Thanks for the responses everyone, and thanks for the advice Scully.
I feel like a heal, actually, for even broaching that subject. Maybe it is my paranoia and I need to just get over myself. Perhaps some time away from here would help. Sorry...
Lady Lee and Jamie Bowers voiced the concerns I would have and yes I would debrief my daughter should she be put in that spot.
Truth be told, ya'll, we use another one of the sisters for my youngest daughter because it was just too expensive to put her in a daycare (infant) and she seemed rather nice and professional. She provides receipts and even has a tax ID number (her husband got it for her per my recommendation due to her giving out her SSN every year). I think she also babysits worldly kids and her husband is an UBM (which is a plus).
But this chick just did not seem right for some reason and frankly I did not see why we needed to change the set up for our oldest daughter as we are already paying the money anyhow. Her attitude did not help matters at all and made me quite angry at what she keeps insinuating when our differing views gets discussed. I guess Jehovah's Witnesses cannot help but insult outsiders and do so without even knowing it. It's definately made me more consciotous about how I respond to people that do not agree with my viewpoint and made me aware that I must rise above that.
Vander: I've tried that route with her but she keeps pretending that it does not matter. I'm sure she would think otherwise if I had the people at the church as involved in my life as she is trying to get the ladies at the hall involved in hers.
Aussie and Pam's Girl: I doubt she is certified in any way. She wants to 'make extra money' so she is asking around to help with this kind of thing. She could be harmless but better safe than sorry.
However, if this woman is basically just a babysitter from the congregation, you'll want to be on the lookout for things like Bible Story books, the society's DVDs for kids, and things like that. She may not directly attempt to 'indoctrinate' your child, but those items might still be used for entertainment.
This crap lays around at our house. Frankly, and I have told her this too, she should count herself lucky because I could be one of the UBM who really gives her a hard time about her practices and throws away her ragazines and all. I don't, and I do it out of respect for her. She should appreciate that.
Now I understand, garyneal, that your wife is a jw and is she instructing your child at home in her beliefs?
Yes and no. We tend to do it in a indirect way. Sometimes I even instruct them on their ways and compare them to other's ways in a kind of objective way. As I told my wife when the whole 'Princess and the Frog' ordeal came about, I try to be as objective as possible.
I daresay, I never considered whether or not she would report the income. My first guess will be no and this will be a problem come tax time, unless my wife just takes the attitude that it is not worth haggling over. Frankly, I would want any tax benefit I can get as we don't qualify for earned income credit or any government assistance or anything like that (we make too much). As I said before, the other sister is far more professional about it as she has been doing that for years, I trust her more.
Scully: No, my wife cannot quit work right now even though that would be the best route. She has to finish college (on their dime) and pay back some time afterwards so she is stuck (and she hates it too).
OTWO: You nailed it as far as the attitude is concerned. Frankly, I was about to give in thinking this would not be much different than a Jewish woman who does not celebrate Christmas, etc.. As longs as their were polite and did not try to 'convert' the kids, I would not see a problem. It was the attitude displayed by my wife more than the religion that made me not want to go there.
betterdaze: It would be before and after care since my oldest is going into kindergarten and will be at school most of the day. That said, there is still some cause for concern. My wife's attitude being the main thing that put me off to it.