A thread for parents to ask nursery nurses questions they wouldn't ask in real life?

(59 Posts)
Wishuponastar011 Wed 16-Apr-14 20:57:44

Thought this would be a good idea because I'm sure there are some questions that you would like to know the answer to that you can't ask in real life!

jasminemai Wed 23-Apr-14 19:57:28

I love nurseries both my children went one from 6 weeks, one from 7 months and Im having another that I want straight in as soon as I can. My children have been utterly spoilt in nurseries and I love the fact its like a massive family. I see all the care in the couple I have worked and there is no way 1 cm could rival it.

jasminemai Wed 23-Apr-14 19:57:41

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If I think that DD took her first steps at home, what is the chance that she actually took them at nursery?

TiggyKBE Wed 23-Apr-14 21:49:20

Um...the thing about first steps...um...IS THAT THEY ALWAYS HAPPEN AT HOME!

Look! Over there! A bunny rabbit! Let's talk about that instead!!!

BobTheFly Wed 23-Apr-14 22:07:16

I agree as a CM to Tiggy :-)

You guys must be great liars! DD is quite a bit older now, but I'm still in touch with her babyroom keyworker. It would be a bad idea to see if she can remember, wouldn't it?

jasminemai Wed 23-Apr-14 22:14:06

I dont even know when either my children walked. I cant even remember their birth weights or when they said their first word even though I was definitely there for all of it! I cant say Im bothered as it doesnt really matter to me.

There is no way I would remember for the 100s pf others I have looked after

Fair point, I only remember because we have a video of DD walking into the sofa, toppling over and finding it hilarious.

Bumply Wed 23-Apr-14 22:21:01

Both my boys were in nursery full time from 6 months.
I don't consider them in need of pitying for this.
Maybe I was fortunate but the three nurseries I used were all staffed by people who appeared pleasant, motivated and adequately skilled.
The last nursery/after school club had the advantage if several male staff providing an 'older brother/uncle' type role useful with me being a single mother.
When I did use a child minder briefly while waiting for a nursery place to free up I was struck by the fact that so much time was spent going back and forth to school to drop off and pick up older children.

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