hello all- i had my second baby 2 months ago and am currently on mat leave. i have had the same nanny since going back to work two years ago, dd1 loves her and by and large i think we've had a very positive experience and relationship. initially when i went on mat leave i asked whether she would be happy to look for part time work for the period sept-january as i wouldn't be able to keep her full time, but i value her and would love to be able to keep her full time when i go back in january.
initially she agreed- then about 3 weeks ago she told me she'd changed her mind and wanted to find full time work. i was gutted at first, but came round to the fact that it was just not meant to be. in the meantime i interviewed a couple more people for the position and think i have found someone who could work out.
however, on monday she told me that she has potentially found a matching family and so would be willing to reconsider. i am going away on sunday for 6 weeks so need to decide quickly what to do!
on the one hand- she is really quite good, dd1 loves her, she is tried and tested etc.
on the other- i wonder whether this wouldn't be a second best solution for her and she would let me down eventually if she finds something full time? morover i had sort of come to term with the fact she is leaving and i am now struggling to change plans yet again.
finally- there is a (remote) possibility that we may be leaving london for good int he fall, and i feel that it would really screw her over if we left (as she would still be locked in a contract with the other family). even though she has been less than clear about her future plans, i wouldn't want to do that to her...
Did you mention this to the nannies you interviewed?
friend took on a job as sole charge nanny,and 3 weeks into it,family said they were moving many miles away as new job had been offered (obv had gone for the interview, so MUST have known it was a possibitly that db might have got it) - needless to say my friend was very pissed off!!
Your nanny was prob only covering her back, it is VERY hard to find a temp job for a few months to fit in with a mb ml - so prehaps she was worried that she might not find work, and as soon as she did, she said to you about it
i would keep your original nanny and see what happens