Looking for a job? Be a jetsetting nanny and earn $14k a month

The Crane Beach, Barbados.
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W.T.M. Why This Matters
Calling those who are willing to pack your bags and jetset with super rich family as a nanny, and stand to earn £100k (S$178k) per annum. That's about £8.3k/month. Not bad for a monthly income, but sounds too good to be true.

Are you looking for a job? Here's one to consider - and it pays well. 

A wealthy family is looking for a live-in nanny with a degree in child psychology and 15 years of nannying experience, reported various UK publications. They have four children, aged two, five, seven and 15.

The family claims it is willing to offer $100,000 pounds (S$175,950) per annum for the "perfect candidate".

But this comes with certain job expectations, of course. 

Job description for the "perfect nanny" for super rich family. Photo: Childcare.co.uk

The candidate must be willing to travel regularly. 

The family says it splits its time between four homes in London, Barbados, Cape Town and Atlanta, and the candidate "may be required to travel internationally up to three times a week, depending on where the children are," stated the job posting on Childcare.co.uk. 

Since the family is so rich, travel expenses should be fully paid, we presume.

The anonymous parent who listed the job was frank in admitting that "the role is demanding". 

"Our children are home-schooled and require constant attention and supervision, even when they are with their teachers," the post read. 

"We'd like our nanny to participate in lessons where appropriate, to help further their studies outside of the classroom."

But there are perks to the job as well such as free lodging and meals. 

Daily meals will be prepared by a Michelin star chef, as long as the nanny dines with the children. However, this is not mandatory. 

The nanny will also have full access to the family's fleet of fancy cars. He/ she can drive around a Porche, Range Rover or Maserati - take your pick. But don't get carried away, as the nanny is still expected to take note of the kids' schedules and take them to their respective appointments.

Don't get caught binge drinking on a joy ride or taking drugs though, as this will surely get you fired. 

Self-defense is also a plus point. But if the right candidate doesn't already have this, the family is willing to pay for lessons on it - non-negotiable. 

Now, whether true or not, who is up for the challenge? 

maryanns@sph.com.sg