Tuesday

Bad Nanny Sighting - Kidville UES



I am reporting a nanny from the UES Kidville caring for a blonde 18-24 month boy named Alexander. They had a horrible dynamic from the start; he kept hitting her and screaming for nothing and she never calmed him down or spoke gently to him. Instead, she threatened him repeatedly, telling him she would put him in time-out and confiscating his playdough etc, which only made him scream more and become more aggressive. He screamed on and off for basically the entire class and then the nanny, two minutes before end of class - and most likely to deflect any blame from herself - announced that his tantrums were probably the result of his ear infection that hadn’t been treated yet.
There was a pregnant mom in the class who was not happy to be sitting next to a sick child and, when she moved seats, the nanny even mocked her publicly to anyone who would listen.
Aside from the fact that this little boy was sick and should have been kept home, this nanny handled the situation so terribly and only aggravated this poor little boy’s upset and frustration.
This nanny had no business being anywhere near kids.




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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok. But how about how its not OK for parents to raise children that scream and hit caregivers. We are people too. Also its unlikely that the choice to take a sick kid somewhere was her decision, probably the parents.

Anonymous said...

Like maybe the parents are shitty and she's doing the best she can.

I've been in that situation before.

Anonymous said...

You call that a bad Nanny sighting?? lol Typical permissive "blame it on the Nanny" type of parent... Ok maybe she didn't handled the situation that well BUT to the point of putting her in a bad Nanny sighting site, your reaction goes too far for such a small matter.

If it was me, I would have remove the child from the class as soon as the tantrum starts if he ignores my warnings that he has to calm down and put him in a time out as soon as we get home as a consequence of the tantrum.

If a child hits me, i would also have a conversation with the parents and make sure they are in line with my discipline style and follow up . ( Some parents would rather have their kids hit you than being disciplined) If they don't agree , simple, I hand my notice and move on to another family.

For me, that is not a bad nanny sighting.

Anonymous said...

This wasn't even submitted to this site...
Still very little original content here. Stories like this one are very subjective. I mean, I could easily spin stories of nannies I've seen to make them bad. Whatever.

Miss Dani The Nanny said...

Anon 3:

ITA. I had a child in my class last year slap me across the face last year, and the oarents dismissed it like it was no big deal. The reason why she slapped me was because she was given a choice to do something, she refused, so I made the choice for her after she decided to run away on the playground as we were lining up to come inside. After several conversations with M and D, we (myself, my director and administrator) realized we were on complete opposites with the parents, thus the child was disenrolled from the center due to behavior issues.

Perhaps this is a young nanny with little experience, or an experienced nanny with her hands tied. Either way, she needs to figure out a solution or deal with burn out.

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