I sort of want to get back into work for may be a year because someone (who I owe a slight debt to) has asked me to. So if I go back to a job, I would probably have to get a nanny because that would again involve getting up at 5am and be back home at 6pm at the earliest. However before going that far, I would be grateful if you can enlighten me on some issues: 1) Is it OK for me to go and work so soon even before my daughters 1st birthday and whether it will have an adverse impact of any kind or not? 2) If I do have a nanny, what would happen to my relationship with my daughter? I have seen a child who is more attached to the nanny that to the mother! How would I go about preventing that? 3) If nannies are OK, which type should I look for? There is a craze here in London to have a seriously clever nanny (ideally from Western Europe, China or Japan depending on your price range) to teach your child a second language even before kindergarten. Is this actually a good idea? 4) Is nanny necessary anyway? I have seen people having nannies even though they are not doing anything else or is that just too much delegation of tasks? Or is the whole idea seriously inadvisable and I should just raise my daughter myself? The person that has asked me back to a job can take no for an answer so it is not serious. Thank you in advance for your advice and opinion!