At the connection In summit New Jersey a a little blonde girl was waiting for a sibling to finish an after school activity with her nanny. The nanny was black with a thick accent and the child was white. The child was wearing crocs and had a mini purse, red leggings and a striped long sleeve shirt. The nanny had short black hair and was glued to her cell phone the entire hour and every time the child would move, flinch or ask for some innocent kind of attention, her caregiver would yell at her for speaking and told her to “stop” or to “be quiet.” She did not look at the child once and made her go to the bathroom on her own and this child was no more than four years old.This occurred on Tuesday, December 22nd and the child and her nanny left the waiting area and walked into the pool entrance area around 4:15. When the woman caught me looking, her tone towards the child changed as she escorted her out of the waiting area and into the pool center.
I am reporting a nanny from the UES Kidville caring for a blonde 18-24 month boy named Alexander. They had a horrible dynamic from the start; he kept hitting her and screaming for nothing and she never calmed him down or spoke gently to him. Instead, she threatened him repeatedly, telling him she would put him in time-out and confiscating his playdough etc, which only made him scream more and become more aggressive. He screamed on and off for basically the entire class and then the nanny, two minutes before end of class - and most likely to deflect any blame from herself - announced that his tantrums were probably the result of his ear infection that hadn’t been treated yet.
There was a pregnant mom in the class who was not happy to be sitting next to a sick child and, when she moved seats, the nanny even mocked her publicly to anyone who would listen.
Aside from the fact that this little boy was sick and should have been kept home, this nanny handled the situation so terribly and only aggravated this poor little boy’s upset and frustration.
This nanny had no business being anywhere near kids.
I hired my mother’s friend’s daughter (who is in her 50s and has 3 children of her own ranging from 11 yrs old to 25 yrs old) to watch my four month old daughter. Because she was a family friend, I thought it was “safer” than hiring a stranger. Needless to say, she stole my deceased father’s ring (which was hidden in my bedroom) and pawned it. Luckily, the police were able to recover it and she pled guilty to petit larceny. Her name is Janet Buffolino and lives in East Rockaway, N.Y. (Nassau County). Apparently, she has a history of criminal misconduct but still watches children and I’m sure she is stealing from those families as well. BEWARE.