About nanny's bringing their babies to work. As some of you may know my nanny is pg and will be leaving us shortly. Originally she was going to send baby home to be looked after by her MIL. We were chatting recently and I asked her if this was still what she intended to do and now she is unsure. I am going to suggest that she register with an Agency here but was just wondering what the general consensus was from:
(a) A nanny's point of view - and
(b) An employers point of view
Personally I don't think I would mind too much but then again my kids are older.
As I said she is undecided on whether she keeps the baby with her or not - if she does I would like to think that it would not be an obstacle.
Mishmash, i rang about three london agencies, and my first question was, would i be able to bring my own child to work. Each one said no immediately before i even told them my name, qualifications anything.
Maybe its better to not make that the first question!
Perhaps agencies are not the best route. AS it is common practise to earn less if you bring your child, that would be a pay cut for the agency too. That's probably why they aren't interested. Not because parents aren't willing. Personally, I wouldn't mind if a nanny brought a child so long as I was confident that it wouldn't compromise the care of my own children. But, then I'm one who doesn't think agencies are worth their fees. So youwould have to find me on the internet or lacally through word of mouth.