Isn't a week enough for kids to feel at ease with the nanny?

Philippines
December 21, 2012 12:33am CST
The new nanny has been here for a little over a week now. She is pretty good with keeping the house clean and orderly. But, her main purpose is to look after the kids. Right now, I still have the kids with me 80% of the time, because I am still not comfortable with how she's handling them. My 4 year old doesn't like her, because she doesn't listen to her when she tries to talk to her. And, my 6month old baby keeps looking for me. She said that she has some experience in babysitting, so I expected much from her. However, that's not what I'm seeing. I end up reminding her not to keep carrying the baby when they start crying, because they'd get used to it and it'd be hard to pacify the baby without carrying them. Still, she does it, whenever I'm not around. She doesn't show much concern about my toddler and would wait till I tell her what to do. Oh my, am I just hard to please or, this nanny is just not what I need. Can you blame a mother to be meticulous about who's taking care of her kids?
1 response
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I think your anxiety about your nanny is well-founded. After all, your nanny does not seem to be showing any love or interest for baby-sitting. Otherwise, she would have been friends with your 4-year-old. I'd be anxious to leave my kids with her if I were in that situation. I suggest you study her further and see how she is when you are not around. Ask neighbors or even have a relative sit with her and observe.
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I did that on her first day here. I brought her and the kids to my mother's house, because I had to attend a party. My mother noticed a lot of weird stuff about her. She already asked for advanced payment equivalent to a month, so we'll just make use of the time to observe her further, and if I really can't take it any longer, I just have to let her go home. I hope my in-laws can find a replacement soon.