Jenn - posted on 10/15/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My husband and I each have occasional work travel (maybe once each month or two), and as of yet we haven't had to be gone at the same time. That situation may come up soon, and as we don't have family in the area that can stay overnight with our daughter (19 months), we'd need to ask our nanny to stay overnight with her. A few questions for you -
1) Any advice on how to pay the nanny for that? Do you just pay the regular hourly rate for xx hours (overnight and daytime), or do you pay a lump overnight rate from say 7pm - 7am? (our toddler sleeps well for about 12 hours).
2) If your child is close in age (or you remember when she/he was :-), how did they handle it? Our daughter loves her nanny but we've never done the overnight thing, and she's getting to the age when she's very aware of things and also pretty attached to mom.
3) Any other advice?