Mom Finds Nanny Drunk, Passed Out Next to Crying Baby

A mother who hired a nanny through an online childcare service discovered the caretaker drunk and passed out next to her crying baby. » 8/04/14 1:50pm 8/04/14 1:50pm

Fired Nanny Who Refuses to Leave Sets Conditions for Moving Out

The nanny who refused to leave after she was fired has finally agreed to move out, but only when certain conditions are met. » 7/01/14 10:00am 7/01/14 10:00am

Nanny Allegedly Leaves Kids in a Hot Car So She Could Go Tan

A Portland, Oregon nanny was arrested after she left two small children locked in a car while she went to a tanning salon. » 6/30/14 10:00am 6/30/14 10:00am

Indian Diplomat Who Underpaid Nanny Transferred; Could Avoid Charges

Indian officials transferred a diplomat facing charges she underpaid a housekeeper in the United States, which could protect her from the allegations. » 12/21/13 2:15pm 12/21/13 2:15pm

Women's Affairs Diplomat Allegedly Paid Nanny a Whopping $3.31 an Hour

Devyani Khobragade, the deputy consul general for political, economic, commercial and women's affairs at the Indian Consulate General in New York City, is facing charges after being accused of paying her full-time babysitter just $3.31 an hour and lying on a visa application. » 12/16/13 10:00am 12/16/13 10:00am

Two Geniuses Run One Hell of a Racket: Teaching Nannies to Cook Quinoa

If you were looking for the perfect way to swindle money out of our nation's clueless elite, you've been scooped. Two brainiacs in New York City just outsmarted us all by opening a service that teaches rich people's nannies to cook shit like lentils and couscous. FUCKING BRILLIANT. » 11/14/13 9:45am 11/14/13 9:45am

Privileged Nannies Are Raking In the Dough

College-educated nannies aren't a post-recession phenomenon, but the news that families across the country "are so eager for well-educated nannies, they’re paying them salaries comparable to entry-level finance careers" — like, ostensibly not just on the Upper East Side — is kinda whoa. » 9/16/13 11:00am 9/16/13 11:00am

Rich Parents Now Outsourcing Absolutely All Parental Duties to Nannies

Administrators at some tony New York private schools are currently having a massive collective snit over the fact that rich parents don't show up for even the most basic school functions. Instead, they send hired nannies along to entrance interviews, bake sales, "safety patrols," class plays, and any other volunteer… » 5/21/13 4:00pm 5/21/13 4:00pm

It Takes a Village, and That Includes Nannies

I was raised by nannies. That's not to say my parents weren't incredibly supportive and always there for me when I needed them — they were, in spades — but they both worked full-time, which they couldn't have done if my younger brother and I didn't have someone to watch over us during the day. So we had nannies;… » 10/26/12 6:30pm 10/26/12 6:30pm

Nanny College Admits Its First Fully-Matriculated Dude Student in…

Norland College, the world-famous institution, welcomes only its second male student in its 120-year history — 18-year-old Michael Kenny. Not only will Kenny will be the second male student (Peter Cummins was the first) to ever graduate with a Norland Diploma, he'll be the first, according to the Telegraph, to… » 9/07/12 9:30am 9/07/12 9:30am

The Nanny (Love) Diaries

This week's New York Times Magazine includes a poignant photo essay called "Love, Money and Other People's Children" about the complications that arise when parents pay someone else to help care for — and often eventually love — their children. » 7/13/12 6:20pm 7/13/12 6:20pm

Pioneering Photographer's Work Discovered By Lucky Auction-Goer

What we know of the story of Vivian Maier's life and work, and of how 30,000 of her negatives came to be acquired at a Chicago estate auction by a 26-year-old real estate agent and amateur historian, is breathtaking. » 1/10/11 6:30pm 1/10/11 6:30pm

Law Guaranteeing Benefits for New York Nannies Takes Effect

Domestic service workers in New York State are now guaranteed overtime pay, paid leave, and protection from workplace discrimination. Everybody freak out! » 12/05/10 6:20pm 12/05/10 6:20pm

Coming Soon: Full Employment Rights For New York's Domestic Workers

Within a few weeks, thanks to their own organizing efforts, domestic workers in New York State will be the first nationally to get basic employment rights such as "overtime pay, paid leave and protection from workplace discrimination." California may follow. » 10/27/10 2:28pm 10/27/10 2:28pm

Let Hollywood Nannies Step Out Of The Shadows!

Celebrity moms reportedly all have nannies, yet we never see them. Sure, this can make normal moms feel inadequate — but what about, um, nannies? » 8/06/10 6:25pm 8/06/10 6:25pm

The Invisible Intimacy Of Women's Work

What do at-home caregivers and executive assistants have in common? They toil, often on the sidelines, know the intimate details of their employers' lives — and are usually women. » 6/17/10 1:30pm 6/17/10 1:30pm

Latest Excuse For Infidelity: Nannies

Why do men cheat? Probably because they had nannies! Says one shrink, a boy's nanny or au pair creates "at the back of his mind the notion of this other woman, who knows and caters to all his needs." [Newser] » 3/22/10 2:30pm 3/22/10 2:30pm