but bloody foreigners sometimes! My mom was a nursery nurse when the big influx of eastern europeans in our town happened and she was quite happy to deal with the kiddies and try help them settle but alot of them started nursery with no knowledge of the english language at all, poor mites. The majority of the foreign moms took an interest though and were learning at the same time as the kiddies and helping them along. My mom gave it up last year due to health reasons but she still runs into people she worked with. Now, this wasn't a private nursery but alot of the more recent foreign moms have been giving lists of demands including one mom who absolutely will NOT tolerate her twins learning english! She expects them to keep eachother company, tells off other foreign children for speaking english to them and tells them not to play with polish kids. Her only words of english are apparently 'no english' and her sister has to communicate for her. It's really frustrating, she's making sure they'll be alienated outside of their community, teaching them to look down on the locals and ensuring school and work will be difficult as they grow older. What about when they need to go to the shops? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.