Our tip today is simple yet highly effective. Surprising your nanny with a little token of appreciation is key to developing an excellent relationship. You’d be amazed at how just taking a little time to find something that your nanny will love will make them feel valued, respected and appreciated. Whether you give your nanny tickets to a movie you know your nanny is desperate to see or present them with a bottle of nice wine, you’re sure to find that they feel both surprised and pleased that you have thought of them.
You know, it’s often the little things in life that matter rather than just the grand gestures. By surprising your nanny with a little gift, you’re letting them know that they’re doing a great job. Your nanny will, therefore, feel special. That can only be a good thing as your nanny is charged with helping you and your children, so they ARE a very exceptional individual!
One key aspect to keep in mind is that you don’t want to give a gift as part of a performance review. You want to present it as a surprise. Let’s be honest here, we all adore surprises. When these come from an employer, they’re even more meaningful. Especially when it’s the family they nanny for.
Being a nanny puts someone in a position of complete trust. Your nanny becomes part of your family, so it’s wonderful to be able to make their day! Not only that, but your token of appreciation will be something your nanny thinks of time and time again. They will know just how much they mean to you and your family. Not only this but when you give your gift, you will be teaching your kids about gratitude and appreciation. They will understand that being grateful means sharing with others. It’s all about making the people you appreciate feel appreciated! With the right perspective, there is so much in life to be thankful for.
With all of the above in mind, perhaps it would be a good idea for you all as a family to have input into surprising your nanny. Make it a team effort that everyone has some say in. Whether you all simply decide to write a heartfelt message in a card or anything else, the personal touch goes a long way. Whatever you choose to do, know that your nanny will love meaning so much to your beautiful family.
Finding a good nanny who is the right fit for your family can take time. So, when you have a great care provider, let them know from time to time that they’re appreciated. Find little ways to reward them for their time, care, patience and wisdom. Let them know they’re doing a great job! We Need A Nanny is here for you on this wonderful journey.