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How to help nanny

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Earlybird · 20/01/2005 15:48

My nanny is going through a hard time at the moment, as someone tried unsuccessfully to snatch her handbag last week. She was knocked off her bicycle in the process (not in our neighborhood, but in hers) and is quite bruised.

I want to help her, but don't know what to do. I've asked if she'd like some time off, but she declined saying she prefers to stay busy. She filed a police report, and has been offered victim support counselling, but it has not yet begun. She is understandably tense, anxious and jumpy.

I've loaned her a spare rucksack so she isn't a target with her nice handbag, but it hardly seems enough. She seemed to be feeling better at the start of the week, but today is dead on her feet(not sleeping well), and has been surprisingly impatient/terse with dd, and a tiny bit off with me too - which is not at all normal for her. I don't know what to do really, and I suspect the answer is to simply be understanding/supportive. But, I am hoping someone can offer some advice.

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Uwila · 20/01/2005 18:10

What about a quick session of pampering, to help her relax. Maybe a nice Molton Brown bassage or something. It doesn't really adress the issue at hand. But it will cost youless than time off. And it might be just the kind of attention she needs right now.

I know I'd like to recieve this from my employer. Obviously, it doesn't have to be Molton Brown. Any old day spa would do.


Uwila · 20/01/2005 18:10

bassage = massage

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