This site (I Saw Your Nanny) has been around for a while, NYC in the beginning, but now it seems to be expanding to other cities. People anonymously post incidents of nanny neglect and even pictures of the neglect in action. It’s pretty horrifiying on many levels. The “Big Brother” aspect is a little disturbing but not nearly as much as some of the behavior. I’m not sure if it’s through this site or not but there is a program where you can buy a stroller tag and put it on the stroller (like a license plate) so any reporting can correctly identify your negligent nanny. I think that’s a little extreme. You’re already putting the nanny on the defensive from the get-go.
I’ve been thinking of nannies because I am (hopefully) returning to work next week. We will be trying 2 days a week of daycare and 2 days with a nanny at home. We are very lucky to know this nanny and have worked with her a long time. I have total confidence in her. But for those who don’t……And sometimes people post “good nanny” sightings!!