The parents of an eight-year-old aspiring YouTuber are advertising for a nanny who can help their daughter become an online star.
According to an online advertisement on childcare.co.uk, the proud couple, a lawyer and IT director from east London, are willing to pay nearly $48,000 (£39,000) annually for the perfect nanny. They attest they’re already looking for childcare help, as they both have busy lifestyles.
In addition to helping their daughter get ready for school, picking her up afterward, and making her dinner, the eight-year-old’s parents hope their new nanny can help build their little one’s YouTube channel before they return home at 7 pm.
Interested nannies should ideally already have a “good digital portfolio” or “successful social media account,” so they can show the young star the ropes. The new nanny would need skills to help the child plan, record, edit, and publish her creations — so “the right person needs to be far more techy than we are,” the parents (one of whom is an IT director) requested.
The ad continues, “Our beautiful little girl is such a natural in front of the camera, and this is the only thing that has kept her attention for longer than a couple of weeks… we believe that with her passion she could really make something of herself over the next couple of years.”
They add that their daughter has already had some success on YouTube, where she sings and does makeup tutorials. Her parents say she’s quite talented, but her videos are “in need of polishing up.”
Though the minimum age for a YouTube account is 13, many underage users log on through their parents’ accounts — like “Ryan ToysReview,” a seven-year-old YouTuber who has made millions reviewing toys with his parents’ permission.