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Silly question - providing lunch for nanny?

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IlanaK Tue 18-Aug-09 20:42:45

I have a nanny starting next week doing two half days of 9:30 - 1:30. So she will be here at lunch time and will in fact be doing lunch for my boys. I assume she will eat with them, and I am of course happy for her to do so. But what do you do about what a nanny eats? I mean, I will leave instructions of what to give the boys: some days sandwhiches with raw veg, but other days it might be something I cooked and left. So,do I just assume she eats what they eat? Or do I have to allow her to choose something else from what we have? I menu plan quite carefully for the week and we all eat the same thing (I mean I don't prepare different meals for fussy eaters).

This may be a nonissue as she may be perfectly happy to have whatever the boys have, but I was just wondering what the done thing is?

StillSquiffy Tue 18-Aug-09 20:45:47

For nanny staying a full day I think you should cater for their tastes, but not for one finishing at 1.30. If she doesn't fancy their food she can eat afterwards when she leaves

nannynick Tue 18-Aug-09 20:48:20

Agree with Squiffy - as your nanny is only working 4 hours a day, you don't really need to provide lunch at all. If they want to eat the same as the children, then that is ideal - as it can help to encourage your children to eat their lunch.

IlanaK Tue 18-Aug-09 20:50:08


My older two are 8 and 5 and eat loads so don't need encouraging! But it is good to know that I would not be unreasonable to just suggest that if she would like lunch, she is welcome to eat what they eat.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 19-Aug-09 09:45:27

agree with squiffy and nick

i eat what the children eat - or what i fancy i cook for them iyswim

nannyL Wed 19-Aug-09 15:07:26

i would just have some bread / cheese / ham / tuna / eggs whatever (one not all of) and if she wants it she can have some and if she doesnt feel like it she can do her own when she leaves!

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