dudette, I think the first two posters were just making the point that IF the original poster was that concerned why didn’t they go up to the parent/nanny/childcare provider at the time? You admit yourself that the babies welfare was the most important thing! Instead they waited for 3 hours before sitting down and posting on this site! Which isn’t going to help the baby in question.
ClaphamCommonPlayground, the other point I also question as did Juliabee is how did you know the person in charge of the baby was a nanny? Also how did you know the other person that she called over was a nanny/childcare provider?! It’s amazing how quickly on this site that Nannies are assumed to be in charge when a baby or child is not being treated well. From my experience when I was a nanny for many many years, there were just as many parents who had questionable ways of treating their children!
Perhaps walking over to the lady in question and just checking she was okay, might of been more useful. As a parent yourself starting up a conversation and talking about your experience might of helped this lady, who might well of been a first time mum? Or perhaps a mum of a few children? Was the other lady in fact HER nanny/childcarer?
I think the main point is I believe you posted because you felt upset by what you saw and hopefully if it was a childcarer then the parents might see this and be able to check that all is okay with their choice of childcare. However this might equally be read by a first time mum, who will now feel like she has been watched and judged! Which isn’t going to help at all.
I think everyone should learn to be more compassionate towards others. Whether that was a mum, nanny or childcarer doesn’t matter. If that baby crying went on long enough for you to be this upset then it was your responsibility as a caring person to walk over and just see if everything was okay! Just think for a minute how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot!
Ratski, I’m sorry to read of your experience in the Clapham are and of yours too Juliabee. But pleased to here you have both found new places to live and work! Wishing you both all the best. I as a Nanny found certain areas of London more friendly towards Nannies than others! However there is no need for posts like this and it’s certainly not been the first time someone has posted criticising a Nanny, without knowing for certain it is a Nanny!! Let’s all try and be kind to each other, at the end of the day whether you are a parent, nanny or childcarer we all want the same thing, for the children to be safe and well.