Updated by user Sep 24, 2016
By the way, to OC nannies, while I don't blame you completely, I do please some blame on you for telling me this woman was eligible for rehire. There is a reason she has a seven year gap on her resume.
I beg of you, if she ever comes crawling back to you for a job, do not put another family through what our family went through, and the family before her. This woman is frighteningly unbalanced, and I have nanny cam video to show her feeding my dogs, neglecting my little girl, who was screaming and crying in her crib, while Christie calmly continued folding her laundry, or whatever personal business she was contacting at the time. I was sobbing when we reviewed the tapes, because I felt like the most negligent mother in the world, relying on a Single reference from you, OC nannies. She seemed so normal, so charming, and I had never hired a nanny before.
The seven-year lapse in our history should have been a huge red flag, but like I said, she seemed so kind and so normal. My daughter never warmed up to her. I thought maybe it was because she was shy. Our lives changed when Christi left.
My daughter became happy, outgoing, loving, and all of the things that she was not when Christie was here. Of course I can't prove abuse, because other than kicking my dogs, and ignoring my child, she was mostly on her best behavior here. She may or may not have expected that we had Danny hams installed. But she always wanted to go out with my child.
We have a park right down the street. We have another park three streets up that's always crowded with kids, but she always wanted to drive her somewhere. I realize now that was for her own benefit. I know that she took my daughter to see her autistic brother, who she told me herself has violent tendencies.
I was completely negligent, but I trusted her. Please, put her on your DNR list. I don't ever want another family to suffer through what we did. And our contract, we stated that if employment or did we terminated, that she would vacate within 48 hours.
She abided by that, but not before threatening me that she had "people waiting" in case something happened to her. I am 5 foot two and 115 pounds. She has many inches and many pounds on me, and I've never been and violent altercation in my life. If she had so many people waiting in the wings, why didn't they just come and help her move her things?
She has no one. Her craziness has driven everyone out of her life, and while it's very sad, it's also very scary for my family. We have actually installed A complete security system with cameras all around our property, except for the back. Three days after I made this post, our dog, I was terrified to leave home, disappeared.
Not a trace of blood, not anything. The police said it was likely coyotes, and I want to believe that's true. But when you have dealt with a complete psychopath, like this one, it's hard to know what is true. In any event, I did not mean to put your company down in anyway.
It's unfortunate that I was naïve enough to except your recommendations, and those alone, to allow such a frighteningly and stable person into my home and to care for my precious daughter. Like I said, the only thing good that came out of this is that my four-month-old twins will never be under the care of anybody except for my husband and I, and the same goes for my three-year-old daughter. She scared me for life. I will never have another nanny as long as I have live.
And yes, it's hard as *** having three kids to Greer's and under, but nothing is more important than their safety, and they were never safe with her. Please, do not let this woman work with children ever again.
Updated by user Sep 20, 2016
Oh hey, let's not forget you kicking my dogs, who were between three of them. They ran and hid from you every awful day that you lived here.
They are terrified of you. And I know why, because I have nanny cam video of you kicking them. It took us several months to get them back to normal, and the nanny cams did not go up until a month number three, when my husband and I were aware that you were neglecting/abusing our child. Leaving her in the crib screaming and crying for over an hour, while you just continued to fold your laundry.
It's been wise of you to choose very young children to care for, because they can't tell on you. But video doesn't my. You neglected my child at home, put her in the car to run personal errands, and plopped her on the beach while you ran around and played and flirted. Just like the hundredth of times that you took her down to your ex-husbands about.
Was that safe from my one year-old? I'm going to say NO. There is a reason and God did not bless you with children.
You are unfit. And you are definitely unfit to be caring for other people's children, especially with the bitterness that you have in your heart that you don't have children of your own.
Original review posted by user Aug 25, 2016
I was a first time mom with a part time RN job, and a full time school schedule, getting my Masters degree in nursing, as well as my nurse practitioner certificate. I placed an ad on care.com, and had several responses.
One was by a woman, Christi Larsen Davies, Who claimed to have worked with OC nannies for over a decade. neither my husband or I want to live in, but she stated that she only does live in. I found out later, it's because she has no money, and needs to squat. I called OC nannies to verify her reference, and they told me how wonderful she was, and they would recommend her to anybody.
She started with us in August 2014, and although she did not work for the first week that she was here, because she was moving in, she demanded to be paid. She took my daughter on errands with her, personal errands, rather than actually spending time with her. She is a straight up psycho, and I was able to reach some of her former employers, who told me to be very afraid, because she's crazy. And she is.
The Lord above blessed us, when she wrote a letter of resignation on December 14, 2014. She gave us two weeks notice, and I told her that wouldn't be necessary, and I wanted her out in 48 hours. Thank you Jesus, she left, but not after threatening me, my husband, and my daughter. And, she came into our home in the first place because of a recommendation from OC nannies.
This company is a rip off, they flat out LIE about their nannies, and don't care at all about the protection of children. STAY FAR AWAY. Christi Larsen Davies is a psychopath (I have hundreds of frightening stories) and OC nanbies gave her an excellent reference, despite the fact that when I spoke with every other person who she had ever worked for, at least the ones I could get in touch with, they told the same horror stories. I am a mother of 3 now, as my twin son and daughter are now 4 mos old, and my daughter (who was in Christi's care for 4 months) is now 3, and after my terrifying experience with her, I cannot bring myself to hire another nanny...especially since the majority of them use OC nannies as a reference, the very same company that gave an excellent reference to the complete lunatic who lived in my home for four of the scariest months of my life.
THEY ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED.
And, to anyone reading this, if you ever have a nanny request from a woman named Christi Larsen Davies, do not even consider speaking with her, let alone hiring her. She is mentally L, and I feel sick to my stomach that I allowed her to "care" from my one year-old child during those 4 miserable months.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Location: Chatsworth, California
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