Mom Of 4 Is Hiring A Nanny, But People Are In Disbelief When They See Extreme Requirements

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content. She lives in Queens, NY.

Have you ever thought about being a nanny for another family?

Helping care for children is a wonderful and challenging job, and parents all over the world with busy work schedules rely on nannies to keep their kids well cared for. Most nannying jobs require a few years of experience, training in the childcare field, and an open schedule.

Sometimes, the requirements are a little more extreme. Or a lot more extreme.

A family in the UK posted a listing on ChildCare.Co.Uk, looking for someone to help with their four children.

The kids — ages 2, 5, 7, and 15 — need constant care, since their parents are extraordinarily busy. The listing explains that they “split time between four residencies, which include London, Barbados, Cape Town, and Atlanta.”

The wealthy family doesn’t just want a nanny who is willing to travel, though — they require much more than that.

Read more about the listing for this lavish nannying job below!

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[H/T: ScaryMommy]

A listing on the website got a lot of attention recently, thanks to it’s extreme specifications.

A post about the job on the agency’s Facebook page was liked and shared hundreds of times, and many people added incredulous comments.

One woman noted, “This can’t be serious? A degree in child psychology and trained in self defence? Who are these people.”

But the parents stand by their exacting advertisement, which reads:

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.

reading to baby

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.

self defense

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!

After the advertisement became an online sensation, the mom posted an added note to the listing, standing by what she original wrote.

She adds:

We were surprised to see our advert making headlines in the national and international press!

Thank you to all the candidates that have responded to our advert so far.

There have been over 1,000 applications to date and only a small handful meet the specific requirements and criteria clearly stipulated in the advert below.

nanny kids

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.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unfortunately unable to respond to them all personally. 

Thank you.

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