There's a cm who comes to my toddler group with a little boy that she minds. She is extremely nosey, always gossiping and asking invasive questions. She is also two faced (talking behind people's backs) and she makes thinly veiled racist comments.
She doesn't seem to like children very much. I've seen her being very harsh verbally with the little boy a few times when he wasn't doing anything other than being a child. He is actually extremely well behaved and a lovely little boy. Last week, I asked her why she was being so cross with him, he is so good, and her reply was 'It's just as well he is good because I wouldn't be able to stand him otherwise'
Not only that, but she is constantly bitching about the boy's parents. She moans about their parenting style, the clothes they dress the boy in, the food they feed him and on and on. I get that there might be personality clashes but god, it's so unprofessional of her, it makes me cringe when I hear her bitching. I'm fairly certain that if the parents knew how she treats their child and how she badmouths them then they would find another cm. I would love to find out who they are and tell them but the cm isn't local and I only know her first name so no hope of finding out.
It makes me sad to think that the parents are trusting her to provide a loving nurturing environment for their boy and the reality couldn't be further from the truth
The boy is 3. I am not in the UK and unfortunately, childminding regulations are a lot less strict here So childminders don't have to register with the authorities unless they have over a certain amount of children that they look after.
What gets me is that she must put on a good act with the parents. So she must know that she is a cow if she knows well enough to cover it up in front of certain people Why go into childminding if it's not something you enjoy? It's a tough job and it's not as if it's extremely well payed.
Can you ask about, see if anybody knows any more? The toddler group organiser maybe? Someone who's added her on Facebook? Or could you come up with an excuse to get her Facebook so you have her full name? An event to invite her to maybe?