I have two boys (8 and 12) who love sports and are very energetic. I believe in having limits on tv/devices and that they are privileges that are earned. I believe that our children should have household responsibilities and should be respectful towards adults. I also strongly believe in investing my kids with healthy habits around eating and exercise, so I try to limit sweets and processed foods.
Both boys love sports, basketball in particular! They both play soccer for teams that practice twice per week on weekday evenings. In addition to sports, they enjoy board games, my younger son loves legos and puzzles. Both boys also enjoy reading, especially graphic novels like the Dogman and Wimpy Kid series. They also love to play with our dog, Kobe.
Both boys need help keeping to their daily schedule. So ensuring they complete their chores and supporting them with managing and completing their homework, especially on days when they have soccer practice is important.
We have been lucky enough to have had two long term nannies. Our second has been with us for 6 years, but is starting a family of her own and can no longer support us with the hours I need. I am a single mom, so the nannies I have hired have always become something more akin to partners with me in supporting the kids. My boys are generally friendly and outgoing, but I'm sure this will be a tough transition for them after 6 years. So having someone with a lot of patience and who is good with building a strong rapport will be important. Also important will be the ability to hold my older son, in particular, accountable to doing the things he has to do, like homework, and doing them well.
We have a driveway, so parking is easy. Given the need to pick up the boys from school and drive them to their activities, it will be necessary to have a car to fulfill the duties of this job.
I have a 14-year-old cat, who is friendly, but largely stays to herself upstairs. We also got a goldendoodle puppy in December. He is now 11 months old and still requires quite a bit of training, so experience training/owning dogs is helpful. He is a standard goldendoodle, so he is pretty large and weighs just over 50 pounds.