Playgarden on 113th St in Morningside Heights, NY

Received Friday, April 25, 2008
nanny sighting logo I have never done this before, but feel compelled. If you live in the Morningside H area and have a dc named Alexander - brown hair, probably around 2 - 2.5 yo who frequents the Playgarden on 113th St. Your caregiver was really really unkind to him and I would suggest you try to have someone observe her at another time to see if it was an isolated incident. He took his shoes off and she was talking on the phone for about a half hour before she noticed. She then screamed at him, sat him on the bench and told him not to move and then yelled "Zip it" to him over and over any time he made a noise. After 5 minutes or so, he got up off the bench and she didn't even notice. Then a couple of minutes later, noticed and got him, yelling again at him for not listening and telling him to zip it when he started crying. This happened 3 more times. He looked scared and sad. He had a younger sibling sleeping in the stroller who looked very young. Caregiver was an African American woman with very short hair, wearing a jean jacket and black pants, heavy set. I am sure I will be flamed but this interaction was very depressing to watch and I would want to know if it was my kid.


mpp said...

Why would you be flamed? You gave a factual account of what you perceived to be a very unkind Nanny.
It doesn't sound as if you embellished any of it.

Thank you for the post, I hope this poor little boy's Parents see it and find him someone who cares.

Anonymous said...

What's flamed?
And if I were the child's parent, I would be thanking you for reporting.
thank you.
a mom

marypoppin'pills said...

What OP meant by "flamed" is she thought posters would "pick apart or insult" her for this post.

Personally I think OP has nothing to worry about.
It's a good post.

Anonymous said...

10:57 ~
Sometimes a person reporting a bad nanny will "trump up" the story to make it look better (or worse), or they will litter it with too many personal comments and/or opinions. And a lot of people here don't like that.
So, they will flame (or insult) the person or the post.

They want the facts only.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post OP. This is something I should think a parent would want to know.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh... gotcha, thanks for the definition all.

JerseyXJacqui said...

God OP, you're such a nosy busy body with too much time on your hands...spying on this poor nanny and her charges.

Hah, nah I'm kidding. No flaming from me. That was a good post...Sad. Poor kid :-/ I agree, the parents should find someone to observe them from afar to see if this is normal behavior.

Anonymous said...

that. wasn't. nice.

anonymous1 said...

another despicable nanny. hopefully she'll be outed, poor little fella

fg said...

What a horrible nanny and person. Seems like some of these nannies arise from the bowels of Hell.

kenn said...

Good samaritan or closet racist? Hard to judge from one paragraph but I'm leaning towards the latter.

Anonymous said...

Thanks "kenn" for your inflammatory remarks meant to get people to click on your name and see who you are. You're a spammer. Selling Visas. Zzzzzzzzzz

Don't click on his name.