Q. Now that my children are going back to school, my nanny won’t be working as many hours. How to families normally handle this situation?
A. For families of school aged children, September is perhaps the most challenging time of the year. New routines, schedules and activities can throw even the most organized families temporarily off track. Fortunately, for families who employ a nanny, they don’t have the added stress of securing child care arrangements to accommodate the changes that back to school season brings.
While at first glance, it may seem that since your nanny is working fewer hours cutting her pay would be appropriate, but before you make that decision, it’s important to consider these key things:
In our experience, families who have wanted to keep their child care consistent and not worry about who would care for the kids on holidays, vacations and sick days, have found that continuing to keep their nannies hours and pay consistent was a winning situation for all.