Little Engine Playground in NYC

Received Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tough love or abuse? Nanny at the Little Engine Playground in Riverside Park today told the little boy in her care that he was spoiled (she said 'spoilt') and told him a number of times to stop being stupid. (He was asking her to play with him). He wanted to go up on a piece of equipment but wanted her help. She then told him he was a baby. As I observed this, it seemed to me the nanny didn't want to have to move off of her seat where she was reading-of all things- a TV guide. Nanny had a red shirt on under a tan suede coat with a wool collar. The little boy was very neatly dressed, wearing Ben 10 tennis shoes, a blue jacket with a hood a white and blue hood. He had brown, curly hair, was about 2 and was a light skinned AA. The nanny was sloppily attired but had a pretty face, short hair, 240-280lbs, 5'5"=5'8" and dark sinned AA. I call it abuse. There was nothing nice about the way she interacted with that child, not even a flicker.


happynanny said...

Uggg yet another lazy bench-nanny.

So sick of them giving us a bad name.

Hopefully the parents see this and use their money to hire someone who's actually INTERACT with their child.

Denise said...

The same kind of parents who hire someone like that are the same kind who wouldn't bother looking at a site like this- either purposely avoiding it or ignorantly so.

I would really like to know how many people have found their "nannies" on this site? Any?

It seems to do a better job of perpetuating a negative stereotype of nannies than actually helping anyone.

Anonymous said...

Depending on the age of the child, it can be abusive, or just being an ass.

Either way, I think the type of help a parent gets (especially for a child that's old enough to talk to the parents) reflects directly on the parents.

The nanny was a lazy slug, and the parents are even bigger lazy slugs.

Anonymous said...

I just saw the age as 2. This is verbal abuse in a way. Now, the child is old enough to complain to mommy.... will mommy care enough to listen?

Meme said...

Denise, while I do know that some parents (sadly) are clueless so may not know their nanny is like this, I am sure there are those who just really dont give it much thought.

It would be interesting to know how many nannies had been caught via this site though. Impossible as it may be.

Anonymous said...

That is abuse. Telling the toddler he is stupid. I feel for the poor child.

Meme said...

I hate to be the one to say this, and this is still abusive regardless, but how can we be sure this was not the mom?

Anonymous said...

I dunno ... but maybe it was the Nanny because the little boy was smartly dressed, and the nanny was dressed very sloppily? Usually parents that take the pains to dress their kids nicely, look pretty decent themselves ... just a guess?

Meme said...

Yeah, could be.