My husband is being transferred, when do I give notice?

Hi everyone,

I started with a new family in February after being with my previous Nanny Family for 3.5 years. I'm with one infant girl who is 6 months old. My husband just found out on Friday that he is being transferred for his job back to his home state. We eventually wanted to make this move and overall it's a great move for him and for us, but we didn't know it would happen this soon. He will be transferred in 2 weeks.

I had the intention of staying with my new nanny family for a while, we don't have a contract or anything so there's no agreement between us that I have to work until a certain date or a guideline of notice I have to give. I know standard notice is 2 weeks for most jobs and sometimes I see nannies who give 4 weeks per their contracts.

I'm really nervous to give my notice because they won't see this coming at all and I'm not sure what appropriate notice would be... 2 weeks? 3 weeks? 4 weeks? We have not even gotten to know each other that well since I've only been working for them for a few months.

Input appreciated!! Thanks everyone.

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I would tell them as soon as possible. Its unfortunate that it came up unexpectedly but there isn't much you can do about it now. Give as much notice as you can and if possible for you to stay behind a week or two and are willing to do so then I would offer that to help them out. If they have family never by that can help out then I'd just give them your notice and leave when you need to. Good luck!

I usually support a standard two weeks notice, but given how new you still are to this position id give them 4 weeks. Be prepared for them to find new childcare early, that's happened to me a few times.

Hi there,

I'm happy to hear that the move is, overall, a good decision for you both although I am sorry the thought of giving your notice to your current NF is giving you some stress. These things are always hard but it's a bit more stressful when it springs up on you so quick!

I think the good news is that you and your NF do not have a contract or anything of the sort. I think it would be fair to give the family you work for notice right away of your current situation. This will allow them at least a little time to seek another child care provider.

Don't be nervous! I know it's always a little tough but most people understand that these things happen sometimes. As long as you tell them as soon as you can, although I'm sure they will be sad to see you go, it will all work out fine.

Good luck :)

Yes, give notice now so they can find someone to care for baby. It is hard and emotional when parents find the perfect nanny, then nanny has to quit, so be sympathetic. Thirty days now so they can get nannies lined up for interviewing. Good luck and follow your husband. miss pat

Yes, give notice now so they can find someone to care for baby. It is hard and emotional when parents find the perfect nanny, then nanny has to quit, so be sympathetic. Thirty days now so they can get nannies lined up for interviewing. Good luck and follow your husband. miss pat