Welcome to the Nanny Expert! After 22 years of nannying, I think I've experienced just about everything. From newborns and toddlers to tweens, teens and in-betweens, I've been there. This is the place to ask me your questions and share your gripes, grievances or concerns. As a full-time nanny to two delicious children, I am still living the nanny life. But after more than two decades as a career nanny, I believe I have plenty of perspective and can offer advice to both parents and caregivers. I am here to guide you through the sometimes bumpy and complicated world of hired childcare. I can't wait to hear from you and I promise to get back to you answers just as fast as I can.
Do I have to give the nanny sick days, if so, how many and are they paid?
Answering a question with a question here, do you have paid sick days? I imagine you probably do, so the answer to your question is yes. At some point, it’s inevitable that we will get some bug and need rest. I, along with most nannies, get sick paid days. I have used only three in the past three years and I think four a year would be a fair number. However, I suggest maybe a few more if your nanny is working with school age children. Remember all the germie wormies they bring home with them.
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