First off I hope this is ok to post and that this is the right board to post on, apologies if not.
Anyway, to my question - should I quit my new nanny job that I am not really enjoying?
I started two weeks ago, for a lovely family with two very young children, both under two (although one turns two in a few weeks). I also have another job, which has just been cut down to one day due to both children now attending school - I have been there just over a year. ( I have been nannying since 2009, and was a nursery nurse before this).
Thinking it would be a nice challenge, and be great experience for my cv, I took the job quite happily. However, since starting I have not had one enjoyable moment there! The eldest is a nightmare, isn't very interested in playing and seems to do everything in his power to pretty much climb the walls! I know that he is young, but he in no way responds to discipline or warnings, and believe me I've tried. Parents do too; in a way I think thats why they got a nanny, because they don't really know what to do!
Also, just recently, hubby and I have decided not to stay where we currently rent and plan on moving out the area, so I would quit any way, because I don't want to be commuting for 40mins+ for a few days a week for not the best pay (I am earning £15 less a day on this job then in my other, but it IS only round the corner). However, this wouldn't be for another 7 months. If I were to quit now, would they still have to pay the agency fee, or would the agency place someone else for "free"?
Really I have three options: 1. quit now after finding a new job (if I do this how much notice from now; it says a week in my contract ((which I haven't even signed!!)) and a four weeks after a month)
2. tell them I am moving in six months and leave it up to them, or:
3. stick it out for seven months and then quit anyway.
Please help, I feel horrible going to a job I don't like, because children pick up on this so easily, and I don't want to upset them
. Plus, in my opinion, being miserable in a childcare job is probably the worst place to feel like that, after all I am responsible for two little people and its really isn't fair on them if their carer doesn't want to be there.