A couple have taken outsourcing to the next level after offering to pay a nanny $4800 to have "the talk" with their kids.
The anonymous mother recently posted the job ad on a popular parenting site, explaining she was "looking for someone to handle this for us" because the pair "don't trust the school to do a proper job teaching either of our children about the complexities of puberty, intimacy and consent".
The successful candidate would be required to teach the couple's 8-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son about sex and puberty in the couple's home in Bath, England, either in an "all-in-one" session or in shorter sessions over a period of up to six weeks depending on what was deemed best for the children's "understanding and development".
According to the ad, the ideal candidate must be willing to cover sex between "two people who are in love" — although the parents point out "preferably married but we're modern enough to know that's not always possible".
Consent "with a possible discussion of rape culture" must also be discussed along with sex with both genders, periods, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and protection, pregnancy, an explanation of pregnancy and "other gender types — transgender, non-binary etc".
"Like most parents, we were hoping we would have more time before this became a problem; ideally, I'd avoid it altogether!" the mother wrote.
"But we're at the point now where they aren't satisfied with the answer we're giving them.
"My husband and I are willing to pay £2500 ($4463) to the right candidate who can handle this delicately and professionally."
All sessions will take place while either one or both parents are home "so the children can come and find us if it's getting too much for them", although the parents will not sit in on the lessons.
The successful candidate must have background checks and experience in a similar role "would be favourable".
It's not the first time the Childcare.co.uk parenting website has attracted unusual job ads.
In October last year, a couple posted an ad for an "open-minded" nanny to care for their gender neutral kids.
The English family specified that the children, aged six and two, could not be given nicknames or be allowed to play with gender-specific toys in line with their parenting style.