Unusual childcare requests

When considering their childcare needs, skid-pan control and martial arts skills are unlikely to feature highly on the wishlists of many employees.

However, employers looking to point their staff in the direction of something a little extra, or who have employees deemed to be high profile or at high risk, could offer them the services of a nanny trained in stunt driving, martial arts and how to deal with paparazzi.

World-renowned nanny college, Norland College in Bath, Somerset, has been training professional nannies for the rich and famous since 1892, but has added martial arts classes and skid pan training to its curriculum to help nannies evade overzealous photographers and would-be kidnappers.

Employers could also find that its nannies could teach their employees a thing or two as martial arts can help to improve an employee’s health, fitness, wellbeing and motivation.