We met a really nice family a few weeks back with more than 1DC as I am a CM and charge at the top end of my area the parents were weighing up a CM v a nanny - that is fair enough as cost wise it would be similar. I have no qualms with that at all - I even pointed the parents the direction of 2 great nanny agencies.
I saw the new nanny in the park yesterday and felt a bid sad for the DC - should I tell the mum or will she think I have an agenda?
We were there for 2 hours and both children were ignored 100% no interaction at all (I don't mean she was on the phone for 2 mins etc). One child (under 1) was in his buggy for the duration (not asleep) and the nanny didn't speak to the DC once.
An older DC had an wee accident and the nanny went balistic really shouted at her etc. I know she was a nanny not a friend of the family as I asked her if everything was alright and did she need some wipes etc when the DC wet her pants.
Agree with other posters - I would want to know if I was the parent.
As a cm, I had a parent a while back told me they were taking dc out of my care to put into a local playgroup because of the cost - I gave them the playgroup's Ofsted reference number, suggested they read the report, but didn't comment. The child is still with me .
Totally agree, you are a childminder and care about children, even if she chooses to ignore what you say, you know you will have done what is right. I would def want to know and if you tell her in the right way, she will be v grateful. Let us know what happens.