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boobymama Sun 20-Jan-13 21:16:18

am i being unreasonable to be so upset on collecting my 4 year old son from school last tuesday,to find that they had let him play out in his trainers morning and afternoon in the snow (-4) and sat all day in SOAKING trainers and socks. Why in the worst conditions we have had for ages, do they have to play outside? Why cant the teachers help the children to dress appropriately? My son developed a fever the next day and was off his food and sick! 5 more parnets have said exactly the same. The head says bring wellies!!!

RooneyMara Tue 22-Jan-13 11:47:55

I didn't keep him off. I took him out of school, not just for this issue but several others. He was too little to cope.

He went back in y1 and was fine.

FeistyLass Tue 22-Jan-13 12:13:58

MardyArsed I was out every day when I was a child and my ds is out every day too. I bet your granny made sure you were dressed appropriately. That's the point.

seeker Tue 22-Jan-13 13:00:30

But the fact remains that going out with wet hair does not, under any circumstances, give you pneumonia.

PavlovtheCat Tue 22-Jan-13 13:05:40

I send DD to school with wellies on her feet, her school shoes in her bag, and a spare pair of tights. If she gets wet/forgets to put her wellies on etc, she can change them.

DS aged 3 has spare wellies at nursery and goes with a full change of clothes.

it's common sense to do that?

PavlovtheCat Tue 22-Jan-13 13:09:03

although to give much credit to the nursery, and foundation/reception year they provide spare wellies, and waterproofs for all children, so if they don't come with any, they can still play outside in wet weather.

At DS nursery, they recently had them all in full waterproofs and wellies doing 'commando training' in the mud in their little 'forest' grin. I bet the OP would have been shock at that...they didn't even ask us.

RooneyMara Tue 22-Jan-13 13:14:24

Sounds like fun Pavlov.

The thing is though not all kids are capable of putting on a spare pair of trousers/tights/etc or will remember to do so and not all schools will remind them or help them to do this either.

I'm talking about very little children, like the OP's son. Mine is 5 and he can just about dress himself now - but the school was useless when he needed medication last term. Two days running he didn't have it at lunch because people forgot to remind him/send him to the office. So I kept him at home for the rest of the course.

RooneyMara Tue 22-Jan-13 13:15:21

and I realise that's a different situation but just wanted to illustrate that schools can be really hit and miss on this sort of stuff.

PavlovtheCat Tue 22-Jan-13 22:50:01

i guess so, surprises me that some teachers don't help, but, DDs school is very into helping nurturing, caring, that is a huge part of them, and it is small. so, where teachers don't/can't help, other children do/are encouraged to. DD often has her hair put back up by a teacher when it has fallen out, had her wellies put in her bag today (she would not remember to do that!). they are encouraged to do it all themselves of course.

And if she had soaking tights, and a spare pair, she would definitely be offeres some assistance changing, if she was a year younger (6 now).

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