Sad and frustrated about our nanny possibly leaving
I’m not sure if our nanny is leaving but I get the sense she may be searching elsewhere. We’ve had her 1.5 years 3 days a week while I work 12 hour hospital shifts and she’s amazing. I’m currently pregnant with my second so we were discussing a pay increase from 15 to 19$ an hour for the fall when I go back to work and the plan to put our older daughter in preschool for 3.5 hours a day on the days she’s there (she’s drop her off, pick her up and put her down for a nap). She said she’d let us know her thoughts on our offer. I’m now terrified she is going to leave! We could go up to 20$ but not much higher - we can’t afford it! Just the idea of finding someone else when we have someone we love and trust and how may daughter could react makes me feel so sad. Having to look so last minute because you can’t find someone in May for September makes me feel incredibly anxious as well as it was such a hard emotional process before to put your trust in a total stranger. Our daughter loves her and I just feel so many emotions about another change in her life. We can’t do day care because of our work hours. Anyone else have to switch nannies? Was it ok? Did your kids adjust?