Hi, My nanny is leaving after 8 months of working for us. We had hoped she would stay a year, but she is leaving to take a nanny job in another state for more money. My question to you is, do I have to give her a going away gift? Personally, I did not get along well with her. My wife seemed to do okay with her, but the children were crazy about her and cried when they found out she was leaving. This alone makes me angry. Additionally, about 6 weeks ago, while backing the car up to unload groceries, she drove into and over a fence causing about $200 worth of damage. She had said she would pay us back and I left that open but have not received any money. We did hire her from Nebraska through a friend of a friend on Facebook and paid $640 to fly her to New Jersey. She still has a return end on that trip. The original agreement, we made by phone was that if she didn't stay for a year, she would have to pay us back.