A family in Scotland is seeking someone to work in as a live-in nanny in their historic home in a small village in the Scottish Borders.
In exchange for caring for two children, ages 5 and 7, the family is offering a salary of more than $63,000 per year, 28 days of vacation, plus bank holidays, and “a comfortable room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen.”
In the job posting, the family states they live in “a lovely, spacious, historic property” in the Scottish Borders.
However, the family admitted they were told the home was haunted when they bought it 10 years ago, but they went ahead and bought it anyway.
“We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house,” the ad said. the parents add five nannies have quit in the past year, “each citing supernatural incidents as the reason.”
The incidents reportedly included strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving.
“This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children,” the parents stated.
The couple stated they “feel it’s important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person.”
Also important to note, the nanny will be expected to be alone at the home with the children up to four nights a week.
“We are keen to find the perfect long-term nanny, so if you’d like to be considered for this rewarding and exciting position, please do get in touch with us,” the ad states.
The Daily Telegraph confirmed that the ad was real.
“When we saw the advert we were stunned,” Childcare.co.uk CEO Richard Conway was quoted saying.
“Some of the guys at HQ were skeptical but after talking to the family and their previous employees we realized it was a genuine position.
“The family has assured us that no harm has come to anyone living in the house, however the nanny will have to have a strong disposition.”
Sources: Opposing Views