Post by The Nanny Doctor, Dr. Lindsay Heller
Many families ask about this issue regarding nannies. The short answer is that this should be predetermined prior to hiring your nanny and be in your first nanny job description and work agreement. However, if you didn’t do that at that time, it’s not too late! There are many Monday holidays throughout the year. This may affect your family in several ways.
1) Your older children are out of school
If you have older children, they will be out of school on a Monday holiday and you will have to decide what your nanny’s work schedule will be like that day as well as what extra pay you will provide her for the additional children.
2) You give the nanny a day off.
You may choose to give your nanny a day off as part of her annual paid holidays that are included in your work agreement. If you choose this option, you will need to make sure that you are available to care for your children or that you have alternative childcare available.
3) Your nanny has school aged children.
Another issue that may arise is that your nanny has school aged children and on a Monday holiday, those children need to go somewhere. Some families are okay with a nanny having her children come to work with her on these days, while other families tell the nanny she will need to make arrangements for childcare for her own children ahead of time.
Whatever you decide, you will need to think ahead about this situation ahead of time so that you are not caught off guard. What will work best for your family?