Daughter cut head in Nursery

(60 Posts)
MetMum Mon 09-Dec-13 17:54:35

I am furious my 3yr old little girl has just come home from school with a golf ball size bump on her head with is also cut she tripped over a ball in nursery they didn't ring me to inform me my neighbour (who's Daughter is in the same room we take turns taking or collecting the girls) signed the incident report sheet they didn't give her a copy my Daughter says she fell over the ball them was brought in to have it cleaned then watched a DVD my neighbour was told it just happened moments before she was collected advice for when I go the Nursery tomorrow please

MarianneEnjolras Mon 09-Dec-13 17:59:17

I don't understand what you are angry about? Could you break it down please?

SoupDragon Mon 09-Dec-13 18:01:16

I'm sorry your DD was injured but I'm failing to see what the problem is here.

girliefriend Mon 09-Dec-13 18:03:03

Are you cross they didn't ring you? confused

Things like bumped heads happen all the time at nursery and school, normally they should ring to inform you but I suppose if it happened just before pick up there wasn't time.

EdithWeston Mon 09-Dec-13 18:04:32

I don't see a problem here, unless you think there is something shonky about the nursery's account of events. Do you have reason to be mistrustful?

LIZS Mon 09-Dec-13 18:04:58

Presumably it was an accident . Ask to see the record in the accident book . They verbally told your neighbour and she signed on your behalf. What else do you think should happened ? If she fell near home time then it is perfectly possible your dd was put in front of dvd to sit still while it was examined and cleaned up and so they could keep an eye on her.

MetMum Mon 09-Dec-13 18:05:50

I'm angery that they didn't ring me I'm aware bumps happen all the time she has a golf ball size bump which is also cut and still oozing blood they told the neighbour it just happened she says she watched a DVD afterwards

I can't count the amount of times that I've had to sign an accident sheet cos ds has bumped his head at nursery. Accidents happen and so long as its not serious they won't ring you to say. Obviously if it required medical intervention they would have let you know.

girliefriend Mon 09-Dec-13 18:07:56

I would go in and double check exactly what happened, does she seem well in herself? No sign of concussion?

Will she let you put something cold on it?

MetMum Mon 09-Dec-13 18:10:07

No she won't allow us near it will have to go to A&E if the bleeding doesn't stop

MPB Mon 09-Dec-13 18:10:40

Maybe it was 10/15 minutes before pick up giving her time to to watch part of a DVD.

They told the person who was picking up. I'm a CM and get bump notes for my mindee, and even get called to pick them up sometimes.

I just don't understand what more you want. Your friend told you didn't she? Where the harm in that?

SoupDragon Mon 09-Dec-13 18:11:11

"I watched a DVD after" can mean anything from watching the start of a Peppa pig episode to watching the entire Disney back catalogue.

I have never been phoned if the child did not require picking up immediately. I don't think I've ever had a copy of an accident report either.

I think y need to take a deep breath, calm down and think rationally about what you want to ask the nursery abut the timing.

Hulababy Mon 09-Dec-13 18:19:22

I work in an infant school.

In September this year we were told we would need to call parents after every head injury. After this first half term this advise stopped for us - request from parents and just not needed in 99% of cases.

Now we treat the child and get them to return to class/activities as and when they are able. We only call if a child needs further treatment, or if they are unwell with it, and need to leave school.

A bump will get an ice pack. Cuts will get cleaned up and a dressing applied if required. It is recorded in the accident book. The child gets a head bumo sticker on their clothes and a head injury slip in their bag. Parents/carer told on pick up.

This is in line with general guidance from LEA etc.

Smartiepants79 Mon 09-Dec-13 18:21:43

We'll first advice is to try and be as calm as possible when you speak to them. Going in ranting is no going to get you vey far. There seems to be no question that it was an accident so your problem is merely with the procedure that was or wasn't followed. Ask them exactly what happened and when. Say that there seems to be a discrepancy with the time frames. What are the usual procedures for dealing with an injury of this kind? If you don't pick up and always want a phone call for this kind of thing, tell them.
Personally I'm not sure they've done that much wrong. If it did happen close to pickup time then a phone call perhaps seems like a waste of time. I think you should have had an accident form tho.

Moreisnnogedag Mon 09-Dec-13 18:23:01

I also can't see what the problem is. They recorded it, informed whoever was picking her up and looked after her. Why did you want calling?

Hulababy Mon 09-Dec-13 18:23:24

"they told the neighbour it just happened she says she watched a DVD afterwards"

By the time they called you and you got there, then it'd be the same tme surely? She probably seemed fine in herself and was happy sat quiet watching a DVD. They will have at least one qualified first ider who will assess the situation and make a judgement based on what is happening at the time.

Like someone already said - a DVD could be anything from 2 minutes onwards. Time means very little to a young child.

I am sure if you speak to them tomorrow the could tell you more - the time will be recorded in their accident book, along with any treatment given.

HavantGuard Mon 09-Dec-13 18:23:39

Heads bleed a lot and as a general rule 'better out than in' when it comes to swelling from bumps on the head. Give her a tea towel to press on it with a cool pack inside it.

Floggingmolly Mon 09-Dec-13 18:25:40

If it was still bleeding when she was picked up it's very obvious it happened quite close to home time.

Dwinhofficoffi Mon 09-Dec-13 19:16:41

I don't get your problem OP sorry. Accidents happen. The staff told the person picking your LO up. What more do you want?

LIZS Mon 09-Dec-13 19:19:58

The accident book should record the time it happened and treatment given. She had a bump, you had a shock. Hopefully it will stop oozing in time but if not Minor Injuries will have a look.

tracypenisbeaker Mon 09-Dec-13 19:23:39

imo they should have phoned you. its a head injury ffs!

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 09-Dec-13 19:25:01

I don't understand the problem. Incident was logged and if still bleeding it must have not long happened and the designated responsible adult for pick up was informed.

Just what would you have done of they had called? Do you not trust them to check her over and administer medical help if needed. It's on the consent form isn't it? A box you ici giving permission for treatment?

If they called every time a child was bleeding they'd be on phone all day.

Sirzy Mon 09-Dec-13 19:28:17

Like others I can't see a problem.

If it is 10-15 minutes before pick up time there is no point in calling someone because they wouldn't get there any quicker anyway.

The recorded it, they informed the person who was picking her up. Nothing wrong with that.

DS has asthma, Pre-school normally phone me if he has an attack, today he had one at 11.30 he finishes at 11.50 so they didn't phone me just told me when I got there.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Mon 09-Dec-13 19:33:14

Oh for goodness sake OP, stop making a drama out of an accident. Sit DD down with a nice pack on the swelling, give her some Calpol, and some chocolate if she's feeling sorry for herself and leave it at that. You don't need to take her to A&E.

lilyaldrin Mon 09-Dec-13 19:38:49

If it happened just before pick-up and they informed the person you have authorised to collect your child, then not sure why they'd need to call you to give you the same information?

If you want a more detailed chat about it, ask her keyworker tomorrow.

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