Tantrums, rude parents, and meal prepping: Take a look inside the 13-hour day of an elite nanny for the ultra-wealthy
Interviewed nanny not pictured.
- Nannies who work for rich and powerful families often work 13-hour days filled with household chores and outlandish requests from parents.
- Business Insider spoke with several nannies across the US to find out what kinds of things they've been asked to do on the job and what they wish their bosses knew.
- One nanny, who Business Insider is keeping anonymous to protect their identity, noted that their responsibilities include far more than just shuttling the family's children to their afterschool activities.
- The nanny also said that diapers, tantrums, and long hours aren't the most difficult part of the job - it's the parents.
- Business Insider is refraining from publishing the nanny's name or specific details about the family in order to protect her identity.
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Being a nanny for an ultra-wealthy family may seem like a glamorous job - in reality, it's anything but.
The days are filled with household chores and outlandish requests from parents, one Durham, North Carolina-based elite nanny told Business Insider. She takes care of a four-year-old boy and his infant brother, having been hired by the family through an agency when the older child was born four years ago.
However, the perks and pay are unparalleled. Elite nannies can make up to $150,000 with full benefits, according to Katie Provinziano, the managing director of Los Angeles staffing agency Westside Nannies - but the costs are steep too. As a result, many elite nannies change careers after three to five years, Provinziano told Business Insider.
Keep reading to learn what life as an elite nanny is really like.
5:15 a.m.: The nanny's alarm goes off.
6:00 a.m.: The nanny drives to the family's house in Durham, North Carolina.
7:45 a.m.: The parents and older child leave for the day, giving the nanny time to focus on chores.
11:45 a.m.: She picks up the older child from school.
2:00 p.m.: The baby takes a nap and the older child has a swim lesson.
6:30 p.m.: The parents return home from work, and the nanny serves them dinner with the children.
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