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To send my dc in for the nativity when ill in night?

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qualitystreetrosescelebrations Tue 30-Nov-10 07:53:44

My ds was sick in the night, this is the 3rd time he's been sick in his whole life. I believe it was due to some chicken he ate last night.

This afternoon is his nativity play, that like so many other children around the country he's spent hours practising and is so excited about.

Would I be being totally unreasonable if I kept him home this morning, and sent him along just for the play?

Of course if he was sick again this morning, I would keep him at home.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 30-Nov-10 08:00:41

You know damn well that you would be unreasonable! You'll do it anyway though I suspect.

TheUnmentioned Tue 30-Nov-10 08:01:05

Sorry I think YABU. There will be lots of people there with little babies etc and you dont know who else, you dont know it was teh chicken and could pass something on.


Goblinchild Tue 30-Nov-10 08:02:55

24 hour rule, he shouldn't go.

traceybath Tue 30-Nov-10 08:03:42

I think in most places its actually a 48 hour rule and yes you would be unreasonable to send him in.

gregtheguineapig Tue 30-Nov-10 08:04:09

Try to think of others.

qualitystreetrosescelebrations Tue 30-Nov-10 08:07:06

Sparkle - no I won't just do it anyway.

If i was going to just do it anyway I wouldn't of asked for other's opinions.

Seems like it is unreasonable I didn't know if people were anti-sickness or sick/diarrhoea or just diarrhoea. BTW no diarrhoea.

GiraffeYoga Tue 30-Nov-10 08:07:32

the fact that you are even asking means you know it's wrong!

Think of other kids. Chances are, if it was last night's chicken he would be much iller than just one vomit. Unless he ate too much of it vs. it being off etc.

Consider him standing on stage and puking all over the virgin mary......?

traceybath Tue 30-Nov-10 08:08:14

There are lots of vomiting bugs around at the moment.

Its a shame for you and your DS of course but unfortunately just one of those things.

pooka Tue 30-Nov-10 08:08:55

48 hour rule here. I think the school would be very surprised to see him if you told them he was sick overnight and then brought him in in the afternoon. And pretty cross TBH.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 30-Nov-10 08:08:56

Well the clue is generally in the school's wording where they state 48hrs after any sickness or diarrhoea. What does your school say? Can't think why you needed to ask here.

qualitystreetrosescelebrations Tue 30-Nov-10 08:11:22

I honestly didn't know there was any rules. I will have to find out what our school's rules are.
If I was aware that there were rules in place, I wouldn't of needed to ask the question.

ArfurSleep Tue 30-Nov-10 08:13:42

this is the guidance, your school should have a sickness exclusion policy

whomovedmychocolate Tue 30-Nov-10 08:14:22

With any luck it'll be cancelled due to snow anyway.

Hope he feels better soon.

qualitystreetrosescelebrations Tue 30-Nov-10 08:16:40

I've just been through the policies that are on the school's intranet. Nothing regarding, sick/sickness/illness/vomiting. I'll have to wait for the school office to open, and enquire. As I now need to know how long he'll be off for. As it appears it could be thursday at the earliest then.

TheFoosa Tue 30-Nov-10 08:22:03

it's usually 48hrs after all symptoms have gone, standard practice for most workplaces too

ArfurSleep Tue 30-Nov-10 08:23:11

If he vomited last night then yes, return Thursday

qualitystreetrosescelebrations Tue 30-Nov-10 08:24:00

Hold on for workplaces too???

Is this if I'm sick, or I have to stay away for 48hrs if dc sick as well?

traceybath Tue 30-Nov-10 08:26:09

If you're sick quality for work purposes.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 30-Nov-10 08:28:31

Don't be silly. Of course you don't have to stay away from work unless you've got no other childcare. If you're ill yourself then yes it's good practice to stay away for at least 24hrs after your last episode. D&V is extremely infectious and it's callous not to consider the impact you/your child (general 'you') might have on others.

You should have received a pack when your child started school containing all their various policies - schools are usually very hot on making sure parents know about illness exclusion rules. I struggle to understand how you weren't aware of it tbh. Everybody knows that surely?

TheFoosa Tue 30-Nov-10 08:31:38

maybe I should rephrase thet good practise

my work is medical and it is standard practise there

qualitystreetrosescelebrations Tue 30-Nov-10 08:45:17

To be honest, it may well have been in either work/school pack, but honestly it's never been a consideration before. And my dc have been in nursery since 3 months, but I'm very lucky that touch wood, they just do not get ill. Even during the night, I was thinking what do you do when somebody is sick, give water/not give water etc.

If it's something you don't experience, then you just don't become aware of these things until they impact you.

qualitystreetrosescelebrations Tue 30-Nov-10 08:46:29

I don't feel so stupid now, I've called the school, and I asked courtesy of you guys how long I needed to stay away, and they couldn't answer straight away and had to go and find out.

Seems my school isn't so hot on such things - cynic in me says maybe where my son got it from - not the chicken.

GiddyPickle Tue 30-Nov-10 09:14:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Acanthus Tue 30-Nov-10 09:17:42

Do not send him in either today or tomoworrow, FGS

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