I was late getting the kids I babysit off the bus and the kids got in the house through the back door. Would you fire your babysitter for that?
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Oh, man, that's rough. I nanny, so that is a big fear I have. What is your reason for being 10 minutes late? Were you stuck in traffic? Did you have car troubles? If it is a legitimate reason, they may understand and consider it a slap on the wrist. The ages of the children also need to be taken into consideration. Seems like they were smart enough how to figure out how to get into their house thankfully and all was okay.
If you are not fired, come up with a back-up plan with the parents (and maybe the kids) on what to do if you cannot pick them up for whatever reason. Is there a neighbor or someone else at their bus stop that can grab them perhaps?1