Dear Candidate (or future temporary family member), we are a Belgian family living in West-Jerusalem, Israel since 2 years. Unfortunately, our darling nanny is leaving us in June to explore new adventures. We are hoping to find a fun, responsible, enthusiastic (young) lady to join us for the next year. So let's introduce ourselves: *Mummy is a Belgian diplomat who is working full time around Israel and the Palestinian Territories, starting. She enjoys playing the sax and hanging out in bars with friends - or at least she used to before she had kids. *Daddy is a doctor. Unfortunately, he has to keep his surgical practice going in Belgium, so he can only spend every other week in Israel (flying in on Friday and leaving again on Sunday a week later). This means that we need a full-time nanny for 5 days (when Dad's in Belgium), and a part-time nanny for 9 days out of every 2 weeks (occasional babysitting) When in Israel, Daddy tries to spend as much time as possible with his beautiful children. But while they're at school, he tries to focus on his parallel careers as a writer/rockstar/comic book artist. Mum and Dad are both on the wrong side of their thirties. *Jools, our boy, is 5. He looks like an angel, and if he gets enough sleep, he acts like one too. He has a great sense of humour. He likes cars, art, the beach and lasagna. *Erin is 6. She's the sweetest, coolest, smartest little girl you'll ever meet. She likes unicorns, acrobatics, swimming and spaghetti. We live in Ein Kerem, a beautiful, quiet town just outside of Jerusalem, in a big old Arabic house with a garden. We have a separate appartment for a live-in nanny, but if you prefer having your own accommodation, that is fine by us. Weekly pay would be fair but not extravagant, and is up for debate: would you be living in? Coming along to trips/vacation in the region and neighbouring countries? How much time would you like to take off? Etc. ... On another serious note: we need to be absolutely sure that you will stay with us for at least a year, preferably even longer than that. We don't want our children to get passed around from one nanny to the next every other month. The children are fluent in English and Dutch. We consider ourselves to be a fun-loving, open-minded family. We have no problems with you being religious, but our children are being raised in a secular, religion-neutral way. Mummy is an atheist, Daddy isn't quite sure. We are both humanists and hope to raise our children to become kind, responsible, open-hearted adults. We don't mind you smoking outside the house, but never around the kids. We don't mind tattoos and/or pearcings, but those ear-stretcher-thingies freak us out. You can not tattoo our kids :) We have had two amazing (American) nannies before in Israel, both for a year, which was a great experience for all parties involved. We could give you some references if you don’t believe us! :) We never treated our help as 'staff', although we do expect a certain level of diligence/professional zeal (in other words: we're paying you, so don't slack off!) We still get along and keep in touch with our former nannies. We're not looking for a house-slave, but we need you to be responsible and hard-working. We would like for you to have a fun experience in Israel as well, so we will not have you sleep in the cupboard under the stairs and we'll take you out to concerts and parties if you want to come along. But we will need some privacy as a family and a couple too sometimes, so you have to be able to look after yourself and be alone every once in a while. We need you to be strict with the kids, they need boundaries and you need to have some authority over them. But most of all: we need you to be fun. We want you to make our children feel safe and happy while we're out. You need to sing, dance and swim with them, cuddle them and comfort them. They're the most important persons in our lives, so if you think we can trust you with their happiness, please contact us as soon as you can!!!