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Desperate parents' [pounds sterling]70k nanny job sounds like a dream - until you read the rules and reason for vacancy; It sounds like a dream job at first, but alarm bells will soon go off.

Byline: Zahra Mulroy

How much would you be willing to take on for [pounds sterling]70,000 a year?

It might be significantly over the average UK salary (which is around the [pounds sterling]27k mark) but if one job advert is to be believed, you really will be working for your money.

And then some.

A desperate family in Leicestershire are after a live-in nanny to look after their two children, aged seven and nine.

You'd be working a 48 hour week, and would get your own private living quarters with your own bathroom and bedroom - perfect for retreating to once the ankle-biters are tucked up in bed.

Doesn't sound too shabby, does it?

Firstly, three nannies have left the post in the last six months.

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The reason? The kids' "challenging behaviour".

So, the parents decided on a new approach and got the children to write a new advert, which appeared, according to their own specifications.

It certainly makes for interesting reading.

The parents have made it clear that the children can be challenging so, due to their demanding careers, it's imperative that the children have a childcarer that will keep them happy for long periods of time.

Candidates must have experience in gaming, baking, cooking, carpentry, building and sports, which sounds fine and pretty standard.

1. We want to play football and other stuff with them 2. I want them to play Fortnite and FIFA with me 3. I want them to be fun and not have any rules and we want to stay up to whatever time we want 4. We want to make cakes every day and have pizza for dinner all the time 5. We don't want them to be angry with us ever 6. They have to do all of our homework and I don't want to do any chores.

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They acknowledge that although they know allowing their children to do what they want isn't a conventional way of parenting, they'd rather their children be happy and content while they're not around.

The family has said that there will be a month-long probationary period where the children will feed back to the parents on how happy they are with their nanny.

Candidates can apply for the role and find the full ad on here:

So, any takers?

No, us neither...


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The kids' "challenging" behaviour is said to be a problem

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You'll need to be better than Mary Poppins for this job

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Nanny McPhee might struggle too

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The salary is a lot higher than the average Norland nanny's

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 16, 2018
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