Family seeking nanny to care for kids and ghosts in haunted house

Family seeking nanny to care for kids and ghosts in haunted house

A couple are offering Pounds 50,000 a year for a nanny – but the successful candidate must be prepared to face potential “supernatural incidents”.

The couple, who live in the Borders, have had five nannies in the past year who blamed their departure on spooky happenings in the “haunted” house, such as strange noises and moving furniture.

The family, who have two children aged five and seven, have not experienced any “supernatural happenings” themselves but said they were happy to pay above the asking rate to find the right person.

They are advertising the position on, a social networking platform for parents, childcare providers and private tutors.

The advert says: “We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years. We were told it was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open … Five nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents … including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving.

“This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children. We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house, but we’re happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it’s important to be as up-front as possible.”

The job includes 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays. The successful candidate will have their own room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen in the family home, a “lovely, spacious, historic property in a remote spot with spectacular views”.


Credit: By Lucinda Cameron, Press Association Scotl

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