Written by Patti Pauley

Attention all job-seekers! Do you have a solid background in childcare? Do you possess basic cooking skills and own a reliable vehicle? Well, a live-in nanny gig may be the job for you as a family of four located in the Scottish Borders is seeking someone to fill the newly available position in their home. Oh, there’s just one catch though; they live in a haunted house.


In a report brought to our attention by ABC News, the unnamed mother of the family put out a wanted ad through the website Childcare.co.uk in an effort to bring in some needed help with the families’ two children. In the upfront job bulletin,  the mother explains the family has been through FIVE nannies in the past year alone due to the fact that each caretaker couldn’t handle the paranormal aspect of the home in which they were working.

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. 5 nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, 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 to find the right person. 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 ideal candidate’s duties would include preparing breakfast, getting the children ready for school, dropping off and picking up from school and assisting after school, including helping with homework and getting them ready for bed.

Also, you should probably be prepared to handle any supernatural shenanigans as the nanny turnover in the past year has been substantial. So a bravery badge would most likely be a necessity in this situation.

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