If you love kids and can meet the requirements of the job, this live-in nanny gig comes with some amazing perks. A wealthy British family is looking for an exceptional nanny for their four home-schooled children aged 2, 5, 7, and 15. The right candidate will receive a salary of more than $128,000 as well as the use of the family cars, which include a Maserati, Porsche, and Range Rover. Other perks include meals from a Michelin-starred chef employed by the family.
"We are looking for a highly qualified nanny who has a degree in child psychology, no children of their own, and a minimum of 15 years of nannying experience," the original ad on a U.K. childcare site said.
The ideal candidate should have self-defense training, but the family will pay for the ideal candidate to undergo training if they have not already mastered martial arts. Oh, and by the way, that training is not negotiable.
The family has homes in London, Barbados, Cape Town, and Atlanta. The nanny will be required to travel internationally up to three times a week.
This isn't a job for anyone looking to slack off. The hours of the job are 7am to 8pm, six days a week. The nanny will help out with the lessons and classwork of the four home schooled children. The nanny will run errands and drop the kids off at appointments and must have a clean driving record. The family also wants the nanny to consider how she or he spends their free time off of work. The ad makes it clear that binge drinking and taking drugs will result in immediate firing. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed by the successful applicant. And, of course, the kids have to approve of the hire.
The ad makes it clear that any candidate must meet all of the demands of the job and be prepared to vacate the premises whenever the family wants some family time alone.
"If you do not have ALL the necessary qualifications, skills and experience for the role then we would politely request that you DO NOT bother making an application as it is a WASTE OF OUR TIME and yours," – an update to the original ad.
Despite its strenuous requirements, the job has received over 1,000 applicants since its posting in early August.
The full text of the job ad is below:
"We are looking for a highly qualified nanny who has a degree in child psychology, no children of their own and a minimum of 15 years of nannying experience. The candidate must be willing to work six days a week, 7am to 8pm. We have four homes in London, Barbados, Cape Town and Atlanta. The applicant therefore must be comfortable with flying regularly, as they may be required to travel internationally up to three times a week, depending where the children are.
I feel it is best to be upfront – the role is demanding. Our children are home-schooled and require constant attention and supervision, even when they are with their teachers. We'd like our nanny to participate in lessons where appropriate, to help further their studies outside of the classroom.
We'd prefer our nanny to eat with the children at every meal, which will be cooked for them by a Michelin star chef, however this isn't mandatory. We have multiple cars including a Porsche, Range Rover and Maserati which are available for the candidate to use – we expect the nanny to run errands and take the children to various daily appointments. A clean UK driving license is a must.
My husband and I are often absent due to work and social commitments, but when we are home we like to have time alone with our children. Therefore, there will be periods where we ask our nanny to take leave to allow us to have quality time as a family.
We do not mind what the nanny does with their free time, however binge drinking or drug taking will not be tolerated and will result in instant dismissal.
Ideally our nanny will be trained in self-defense, however if the right candidate doesn't already have this training we will provide and pay for it. This is non-negotiable.
We wish to find the perfect nanny for our family and its vital that our children like the successful candidate. Therefore, there is a non-negotiable 2-week paid provisional period, where the nanny is required to live with us in one of our homes, so we can test the water!
We are offering a salary of £100,000 per annum and require an NDA to be signed as well for privacy reasons, please no time wasters. The successful candidate must have all the above as we are keen to find the perfect new addition to our family!"