What Big Stories About Nannies Did We Miss?
enannysource.com posted the top 10 Biggest Nanny News Stories of 2011. We rearranged the concept a little and added the new America's Supernanny television show. Here's our three top nanny stories of 2011.
1. The Babysitter Bill:
The California state assembly introduced a bill, A.B. 889, AKA “The Babysitter Bill” which included provisions regarding such issues as overtime pay, rest breaks, and the right for household employees (nannies, housekeepers, and babysitters) to sue employers for failure to meet the provisions. Though not officially dead, backlash from its introduction led to its suspension before it made it to the governor’s office.
2. A Daycare Owner Becomes America's Supernanny:
Many nannies applied to become host of Lifetime's new show American Supernanny. Instead of choosing an experienced nanny, a daycare owner hosts the show. Angry over the choice of hostess of the show, a nannies has started a petition on change.org to take the show off the air.
3. Nanny Takes It To The Bank:
Next time you check your Bank of America debit card statement, say a little thank you for part-time nanny Molly Katchpole. Thanks to her efforts in getting more than 300,000 signatures on a petition at change.org, the financial Goliath rescinded their plan to assess debit card users with a $5 monthly fee.