I read an article (I seem to be doing a lot of this at the moment) about nannies to the super-rich. It was quite incredible. Often working for foreign billionaires living in London and abroad, they get paid from about £1000 per week, net, and of course their flat, their food and their car (at the very least) are thrown in.
One family apparently has three children, each with a nanny of his or her own, and each nanny gets paid £1500 per week. Another family has a house for the parents, and a separate house for the nanny and the children (I must confess that there were times when I wished my children lived in another continent, never mind another house, but those moments were relatively fleeting).
Three questions occurred to me:
1. What on earth does this kind of childhood do to the child?
2. Am I too old to be a nanny to the super-rich?
3. If not, when can I start?