She confirmed last night that she will be leaving in August as she is going on to further education.
We had discussed it in the past and I am really delighted for her but DREADING the whole recruitment drama.Also,she has been so incredibly easy to live with and has been great with DD since she was 5 months I feel sick about her going.
It's a terrible wrench, isn't it, I am sorry for you. She'll be feeling the same, I bet. Will she still be nearby, so able to become a family friend? We've done that with our ex-long-term nanny and I can't count the ways it's helped.
I started an almost identically titled thread 7 months ago, after our nanny of 4 years handed in her notice to go travelling. I remember Bink gave me advice then as well. 7 months down the line we have a new nanny who is beyond fantastic. I promise you you will find another nanny, and your children will be settled and happy - it just takes a little bit of angst to get there.
I was talking to someone last week who said that she had never met a nanny who could work out how to do things in the proper order. So, she told me, she writes down a list every day for her nanny not only of what she wants, but the best order in which to do it
Good luck with your hunt for a new nanny WICGUW. Its good to hear that your nanny has given you quite a bit of advance notice, as you can ease in to the recruitment of a new nanny. Perhaps you could consider a live-out nanny this time, if you find it stressful having someone else live in your home all the time.
Ordered list of tasks for a nanny... hmm, I've never had one of those. Mind you, I'm not contracted to do any domestic tasks though I do end up doing the more basic things like: washing-up, dishwasher loading/unloading, washing clothes, vacuming, fixing the tumble dryer, plumbing in the washing maching and dishwasher, hanging out the washing, changing light bulbs, collecting the hens eggs!
I'm the other way round to you, I'm a nanny and I'm leaving my job soon due to a house move but really don't want to. I've been with them since the little guy was 5 months and I love my job. It's very hard this way round too
Good luck finding a new nanny, have a look at nannyjob.co.uk