The nanny bubble gets bigger


This week, Forbes takes a peek inside the world of professional nannies and finds that some of them are making more than $100,000 a year.

It seems like a crazy number, when you take it at face value. Factor in the fact that many of these nannies have Ivy League degrees, medical certifications and fluency in several languages, and it becomes a little more understandable; an impressive resume is an impressive resume, whether you use it to apply for a financial analyst or an au pair position.

And many would point out that when it comes down to it, there's no job more crucial than the full-time care of children -- so why shouldn't nannies be paid accordingly?

Whether or not a six-figure salary is reasonable is one discussion that's sure to spark heated arguments on both sides -- but it may not be worth wasting too much breath over.

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