Skiing on the country’s most expensive slopes comes with a six-figure salary and full-time childcare.
Wealthy families in Aspen are reportedly hiring nannies who can hit the slopes, according to a job board looking for a nanny to care for a 4-year-old.
The job description posted by Jobs in Childcare states that the nanny should be proficient in winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, and of course having training in childcare and doing household chores like preparing meals, teach etiquette and home schooling.
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The concert would pay between $ 120,000 and $ 135,000 and would include international travel and lodging in the Colorado ski resort. Eligible applicants must have at least five years of childcare experience and speak a second language, such as Italian, Spanish or French, the ad says. They will also have to work up to 12 hours a day, five days a week.
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One percent fleeing cities, especially families with school-aged children, continue to flock to second homes or suburban enclaves during the coronavirus pandemic and extend stays through the fall and fall months winter.
Aspen Nannies, a benchmark childcare company in Aspen and Snowmass that markets itself as providing “five-star care” along with other branches in Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs, told FOX Business that the service has also experienced a Increased demand for nannies, housekeepers, drivers and guardians over the past eight months, as more families and housekeepers have moved to the West.
The nanny agency, which charges a minimum of $ 2,000 for referral fees and 10% of the caregiver’s salary, says childcare costs in Aspen start at $ 32 an hour for a child, on average.
“The rental market is completely full now. It’s never been so busy and they go out for eight months to get out of town. The other problem is that they can’t get into the schools, they are full. and there are waiting lists, ”Aspen Nannies owner Natalie Noakes told FOX Business Thursday.
Prices for luxury properties in ski towns like Aspen, Colorado and Park City, Utah, are skyrocketing, according to Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of real estate company The Agency. Aspen alone saw a 6.7% increase in median selling prices for single-family homes to $ 6.4 million from 2019, according to the Aspen Board of Realtors. And the number of days homes were on the market is down over 30%.
Indeed, schools are also seeing an influx of inquiries from parents. Aspen Country Day School, a private preschool that teaches children through eighth grade, has seen an 80% increase in interest, The Aspen Times reported in July.
“Every day we get resumes,” Noakes said, adding that she personally monitors each of her own hires. “You have to be a career nanny. We’re not going to hire you just because you took a year off. “
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And those who might be interested in applying for the six-figure job posting should know they likely won’t have the après-ski time, Noakes assures us.
“It takes a lot of overtime. You pretty much give up your life working around the clock, ”Noakes said.
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James Leggate contributed to this report