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Well, that really depends on what you mean by "legal." It's not illegal to bring a child into work. If the employer has an issue with it, the employer can certainly discipline the manager because there isn't a legal right for her to bring the child in to work, but it's also not expressly illegal. If the employer doesn't take issue with it, there is nothing anyone else can do about it.
Likewise with the issue of having someone watch her child. If the employer takes issue with it, then they employer can take appropriate disciplinary steps against that manager. However, if the employer doesn't care and the employee that took the time off to babysit also doesn't care, it is illegal in and of itself.
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