Question for nannies. I have been at this job since July 15. My employers haven't given me a housekey.
On two occasions I was locked out if the house, with a child. Once on a 90 degree day and once in an electrical storm. I asked for a key. The mom told me she needed to feel more comfortable with me. (!!)
Thursday I had to take the daughter to gymnastics. Worried the parents wouldn't be home by six and we'd be locked out again, I locked the doirs but left one set of french patio doors open.
When we got home, Dad was there. He said, "I'm going to ask once & I want an answer, did you intentionally
leave the door open? " He made me feel like crap.
Mom came home then and said to me..."as badly as you want a housekey, you haven't shown me you deserve it."
It's a key.