Daughter cut head in Nursery

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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

tracypenisbeaker Mon 09-Dec-13 21:11:56

Doesntleftover I mentioned that because I had no visible sign of being attacked, yet felt the after affects. This child had a 'golf ball' sized bump on her head.

Pooka Mon 09-Dec-13 21:11:58

DS2 had eggs on his head that looked like horns after falling down our stairs. I took him to A&E because I couldn't believe he hadn't been terribly injured internally (it happened on my watch, too). They kept an eye on him for about 45 mins and then we went home with a HI leaflet.

lilyaldrin Mon 09-Dec-13 21:17:21

Big bumps really aren't that unusual when children smack their heads.

ICameOnTheJitney Mon 09-Dec-13 21:18:26

OP you're upset that she was hurt that's all. she's ok though and they do fall and things when you're not around. It's part of growing up into a bigger kid.

tracypenisbeaker Mon 09-Dec-13 21:18:27

Tbh, I wish I hadn't commented now. I understand that my experiences have shaped my view on this sort of thing, so perhaps I'm not the most rational then, especially seeing as the majority of posters disagree with me.

I can see why the poster is upset, even if it is misplaced anger... Her little girl is hurt. I hope she feels better soon, and when she is tell her that a Christmas Robin was naughty and left its egg on her head wink

Pooka Mon 09-Dec-13 21:22:00

A&E told me there are masses of blood vessels under the skin and that when these are knocked they can cause what looks like hideous swelling.

What's important is to closely observe the child for a couple of hours after the injury to ensure that they don't suffer any of a range of symptoms that could indicate internal injury (and then keep observing at intervals for about 24 hours after, i.e. was once told by NHSdirect to check on one of my other children every 2-4 hours in the night).

Clearly in the OP's case, her dd has shown other symptoms and she's in the right place.

That doesn't mean though that the nursery failed in their duty of care/injury protocols. The responsible adult was (according to them) told shortly after the incident. Telephoning the OP would not necessarily have resulted in a speedier trip to A&E.

MarthasHarbour Mon 09-Dec-13 21:25:14

The Nursery did everything right. DS used to come home from nursery with an egg on his head occasionally. I signed an accident form, done. At his school in YR they dont even have an accident form (hasnt happened to me but did happen to my friends DS - the teacher didnt even mention it)

I am sorry that things have moved on but from your original OP i would say that you have no reason to be angry. The fact that your DD has had a seizure is more to do with DD's physical reaction to falling over a ball. Are they doing any kind of neurological tests? as this is a worrying reaction to what seems to be a regular toddler style fall.

Hope she is ok

Pooka Mon 09-Dec-13 21:27:31

At our school in reception, if they've banged their head thy cone out wearing a sticker on their jumper. The school will phone if is in middle of day. If nearer pick up, the teacher will grab the parent (the stickers are backup).

Hulababy Mon 09-Dec-13 21:37:46

I am sorry to hear that your DD has taken a nasty turn following her bump.

I don't think most (any?) people are being rude and ignorant. They just are stating that it does sound like the nursery followed correct procedures.

Head bumps are incredibly common at nursery/school, especially with little children. And head bumps at this age are often really big and nasty looking even when they are not serious or unduely worrying. Likewise a cut on the head will bleed - a lot!

Concussion does not always present immediately - that is why a parent is informed at pick up either verbally or via a head bump note. So that parents can watch the child and act accordingly should concussion begin to present later on.

And the nursery did say that it had only just occured. Presumably within the final half hour or so - which is why they probably didn't call you, as youd be there soon after anyway (or a nominated carer.) I very much doubt a phone call to you would have changed the course of events ths evening.

You have had a scare. It is nasty having your little one hurt, even accidently. Ad even more unpleasant when they end up at hospital. I assume you are there with her still now - I hope you both get some sleep and rest tonight and that she will be home early tomorrow.

BunnyMama Mon 09-Dec-13 22:56:31

Golf ball bumps are not the same as a small bump that doesn't swell or leave a mark of any sort. I think the OP was right to be annoyed at not being called asap (even if it coincided with the neighbour collecting the child, the OP should have been informed personally IMO).

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