𝟺 𝚝𝚒𝚙𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝙽𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚢 𝚓𝚘𝚋 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚎
Leaving a family, whether that’s your choice or the family’s is so hard. Being a nanny is unlike any other job — your connection is genuinely emotional and deep. For that reason, it’s so important to slowly transition and help the kids adjust to a new life.
Here’s how you can help the family and yourself: 👇
🤍 If you’re the one making the decision, give ample notice to the family.
Two weeks is widely known as the standard notice in most industries, but as a nanny, you know how challenging it is to find the right fit. At Caring Connections, we recommend one month notice If possible. While that’s not always possible, it is considerate of you and in return the family will forever grateful.
🤍 Help the family spread the word on their new position – reach out to your friends and your network of nanny professionals, or to an agency that has helped you or your friends before. Help the family find a replacement, that way you’ll also feel more at peace knowing the children you love will be well cared for.
🤍 Ask the family for a letter of recommendation. These letters can go a long way when finding a new position, and it’s something you can hold on and have at your finger tips for the rest of your nanny career.
🤍 Reference Calls – It is imperative to have glowing references for your future employers to call. Before leaving, kindly ask if they would take 5 minutes to chat with a prospect family – this will make a world of difference.
🤍 Work out a visit plan – Having a strong connection with your NK was critical, and because of that it’s incredibly important to help with their transition. They love you and will miss you! (We know you will too!) – Try scheduling a few days to come spend time together and reassure that you’re still around, even though you’re not there on the everyday life.
This will also help you, we know how heartbreaking it is to leave the children we’ve helped care for.
🤍 Make sure to return any belongings – this includes house keys, credit cards, passes for memberships, and whatever else the family gave you access to.
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