Make sure your plan to have one of these options available before your nanny gets sick or has car trouble!
Work out a nanny share.
Find out if you can join another family’s nanny share, a situation where two or more families share a nanny.
Stay-at-home parents can be great.
They’re busy too, needless to say, and should not be taken for granted. But that said, if you have a close friend nearby who stays home with her kids, she’d probably be willing to help you out. Again, you’ll want to broach the subject well before your hour of need.
Ask if you can work from home.
If none of these options pan out, and the type of job you have allows for it, you could plan to work from home on those days when your nanny can’t make it. Discuss this with your boss before the time comes.