Received Saturday, October 10, 2009
Seen at Skokie Public Library Friday, October 9 at 10:15 am.
I have seen this nanny all summer, and while her behavior isn't horrendous, she isn't a good nanny and I think the parents should know. Nanny is older, maybe early fifties. She is Hispanic and speaks Spanish fluently. She has short black curly hair. This day she was wearing a light blue fleece shirt and black pants.
She takes care of two little girls who are about 18 months. They may be twins or it may be a nanny share, I'm not completely sure. This day one girl who has blonde hair was wearing a purple shirt and skirt set with white tights. The other girl who has a little darker blonde almost brown hair was wearing a pink and green skirt/shirt set with white tights. Both had dark pink maryjane style gym shoes on. They have a side by side double stroller that is orange.
I usually see this nanny at Central Park in Skokie, but today saw her at the library. Every time I see her she is on her cell phone. Whether she's pushing the girls on the swings, walking around the grass with them (I've never actually seen them on the play equipment, usually just wandering followed by the nanny) or their at the library, she's making phone calls and spends the entire time on the phone. She speaks in Spanish while on the phone, so I have no idea if it's important, the mom, etc, however I've probably witnessed this behavior over 20 times this summer and the phone calls are never short. I can't imagine anyone has that many emergencies. She does watch the girls, but does not engage them. The girls are timid and usually just stand on the sides watching other kids, or wandering around. Like I said, she's not a horrible nanny, however I doubt her employers are paying for her to talk on the phone all day and ignore their children.