Ready or not, spring break is coming! Have plans for a big trip to Hawaii? Or perhaps you will be staying home. Here's your guide to your nanny and spring break!
If your nanny is going to be traveling with you, keep the following in mind:
1) You will need to pay for any expenses related to her travel, including food, hotel, airfare.
2) Even though your nanny may look like she is just basking in the sun, remember she is working and she is "on." That said, she will need a break from time to time. Take advantage of giving her some down time and utilize the hotel's babysitting service.
3) It is customary to pay an overnight fee of anything from $50-$100/night that you are away in addition to her daily pay.
If your nanny will be staying home while your family travels, keep the following in mind:
1) It is customary to pay your nanny her regular salary while you are away, even though the children are not present.
2) Identify tasks she can tend to while you are away. There are many duties she can get done while the children are away, some of these include: disinfecting bath toys, sorting through clothes and storing them away or selling them, rotating toys and books, doing research on summer camps or local pools.
3) Is she open to assistant tasks? Perhaps she can manage your dry cleaning, house/pet sit, or drop off something you have been meaning to have repaired.
If both your family and your nanny will be staying around town for spring break, begin to plan right now as to what that week will look like!
1) Perhaps she can set up some playdates
2) Take the children to some special outings
3) Find a spring break camp
Spring break can be fun for all – nanny included! Just make sure you plan ahead for a smooth and stress free vacation!