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Sunday, June 22, 2008

How Do I submit a nanny sighting?

Your submissions may be:
1) emailed to isawyournanny@aol.com
2) left as an anonymous comment to THIS post right here, right now.
3) Left as an anonymous instant message using the MEEBO toolbar on
the main ISYN page.

What details do I include in my nanny sighting?
Physical description of caregiver:
Physical description of involved child/children:
Address or venue of observed incident:
Date and time of incident:
Detailed description of what you witnessed:
Description of vehicle, bag, stroller that may aid in identifying involved caregiver:

To submit a photograph of the nanny, please email it to us as an attachment or upload the image for free at ImageShack and send us the URL of the image.


Anonymous R said...

I once dated a nanny. She was an amazing one and a great friend to the parent and role model to the child. I know she will make a great mother someday and that was such a great characteristic.I found it so endearing and attractive. I just wanted to say I miss her and I hope she's keeping her little angel smiling and she gets her own great kids someday. I know she was angry at me when things ended, but I grew up a lot and hoped someday maybe things could work out and we could have our own nanny. Best of luck,


July 21, 2008 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Jane Doe said...

Sounds like a very interesting story...

Is there more?

July 21, 2008 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the parent talking about the pierrepont nannies got what she deserved she should mhob,just because she is a stay at home mom now that do not make her the park police she has three girls that need her attention when she at the park with them. her nanny was doing a very good job looking after her kids but now she is at home she thinks she is the king of the park i guess her coworkers do not miss her at all and yes she did take that pic,her nanny must be very happy to be only working two days with her,i know i would

August 1, 2008 at 12:14 PM  
Anonymous raisin in the sun said...

This sounds like a juicy story. Dish it!

August 1, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are distinct differences in the types of childcare that are available, and I just wanted to list them for those that might not know:

Au Pairs
Au pairs are European students who enter the United States to work as a primary caregiver for an American family. Au pair programs are regulated by the U.S. government. If you choose this type of in-home care, be aware that Au Pairs have required housing arrangements, weekly stipends and scheduled programs that they must complete with their host family throughout the year. Most parents who prefer Au Pairs like their "older sibling" appeal.

A Babysitter is a part-time caregiver usually hired for an hourly rate. Babysitters generally work less than 20 hours a week, and they can work in either their home or yours. They are typically High school or College students.

Doulas are specially trained labor assistants who work with expecting and new mothers. Post-partum Doulas are unbelievably helpful after labor because they can stay with new parents for up to two weeks, handling night feedings, diaper changes and recording all of Baby's night experiences.

Mother's Helpers
Mother's helpers are like babysitters-in-training. Mother's helpers can baby-sit while you're at home either working or simply hanging around with the kids. Their presence may help you relax and get some housework done without the nail-biting stress of leaving your child alone for the first time.

Nannies are full-time caregivers that either live in your home or travel daily to your family. Nannies typically work an average of 20-40 hours a week, and child care is their full-time profession. Nannies can provide you with relief if you are a Parent looking for permanent help, but be aware that nannies are a little more complicated to hire and pay.

The reason for my doing this is because nothing aggravates me more than a Nanny getting called, or mistaken for, a Babysitter.
I'm not trying to downplay Babysitters, but they are mostly fly-by-night.
Nannies that have chosen this as a profession have done so because we love caring for children and want to have some influence in their lives.

August 7, 2008 at 6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone's babysitter is on Craigslist Parenting Forum, posting pictures of the inside of their house because she says it's filthy.



September 14, 2008 at 6:36 PM  
Anonymous margaret said...

you are a dirty, dirty bitch for printing that mean thing about nannies being akin to cashiers.

September 28, 2008 at 10:40 AM  
Anonymous what the hell? said...

Huh? Margaret wtf are you talking about?

November 16, 2008 at 12:58 AM  
Anonymous trixie said...

Ol' marge there is a psycho. Don't pay her no mind.

November 16, 2008 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger nannyinmanhattan said...

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to apologize for not being on the site for quite some time and to let everyone know that the baby came and all is well and to also thank you all for all the helpful advice in my time of distress.
It all worked out well. Mom went into labor when grandma was visiting so I never had to stay late or overnight hence the "money" conversation didn't come up, much to my relief.
The baby is doing well and big sister is doing well also, being very helpful and nurturing.
We are all very excited baby brother is finally here.
Thanks again!

November 28, 2008 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Marypoppin'pills said...

Could you give us the name of the thread, or put the update in the thread?
Thanks! :)

November 28, 2008 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger nannyinmanhattan said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

November 30, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a graduate of English Nanny and Governess School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. I love being a (CPN) certified professional nanny and the school has placed me in several wonderful jobs w/great families. I have been placed w/3 families in the last 10 years. They neg. great salary, benefits, vacation, etc. I just wanted nannies out there to know that there is training out there to be the best you can be. I have been so lucky w/ the families I have had and I have gotten great raises because of my training and experience. I'm getting married next month and I know when I start our own family this experience will make we a wonderful mother!

December 4, 2008 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had some very unsuitable candidates apply for positions recently. I am looking for a seasoned career nanny in Manhattan. She must have a 4-year college degree and 5+ years of full-time experience. The job is for 1 child 16 months old. Where can I find an excellent candidate to work in Manhattan for a 40+ hour week? They may live-in or out. Czdlutz@yahoo.com

December 13, 2008 at 8:36 PM  
Anonymous cali mom said...

MPP and Jane, do you know why the recent comments section seems to be stuck in its same status from a few days ago?

December 22, 2008 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Marypoppin'pills said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

December 22, 2008 at 5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a SAHM, I am so glad this site exists! We stopped going to one park because I just could not stand the pain of seeing children cared for by indifferent nannies. If I had known this site existed, I might have been able to help those mothers help their children.

January 21, 2009 at 3:30 AM  
Anonymous nanny19 said...

Is $400 reasonable for 55 hours a week watching a one year old? It's a live-in position.

January 30, 2009 at 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYC Explorers
on Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, an indoor playspot.

A nanny, big, black 300 plus pounds, long braids in a ponytail down her back, dk blue jeans, black shirt, plaid shirt over black was caring for young white boy with curly hair. Boy needed to be changed or checked and was running and playing happy and precociously. She grabbed him by one arm and spanked his bottom five times. He was wearing jeans and was shocked because he was playing around and I think he thought she was too. He was wearing jeans and a pull up and diaper, so I dont think she really hurt him but I dont think nannies should be grabbing on kids like this or spanking them like that. The little boy had a long sleeved green shirt on with a stick figure cartoon on it. He also had a silver bracelt on his hand and I assumed it was a medic alert bracelet, but it could have just been a bracelt. He was 2-3 years old. Big head, small body, lots of curly hair, runnny nose.
Thursday, 2/5 in Brooklyn

February 6, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know if this has been addressed before and you might have to spell check this because I am on my phone. I wanted to run this by other employers and see how they feel about this. We have a good nanny, she has been with us 4 months and is a live-in. We pay her overtime when she works late, per day, not per week. She doesn't seem to mind babysitting 2-3 nights per week. When my husband and I come home, we usually have a drink. I will usually have a glass or two of wine, he will usually have a scotch. Occasionally, he will have many glasses of wine to the point where he and I have joked in front of the nanny about him knocking out a whole bottle of wine. The thing is, the nanny, age 30, when she is babysitting late, will have a drink as early as before dinner. I am not counting how much she drinks. I think it tends to be 3-4 glasses of wine or 3-4 beers. She doesn't eat with the children (I would prefer she did), but will sit with them and have a drink. Then she will clean up the kitchen and have another drink and join them in the family room where she has another drink. I don't believe she is intoxicated, although I do wonder if she would be impaired if she needed to drive somewhere. My real question has to do with the appropriateness of these actions. She is on the clock and making double her hourly salary when she works past 6:30. She has the right to say no if she doesn't want to sit (we told her this when we hired her). Employers, what do you think? How would you handle this?

March 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I witnessed a nanny (at least I think it's the nanny) today at the Houston zoo.

I'm not 100% sure it was a nanny/babysitter. How she interacted with the child made it seem like she was not the mother. She seemed unsure of herself and just sort of out of place.

The nanny was young, late teens early 20s, blond hair blue eyes wearing a white terry cloth running outfit.

The little girl had brown hair and blue eyes and was wearing a sweatshirt that probably belonged to the lady watching her. It was white also. You couldn't see the clothes that the little girl was wearing because of the sweatshirt. She looked to be about 18 months.

They had a green stroller with them that had a built in bug net, I couldn't tell the brand but it was similar to the graco or evenflo strollers that come with a baby carrier.

There was also a man with them. My guess is that was her boyfriend or husband by the way they were holding hands and kissing. He was wearing jeans and a blue Texans hat

The problem was they were not watching the little girl on the carousel. They allowed the little girl to go through the gate by herself while they stood there talking to each other. The little girl walked along the wooden part of the carousel (where all the animals were) and then walked to the inside concrete part and walked along the inside of that area. Finally the lady came inside the gate and picked the little girl and put her on the monkey but when the carousel started the little girl screamed and the lady yelled at her to knock it off. She then took her off and sat down on one of the sleighs and as soon as the little girl stopped crying she tried to put her back on the monkey but the little girl started to cry so she sat back down on the sleigh with her. She continually told the little girl how bad she was and that she was acting like a baby and she needed to stop. When the carousel stopped she put the little girl on the ground grabbed her by her arm and roughly pulled her through the gate and put her in the stroller.


They were standing about where the red ladder is in the picture and the little girl was running on the inside where the mirrors are. I did not take the picture, I found it online.

March 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. I sent in a question earlier today and I was hoping you would publish it so I could get some feedback before my nanny babysits at night the next time.

March 2, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CL listing. I copied it here because it will probably be flagged off.


Wet nurse (Grand prairie)

Reply to: gigs-xnr7m-1058360126@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-03-03, 10:18AM CST

I need a wet nurse on Thursday from about 8pm through the night untill about 8 am I will pay you 100$ If this works out you will be able to do this 2 or 3 times a month. If you also want to watch my toddlers as well through the night I will pay an extra 30 dollars. They will be asleep. My baby is almost 4 months old and is the sweetest thing you ever seen

Location: Grand prairie
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: 100
PostingID: 1058360126

March 3, 2009 at 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need opinions please.

I interviewed with a very nice single mom 2 weeks ago. The hours suit my needs and the pay is good. She has 2 adorable children. She told me she is a waitress in an upscale establishment. She was very selective about the interview process, called my references and did a background check on me. Monday she called to tell me I was hired and could I start Friday evening. I said yes. I stopped by her home this morning to go over things and become familiar with her house. (She owns her own home in a nice neighborhood)
She was on her way out and as I left and I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood I would be working in. I will mostly be working late nights she may occasionally have me there weekend days.

As I was returning to my car, a woman came out of the house near hers. She asked if I was going to be the new babysitter. I said yes. Then she asked if I knew the woman Iwas a stripper. I was shocked! The neighbor gave me the name where she works and I just had my husband call and ask if X would be on this Friday night he was told YES! The club is an upscale club but my DH says no way he wants me working for a stripper. He worries about what sort of people she might bring home and what I could innocently get involved in.

Now I don't know what to do. On one hand I can see my husband's point and on the other I see nothing wrong with how she makes a living. It's not easy out there and I know strippers often make a full time salary working part-time hours. An excellent situation for a single mom who gets to earn a living wage and be there for her kids. I addition, we had a good friend who paid her own way through college stripping and he saw nothing wrong with that back then.

My big issue is she lied to me. I can understand why she lied but I still feel uncomfortable about that, particularly after she checked me out so thoroughly.

I promised to sit for her this Friday evening but I'm not sure if I should get involved. I'm also not sure what to tell her if I decide not to work for her. After the interview process and subsequent conversations, I would feel silly saying something "came up" My DH says just lie to her like she did to me but that's not my style. I can't think of a way to tell her I know the truth either.

Oy Vey!

March 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is the website for nannies to report negligent parents? ? ?

April 6, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister is a nanny this summer, and I have watched the kids a few times, and interacted with them on a daily basis. These kids are the worst behaved kids imaginable, I once took them to a store, and bought them a drink, the little boy wanted a medium and threw the cup across the counter at the woman working. These kids do not know the meaning of the word 'no', cry to get whatever they want, and generally terrorize my sister and all other people they come into contact with. (by the way they are 6 and 10, old enough to know better). I guess what my point is that you cannot just judge a nanny on one sighting of them, granted some of the nannies on this sight seem horrible, but you have to take into consideration what the kids are like to. I pretty sure that after the boy threw the cup across the counter at my co-worker I looked like a pretty bad nanny walking through the store and telling him to not touch anything.

August 6, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Location: Mid-Manhattan Library
Date: Monday.
Time: 4pm-5PM
Nanny: Chubby AA nanny. Nanny had her hair dyed reddish mahogany on top and was black underneath. Nanny had very shiny, healthy hair in a modern cut. She was very "cute" looking. She had a short sleeved denim shirt on, open over a white shirt.
Child: Child was a boy, brown hair, curly blondish hair, freckles.
Incident: The boy was not well behaved that I could see, but I also think the nanny was not good at handling him. She let him out of her sight while she was looking and then when she realized he had gotten too far away, she yelled at and for him. The reason I am writing this is because at one point he was getting away from her and she had had it. She reached up, grabbed him by the arm, swung him by his arm a full semi circle and plopped him down on the floor next to her HARD. He didn't make a peep then, but she had scared the crap out of him. She literally used his one arm to direct him a semi circle, with his feet off the ground and plop him hard on the floor. This was not at all gentle, so I don't want any grief. This was inappropriate.

August 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Disa said...

my nanny is sooo rude and such a loser. she should be fired for all the things she has done to me. i would like to show this to my parents so that they can see my inner feeling about those dufus and suckish nannies.the police should see this too.

September 29, 2009 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger caitlin said...

I agree there should be a site to report parents I was a nanny this summer and will never do it again I’m going into nursing and I love children but damn those parents were ass holes I was overworked and under paid. One time I was babysitting a group of children because they were throwing a party and afterwards I was washing some dishes because I wanted to I wasn’t told to, and my phone rang so I answered it and went outside to talk. It was my brother calling from Iraq. Well I got an earful from the dad when I came back inside for being on the phone. Nannies need to be treated with the same respect as any other working person. Sometimes you get a call and you have to take it. The mom knows my sister and is still talking smack about how I was a horrible nanny. It just breaks my heart because I busted my ass all summer taking care of her kids and she could care less.

November 3, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, didn't know if you'd seen this article yet about Cindy Crawford's nanny and an inappropriate picture she took of of her kid.


November 17, 2009 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous cali mom said...

This ia a hilarious bit of "housewife" satire from youtube:


November 24, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of the nannies for a very very high profile family in the seattle area is an immoral, horrid girl who acts so sweet and innocent, and everyone loves her. beware, she is putting on a good front; really she is a manipulative woman who bends circumstance for her gain, not the family. if the eldest child is learnign from her provacative ways, i fear for her. every family in this criteria should re-evaluate their nannies. the only detail i will release is that she is around 30 years old.

January 4, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I to have seen Susanne Swanson. she has been nothing but courteous, kind and apologetic for her actions. she is doing everything to my knowledge to seek treatment to help better herself. sometimes really good people do go bad (for a moment) we may or may not know what happened that led to negative actions, but for someone who has never been in trouble in her life and then to have many things go wrong in a short period of time, there must have been something traumatic happening in their life. My knowledge of this is nothing but true and forthcoming and I have great compassion for this truly good person. Judge not until you know the COMPLETE truth about a person.

January 27, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parents of the 3 children I nanny....

I know you read this site everyday so I am writing this knowing you will see it.

Tomorrow, a major storm is expected to hit our area. You live in a Bergen County town that does not clear the streets. You have already told me you plan to work from home tomorrow and Friday because you are too nervous to drive. Even so, you will insist I show up on time at 9am tomorrow and remain all day until 6 or 7pm. Then you will expect me to be there once again on Friday while you hang around doing nothing and I risk life, limb and vehicle. Please do not call me in the heart of the storm asking if I can come "just for a few hours" because I have an SUV.

Here's a thought, spend some time with the kids you spent years and thousands of dollars trying to conceive. They're great kids. We have a ball building snowmen, sleigh riding and sipping hot cocoa by the fire. Bake some cookies with them. They love doing that on a cold, snowy day. Do not call me and try to guilt me into showing up when it's coming down at an inch an hour and your street is unplowed. Just bite the bullet and spend some time with your kids...you might even enjoy it! And please, when I do show up for work, make sure your steps are clear not loaded with ice. I have fallen twice on your uncleared, untreated property. Third time is the charm. I fall again, I sue. Thinking of firing me, go right ahead. I don't know how I will manage getting home 2 hours late every night and being called in to work on days with no notice. Oh and next time you 'forget" my paycheck at work, I am going to forget I work for you. and your kids can wonder who will pick them up at school that Monday. By the way, I am looking for another job and you will get 3 weeks notice. CHEERS!

February 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Nanny took away my happiness, my innocence, my life. PLEASE have someone you love and trust watch your Nanny. I life every day with the images of what my nanny did to my children. Please watch yours, even if she is a chirch enthusiast, a soft spoken .kind lady, please WATCH YOUR NANNY,

September 29, 2010 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger J'Beau said...

I just discovered this blog 10 minutes ago, and speaking a nanny ("manny" actually), I think something thing needs to be said on behalf of all child care providers. There seem to be a lot of comments about nannies "neglecting" and "ignoring" kids. Obviously there is a time for active, engaging interactions between children and adults, but also there needs to be time when adults step away from kids and let them be completely free. I think that people sometimes see nannies as "entertainers." The truth is that kids will not reach their full, creative potential if they are having adults constantly lead play and hover over them. On the playground I think it's best for adults to hang back and let kids take the reigns (unless the children are really small). So if you see nannies texting or behaving in a "passive" way at the park or playground, keep in mind they may be addressing playtime from a different point of view.

November 12, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does a nanny have to pass a Credit Check? A poor credit doesn't necessarily mean a poor nanny.

December 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a nanny you're damned if the child is attached to you, and you're damned if the child is not attached to you. I'm a nanny and my hours were recently cut because the mother blames me and eveything else and everyone else because the child is not as attached to her. Oh the ills of this world, damned if you do and damned if you don't.

January 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that this is last minute but when it comes to holidays should I, as a Nanny, get a little something for the other domestics in addition to the children and parents? I work in a situation that has multiple nannies and other domestic help. Not sure if I should get them something or not...

February 12, 2011 at 11:16 PM  
Anonymous AustTXNanny said...

I am a career Nanny. This choice seemed natural and life affirming to me, as well as self-evident, so I've found it distressing how many well meaning strangers have taken it upon themselves to inform me that, "Babysitting is not a career." Well, this is true. Babysitting implies it is something you do for four hours while the kids are asleep. It gives the impression that it is something a teenager could do while watching television and drinking all your soda. The fact of the matter is, if this were true, high paying Nanny jobs would not be so competitive.

A recent post in the comments section of this blog brought to mind a similar conversation I’d had a few years ago. I was told by a former Nanny that she had done the work for a paycheck to get herself through college. She said she found the work dehumanizing, that it lacked stimulation, and how she was always bored. I asked her what she does now, and she told me that she's an accountant. She informed me of this at a cafe where I was enjoying free time playing peek-a-boo and coloring with my charge. Meanwhile, she was filling out spreadsheets, talking briskly on the phone, and ignoring the screaming toddler strapped in beside her. I realized something that I suppose I've always known; I was very lucky to find what I wanted to do for a living on accident. I did not have to suffer years of agonizing accounting just to make ends meet so that I could go to school to become a Nanny.
Now, I get to do what I love but I also have the added benefit of paying my own way through college to be even better at what I do. How fabulous is that?! I've worked very hard to secure the contracts I have. The experience I've gained over the years allow me to be selective with my clients and hours. My services have earned the respect of the parents of my charges, and the joyful love of the children.
Why would someone choose to be a career Nanny? For the same reason anyone does something they love; fulfillment.

April 5, 2011 at 1:38 AM  
Anonymous know where your kids are hanging out said...

Westchester mom trying to seduce children's playmates age 9-16. Saw it with my own eyes the two months I worked there. She was rude and crude. She said comments like,
"I could get you drunk"
or "You'd be fun to see drunk"
or "you probably want to smell my fingers"
or "bulging forearms, too much alone time..no one to help??"

I was fired probably because the teenage boys thought I was cute. Why wouldn't they? I'm 20 years younger and my ass doesn't drag on the floor.

April 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former nanny, I can't help but wonder WHY you would ever treat your nanny poorly. These people are raising your children! When I discovered a mom sending mean spirited text messages about me to her friends and mocking my weight, I made her infant a much lower priority than I would have otherwise. Of course I never harmed him, but I was sure in a lot less of a hurry to rush up to his crib when he cried... Be nice to your nannies!

February 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger FUN NANNY ! said...

have over five years experience working in day cares, homes, and therapeutic school settings, I’m a active engaging up beat positive nanny, able to deal with constant sibling rivalry, vegan or organic life styles, and same sex parent homes. I speak fluent English and I’m a United States citizen. I have experience planning unique arts and crafts, play dates and pet friendly activities. Able to enforce a consistent discipline routine if wanted but I‘m also willing to laugh and play rather than act as a stern disciplinarian. I also have experience with autism and other developmental delays in children, Looking to book something fulltime this summer.

Hey feel free to email me if you have any questions,Iam looking for other nannies for playdates ages 18-30 lets hookup and have some fun this summer! jus4jobs@gmail.com

May 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has probably been long forgotten, but for those that remeber I was the nanny caring for 2 sets of infant twins with a pregnant MB.

Well MB is indeed expecting twins again!

August 4, 2012 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger FUN NANNY ! said...

Well if you live in L.A and need a helping hand feel free to email me !

August 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM  

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