A job advert asking for a professional to have the dreaded ‘sex talk’ with the children of a family in Bath has been posted on a popular online community for parents and childcare providers.
According to the advert, the parents have struggled to talk to their children themselves, and don’t trust their school to do a good enough job.
They are willing to pay the right candidate £2,500 to have ‘the talk’ with their two children.
The advert was posted on Childcare.co.uk earlier this month, seeking somebody to teach the children, an 8-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, ‘about the complexities of puberty, intimacy and consent’ as the parents are struggling to answer their questions.
Childcare professionals can apply for the position through the full advert here: https://www.childcare.co.uk/profile/2435700.
According to the advert, the parents had hoped they would have more time before they would have to address the topic of sex but have reached the point where they need professional help.
They state that they don’t trust the school to give their children the information they need, which is why they are keen to find a third party to do it for them.
They are willing to pay the right candidate £2,500 if they can cover a wide range of topics, including sex with both genders, rape culture and masturbation.
They also want both their son and daughter to learn about puberty for each gender, including periods.
The family, who the post says are based in Bath, has also asked for their children to be taught about ‘other genders’ including transgender and non-binary which they admit they would ‘really struggle’ with if they had to cover themselves.
While the parents won’t be in the room for the sessions, they state that they will be at home in case the children feel uncomfortable and want to come out of them.
The sessions will also be recorded in case the children need a refresher on any of the subjects in the future.
Richard Conway, founder of Childcare.co.uk said: “Having ‘The Talk’ is a rite of passage for any parent and their children, but it can be a difficult conversation to have, even for the closest of families.
“These parents are clearly willing to pay handsomely to make sure the sex talk is handled in the best way possible.
“It can be difficult for any parent to admit they need help, but I’m sure these parents will be able to find someone in our community of 500,000 childcare professionals to help them, especially as they’re willing to be flexible and appear very open to guidance.
“We wish them the best of luck in their search.”