Received Wednesday, November 14, 2007-Perspective & Opinion
I have a wonderful nanny to my two children. I am expecting my third in February and plan to stop working and staying home with my children. At what point should I tell my nanny of this plan? She's been with us for almost a year and she's the best! I have a friend that would like to hire her after she leaves us (where the set-up would be almost identical to what she has now-same number of children, same preschool for older child, same pay, same hours), so she won't be unemployed unless she wants to be. I don't have paid maternity leave and plan on working right up until I deliver. I really need her to stay with us until then, but I realize that she may need time to find a new position. My thoughts are to give her about 30 days notice. Is that enough? What are your thoughts on the best way to approach this with my wonderful nanny.