A U.K. family wants their nanny to pretend to be a Disney princess at all times, and we have questions
Nannying is a tough gig. You’re often under-appreciated, underpaid, and childcare is plain exhausting. So can you imagine doing it dressed as a full-on Disney princess. That’s what one U.K.-based family is hoping for. In a recent post to a British childcare job board, a family in Brookmans Park wrote that they’re seeking a part-time nanny to care for their 5-year-old twin girls after school. And while the job description involves standard tasks like cooking dinner and putting the kids to bed, the parents also ask that their employee dress like a different Disney princess each month.
"Like most 5-year-olds, our girls are obsessed with Disney and we feel this would be the best way to communicate some important values," the post reads. "We know this isn’t a normal request for nannies, however we think it would be a great way to teach our girls about things like determination, compassion, fearlessness and ambition from strong yet relatable female role models like Princess Tiana, Princess Anna, Belle and Cinderella."
And while we’re not sure how we feel about this, the job does comes with perks. The employers are offering £40,000 (about $53,000) a year for four days of work a week. The job also comes with 25 paid vacation days and the “statutory sick day allocation” in the U.K. Applicants for the job should have “a real creative flair and passion for all things Disney,” as well as a good driving record, a first-aid certification, and prior experience.
What are your thoughts on this one?