Our nanny is going to be leaving in about two weeks. She's been taking care of dd during working hours since dd was 3 months old (dd is almost 3 years old now). While I do most of my work from home, and thus am available to dd during the day and spend time with her, nurse her, put her down for her naps, etc, she's of course attached to our nanny.
Dd has been told by both me and Kate (our nanny) that Kate will be leaving soon. Dd hasn't ever said much in response when asked if she understand, or how she feels about this, other than to say "I want to spend more time with you, Mommy" (I'll be taking a visiting scholar position starting in September, and am taking advantage of an opportunity to cut back on my work in the meantime, so dd will go to Montessori in the morning and I'll be caring for her from noon on during the summer - dd also knows about this).
I know dd cares about Kate and will almost certainly miss her. Has anyone else been through this? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to ease the transition?