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On paper, getting paid £50,000 to be a live-in nanny in a scenic, historical property in the Scottish Borders might sound like a good deal.
However, with added paranormal activity, you might think twice.
This is the offer of a family of four in Scotland, who have had their last five nannies quit on them due to “supernatural incidents” like strange noises, broken glass, and moving furniture.
The advert appeared on Childcare.com at the end of May, and states the family is searching for an “exceptional live-in nanny to join our friendly family.”
The nanny duties include preparing breakfast, getting the two children aged five and seven ready for school, dropping them off and picking them up from school, helping them with homework, and getting them ready for bed.
It also says the ideal candidate will be trusted to be in sole charge of the property when both “busy professional” parents are away, which happens up to four night per week.
The job offers 28 days of holiday a year, and you will be provided with your own room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen. Private, that is, apart from potentially having to share with Casper.
“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 and decided to buy the house regardless,” the advert reads.
“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 to find the right person.”
If you’re not put off by poltergeist, then you can apply for the job here.