Skip the science lessons, Burning Man is on the agenda today!
Welcome to the world of Adventure Nannies – a company catering to nomadic and adventurous parents looking for carers to join them on their exciting excursions – whether desert festivals, ski trips to Aspen or meditation retreats in India.
Ashley Wainwright, 33, from Connecticut, told DailyMail.com that she has worked for the company for more than five years and during that time has traveled the world, with one of her unusual assignments involving a musician. who took their children on tour with them.
Instead of providing the youngsters with steady school work, Adventure Nannies They are hired to “encourage and support families who have unique needs and desires for their children,” according to the company.
Ashley Wainwright, 33, from Connecticut, has been an adventure nanny for more than five years
During her time as an adventurous nanny, Wainwright traveled the world, with one of her more unusual assignments involving musicians taking their children on tour with them.
Wainwright says the most important qualities needed to be an “adventurous nanny” are “adaptability, patience, and a little creativity goes a long way.”
And quizzed on her most extreme kindergarten experience, she explained, “One time I was working for a musician and we had two legs in a row on a tour of Europe.”
We sampled the country for about a week, returned to the US in less than 48 hours and then headed straight back to Europe. We were there for another 10 days or so and did some more backcountry hopping before heading back home.
On the flight home, one of our flights was delayed (we were on four flights that day before returning home) and we only missed our next connection by a few minutes.
I remember my employer and I just sat in silence and finally made eye contact and just started to fall apart. There was nothing else to do but laugh at the moment. Door to door, it took us about 26 hours to get home.
In terms of wages, Wainwright said she was making $30 to $45 an hour, before overtime, when she was on the road full time.
Annually, this was anywhere from $70,000 to $100,000.
Nowadays, the caregiver prefers spending time close to home with her partner and their two cats, and in the past year she has mostly taken care of families on the east coast.
When asked about her plans for the rest of the year, she replies, ‘This year has a lot in store – a lot of it will be spent with my family, friends, partner and two cats.
In terms of wages, Wainwright said she made $30 to $45 an hour, before overtime, when she was on the road full time (Stock photo)
The business was officially launched in 2012 and was geared towards “finding exceptional travel nannies with unique skills for adventurous families across the country.”
I’m excited to dive into this quality time with the close ones in my life and go on personal vacations, spend more time skiing and rocking, and attending as many concerts as possible.
“For this coming fall, I am looking forward to having time to finish my BA in Public Health: Child, Family, and Community.”
The idea for Adventure Nannies was born in Denver in 2007 when founder Brandi Schultz realized she had become an Adventure Nannies herself. Join families on backpacking trips through the Canadian wilderness, trekking to Burning Man, and other off-the-beaten-track destinations.
In between Brandy’s adventures, she met aspiring musician Wesley Schultz (now of The Lumineers), who had recently moved to town and was working as a stuntman to make ends meet.
I always half jokingly tell people that my 10 year plan for Adventure Nannies is to put the first nanny in space!
They began dating, and with Brandy’s calendar filled with families trying to hire her on upcoming outings, she saw an opportunity to start a business and support Wesley’s music.
The business was officially launched in 2012 and was geared towards “finding exceptional traveling nannies with unique skill sets for adventurous families across the country.”
According to the website, “Only five percent of the 10,000-plus applicants each year pass the rigorous qualification process.”
The people who do, he adds, are “real individuals—but they share some important characteristics,” with them being adventurous, forward-looking, bright and professional.
Looking ahead, Adventure Nannies co-founder and CEO Shenandoah Davis says she has a lot of plans for the company.
I always half jokingly tell people that my 10 year plan for Adventure Nannies is to put the first nanny in space! In all seriousness, I’m so happy and grateful for all the ways Adventure Nannies have grown over the past seven years,” she told DailyMail.com.
“We get to meet so many amazing families and nannies, and the need for companies like ours has increased because of the pandemic.”