Hey so I work for a very nice family taking care of a 16 month old. I watch her for 40 hours per week. I started working for them this winter when the baby 12 months old. Since it was winter when I started and the baby wasnt walking and napping twice a day still, it seemed to make sense to stay inside. I'd offer to take her to baby playgroup or mention that she would probably start walking at the same time the weather warmed up and so on. When I started checking out books from the library, the librarian told me of a few playtime's and storytimes for kids her age. I offered to take her to these and this is when the mother told me that she wasn't comfortable with me driving the baby anywhere and said that her older child (7) had only been in a car driven by her, the father or grandmom. We continued to talk about the area maybe not being as safe as they thought moving here and her being uncomfortable with the older child playing outside. (Side note they live in a nice neighborhood but this overall area has a wide range). After we had this conversation I have felt like it's inappropriate for me to ask again but at the same time we never go outside. I'm going crazy trying to keep the baby entertained indoors for 40 hours a week but I feel like they're uncomfortable with us even going in the back yard. I want to somehow bring this up with then rather than just quit. Does anyone has any suggestions??