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Since a nanny is a household employee, there is a level of trust and intimacy that exists between a nanny and her employers that is not present within a normal employee/employer relationship. For this reason, nanny contracts often include stipulations regarding the termination of employment or notice given by the nanny. The contract can specify the length of notice that a nanny must give before leaving her position. This can be anywhere from two weeks up to one month. The reason for an extended period of notice is so the family can secure another childcare provider and prepare their child for the nanny's leaving. If the parents choose to terminate a nanny's employment than they should provide at least two weeks or a severance package equal to two weeks salary. This allows the nanny to secure employment without being put in a financial bind.