Ask the Nanny

June 5, 2012

Ask The Nanny: My Nanny Moved…Can we All Keep In Touch?!

Our first Nanny moved away and we have found someone equally as good to replace her, but the kids miss her already!  Is it okay to keep in touch? Is that weird?

No! Not at all weird, at least from my perspective it is incredibly sweet! Your nanny becomes part of the family, and depending on her hours….she may have spent just as much face time with your kiddos as you do.  Before your Nanny left I am sure you sat down and explained the situation to your kiddos (or at least I hope someone new didn’t just show up one day).  Kids need regularity and transitioning one caretaker in and the other out is an important process.  Your children should see your old Nanny interacting with the new one, so they will feel comfortable as well.

Knowing that their original Nanny is happy with who will be taking care of them goes a long way.  Children crave stability and schedules (even if they won’t admit it).  Assuming that your Nanny’s departure was on good terms there is no reason why everyone can’t stay in touch.  I still get Holiday and Birthday Cards from my former Nanny family, and when I am in town (I try) and stop by and bring birthday/holiday gifts.  Nanny is probably just as attached to your kiddos as they are to her.  There is nothing weird or wrong about it.  Especially in this age of technology, text/email her a picture of the kids with a short update of their milestones.

Since your kids have now learned that people will come and go in their lives, take this situation and create something positive.  Teach them how to maintain positive relationships with people who don’t live in their area – they will have to learn eventually!

Photo Credit



About the Author

Sadie Horan
Sadie is a full time Grad Student and Virtual Intern extraordinaire. She has two teaching certificates and is in pursuit of a Masters in Learning Systems Design and Technology. She also spent her post-collegiate years as a full time Nanny for a professional couple in Chicago, IL. Ask the Nanny is a marriage of her favorite things: social media and telling other people what to do!




Your Ad Here
 
 

 
old school dads

The Dad Nod (or How to Speak “Dad”)

When I first got married, I remember telling people that the most important husband code was “mmm”. It’s the perfect word. Depending on how you use it, it can mean, “I agree”, “I’m contemplating”, “it’s deli...
by William Scheckel
1

 
 
baby money

Ask the Nanny: Cash or Credit Who Pays for What?

Q: My nanny is going to be out and about with the kids. Who pays for what and what are the best ways to make sure it works smoothly? Petty cash…this can be a very sensitive issue, possibly one of the more awkward issues t...
by Sadie Horan
0

 
 
sick kids

Ask the Nanny: What do you mean the Nanny isn’t coming in?

What happens when the Nanny isn’t there?  How do we handle vacation time?  What if she/we get sick? Holiday/Vacation: This only really is important if you have a full time nanny…this works best if it is known far in a...
by Sadie Horan
0

 

 
kids on trian

Ask the Nanny: Contracts, Activitites and Transportation…Oh My!

What is the nanny actually going to do, and how do I make sure that it is clear what is expected?  Is a contract too formal for this situation? First the basics…cover these early and if you feel like you should create a cont...
by Sadie Horan
0

 
 
Ask the Nanny

Ask the Nanny: How Do I Work with the Nanny?

Now that you have actually found someone to watch your kiddos…let us discuss the day to day! Duties—What is she doing? When? If you are a little anal-retentive (and no one is saying you are) and things have to be done just ...
by Sadie Horan
0

 

 
Untitled 2

Ask the Nanny: So you want a Nanny…

So you know you need a nanny, now what? Nannies are becoming part of the modern family, and interviewing/filling the position of having another person to take care of your child can be a stressful experience. Here are a few thi...
by Sadie Horan
0

 
 
Newone

Dad Labs – How To Display Your Kid’s Artwork

    Have you ever wondered how to display all of your kid’s beautiful artwork? Well, this video will show a creative way to showcase your child’s artwork that is quick and easy to assemble!
by The Fathers' Lounge
0

 




Your Ad Here

0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Your Ad Here