If you could make £100 000 (R1.7-million) a year in a job that involved luxury cars, travel and rent-free living, you'd consider it, right? That was the consensus when an advert for a nanny made the headlines this week. The job, posted on childcare.co.uk by an unnamed parent, was to care for four home-schooled children who live between London, Barbados, Cape Town and Atlanta. The successful candidate would have access to the family's suite of cars (Porsche, Range Rover, Maserati) and meals cooked by a Michelin-starred chef. It sounded too good to be true. But where childcare for the smart set once conjured up images of Mary Poppins and required little more than the ability to wipe snotty noses, the modern "supernanny" has a much more demanding role. Mandarin Look beyond the perks, and a different story emerges. The new nanny must, continued the ad, have a degree in child psychology, self-defence training and be "perfect" in every way. Herein lies the truth: potato-printing just won'...

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