Our nanny has been off due to a surgery (to repair an injury) and will be off for a total of about 6-8 weeks. When she returns, she needs physical therapy 3 times a week.
One therapy visit can be on her day off.
One therapy visit she plans to take the kids with her.
One therapy visit she plans to be on the morning that she drops the kids off at pre-school (previously, she has spent that time while not watching the kids running family errands, doing their laundry or organizing their room or play-space).
Should we be expected to pay her for the morning when she is neither watching the kids nor engaging in household related activities but simply attending physical therapy?
Our deal was that she would have 40 hours a week with us, and would receive 40 hours a week in pay. My thought is that her "time off" for therapy could just be accumulated over time and we could then use it for child-care for a night out or maybe some weekend activity where we don't want to take the kids. Her pay would not be reduced, but rather we would "tweak" the hours she was working to reflect her therapy time.