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AIBU or just precious

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kappadelta Tue 06-Jan-15 06:07:49

About bringing buggies into school?
Dd's school has a covered area which leads into a 10x5 foot porch. This is also the cloakroom so all parents use this entrance but need to hang up coats and bags before going through the door into the classroom.

Many parents bring buggies to school and pass through this area. It is so congested and takes ages just to get into school. These buggies are then wheeled into the classroom and parked up on the carpet where the children sit for carpet time.

So AIBU to think that this is a health and safety/fire hazard? Or just being preci

kappadelta Tue 06-Jan-15 06:08:19

Precious? (Stupid phone) smile

ithoughtofitfirst Tue 06-Jan-15 06:19:11

Hmm maybe just mention it and see I'd they suggest some kind of better system. They're all probably aware it's not the best but waiting til someone else flags it up and sorts it out.

MrsMaker83 Tue 06-Jan-15 06:30:22

Yanbu it sounds daft. Why are parents going right through to the classroom anyway? confused

Littlefish Tue 06-Jan-15 06:33:52

We ask parents to leave buggies outside, under the shelter, which is just outside the door. There simply isn't room for 30 children, 30+ parents and half a dozen buggies!

kappadelta Tue 06-Jan-15 06:35:41

They are nursery children F1's so parents go in to settle.

Iggly Tue 06-Jan-15 06:36:22

Yanbu. Obviously you can't ban buggies but in the classroom!?

Lagoonablue Tue 06-Jan-15 06:36:23

I wouldn't be happy with this. I am suprised the school allow it. Why are parents even going into school? We leave our kids at the door and they file I. With the teacher?

Raise it with the head.

kappadelta Tue 06-Jan-15 06:37:39

Littlefish - the shelter is right outside the door so it would make more sense to use this.

TrendStopper Tue 06-Jan-15 06:53:57

My dd has been going to nursery/school since she was 2yrs old. I have never came across this system where parents go into the classroom.

Buggies & parents should wait outside.

Moreisnnogedag Tue 06-Jan-15 06:55:03

Any buggies are left in the shelter here. They'll even let you leave your buggy if you want till pickup (small rural school).

Parents go in to get coats off, name on wall and lunch boxes away. I can't imagine what it'd be like if buggies were trundled in too.

kappadelta Tue 06-Jan-15 06:57:12

Lagoon - They are little ones 3 and 4 so I can understand parents nipping in for 2 minutes to settle them however I would be quite happy to leave Dd to file in with the teacher grin

HollyBdenum Tue 06-Jan-15 07:15:17

In our school, parents are encouraged to stay and play with their children in the classroom until registration time until the end of KS1. It works very well. People sometimes take buggies into the classroom, if they contain a sleepy baby, but generally they are left in the hall.

WidowWadman Tue 06-Jan-15 07:20:39

Holly really? I'd be unimpressed if school encouraged that. (Especially because it'd just lead to questions why mummy and daddy never stay but have to go to work)

mummytime Tue 06-Jan-15 09:14:03

At my DCs Infant school parents often did take the reception children into the classroom, for the first few weeks. Buggy's were strictly banned inside the school building though - younger siblings had to walk or be carried (or left with a friend outside).

Babiecakes11 Tue 06-Jan-15 09:18:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Iggly Tue 06-Jan-15 09:34:28

We aren't allowed in the classroom! Doors open ten mins before the register is taken. Doors close when register is taken.

kappadelta Tue 06-Jan-15 12:15:22

Iggly - Doors open 5 minutes after the session starts and close when the last parent has decided to leave. It's all a little disappointing.

PrimalLass Tue 06-Jan-15 12:37:17

Buggies are not allowed in the building in our school.

MERLYPUSSEDOFF Tue 06-Jan-15 12:58:40

I would mention it. You don't know what the buggies have driven through before they've parked on the carpet. (chewing gum and dog shit if it's anything like on the way to our school) On the other hand, our TA did coat hanging duties and we dropped the kids at the door.

kappadelta Tue 06-Jan-15 20:40:29

I have contacted the school with my concerns.

kappadelta Fri 23-Jan-15 17:37:43

So got a result - no more buggies on the carpet time area. They now leave them in the porch area hmm

natureplantar101 Fri 23-Jan-15 17:42:55

at this time of year with muddy paths and rain its not ok to bring prams indoors and make the floors muddy and dirty especially if its where the children sit for carpet time

kappadelta Fri 23-Jan-15 19:01:05

My little one has been sat on the dirty carpet again today. She came home throwing up. The 2 probably aren't linked but it makes me wonder....

RaggyAnnie Fri 23-Jan-15 22:51:35

Well done, it does seem strange that people would take buggies into the classroom.

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