I've just started nannying for a wonderful family. The baby is happy and affectionate and just a joy to be with. Mum and dad are great - friendly, easy going, mum is very similar to me - in terms of childcare, and very organised, into the organics etc.
Everything has been going great, and mum has been really good giving me positive feedback about how happy they are and how much the baby loves me. She seems really genuinly excited and happy with everything and how we have bonded. It makes me feel really good to hear all this and I want to return this somehow... I'm just not sure how! He has started trying to say my name when I'm not there, and now he cries when I leave.. and I'm just wondering what else I can do - I don't want it to seem like I'm taking over or I'm favoured before mum and dad at all (which is not true at all, but stay at home mum going back to work.. I want her to feel good not tread on any toes!).
I make a point of letting them know how excited he gets when he hears their keys in the door at the end of the day.. and how he occasionally looks at the door waiting for them.
I've also thought about making a mother's day card (from the baby) and adding a note about how much I look up to her parenting (which is true) but this won't be for a few more months.
So mom/mums and dads.. any tips? What else can I do to make sure they have no reason to get jealous? What would make you feel good as a mother/father?