People in hysterics over job ad for nanny – you need a ‘master’s degree & no social media’ and it only pays £164 a week

WE ALL want to make sure our children get the best care when we are not around.

But a mother-of-four has been furious online over the exhaustive list of requirements she had for becoming a nanny – despite paying them just £164 a week.

A mother has shocked the online community with her babysitting ad


A mother has shocked the online community with her babysitting adCredit: Getty – Contributor

The mother posted an appeal on Facebook in the hope that someone would take the opportunity to work for her.

Instead, she was heavily criticized in the comments for her unrealistic expectations.

The post uploaded by ‘Tammy’ advertised for a babysitter for her four children ‘two, three, five and seven years old’ starting ‘ASAP’ from noon to 6pm weekdays and occasionally on weekends.

As if taking care of four children wasn’t difficult enough, this mom also came up with a huge list of demands that she wanted her babysitter to excel at.

These include being a ‘good cook and enthusiastic cleaner’.

Babysitters must be over 25 years old and must not have tattoos or piercings.

More strange qualifications the mother listed included needing a master’s degree for a babysitting position as well as not having a social media presence.

The helicopter mom also wants a 25-year-old who doesn’t drink, smoke or vape and has five professional references she can contact.

She also wants a complete background check and drug testing conducted.

On top of that, she was only willing to pay this lucky employee £164 ($200) a week and wanted them to have their own transportation to get to her house and run errands for her mother.

People who saw the job ad were confused and couldn’t believe the mother’s checklist.

Many thought this would be an impossible role to fill while others were appalled at the measly salary on offer.

One person wrote: “Even Mary Poppins doesn’t fit in this list, it’s ridiculous.”

Another commented: “I hope this is just a joke – unbelievable audacity.”

A third wrote: “I can’t wait to use my master’s degree to babysit four kids for $200 a week!!!! No one has ever said that.”

Meanwhile, a fourth said: “I think she missed a zero or two on the salary…”

“She personally doesn’t meet a quarter of the requirements,” a fifth person asserted.

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Another added: “I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt… her husband told her she needed to go back to work and she said she would come back as soon as she found got a nice babysitter. So she put this ridiculous ad in.” hoping to never actually find a babysitter.”

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People were both fascinated and appalled by the extensive checklist


People were both fascinated and appalled by the extensive checklistCredit: Facebook

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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