So you’ve just touched down in a foreign country which perhaps you’ve never visited before. Everything your eyes are seeing is new; perhaps you’re feeling a range of emotions you’ve never felt before. All these changes are heightened by the fact that you are alone, and let’s face it; it’s a scary situation to be in!
I remember being collected at the airport by my family’s driver trying to seem as cool, calm and collected as possible whilst I was flapping on the inside. As we drove from the airport into the unknown so many questions popped into my mind but I was unable to ask them due to some major language barriers! Before arriving in Moscow I had a picture of what it would be like, I would be working and living in the city centre but this wasn’t the case. Many wealthy families choose to live on the outskirts of the city in affluent luxury villages in the Rublevka area. Living in the middle of the forest wasn’t quite what I’d had in mind, and whilst initially I felt quite isolated, within a few weeks I settled into an environment completely different to any other I’d been in before.
Here are some tips to help you to ease into your new nanny life as gently as possible.