Home US What it’s REALLY like to au pair for the uber rich: 24-year-old nanny lays bare her wildly lavish lifestyle working for ultra-wealthy families while traveling the world on private jets and yachts… and what it takes to land her job

What it’s REALLY like to au pair for the uber rich: 24-year-old nanny lays bare her wildly lavish lifestyle working for ultra-wealthy families while traveling the world on private jets and yachts… and what it takes to land her job

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Sami Jean, 24, who is from Prince Edward Island in Canada, has been an au pair for just over two years

An au pair for the super rich has opened up some of the perks of the job, which include flying around on private jets, holidaying on superyachts and not paying for food or accommodation.

Sami Jean, 24, who is from Prince Edward Island in Canada, has been an au pair for just over two years, and in an effort to help others follow in her footsteps, she regularly shares insights on TikTok, where she has more than 33,000 followers.

In one clip, she reveals how she was initially hired by a family to live in New York after graduating college through an agency called Scotia Personnel, and has since worked in the Hamptons, Miami Beach and in Italy.

As for salary, Sami won’t reveal her salary, but she says it varies from family to family and the location will also help ‘identify how much you get paid’.

Sami Jean, 24, who is from Prince Edward Island in Canada, has been an au pair for just over two years

In an effort to help others follow in her footsteps, she regularly shares insights on TikTok, where she has more than 33,000 followers

In an effort to help others follow in her footsteps, she regularly shares insights on TikTok, where she has more than 33,000 followers

Sami Jean, 24, who is from Prince Edward Island in Canada, has been an au pair for just over two years

In one clip, she reveals how she was initially hired by a family to live in New York after graduating college through an agency called Scotia Personnel

In one clip, she reveals how she was initially hired by a family to live in New York after graduating college through an agency called Scotia Personnel

In one clip, she reveals how she was initially hired by a family to live in New York after graduating college through an agency called Scotia Personnel

Pictures on Instagram show the Canadian enjoying her time on the job, with one photo showing her posing on the bow of a yacht in the Hamptons, while another post captures her dining and drinking in Paris.

On TikTok, Sami can be seen casually boarding a private jet in a clip owned by her host family, and another clip shows her enjoying the surroundings of a yacht with the caption superimposed: ‘POV: You’re a nanny for a family with a yacht. ‘

In a video, Sami’s friend Alexa, who also works as an au pair for wealthy clients, reviews what an average day looks like.

She tells viewers: ‘So here in America I babysit and I help with the kids in the morning… make them breakfast, get them ready for school.’

During the day, Alexa says she does “a lot of driving” while taking the kids to “activities and stuff.”

So in the evenings, her main job is to hang out with her host kids and make sure they do their homework.

Alexa, who also worked in Italy as an au pair like Sami, reveals that her workload there was lighter as she didn’t have to get the children ready for school.

Instead, her primary job was to ‘simply help them with their homework and speak English to them because (the parents) wanted the children to learn English and speak English with a really good accent.’

Pictures on Instagram show the Canadian enjoying her time on the job, with a photo showing her posing on the bow of a yacht in the Hamptons

Pictures on Instagram show the Canadian enjoying her time on the job, with a photo showing her posing on the bow of a yacht in the Hamptons

Pictures on Instagram show the Canadian enjoying her time on the job, with a photo showing her posing on the bow of a yacht in the Hamptons

Sami emphasizes that an au pair's main role is to keep children 'entertained'

Sami emphasizes that an au pair's main role is to keep children 'entertained'

Sami emphasizes that an au pair’s main role is to keep children ‘entertained’

While Sami admits she has been lucky with the families she has been matched with, she reveals some hosts treat au pairs like 'slaves'

While Sami admits she has been lucky with the families she has been matched with, she reveals some hosts treat au pairs like 'slaves'

While Sami admits she has been lucky with the families she has been matched with, she reveals some hosts treat au pairs like ‘slaves’

Sami emphasizes that an au pair’s main role is to keep children ‘entertained.’

For aspiring au pairs, she outlines some of the things to ask a host family before accepting a posting.

She tells her fans: ‘Ask them how many children they have, their age and gender.

‘Ask what they do for a living, if they have pets, and are you responsible (for them).’

After asking a potential employer about the child and pet situation, Sami says it’s important to determine what your living situation will be like and what a typical day will entail.

She continues: ‘And then, frankly, I would dive into holidays. Do they take you on holiday? If they take you, will you be paid extra?’

Other things Sami says are worth finding out are whether you can have friends over and whether your partner can visit – especially if you’re in a long-distance relationship.

Finally, regarding salary, Sami recommends that you find out what your salary will be and ‘if there is potential for it to increase.’

From experience, the au pair says you generally just need ‘three references from childcare experience’ who can be ‘only babysitters’.

While Sami admits she has been lucky with the families she has been matched with, she reveals that some hosts treat au pairs like ‘slaves’.

One of her followers also suggested that it’s not always as glamorous as it seems.

They wrote: ‘You are lucky you have a good family. My mother did, and it was not a good experience at all.’

However, Sami seems very happy with his career choice so far.

She concludes: ‘Trust me, if you’re willing to put yourself out there, au pairing expands your network so much and the coolest thing is that you end the experience with friends all over the world.’

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