A brutally honest thread from Whisper sees nursery teachers confess what they really think about looking after young children - including one who admits to sleeping with a child's father.
Nursery and reception teachers offer parents a few precious child-free hours, giving them time to relax and run errands without a screaming three-year-old getting in the way - but how much do we really know the people who look after our offspring?
A brutally honest thread from secret-sharing app Whisper invited nursery teachers to confess how they really feel about looking after other people's children, prompting startling admissions that included an occasional urge to spank naughty pupils.
Several teachers admitted they were attracted to their charges' parents - with one even confessing that she'd slept with one of the fathers.
Another parent said she used to be an escort before becoming a nursery teacher, and admitted to missing the money she earned in her old profession.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the most fascinating - and sometimes shocking - confessions from people who look after young children.
Perks of the job! This teacher admitted she had slept with a dad of one of the children she teaches but doesn't regretted it, adding: 'It was amazing'
Fighting the urge! This teacher said it's tempting to hit the children but it isn't her fault
Teachers behaving badly! This nursery teacher admits they often use swear words at work
Better keep that a secret! This teacher admitted that they can't stand their pupils sometimes
Secrets of the trade! This teacher said she's seen pupils eat cockroaches before
Don't tell the parents! This teacher pulls no punches when her pupils start fighting
Secret crush! This teacher admitted that she also gets crushed on the children's dads
Secret life! This teacher says she used to be an escort and misses the money she used to make
Biting their tongue! This preschool teacher has to watch her words around naughty children
In a sad confession, this teacher said one of her pupils started being racist and wondered why their parents had taught them it
Caught in the act! This teacher was embarrassed when a parent caught them buying a large bottle of wine
Stay out of it! This teacher was frustrated that parents cause problems for them with their boss
Sad stories! This teacher said one dad didn't even know how to spell their child's name
Bad influence! Violent TV shows have a negative impact on a child's behaviour, according to this teacher
Holding back! After being called rude word, this teacher had to control their anger and stop themself hitting a child