Nanny agreement about frequent medical appointments
i wanted to ask a question for parents that have nannies for their children.
My daughter has a rare serious condition and often has to go to doctors appointments. Typically when she goes I will take her and I’ll ask the nanny to tidy up her toys or make a meal for my daughter while we are at the appointment.
But sometimes I may need to be gone for 3 or 4 hours for the appointment and the nanny only wants to work for 1 of those hours but wants to be paid for all those 4 hours.
The appointments are crucial because of her significant condition and for me when I run out of sick time I don’t get paid so to pay for the nanny not to work and for me not to get paid during that time is a financial burden especially since the nanny doesn’t want to work during that time.
if this was my other child that never goes to the doctor I would just pay her for that one time of her not working and call it a day but with my child’s condition and all the help that I need I’m trying to find a fair middle ground.
what do you parents do? Please only kind responses. This is a sensitive topic as she can’t go to child care because of covid risks and I go above and beyond to make sure the nanny is happy and she is an equal member of our family etc.
im just trying to benchmark