The 2023 National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW) is September 24-30. NNRW is a week during which families, businesses, and the media will be encouraged to celebrate the positive aspects of the nanny profession, the important role nannies play in the lives of the families and the wonderful contribution they make in the lives of the children they care for.
Here are some ways you can recognize your nanny and the contributions they make to your family:
Personalized Thank-You Card
Have the children create handmade thank-you cards or crafts to express their gratitude and love.
Put together a gift basket with some of their favorite snacks, treats, and self-care items. You can also include a heartfelt note.
Treat your nanny to a spa day, either at a spa or with a DIY spa kit at home.
Take your nanny out to their favorite restaurant for a special dinner.
Extra Paid Time Off
Give your nanny an extra day or two of paid time off to relax and recharge.
Offer to pay for a professional development workshop or course that can help them enhance their skills and career.
Throw a small celebration at home or a park with close friends and family to honor the nanny. Include food, drinks, and fun activities.
Provide a gift card for a service or activity they enjoy, such as a movie night, concert, or sports event, or to their favorite store, restaurant, or coffee shop.
Bonus or Raise
If it’s within your means, consider giving your nanny a bonus or a raise during this special week.
Help with Tasks
Offer to assist with some of their household tasks or responsibilities to give them a break.
Create a Memory Book
Compile photos, mementos, and notes from the children to create a memory book that celebrates their time together.
Share your appreciation for your nanny on social media or in your local community to publicly recognize their hard work.
Prepare a surprise breakfast or brunch to start their day off right.
Provide Time Off
Give your nanny a full day off to relax and do whatever they please.
Arrange a Nanny Playdate
Coordinate a playdate with other children in the neighborhood or with the children’s friends to give the nanny some social time.
Subscribe them to a service they’d enjoy, such as a streaming platform, book club, or magazine subscription.
Support Career Goals
Offer support and encouragement for their career goals and aspirations, whether it’s further education or career advancement.
Remember that the most meaningful way to celebrate your nanny is by showing genuine appreciation and recognizing their value throughout the year, not just during National Nanny Recognition Week. Building a strong, respectful, and communicative relationship with your nanny is the best way to show your gratitude for their important role in your family’s life.
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