London: David and Samantha Cameron have finally hired an Australian traveller as a nanny, after conducting a series of long distance interviews over the Internet.
Sammi Strange has limited professional experience of looking after children having previously worked as an advertising sales assistant for a Melbourne television channel, the Daily mail reported.
But she charmed the British Prime Minister and his wife during chats on Skype and has now been trusted with their three children Nancy, eight, Arthur, six, and Florence, 20 months.
The 24-year-old, the daughter of a pub owner, was first identified in the Australian press earlier this week.
She is believed to have already started the role and will be in Downing Street for six weeks while the Camerons’ permanent nanny, Nepalese Gita Lama, is on leave.
The Camerons were said to be so impressed by her Strange that they were able to laugh off an Internet survey she had completed as a teenager where she admitted shoplifting, smoking and drinking.
In the survey on a social networking website the former Melbourne Grammar School pupil denied taking drugs ‘in the last month’ and when asked if she swears she replied “F*** yeah”.
Asked to declare the number of drugs she had taken, she replied “No comment”.
Strange said her first thought in the morning was that she did not want to get up and her top achievement would be to finish university that year without dropping out.
The survey also revealed she loves eating sushi, longs to visit Europe, that her dream job was to be an events manager, her weakness is maths and her biggest fear is sharks.
Sammi Strange decided to leave her former job to go travelling last month and before setting off she registered for a nanny agency, where the couple found her CV.
Before being interviewed she was told her CV was being considered by a “high profile” family and was left “shaking” when she learned it was the Camerons.