I am new to the world of nannies. I hired my first nanny a few months ago. Things seems to be going well. I read all of the stories about the nannies who end up hurting their children, so I have to admit, I am not yet relaxed. My child is only eight months. My question is this, we hired the nanny and had her submit to a drug test and let her know that we reserve the right to randomly drug test. I am completely torn about this because on one hand, I feel it essential to take every precaution, yet we have yet to exercise the drug testing clause and I wanted to know if I run the risk of alienating my nanny. I have no reason to drug test her, but when I see the things that people do to children in my mind, I think they either had to be on drugs or in a state because they had gone too late without them.
Does any other parent out their drug test their nanny? In the contract, it says specifically, "not to exceed 4 times per year" and we have not done it once.