When the Nanny Leaves – How to Support Your Child

When the Nanny Leaves – How to Support Your Child

It’s the summer but some parents are already thinking about what will happen next school year.

What if you have a nanny and she is planning on leaving before school starts.  What preparations do you need to make for your child or children, so their relationship with you as a parent is strong, and their relationship with their nanny is a helpful and supportive one? How devastated will your child be when the Nanny leaves.

Cameron Lynne Macdonald, a former nanny and medical sociologist, states that “parents expect a nanny to form a strong bond with a child but also appear invisible in the family, to be simultaneously present and absent in the children’s lives”.

Check out this article in the NY Times about when the nanny leaves and how to handle it so your child will still feel supported.