This Nanny Job Listing Sounds Too Demanding to Be Real -- but It Is

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When you're trusting someone to care for your kids, it's only right that you have pretty high standards. Wanting someone with former childcare experience, his or her own car, and the ability to cook are all common traits parents want when searching for nannies. But one British family has completely blown those requirements out of the water with what might be the most intense nanny job listing of all time.

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Childcare.co.uk is a UK-based website where parents and guardians can go to find and advertise for local childcare providers. The site boasts everything from regular nannies to private tutors, and most of the listings are pretty run-of-the-mill -- but this one is definitely a little out there. 

The family starts the advertisement by stressing that they are looking for a "highly qualified nanny." Normal enough, but things get a little iffy once they list their requirements: a degree in child psychology, a minimum of 15 years of nanny experience, and a request that their nanny have no children of his or her own.

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All candidates must also be available for work six days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., as their children are homeschooled and require "constant attention and supervision, even when they are with their teachers."

A couple other highlights include mandatory self-defense training and the willingness to sign an NDA for "privacy reasons."

Of course, the gig doesn't come without its perks. The family claims that they spend their time traveling between their four homes in London, Barbados, Atlanta, and Cape Town and ask that their chosen nanny be comfortable with regular flying, as he or she "may be required to travel internationally up to three times a week."

While they do ask that the nanny join the children for all meals, they state that these meals will actually be prepared by a Michelin star chef. Also at the nanny's disposal will be a choice of cars from the likes of a Porsche, Range Rover, and Maserati, all of which will be used to run errands.

The salary? Well, that sits at a hefty £100,000 per year, the equivalent of about $128,000. 

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The perks of this job seem a little too good to be true, but the crazy demands definitely make it more believable -- so much so that, according to an update posted by the family, "there have been over 300 applications to date and only a small handful meet the specific requirements and criteria clearly stipulated in the advert below."

While we aren't sure this is a job we'd undertake, we wish both the family -- and the lucky nanny they end up choosing -- all the best. 

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