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The Three Day Nanny

  • Season 3
  • Documentary

Summary

Professional childminder Kathryn Mewes moves in with struggling parents for three days to help them tackle their children's behaviour.

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Episode 1: The Three Day Nanny

Summary

Kathryn Mewes helps the Scott family in Northamptonshire, where she witnesses extreme behaviour by three-year-old Bobbie and two-year-old Freddie in the form of pinching, punching, kicking and biting. Parents Chris and Becky seem unable to manage their boys' behaviour, so the nanny teaches them a new approach.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

It’s easy to forget the levels of violence that toddlers can rise to. About 20 seconds into this programme, three-year-old Bobbie executes a flying head-butt, bouncing off the sofa to nut his two-year-old brother Freddie. That is obviously very wrong, but also kind of impressive.

They’re quite a pair and their parents – for understandable reasons, we gather – have lost control. “Don’t hit me!” cries mum Becky repeatedly, but one of the boys wallops her in the bust anyway.

So in comes tweedy troubleshooter Kathryn Mewes with advice and straight talking, including the simple tip that when you give children a bit of space to play unsupervised, they often behave better.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

Details

Formats
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Credits

Cast

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PresenterKathryn Mewes

Crew

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Executive producerJamie Isaacs
Executive producerTim Quicke
Series directorJohn Widdup

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  • Episode 1

    The Three Day Nanny

    Summary

    Kathryn Mewes helps the Scott family in Northamptonshire, where she witnesses extreme behaviour by three-year-old Bobbie and two-year-old Freddie in the form of pinching, punching, kicking and biting. Parents Chris and Becky seem unable to manage their boys' behaviour, so the nanny teaches them a new approach.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    It’s easy to forget the levels of violence that toddlers can rise to. About 20 seconds into this programme, three-year-old Bobbie executes a flying head-butt, bouncing off the sofa to nut his two-year-old brother Freddie. That is obviously very wrong, but also kind of impressive.

    They’re quite a pair and their parents – for understandable reasons, we gather – have lost control. “Don’t hit me!” cries mum Becky repeatedly, but one of the boys wallops her in the bust anyway.

    So in comes tweedy troubleshooter Kathryn Mewes with advice and straight talking, including the simple tip that when you give children a bit of space to play unsupervised, they often behave better.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterKathryn Mewes

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerJamie Isaacs
    Executive producerTim Quicke
    Series directorJohn Widdup
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