WOULDN’T it be great if we all had a little extra help around the house – particularly to help with the kids.
Having a nanny around is actually normal for some people, but this mum’s list of requirements will have potential candidates running for the hills.
The mum wanted a nanny to live in their London-based home to help look after their first babyCredit: Getty
You see, the nanny is required to live in the London-based home which for most, would be a real treat.
But rather than a bedroom of their own, the nanny must share a room with the newborn baby instead.
As for weekends, the nanny will have to find somewhere else to go as the mum requires the lucky candidate to leave.
At least the nanny can have some alone time in the bathroom though – except, of course, they can’t as they’re required to share that space too.
But the nanny would be required to sleep in the baby’s room, rather then have their own spaceCredit: Getty
Although not with the baby this time, obviously, but with the parents, as there is only one bathroom.
If this doesn’t sound bad enough, the nanny is required to work nine to ten hour days – but must be available for longer in case babysitting is required for nights the parents are “late”.
Luckily, travel is a part of the job description but the same working hours apply.
This means the chosen nanny would have to work out other arrangements after her “shift” ends which is far from ideal.
The bonkers list of expectations was posted by the mum on Mumsnet, Mirror online reports, and parents were left fuming.
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She simply wanted to know if her demands were reasonable, and she quickly learned the hard way that they weren’t.
“Because the house is only two rooms I want to check if sharing the room with the baby during working days and they can stay out during weekends (visiting their family/partner/friends) is common or not.
“We have a guest toilet that they can use it but for taking showers and baths they will need to use our bathroom. We have a cleaner that comes regularly so the house (especially the bathroom) is tidy most of the time.
“Am not expecting the nanny to take care of the baby at night if the baby woke up in the middle of the night.
People blasted the mum and branded her ‘completely unreasonable’ (stock image used)Credit: Getty
“So I will get up and get the baby out of the room and take care of this. Also if the baby is sick for a few days or something I can keep them in my room.”
After sharing her lengthy list of requirements, which now appears to be deleted, other mum’s blasted the “unreasonable” list of requirements.
One commented: “You are f****** joking? No, it is NOT reasonable.
“If you have a live-in nanny you provide them with their own room, every night. You don’t make them sleep in your baby’s room for five nights and then kick them out for 2 nights. F**** sake.”
While there was no mention of salary at all, people insisted the nanny should be well paid, given the harsh living arrangements.
One said: “Christ, you better be paying top dollar for that package.”
And added: “To answer your question: no, you are not going to get a lot of nannies finding that appealing.
“No proper personal space, no privacy, no real home since apparently, they aren’t welcome on weekends, and lots of travel, which isn’t exactly a benefit for most people.”
And another added: “Working approx 60 hours + per week, sharing room, no room at the weekend, no bathroom of their own. The salary would have to be incredible for anyone to do that.”
Meanwhile one blasted: “Completely unreasonable, I’m glad I’m not employed by you!”.
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