PAID SICK TIME/PERSONAL TIME OFF
A full time nanny is certainly obligated to paid sick time, up to seven working days per year.
Personal time off is usually granted when nannies have doctor’s appointments, Emergency family member situations, jury duty and the like and are usually compensated. If the nanny has gone over the limit of her paid sick time days, there is an option for the both of you to discuss whether she is willing to trade-in those hours for a weekend or weeknight
Most public holiday pay is usually offered to the full-time nanny and sometimes part-time nannies. Public holidays can be a bit tricky because not all of them are usually honored. You want to make sure that those specific holidays are drafted on the contract so that there is no assumption made by the nanny and the parent. If you ask your nanny to come in on an obvious public holiday because perhaps you need to get your hair done or take care of everyday errands that you usually don’t have time for, the compensation is usually a time and half for that day. It’s always good to offer an incentive if in fact she is available, because a regular pay rate on a holiday is definitely not an incentive.