I want to submit a bad nanny sighting!! Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at the Slide Park across from El Dorado Park.
Nanny: approx 50 yrs of age, Mexican with black sandals and a brown velour sweat suit.. shows up w/ 4 children and a white poodle.
Children: girl age 8, girl age 4, boy age 4, & baby age 1 and a half .. maybe 2. Nanny sits on bench and starts chatting on her cell phone. My husband & I are playing w/ our girls and chatting. Next thing you know.. the youngest (no more than 2) falls from a 7 foot high play platform, flips in the air and lands face first on the wood chips!! The nanny is still oblivious. I run to the baby and scoop her up.. this is when the nanny finally notices someone is touching the baby! I wipe the blood & woodchips away from the baby's mouth and once the nanny gets close enough, I hand off the baby. The nanny laughs it off "Oh you okay mommy" laughing, she repeats this several times. The baby cries for about 5 minutes.. then runs off to play.. her face already swelling.
The dog is being hauled up the steps and thrown down a slide by the 4 yr old boy. The dog having enough, bolts toward the road to get away and ends up running in front of a car. The children start chasing after the dog much to my horror. The dog came back and even though the nanny was no longer on the phone.. the kids were still much too close to the road and unsupervised. After telling the nanny she needed to pay closer attention to the kids.. we had to leave or I would have ended up in jail. I called the police to let them know I was concerned about the children and their safety. Unless we witnessed abuse they could do nothing. I was informed kids fall off slides all day long and that does not count as neglect. I pray this baby does not have any internal injuries. I have no doubt that mommy will never know the truth! I see this all too often.. parents pay for cheap labor and the children are neglected!!
If your daughter is between the ages of 1-2, was wearing gray stretch pants w/ a diaper and has dark hair w/ a nanny who trailers the kids around in a red wagon w/ a white poodle.. you need to find a new nanny and fast! Your child is too precious to be left unattended at the park! She walked to the park, so I am guessing she lives between Target & El Dorado Park. BTW, this happened in Salinas, Ca.