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To think this mother is taking the proverbial?

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adsy Mon 17-Mar-14 17:05:16

on a childcare site

About Me

Dedicated Mother of 3 and business professional requiring domestic support my working week can be anything from 9am – 17:30 or on occasions 20:00pm. Essentially supports within in these hours are crucial, along with household support so I am able to have quality time outside of work with the kids.
Personally we are a fun, loving family who enjoy having a laugh and good fun.

My Requirements

Registered Childminder Live In Nanny
Live Out Nanny After School Nanny
Au Pair

Hours Required
Monday – Fridays 14: 30 /15:00 – 19:30
Saturdays 10: 00 – 15:00 pm (possible evenings/ night childcare services)
Sundays (occasional) possibly evenings/ nights childcare services
Most school holidays the ideal candidate will not be required to work, however when required to do so the childcare service will be needed on a full-time basis.
1. Childcare services
2. Preparing evening meals and Afro-Caribbean cuisines
3. Laundry – washing and ironing
4. General maintenance of the house keeping the house clean and tidy at all times
5. Weekly spring clean of entire 4/5 bedroom house
- Modern en-suite accommodation (for free)
- Evening meal inclusive
- Weekly rate of £45 per week

- Natural home-maker
- Enhanced CRB certificate
- Food hygiene certificate
- Childcare qualification
- Ofsted Registered
- Minimum of 2 years Childcare experience
- Good time management skills

Really? £45 per week. is that acceptable?!!

adsy Mon 17-Mar-14 17:06:15

Oh, just notice it includes accommodation. Is that the going rate for an au pair type job then, though this seems more than most au pairs do ime.

5madthings Mon 17-Mar-14 17:07:51

Yanbu that is outrageous!

oldgrandmama Mon 17-Mar-14 17:08:23

Ha ha, surely a wind-up? WEEKLY SPRING CLEAN? Do me a favour, it's totally ridiculous even for a spoof ad!

RhondaJean Mon 17-Mar-14 17:09:18

Maybe theres a zero missing?

usualsuspectt Mon 17-Mar-14 17:10:20

Have they misses a 2 off?

CountessOfRule Mon 17-Mar-14 17:10:37

I think it's too many hours for an au pair - with the "spring" clean (I assume that's thorough clean, not just pushing the hoover occasionally, but not bleaching skirting boards either) it's pretty much full time.

I used to have a live-in job on terrible money, but there's only so much you can give as perks in lieu of pay. From memory at the time it couldn't take you lower than 80p/h under minimum wage.

So I think either it isn't an au pair job or it isn't legal pay.

CountessOfRule Mon 17-Mar-14 17:11:05

Bollocks. It isn't an au pair job and it doesn't pay enough.

usualsuspectt Mon 17-Mar-14 17:11:22

I think they have made mistake with the figure.

YouTheCat Mon 17-Mar-14 17:11:27

Even with the accommodation £45 a week is taking the piss.

CountessOfRule Mon 17-Mar-14 17:12:21

Did sums. It's minimum 30h/w so £5/h under minimum wage.

NurseyWursey Mon 17-Mar-14 17:12:44

What?!! Surely this isn't real. Please someone get in touch with them ha

attheendoftheday Mon 17-Mar-14 17:13:24

�45 a week?

Surely no one will work that amount for that, even with accommodation. That's less than an au pair would get.

Bornin1984 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:13:35

doesn't want much for 45 quid does she

adsy Mon 17-Mar-14 17:14:19

And she wants qualified childcarer with Ofsted registration. Cheeky mare.
Shall we all apply and try to haggle the wages up to £46?
What do we all reckon the proper going rate should be? I'd say at least £250 per week if she wants qualified etc. Bear in mind this is the North West so not mega wages.

Ludways Mon 17-Mar-14 17:14:40

Dear me, that's appalling!

If someone is willing to do that they can come and work for me!!!

Bornin1984 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:15:28

Would an au pair be registered with offsted?

One thinks she won't have many applicants and will have to reconsider

usualsuspectt Mon 17-Mar-14 17:15:41

I think it should say £245

MamaPain Mon 17-Mar-14 17:15:47

Agree outrageous but can I pick up on the other point of what an earth if Afro-Caribbean cuisine?

There is regional African cuisine, same for the Caribbean. Anyone I know from either of these regions, DH would specify e.g. I want Jamaican food, not Afro-Caribbean.

Really strange phrase IMO.

Bornin1984 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:16:31

And only the evening meal inclusive!!!! Where's the money to buy rest of meals???

AlpacaLypse Mon 17-Mar-14 17:16:34

Is this the same demented loon mother woman whose previous au pair we talked out of the job and the house a couple of months ago? It's that £45 a week for not far off full time hours and including a lot of skivvying which rings bells.

adsy Mon 17-Mar-14 17:17:36

Oooh yes. I think it is. I assume her previous slave has left!

NinjaBunny Mon 17-Mar-14 17:18:46


Sounds like you'd be working from dawn to dusk.

House tidy at all times? With 3 children?


Could she be from another planet??

Whoknowswhocares Mon 17-Mar-14 17:19:07

So she wants to pay way less than Job Seekers allowance for someone qualified and with at least 2 years experience??????

2 possibilities. Typo or deranged madwoman.

adsy Mon 17-Mar-14 17:19:50

Shall I message her and ask if it's a typo?

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