I thought I had chosen a really good nanny for my children. I'd rather not go in to specifics but my nanny made an appearance on this blog. My sister reads the blog on a regular basis and was in a position to verify the claims presented on the blog. That nanny is no longer with us thanks to what my sister was able to observe. It wouldn't have been fair to terminate her based on an anonymous posting on a blog that simply sounded like her. After everything is said and done, I am appreciative but can't imagine that this blog is anyway a tool that can be relied upon.
I have had nannies for four years and have had fair to excellent experiences with each except the last. The nanny's references were verified and we ran a background check. The behavior the nanny exhibited out of our sight was shocking and nothing we would imagined as her demeanor in our presence was consistently demonstrative of someone who was both kind and patient. I am interested to know the experience of other mothers. How might I avoid a bad hire in the future? Is a nanny camera my only option? Quite frankly my feeling is that if you have to use a nanny camera with your nanny, than you should rethink trusting that nanny with your child. I would appreciate input from other mothers, fathers and childcare professionals.
Please do not use my name or location. Thank you.
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