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    Default What would you do if your new nanny said this???

    It was then end of the day and my 4 yr old son was getting upset, hungry and tired and could not express what he wanted without whining and crying. I was trying to deal with his little sister and this nanny we had in for a trial to help in afternoons was there. She was calling my son trying to get his attention and then she got in his face and said "you're being a baby! Are you a baby?! Do we need to get you nappies?!". How would you feel if someone caring for your child spoke to them like this? Would it be acceptable? Would you hire them?

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    Not okay at all in my book (I'm a nanny).

    I get frustrated with my charge, but I always keep my cool with him, or have a toilet break to calm down.

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    I have never had a nanny but this is unacceptable, if this is what she did in front of you I would hate to think what she would be like when you when you aren't there.

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    I wouldn't accept that kind of attitude from my nanny towards my child

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    Quote Originally Posted by loodle View Post
    I have never had a nanny but this is unacceptable, if this is what she did in front of you I would hate to think what she would be like when you when you aren't there.
    Yeah this. I was a nanny and I've had one too. She doesn't sound like a very good child carer at all.

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    Double post :/
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    I'd say at the end of the trial "don't call us, we'll call you". Then not call

    But in all seriousness, I would probably find her approach offputting and continue to search for a better nanny.

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    Poor form of the nanny If that was how she reacts to how most children are in the afternoon during a trial then I certainly wouldnt trust her in my home with my children.

    I guess at least you were able to see her true colours before she spent any alone time with your children

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    And this is while she is trying to impress you? No way!

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    and then she got in his face and said "you're being a baby! Are you a baby?! Do we need to get you nappies?!".
    IMHO, this woman should not be around children. Are you sure this person is a professional as opposed to someone who has just hung up her shingle? As we have an unregulated industry here there are a lot of the latter around who are woefully ill suited to the job. Sounds like you found one of them.

    In addition to what others have written, if she had been sourced from an agency then I would report the reason for non employment.

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