I work at a nursery & parents always say the same annoying things to me…don't be so rude, we do much more than you think | The Sun

A YOUNG nursery worker has revealed that parents often say the same very annoying and rude things to her.

The early years practitioner, Emilia, took to TikTok to open up about the inappropriate comments that parents have made to her when dropping off and collecting their children. 

The 21-year-old nursery teacher, who posts on the social media platform under the username @embuxx, explained that parents often assume that her job is easy, but she confirmed that there’s actually a lot more work involved that many don’t know about.

Opening up about the comments she often hears, she shared her clip with the caption ‘Story of my life.’

She said: “Things early years practitioners hear every day.”

Emilia noted that parents often assume that all she does is play, as she noted that parents often say to her: “All you do is play with children all day.”

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Similar to this, Emilia explained that cheeky parents assume that her job isn’t challenging, and have said to her: “Your job is so easy.”

Not only this, but Emilia claimed that some parents have even said to her: “I wish I had your job.”

Also, the nursery worker noted that some parents will question her ability to look after their children, as she claimed that they have asked her: “How are you trusted with children?” 

Finally, Emilia said that parents assume that her day is straightforward and relaxing, as she claimed that many people will say to her: “How are you tired from playing all day?” 

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Emilia’s video has clearly shocked many, as it has quickly racked up 91.1k views.

It has 4,885 likes, 171 comments and 480 shares.

Many other nursery workers could relate to Emilia and were quick to express this in the comments. 

One person said: “Omg yes!!!!! No one understands how hard going it is!” 

Another added: “Legit !! I work in early years, 100 percent agree with this.”

A third commented: “Honestly if I had a penny for every time someone said this to me I would be rich.” 

Another user chimed in: “It’s genuinely exhausting and people don’t realise or believe you.”

Whilst another nursery worker posted: "The “all you do is play” really frustrates me!! There is more to “just playing” we help them learn."

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Meanwhile, someone else noted: “Legit!! They don’t understand the planning, activities we do. Observations. Being cleaner, nurse, cook. Our job isn’t easy at all!”

To this, Emilia responded “So much work!!!”

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