2020 has been a year of challenges, reflection, gratitude, and celebrating our joys. Having a nanny is one of those joys to celebrate! As National Nanny Recognition Week approaches, we’d like to celebrate and honor all nannies for making our lives easier and bringing joy to our children! While it’s always important to thank our nannies for all that they do for our families, National Nanny Recognition Week (September 20-26), is a perfect time to recognize and honor them. In the era of Covid-19, celebrating your nanny may look different than years past. Here are some ideas on how you and your children can show them your appreciation while also keeping them safe!
1. A SPECIAL MEAL
Food is always a great way to honor someone for National Nanny Recognition Week! Prepare their favorite meal for them and have your child(ren) act as servers to make it fun and extra special. If cooking is not your thing, you can also order take-out from DoorDash, Grubhub or UberEats, and have food delivered right to their homes. Take it one step further and order a week’s worth of easy to prepare meals from a meal delivery service like HelloFresh.
2. SURPRISE PAID TIME OFF
NNRW is a fabulous time to give your nanny an extra paid day off. We all know how flexible nannies are especially right now. Wouldn’t it be so much fun to call your nanny the night before they are scheduled to arrive and say, “Tomorrow, take a paid day off!” and hear them cheer in delight? Better yet, you could give them some advance notice so they could have a three day weekend. Nannies will appreciate this extra day to enjoy time with loved ones. They also have the opportunity to finish those tasks that sit a little too long on the To-Do list like renewing their driver’s license. Let’s be honest, they may just take a day to sit in front of Netflix and do absolutely nothing in their favorite jammies.
3. CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS OF THANKS
Have your children express their thanks in their own creative ways. If your children are musical, have them sing a song or write a poem using their own lyrics to thank your nanny and record them expressing their gratitude. If they are artistic, have them draw a special card and use their own sweet words. Not only will this bring a smile to their face, but it is something they will cherish forever.
4. GIFT OF FUN
Has your nanny expressed an interest in learning a new hobby, or trying a new work-out class? Many companies have been offering fun things to do at home. How about gifting them a truffle-making class? The ingredient kit is sent directly to their doorstep and the class is done in the comfort and safety of their own homes. If fitness is their thing, gift them a month (or year) of online yoga and fitness classes. Then they don’t have to worry about leaving the house to get their workout in! Win-win!
Write a letter of appreciation to your nanny and then gift them a bonus! Maybe they’ve been saving up for something special like a class with Newborn Care Solutions or membership to the INA? This would give them just enough to finally splurge on themselves! Additionally, it shows them how grateful you are to them for being such an important part of your lives.
6. WORDS OF KINDNESS
Thank your nanny and tell them how wonderful they are and highlight some of their best qualities. It feels good to be loved and hear positive things about yourself! Words of kindness go a long way and can really make a person feel appreciated. Above all, words of kindness make the world a better place! Read some of our testimonials and the kind words our families have said about their nannies here.
7. A SMALL GIFT
Who doesn’t love to receive a small gift as a token of appreciation? Maybe they love coffee, or jewelry, or could use some new gear for camping? Perhaps due to Covid-19, they want to limit interactions in stores, so Amazon is their new best friend. No matter what you choose, a little gift lights up a nanny’s day!
8. A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET
It feels so great to receive a bouquet of fresh, beautiful flowers, doesn’t it? Send a vibrant bouquet from La Petite Gardenia to brighten their day or show your appreciation all year long by enrolling them in a monthly flower subscription from Bouqs.
9. A VIRTUAL ADVENTURE ABROAD
Do you have a nanny that loves to travel, and is missing that invigorating feeling of being immersed in a different culture? Urban Adventures has got just the thing to beat those travel blues. You can send them on a virtual adventure to the country of their choice all via Zoom!
10. VIRTUAL PAINT PARTY WITH FRIENDS
Is your nanny missing her friends? Do you have an artistic nanny who is super creative with your children and who loves to paint? If so, this experience would be an awesome surprise! Paint The Town offers a fun way to engage with friends while letting the creative juices flow during a private online painting party.
HAVE A FABULOUS WEEK CELEBRATING YOUR EDUCATED NANNIES FOR NATIONAL NANNY RECOGNITION WEEK!
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