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My Child keeps coming back from nursery with her clothes covered in felt

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pinksweetsugar Wed 08-Jun-11 22:42:24

About two months ago the nursery my child attends bought new felts. Apparently they were completely washable. 10 pieces of clothes and 3 complaints later it is still happening!!!
Incidendentally I am paying £960 a month for this. Ahhhh

notsoqueenofclean Wed 08-Jun-11 22:43:09

felt tip pen?

pinksweetsugar Wed 08-Jun-11 22:43:52


LindyHemming Wed 08-Jun-11 22:43:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

blabalalalablabla Wed 08-Jun-11 22:44:10

YABU - send her to nursery in clothes that you don't mind getting messed up a bit - no big problem - children will get pen and paint over them when they're little.

notsoqueenofclean Wed 08-Jun-11 22:45:03

What would you like the nursery to do about it? Interested, not being arsey

pinksweetsugar Wed 08-Jun-11 22:45:27

I have provided them with an apron and old tops to put over. Apparently everyone has been told she has to wear an apron, but it is still happening

Henwelly Wed 08-Jun-11 22:45:51

I would just send her in the felt tipped clothes - obviously washed!!

Make sure that the clothes are not expensive and take pleasure in the fact he/she is having lots of fun for your £960!!


nometime Wed 08-Jun-11 22:45:59

Have nursery clothes and home clothes. Children will get messy, that's what nursery is all about.

WhoAteMySnickers Wed 08-Jun-11 22:46:06

Surely you can just send your child in wearing the already felt stained clothes.

scottishmummy Wed 08-Jun-11 22:46:38

nursery expect to get messy
id be more worried if came home spotless
tesco,asda.if its a good overall nuresry dont sweat it about clarty clothes
really dont worry about clothes

colditz Wed 08-Jun-11 22:47:21

You are paying for her care, for her development, you are NOT paying for her to be sat down with a book for 8 hours a day and not allowed to touch anything messy. Nurseries - good ones - don't treat children like that, no matter what their silly parents want.

Send her to nursery in the clothes that already have Felt tip on them, and if that means not enough clothes, go to a jumbl;e sale or charity shop and BUY her some clothes for playing in.

colditz Wed 08-Jun-11 22:47:45

So, yes, to answer your question, you are being unreasonable.

pinksweetsugar Wed 08-Jun-11 22:48:05

I expect a certain amount mess, but this is happening weekly. It makes me question whether she is being supervised properly

Thingumy Wed 08-Jun-11 22:48:45

dress her primark tat and stop moaning.

Or maybe keep her home and stick her in front of the tv and relish in her clean clothes?

FreudianSlipper Wed 08-Jun-11 22:48:54

lordy they must love you grin

keep nursery clothes separate, buy cheaper clothes for nursery, darker colours what does it matter if they get marked if she is enjoying herself she is not going there to parade her clothes.

CoffeeDodger Wed 08-Jun-11 22:49:27

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colditz Wed 08-Jun-11 22:49:31

They won't have been told she has to wear an apron. They'l have been told "PinkSweetSugar is whining again, clearly her child's not allowed to have any fun, so let's make sure she gets plenty of messy play time that she won't be getting at home."

CRS Wed 08-Jun-11 22:51:27

Nursery/EYFS/KS1 equals messy clothes. Relax.

colditz Wed 08-Jun-11 22:53:17

"I expect a certain amount mess, but this is happening weekly. It makes me question whether she is being supervised properly"

it is supposed to happen weekly, that's what fun is for.

Dress her in clothing that is appropriate for nursery. That means clothing that she is allowed to play and get messy in.

Do NOT dress her in

Long frilly skirts
Open toes sandals
Pale pink anything
Suede shoes/boots
fake fur anything
Dry clean only anything
Un hotwashable anything
Brand new anything
Expensive anything
Irreplacable anything

DO dress her in

Old t shirts, ones that don't matter if they get stained
Old trousers/shorts, ones that don't matter if they get stained
Old shoes, ones that don't matter if they get stained

Are you getting the point yet?

notsoqueenofclean Wed 08-Jun-11 22:53:48

If she had got hold of the scissors and lopped her hair off, then I would be worried about supervision levels. I think you're overreacting.

colditz Wed 08-Jun-11 22:54:45

The reason they are not stopping her playing with felt tips is because she is having fun with them, not because they aren't supervising her.

Henwelly Wed 08-Jun-11 22:54:52

My daughter comes home every week with half the sandpit in her shoes, clothes covered in paint and glitter in her hair & she loves it!!!

How old is she? You cannot truly expect someone to be sat by her side telling her to hold her pen right so as not to ruin her precious clothes? biscuit

SharonGless Wed 08-Jun-11 22:55:19

Cheap clothes for nursery here too.
How old is your DD and is she having a good time when she is there? Does she come home happy?

I love it when my DD comes home from nursery covered in paint (especially when I find a little bit in between her toes as she has been foot painting!)
Not quite sure how much you pay for nursery has anything to do with her coming home with felt tip pens on?

notsoqueenofclean Wed 08-Jun-11 22:56:54

No Sharon, it's just yet another thinly veiled attempt at nursery bashing.

There's been loads of it this week.

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