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Family's 'unusual request' for a nanny to dress as a Disney Princess for $73K role

Time: 2019-03-22 15:15cheongsam dress Click:

"I have a slightly unusual request," the ad beings.

"I have a slightly unusual request," the ad beings. Photo: Shutterstock

Imagine doing the school run dressed as Moana, cooking dinner in a midriff baring Princess Jasmine costume or hauling your Rapunzel mane to the park.

Well, that's precisely what one British family is looking for over on Childcare.co.uk , a part-time nanny who'll care for their children - while in character.

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"I have a slightly unusual request that I'm hoping someone will be able to help me with!" the mum writes.

"Myself and my husband are looking for a part-time nanny to care for our twin girls during the week, but we want to hire someone to look after our children whilst in character as a different Disney princess every month, such as Princess Anna, Moana, Rapunzel and Princess Merida."

Yep, one month you're the book-loving Princess Belle, the next you're Princess Merida, archer extraordinaire.

With two Disney-obsessed five-year olds, the mum adds that while she knows it's not a "normal" request for nannies, she and her husband feel it would be the best way to teach their girls about determination, compassion, fearlessness and ambition "from strong yet relatable female role models like Princess Tiana, Princess Anna, Belle and Cinderella."

And it's not just about wearing the costume - the successful applicant will also need to "commit" to the character of the month, while also being a "disciplinarian" if required. "The right person will have a real creative flare as well as a passion for all things Disney and will be able to share that love of those characters with our girls," the ad reads.

Along with arranging Disney-related activities (arts and crafts, baking and singing), the role also involves collecting the twins from school, cooking dinner and putting them to bed on occasion.

And, in addition to the £40,000 salary ($AU 73,616), the couple will also be covering the hire of each Disney princess costume, which should be a given as I can't imagine frocks like this one come terribly cheap.

 "We know this isn't exactly a normal job offer, but we think it's a great opportunity for someone to get really creative and add a little magic to our girls' lives!" the ad concludes. "So, if there are any Disney-mad nannies out there who'd be able to help us out, please get in touch."

Look, it might raise a few eyebrows at the school gate, but for anyone who ever dreamed of being paid to dress up, it's a dream come true.

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