What is a naughty step? A naughty step is where Nanny Ella may have to put you if you are being bad. It’s a time out place where sometimes bad lil ones have to spend some time. But don’t worry though, if you are good, and do not whine or complain or try to get up from the naughty step until your time is up, then you will get up in a few minutes. But if you decide to do any of the things mentioned previously your time on the naughty step will be a very very long time.