I am a current nanny of a wonderful and although we had our differences on some childcare issues- we got along rather well. I have been with the family almost a year. ( in July). I did sit down with MB and asked her about a raise on the anniversary date. I started with my charge when she was an infant and now she is a thieving and energetic toddler. MB told me she did do research and found what she thought was good pay. Maybe for a baby- but there is a lot more activity now as a toddler. The toddler only sleeps, maybe, less than two hours. I do housekeeping, childcare and laundry. I also take charge to classes and activities in my own car. That’s hard to do on $8 an hour (Michigan pay). So she told me that she could possible pay vacations now- um- how's that going to help? I take one vacation a year. So pay will probably not change- they current family says they have to be careful with their money. I understand- but why a new patio set and new odds and ends for your house?
I was offered a new position and now the hard part- telling the current family. I want to leave on a good note. I will truly miss my charge (she is an only child)- she has grown in my life and I want to stay in hers. The new position offers more money and I only care for the child.
The new position starts at the end of August. When is a good time to talk to the MB and DB? How do I tell them? I don’t want to upset them and only be a memory. Thanks for all your advice.