Family advertise $175k nanny job in Barbados, but there's a catch

omg 21/08/2017

The parents of four children have posted a job offering a live-in nanny a life of luxury with a rent-free villa, access to sports cars, Michelin meals and dream travel - but is the list of "demands" too much?

The $175,000 NZD (£100,000) live-in nanny job involves working with a “friendly family of six,” with children aged 2, 5, 7 and 15 years old, working six days a week between 7am-8pm.

The nanny must have a degree in child psychology, no children of their own and a minimum of 15 years of nannying experience.

And the most demanding ask? The family, who have four homes across London, Barbados, Cape Town and Atlanta, must be comfortable with flying as they could be asked to travel internationally up to three times a week, depending where the kids are. Wow!

Plus, the hired nanny will be made to trained in self-defence if they haven't learnt it themselves.

Read a snippet from their very full ad below:

"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.

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."

The family are so determined to find the perfect nanny, that the successful candidate will go through a non-negotiable 2-week paid provisional period to live with them in one of their homes, to "test the water".

Fair to say there aren't many nanny jobs quite like this!

H/T: Independent