Wednesday, 2 April 2014
can you be a mummy and a nanny??
I cant imagine going back to working long days (and nanny hours are long) looking after babies and children while my little one is in childcare... so what happens to a nanny once she has kids of her own? Do I need a career change? I would love to hear what other people have to say about this?
Ideally I would love to take my little girl to work and look after other kids her age at the same time, but would parents be willing to hire a nanny that brings her own child along? I have talked to a few parents and most are not that willing to have a nanny with a baby, which is fair enough (you don't bring a baby to the office) but what I did find disturbing was that some parents are not even willing to hire you if you have a baby that is in child care... NOW that's what I would call discrimination.
All these questions and I don't have many answer. I do know a few nannies and the majority that do have kids of their own, leave work and do something else. Some stay home to look after their little ones solely, others look into a completely different direction. So is being a nanny a career or just a temporary position that will eventually become impossible to carry on?