Baby and Me Story Time in Ridgewood, NJ

Received Friday, November 13, 2009
112009 sad face 2 Horrible "Nannies" at ~Baby and Me Story Time~ Thursday, Nov. 12th - 9:30 a.m.!

I have been a nanny for quite a while- and have seen countless "nannies"-at the parks, Gymboree, Music Together, etc.... and many who that take their charges to the Ridgewood Library are the worst!

What is up with the parents of Ridgewood! Can't you see how horrible your nannies are!
Many look very worn out, and like they really don't want to be with your child! It's so apparent they really don't care about the children in their charge.

As a professional career nanny, I don't want to bash other nannies, and I know the nannies must be tired from working long hours-probably 7 a.m . to 7 p.m. or more- as I know from speaking/interviewing with many Ridgewood parents who have nannies, that they commute into the NYC or CT and need the nannies to work 12+ hour days. A 60+ hour work week is a long week- and I am sure they most likely clean the entire house, cook and only live in on the weekdays and go home on the weekends. ****Parents- please realize this is burning out your nannies!***

The two that prompted me to write here today were at "Baby and Me Story Time" today- Thursday, Nov. 12th at 9:30 a.m. I am not sure what the names of the children/nannies are- but this "nanny" is older (maybe 45 to 55?), dark skinned, short dark hair. She was wearing a pink sweater with brown pants. The little boy in her "charge" was about 20 months old or so- wearing a red shirt that said "Flight School" and navy blue pants. The "nanny" does not know how to interact with your son. The little boy is a typical, toddler, who is very active and curious- however, the nanny continually went and snatched him up HARSHLY, then pulled/draged him away from what-ever she felt he should not be touching. Your son does not look happy. The "nanny" is forever grabbing him and harshly putting him back on her lap. (yes, it was story time- and the children were expected to be fairly quiet and sit- but the way the "nanny" went about doing that- is really going to effect this child in a negative way- and I am afriad she is going to lose it and really hurt him.

She did this about 5 or 6 times. (yes, it was hell to be in the class and see this- I really wish the librarian giving the the story time- would have said something- as it did make the other adults uncomfortable.) One time I saw her grab the little boys' arm and pull while it twisted. If she acts like this in public- I can only imagine what she does to this child in private. Maybe she was just having a bad day, but she seems like she is ready to blow up at any time.

The other nanny was in story time today as well. I forgot what she was wearning, but she was older too- late 40's/early 50's) and dark skinned to. Her "charge" was a petite little girl- I believe she said she was 10 months old? The child too is dark skinned- maybe Middle Eastern? Indian? however the nanny appeared to be African or from one of the Islands.

The nanny was just sitting there-not signing the songs or interacting with the little girl, and most importantly, not even watching the little girl. She seemed so detached from her- and like she REALLY did not want to be there and was ready to fall asleep at any time. Actually the other "nanny" I mentioned above grabbed the little girl when she crawled away and handed her back to her "nanny".


MinuteMuggle said...

Yup. These nannies are pretty crappy. :( poor kids.

I find it hard to believe that the parents do not have an inkling of the fact that these nannies are sub-par. But who knows? Maybe they put on a good show for the parents.

Good siting, OP.

ridgey said...

The problem is that most moms are stay at home moms who dont do dill for their offspring. the nannies figure everything they do is more than the moms do for their own kids so what can be done? the nannies resent the moms because they dont even act like moms. but these moms are also modeling acceptable adult child interactions for the nanny.

sorry sailors but the fault here goes to all the horrible mothers of ridgewood. (and the sorry men that bring them flowers at the end of a long week. they don't derserve anything buy a steaming pile of crap).

ericsmom said...

I agree with Ridgey.

I think 98% of the women there do not work. And they have full-time live-in nannies.