Thompson created her own version of Mary Poppins in the 2005 movie nanny McPhee, which she starred in and wrote.
And if Katherine really cares about the kids, she will invite nanny Grace to live with her and the children.
And the parents who, if they were having a bad day or their marriage was going sour, would take it out on the nanny.
"children's nurse," 1795, from widespread child's word for "female adult other than mother" (cf. Greek nanna "aunt"). The word also is a nickname form of the fem. proper name Ann, which probably is the sense in nanny goat (1788, cf. billy goat). Nanny-house "brothel" is slang from c.1700. Nanny state, in reference to overintrusive government policies is attested by 1987, the term associated with British political leader Margaret Thatcher, who criticized the tendency.
"to be unduly protective," 1954, from nanny (n.). Related: Nannied; nannying.