Thursday

Carl Schurtz Park (84th and East End Avenue) NYC

Received Thursday, November 2, 2006

My son and I were at the playground at Carl Schurtz park for 45 minutes today. (Weds. 11/1) At about noon, I noticed a nanny asleep on a bench. The child she was supposedly watching was in a navy maclaren stroller that had a yellow and light blue Vera Bradley (or Vera Bradley-like) diaper bag. The nanny was African American, middle aged, thin, straight hair in a bun, some smaller gold jewelry, glasses, wearing jeans and a navy windbreaker with white stripes on the sleeves.

Anyway, for 30 minutes, I kept my eye on this nanny. She looked homeless- her feet were out of her shoes, she was slumped over, and somewhat far from the stroller (just a few feet, but still....). I couldn't see the child in the stroller, but think it was a boy and am pretty sure/hopeful that he was asleep this whole time. Regardless, a nanny sleeping at the park is not appropriate in my book.

***I am the woman who posted this sighting. To follow up- I saw the nanny and child again at Carl Schurz at 11:15 am on Thursday November 2nd. The child is a boy, looks to be about 3. He has thick straight blonde hair. Today, November 2nd, he was wearing olive corderoy (sp.) pants and a red jacket. Today, the nanny was wearing white sneakers, gold hoop earrings, a gold wedding band and a grey and black striped hat. She has a Carribean accent and looks to be in her late 40s.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Within the 30 minutes you stood observing her; I think you could have inquired if she was OK .... you never know what could have been wrong. Once what I thought was nigligence turned out to be a Mom actually with low blood sugar!

Anonymous said...

If I saw a napping nanny- people steal babies! The last place on earth you would want to nap and leave your child in his carriage to fend for himself is a NY City Park! Hells Bells.

Anonymous said...

well I don't understand you.If you kept your eyes on the nanny for 30minutes,who was watching your child?Nannies are also humanbeings and you dont expect them to be mobile 24/7,why dont you put your shoes in theirs.This is a very difficult job,and the little moment she decided to catch some zees,you assumed the negative!Noone is perfect,not even you!

Anonymous said...

When you are ON THE CLOCK and GETTING PAID to watch a child, you DAMN WELL better stay awake in a public park. That is the MINIMUM!

Anonymous said...

That is inexcusable. She should be fired. A nanny

K said...

she can nap when the child naps at home! she can not nap in public when the child need to be watched. fire her!

Anonymous said...

Response to 10.28 am It has not even dawned on you that the nanny was ill right? And the same to 12.21 am as a nanny you are touting that she should be fired without thinking that possibly something could have been very wrong. I know that park. Why could other nannies not ask what is wrong and if indeed she was just lazy let her have it in no uncertain terms and take hold of her charge if necessary and make a report. All you nannies walk around with cell phones and according to the moms "gab" all day!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the many fictional posts on this site.
As one person said in response to you, if you kept your eyes on the nanny for a half hour, who was watching your son?
You crackpot. Go have another drink.

Anonymous said...

many fictional posts? You must be a nanny. A p'd off nanny!