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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03-06-2013 13:34 #1Senior Member
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What would you do if your new nanny said this???
03-06-2013 13:36 #2
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.
03-06-2013 13:39 #3
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.
03-06-2013 13:41 #4
I wouldn't accept that kind of attitude from my nanny towards my child
03-06-2013 13:42 #5
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03-06-2013 13:44 #6
Double post :/
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03-06-2013 13:44 #7
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.
03-06-2013 13:44 #8
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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03-06-2013 13:44 #9
And this is while she is trying to impress you? No way!
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03-06-2013 13:58 #10and then she got in his face and said "you're being a baby! Are you a baby?! Do we need to get you nappies?!".
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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