She travels all over the world for free, stays in luxury accommodation and has visited more than 20 countries.

But there is a catch to Sarah Kinghorn’s job, and that is that she has to look after rich families’ kids.

The 32-year-old started her live-in nanny career in Sydney at 19, and since then her work has taken her everywhere from a property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Cabo to Mauritius and Aspen.

‘My favourite spots so far include Bab al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, about an hour from Dubai, with its fiery sunsets, infinity pool looking out over the endless desert sand and luxury at every turn,’ Sarah told FEMAIL.

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Sarah Kinghorn (pictured) has travelled all over the world, visiting 20 countries and staying in seven star luxury accommodation options through her job as a live-in travel nanny

Sarah Kinghorn (pictured) has travelled all over the world, visiting 20 countries and staying in seven star luxury accommodation options through her job as a live-in travel nanny

The 32-year-old started her career in Sydney at 19, and since then her work has taken her everywhere from a property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Cabo to Mauritius and Aspen

The 32-year-old started her career in Sydney at 19, and since then her work has taken her everywhere from a property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Cabo to Mauritius and Aspen

The 32-year-old started her career in Sydney at 19, and since then her work has taken her everywhere from a property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Cabo to Mauritius and Aspen

Sarah (pictured) said that while she has many highlights, her favourite spots so far include Bab al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, about an hour from Dubai

Sarah (pictured) said that while she has many highlights, her favourite spots so far include Bab al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, about an hour from Dubai

Sarah (pictured) said that while she has many highlights, her favourite spots so far include Bab al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, about an hour from Dubai

‘I also loved staying in Mexico, where we stayed in this incredible mansion that had nine bedrooms and stunning views of the ocean.’

Of course, while Sarah’s job has meant that she can travel around the globe in luxury, enjoying things like ‘switching on the fireplace in the upstairs cinema from my room using the app on my phone’, she does also have to do some work.

‘When working full time, I earn $100k per year and I get one day off per week,’ Sarah said.

‘I look after the children on an hourly rate, and it can be up to 24 hours of the day. One of the main jobs is ensuring the children are safe, and that can be difficult when in different countries.

‘It’s a balancing act, making sure the children aren’t hungry or going to throw a tantrum. 

‘I’ve found hotel staff to be very helpful, often letting me call ahead to order the children’s favourite meals so that when we get back to the hotel after a busy day of exploring, little tummies don’t have to wait long for dinner.’

'When working full time, I earn $100k per year and I get one day off per week,' Sarah said (pictured: one of the accommodations she has stayed in)

'When working full time, I earn $100k per year and I get one day off per week,' Sarah said (pictured: one of the accommodations she has stayed in)

‘When working full time, I earn $100k per year and I get one day off per week,’ Sarah said (pictured: one of the accommodations she has stayed in)

Of course, while Sarah (pictured) is free to make the most of the facilities, she also works for 24 hours a day often, six days a week

Of course, while Sarah (pictured) is free to make the most of the facilities, she also works for 24 hours a day often, six days a week

Of course, while Sarah (pictured) is free to make the most of the facilities, she also works for 24 hours a day often, six days a week

When she is not working, on her day off, Sarah is free to explore museums, galleries and local culture (pictured)

When she is not working, on her day off, Sarah is free to explore museums, galleries and local culture (pictured)

When she is not working, on her day off, Sarah is free to explore museums, galleries and local culture (pictured)

When she is not working, on her day off, Sarah is free to explore museums, galleries and local culture (pictured)

When she is not working, on her day off, Sarah is free to explore museums, galleries and local culture (pictured)

However, the 32-year-old wouldn’t have it any other way.

When she is not working, on her day off, Sarah is free to explore museums, galleries and local culture.

She can also make the most of the facilities where she is staying – which is often those of a seven star hotel. 

Meanwhile, all of her expenses are covered by her family – whether that’s transport and flights, phone bill and accommodation.  

‘Over the years I’ve been to 20 countries with families, including Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Mauritius, New Zealand, the UK, France, Russia, Mexico and the US – where I can discover new things,’ Sarah said.

‘I normally get about four overseas trips per year, for between one and four weeks.’

'I normally get about four overseas trips per year, for between one and four weeks,' Sarah (pictured) said

'I normally get about four overseas trips per year, for between one and four weeks,' Sarah (pictured) said

‘I normally get about four overseas trips per year, for between one and four weeks,’ Sarah (pictured) said

Speaking about the sort of person who is suited to becoming a nanny, Sarah said the most important quality is 'a genuine love of children' (pictured: the places she has explored)

Speaking about the sort of person who is suited to becoming a nanny, Sarah said the most important quality is 'a genuine love of children' (pictured: the places she has explored)

Speaking about the sort of person who is suited to becoming a nanny, Sarah said the most important quality is 'a genuine love of children' (pictured: the places she has explored including the Golden Gate Bridge)

Speaking about the sort of person who is suited to becoming a nanny, Sarah said the most important quality is 'a genuine love of children' (pictured: the places she has explored including the Golden Gate Bridge)

Speaking about the sort of person who is suited to becoming a nanny, Sarah said the most important quality is ‘a genuine love of children’ (pictured: the places she has explored including the Golden Gate Bridge)

'Above all, travelling requires flexibility, and this is even more crucial when you are providing nanny care while travelling,' Sarah said (pictured: Barcelona)

'Above all, travelling requires flexibility, and this is even more crucial when you are providing nanny care while travelling,' Sarah said (pictured: Barcelona)

‘Above all, travelling requires flexibility, and this is even more crucial when you are providing nanny care while travelling,’ Sarah said (pictured: Barcelona)

Speaking about the sort of person who is suited to becoming a nanny, Sarah said the most important quality is ‘a genuine love of children’.

‘While this is the most important thing, the market is more competitive than ever,’ she said.

‘To help yourself, look for training that will help you to stand out, and build relationships with agencies, like The Nanny Collective. 

‘Above all, travelling requires flexibility, and this is even more crucial when you are providing nanny care while travelling.

‘Flight delays, lost luggage, hotel fire alarms, sourcing breast pump parts, planning birthday parties on the road, ER visits… You’ve got to be ready for anything.’ 



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