It’s time to celebrate your nanny! National Nanny Recognition Week is September 22-28. This is a special week set aside every year to honor your nanny and show her how much you appreciate everything she does for your family. It’s a time for your children to show gratitude to their nanny for being such a positive role model. Remembering to say “Thank you” to your nanny throughout the year is so important, and here are some ways to make her feel extra special this week!
1. CREATIVE APPRECIATION
If your children are musical, have them sing a song or write a poem to thank your nanny. It will make her smile and it’s super creative for the kids to write their own lyrics. Have them record this so she may cherish their sweet voices for life.
2. DRAW A THANK YOU CARD
Are your children great artists? Do they love to draw? Help them create a special thank you card for your nanny.
3. PAMPER YOUR NANNY
Is your nanny working a long shift? Is she caring for many children? Gift your nanny a relaxing day at the spa or treat her to a massage.
4. GIFT OF EDUCATION
Has your nanny always wanted to take a special class to add to her list of skills or learn another language? Sponsor her to attend the International Nanny Association conference, Save a Little Life CPR Class, take a cooking class, or attend a local RIE child development class.
Tell your nanny how much you appreciate her, and then gift her a bonus or a health insurance stipend to contribute to her well-being.
6. WORDS OF KINDNESS
Simply say thank you and tell your nanny how wonderful she is. It feels good to be loved and hear positive things!
7. PAID DAY OFF
Treat your nanny to a paid day off. Many nannies work long hours, so they will really appreciate finding the time to visit the dentist, get a haircut, or you could even treat them to a mani/pedi. Feeling polished is a win/win for everyone
8. THROW A NANNY PARTY
Decorate the house, make some cupcakes, put on your nanny’s favorite music, and celebrate her awesomeness!
9. DINNER AT A FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Many times nannies spend hours preparing meal plans for the week, grocery shopping, and cooking delicious meals. Treat your nanny to a night off from cooking and send her out to her favorite restaurant.
10. MAKE A DONATION
Do you already spoil your nanny and treat her like part of the family? Maybe there is a cause that is near and dear to your nanny’s heart? You and the kids could donate your time or make a kind donation? Get creative and think outside of the box!
11. MAKE YOUR NANNY A MEMORY BOOK
You and your children could enjoy putting this book together as a family activity. Take pictures and create a special memory book that the nanny can cherish forever. What a special idea!
12. GIVE YOUR SPECIAL NANNY A GIFT CARD
Does your nanny have a favorite store, theme park, or restaurant they like to visit? Surprise them with a gift card to this location!
HAVE A FABULOUS WEEK CELEBRATING YOUR EDUCATED NANNIES!