Tuesday 17 July 2018

Irish nannies sought for €78,000 jobs with Russian millionaires

Aideen Sheehan

Aideen Sheehan

WANTED: Irish nannies for live-in jobs with Russian millionaires paying up to €78,000 a year plus perks such as private jet travel, luxury accommodation and chauffeurs.

A Russian recruitment agency is coming to Dublin to recruit Irish childcare workers and teachers for well-paid jobs with wealthy families who want to make sure their children grow up speaking English.

The Bonne International agency said it already has two Irish women working with families in Russia and now wants to recruit up to 100 more degree-educated men and women -- with male tutors increasingly in demand.

Governesses and nannies will earn between €4,000 and €6,500 a month, while teachers in the private pre-schools it runs in Moscow will earn between €1,900 and €4,000.


Full-time, live-out nannies in Ireland currently earn between €2,500 and €3,000 a month, according to recruitment agencies here.

Primary school teacher Mary Young moved from Carlingford in Co Louth to Moscow to work as a private tutor to a six-year-old girl, teaching her English and ferrying her to ballet and art classes.

As well as a good salary, a lovely apartment and a driver, she enjoys a huge amount of five-star travel with the family, with whom she's been for nearly two years.

"We go to Dubai twice a year, St Morritz in Switzerland twice a year for skiing and the south of France for the summer months," she said.

Ms Young said she had been working as a substitute teacher in Ireland with limited possibilities for full-time work and though she had been petrified initially to move to Moscow, she would urge anyone struggling to pay the mortgage at home to consider it, as it is an extremely lively city.

The Irish charity To Russia with Love said it could vouch for the Bonne International agency, which had been a generous supporter of its work.

The agency will be in Dublin's Westbury Hotel on October 24 to speak to candidates.

Recruitment manager Anna Gremitskikh said candidates would receive a teaching visa and a detailed contract, with return flights home if a placement didn't work out, and 24-hour support to assist them with adjusting to life in Russia.

Irish Independent

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