must. If the above sounds like you, please fill in the Sennies online application form and ensure you state your availability and live in/out preference, quote REF 0054. FURTHER EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE FOR PARTNER IN GARDEN/MAINTENANCE CAPACITY IF REQUIRED.

Days & Hours:

  • 5 days per week Tuesday - Saturday
  • Term time (28 hours/week)
  • School holidays - full time (60 hours/week) (13 weeks of the year)
  • Saturdays 12 - 8pm
  • (Sundays & Mondays off)


  • Live In: £12 per hour gross (living in 2 bed cottage)
  • Live In £13 per hour gross (living in the house)
  • Live Out: £14 per hour gross
  • A pro-rata salary can be arranged following probation


  • Full clean driving licence
  • Cheerful, with a can-do attitude and great energy
  • Patient and emotionally mature
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Keen swimmer
  • A positive, friendly and proactive approach
  • Good communication, judgement and planning/organising skills


  • IT competent
  • SEN and manual handling experience preferred but the family are open to other candidates with the right personality
  • Good understanding of medication administration and willing to support a hospital environment

Due to the volume of applicants, we will only be in touch with successful candidates. For more information please contact info@sennies.co.uk

Job Details

Full Time
England, United Kingdom
£12 - £14