Nanny Charged After Found Hitting and Kicking Infant on Nanny Cam
We have often spoken about proper screening of nanny candidates and performing proper background check on domestic workers before hiring them. We even published a series about misleading advertising on some nanny web sites claiming they pre-screen their caregivers. Of course, those familiar with the industry know that there is no way any nanny web site can properly pre-screen families or nannies on their web sites.
There has been much talk in the media about a nanny, Dechen Kyiden, 22, of Queens captured in a video hitting and kicking a 6-month-old infant in Hoboken, NJ this week.
As in-home childcare providers (nannies, au pairs, baby nurses, and sitters) should we INSIST on cameras in the home to protect the ourselves from charges of abuse or stealing? If the baby trips or bruises himself at play or if the mother misplaces jewelry, why should the nanny be a suspect?
Would Inviting Parents to Use Nanny Cams Make Getting a Nanny Job Easier?