Rutgers alumna Alene Mathurin created My Nanny Circle as a way of empowering and protecting nannies from exploitation and abuse. Her work has gained significant traction in the last few years, forming a wide-reaching network of women that provides support for one another
Undocumented child care workers are likely to receive extremely low pay and suffer exploitation, harassment and abuse at work, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).
Sue Downey was standing before a packed room in Midtown recently, extolling the benefits of cotton balls.
“The most fun you will ever have with a 7yearold is a cotton ball, a straw and a wood floor,” she said, telling the 90 nannies in the audience to use the straw to blow the ball from one end of the room to the other. “