LONDON — Looking for a nanny job? There is one in London that has a lot of people talking.
A family posted the ad on childcare.co.uk with the up-front disclaimer that the role is “demanding.”
They 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 person would have to be willing to work six days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There’s also a non-negotiable requirement.
“Ideally our nanny will be trained in self-defence (sic), however if the right candidate doesn’t already have this training we will provide and pay for it,” the ad said.
In the “About Me” section, the family of six is described as “friendly.” The nanny would care for the couple’s four children — ages 2, 5, 7 and 15.
They split their time among homes in four locations: London; Barbados; Cape Town, South Africa; and Atlanta.
The candidate would have to be OK with flying on a regular basis because they travel internationally up to three times a week.
The couple’s children are home-schooled so the ad says they require “constant attention and supervision” even when they are with their teachers.
The person hired will make a salary of $128,000 a year and have access to the family’s sports cars, which include a Porsche and a Maserati.
The family said they are surprised to see how much attention they are getting because of the ad.
More than 300 people have already applied. They said only a handful meet the requirements.