While there, I felt torn over who should be judged more harshly: lame and negligent nannies communing and chatting on cell phones in remote shaded area or the parents who tolerate this. Seriously.... sitting in a freaking circle off to the side, backs to the children in their care. Some of the unwatched were bored, one hurt, and two playing out of sight. To be between the ages of 1 1/2 and 4 with no guidance, engagement, or supervision to me feels unfair, especially when someone is paid to do just that.
411 Alert: If every time you need to address the kids(ages 4 and under) in your "care", it is essential to yell, that means you are too far from them.
My guess is that if you pay for someone else to neglect your children, you are likely no better than lame nanny, just financially superior. Poor little Paytons, Hudsons, Addisons, Thatchers, and Colemans. I think your mothers would be shocked to find that you have been labeled poor for any reason at all. Nothing wrong with having a nanny. No excuse for having a brazenly neglectful one.