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Most employers offer perks to attract the best applicants.
But it’s rare to find a job posting that promises access to several cars – including a Range Rover, a Porsche, and a Maserati – meals prepared by a Michelin-starred chef, and a six-figure salary for the right candidate.
The role offering such luxuries? Nanny to four home-schooled children, ages 2, 5, 7, and 15, in London, according to a job listing on a UK childcare website.
While some well-to-do couples shell out for 24/7 surveillance and virtual coaching to become better parents, others opt to outsource the job of exceptional day-to-day child rearing.
It’s well-documented that having money doesn’t guarantee well-behaved children, Business Insider’s Tanza Loudenback reported. “Research on affluence suggests children coming up in wealthy households have ‘comparable levels of delinquency’ to lower-income households,” Loudenback wrote. But hiring the right people to help may make a difference.
Plenty of prospects are eager to take on the challenge – over 300 childcare professionals have already applied. Although the job may seem too good to be true, CNBC confirmed that the listing is real.
Despite the appealing benefits, the family makes clear that the job is demanding. In addition to 13-hour workdays, the position also requires international travel as frequently as three times a week. The right person for the job has to look forward to jet-setting – with four kids in tow – among homes in London, Barbados, Atlanta, and Cape Town, South Africa.
To be considered, however, applicants must have a degree in child psychology and 15 years’ experience as a nanny, but no children of their own. The discerning family has high expectations for the successful candidate, including certification in self-defense, a clean driving record, and no drugs or binge drinking outside work hours.
Ultimately, impressing the parents is only the first step of the interview process – the kids have to sign off on the nanny as well.