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A lot of that sounds like normal kid and sibling stuff. The masturbating may or may not be in the range of normal. If her mood swings seem really drastic I would suggest looking at her for signs of early puberty, not bi-polar. It doesn't sound like she has really drastic, over the top, out of control mood swings though. It just sounds like she is a normal kid who happens to like masturbating more than other kids.
If it's something that rings true to you, there's no harm in having her evaluated, but I think it's quite a leap and rather irresponsible of the nanny to slap a psychological diagnosis on a 5-year-old based on those behaviors, most (all, actually) of which sound well within the range of normal.
Did she use the term flippantly, like as a synonym for moody, or was she actually trying to alert you that she thinks your DD needs a psych evaluation?
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