Our wonderful nanny's flight home is delayed and she won't be back until at least 3am. She is on duty from 7.15am. Do you think it is safe for her to have sole charge - including driving - on so little sleep?
I've regularly arrived home from hols at 230am and find by the time I've got myself washed and changed it is 4am when I get into bed. I always book the next day off work and sleep deeply and soundly until at least lunchtime.
No! And as for driving - you'd have to be insane. Bit irresponsible of her to arrive home the day before being due at work - delays do happen - but one of you will need to take a domestic day and give her the day off.
Not driving, but if she's young she should be fine to work.
Personally I could do it, and then have an early night, but that's just me.
Lots of nannies are expected to work after travelling long haul while working. It's all part of the job...but I wouldn't expect someone to drive my DC around after very little sleep. And definitely don't make her take the DC swimming, as that would be just cruel.
I have said she must get 6 hours sleep so if she gets in at 3am she should sleep til 9am and DH will cover until then. I'll worry all day otherwise. No school tomorrow but the DC have more than enough telly over the Christmas break.
I'd never expect a nanny to work after flying long haul. I always pack them off to bed as soon as we arrive and give time off in lieu for any extra hours spent travelling.
It would be perfectly safe for her to look after them on little sleep, but it wouldn't be very nice for her (and possibly them) so I think allowing her to come in a bit late is probably the best solution.
DearGirl Ditto! (Well I wasn't in bed for 10 but that is because ds woke at 9:45 and it took me until 12:30am to get him back off.)
You mean some people look after small children after 7 hours sleep? How strange! (And I also do a very complex highly mathematical technical job 3 days a week. In the 6 months I've been back at work I have not once had more than 5.5 hours sleep the night before.)