We have a wonderful au pair who has been living with us for 2 months. Unfortunately, due to a family medical emergency, we need to relocate to the other coast within the next 6 weeks. We will not be able to take our au pair with us so she will need to rematch.
We want to give our au pair as much time as possible to find a new family, but we also need childcare for the next 6 weeks. When should we tell her?
I want her to have time to search for a new family, but I don’t want her leaving us before we move. Our contract implies au pair’s have about 2 weeks to rematch so do we give her 2 weeks? Can we tell her sooner but let her know that she won’t be available to move until x date (closer to when we relocate)?
We’re trying to create a smooth transition that works for everyone in this very stressful time, and so we’d love some advice. — RBD