Nursery worker hilariously reveals ‘true meaning’ of saying your child’s a ‘monkey’

A nursery teacher has revealed the what the popular phrases she tells childrens’ parents actually mean.

Chelsey, who looks after the children in their early years at a nursery, lifted the lid on her stress at work on TikTok and shared some of her master word play when she talked to the parents.

In a video posted in August, she plays the parent-teacher scenario and says: “Nursery workers be like ‘They’ve been very vocal today’.”

But what Chelsey actually means is that the children “screamed a lot today”.

When she says “they have been very active today” to the parents, that apparently implies “they climbed on every piece of furniture”.



Chelsey said sometimes the teacher would tell the parents that their child have been ‘a bit of a monkey’

She also explains if a nursery worker tells the parent that their child “have been a bit of a monkey today”, the true meaning is: “They didn’t listen to a word I said and did whatever they wanted.”

Some of her colleagues couldn’t agree more with Chelsey’s interpretation and said they had the same problem.

One wrote: “Can’t relate to anything more.”

A second said the video reflects her “life working with toddlers” while a third exclaimed: “Oh my God the accuracy.”



She explained the phrase could mean the children were being naughty and didn't listen to the teachers
She explained the phrase could mean the children were being naughty and didn’t listen to the teachers

In another video, the teacher showed her frustration when her manager asked her to go take care of the toddlers who are at pre-school.

She said: “Give me my babies back. I can’t even do 30 minutes in there.

“It’s the ‘why’ questions I can’t do it.”

The worker, who is now promoted to a baby room leader, also gave advice to others who are looking to join the education industry.

“If you’re ever unsure of anything, ask. If you make a mistake, learn from it and most of all, make sure you enjoy it!” Chelsey said.

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