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Coat gone 'missing' from pre school

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lulubells Thu 26-Nov-15 08:42:47

My daughters coat has mysteriously dissappeared from her nursery. The nursery say a parent or someone by have taken it home by accident. I'm totally WTF! I've written her name in it so fingers crossed it come back. Anyone else have any experience of this. I'm livid.

atticusclaw2 Thu 26-Nov-15 08:45:36

It will happen about twice a year for the rest of your child's academic career.

Artandco Thu 26-Nov-15 08:45:45

It happens. Mine have both lost items this week already, although one was wrong thing taken home so returned

Maybe someone like granny collected child and put wrong coat on if it was on different child's peg for some reason ( fallen off and someone hung on closest peg). It's likely to be returned

Only1scoop Thu 26-Nov-15 08:49:12

Sew in name tags on everything hopefully it will be a mistake.

Can nursery do a group email to parents to check?

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 26-Nov-15 08:53:32

This is why my DD had a cheapy supermarket coat for nursery, and a nice coat for home!

I'd love to say it gets better at school but it really doesn't. My DD lost a shoe after getting changed for PE once, it never did show up confused

Sirzy Thu 26-Nov-15 08:54:06

It happens, that's why it is best not to send anything expensive or loved into school or nursery.

Artandco Thu 26-Nov-15 08:54:52

What - there's a sigh up at ds's school of what has been lost and found. Ie James has lost his named school tie

This week x2 children seem to have lost their pants! How?

KeepOnMoving1 Thu 26-Nov-15 08:57:43

It happens calm down. Ask the teacher to send an email asking the parents. It might just turn up.

Keeptrudging Thu 26-Nov-15 08:58:25

Happens all the time. With school uniform, I've been known to send a child home with the mistaken child's jacket so they don't freeze, then get them to swap back the next day.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 26-Nov-15 09:02:13

art pants?! shock kids are strange creatures aren't they!

BikeRunSki Thu 26-Nov-15 09:03:12

At one point most of the girls in dd's nursery group had the same Clark's shoes snd same Sainsbury's coat. Even when labelled, mix ups are inevitable, but labelled stuff usually finds its way home. It gets worse with school uniform.

GingerIvy Thu 26-Nov-15 09:03:56

It happens. Check lost and found. We found missing stuff there even when it had names on it.

DeepBlueLake Thu 26-Nov-15 09:05:38

Hardly unusual, DS1 has various things (some of which have been returned) in nursery.

Sadly this is something you have to get used too and don't send expensive things into nursery / school. You'll get a lot of things back, though not always.

Keeptrudging Thu 26-Nov-15 09:06:04

The worst one is packed lunch boxes. Pupil thinks they've lost it. Parent buys a new one. Box (complete with rotting foid) sits there for months until school have a clear out (usually end of term). Somebody brave has to open them/check for names. Yuck!

DeepBlueLake Thu 26-Nov-15 09:06:17

*has lost

Headofthehive55 Thu 26-Nov-15 09:10:19

I second that it will happen a lot.

My mum once took the brownies to the swimming pool for a trip. One girl managed to get all the way back home, on the bus, before she realised she had forgotten!

SleepyForest Thu 26-Nov-15 09:12:07

I had my bag pinched at nursery. I had left it on the pushchair while I took dd to the loo. The place was full of other mums, no outsiders could have come in. It only had some tissues and credit cards in it which I cancelled straight away. I never found out who took it.

Your dds coat may well just have been stolen. There are thieves around, and some of them have children.

Headofthehive55 Thu 26-Nov-15 09:13:46

My DD once lost her pe shorts. Had all the class looking for them. They went missing. Teacher informed me at end of day. When I was helping her change for a bath that night we found them. She was still wearing them!

SoupDragon Thu 26-Nov-15 09:15:24

It will happen about twice a year for the rest of your child's academic career.


"Livid" is a complete over reaction. At some point you will be the one who manages to have PE kit belonging to 3 different children in your DCs PE bag.

JaWellNoFine Thu 26-Nov-15 09:19:02

Oh Lulu. This is the beginning of a very long and frustrating road ahead. I have had swimming towels reappear after 4 YEARS. They were named.

You cannot be WTF about missing clothes. You will go insane before your child finishes primary school.

MothertotheLordsofmisrule Thu 26-Nov-15 09:19:35


Ds2 came home with odd shoes once, one of his shoes and another boys 2 sizes bigger.
Luckily it was named and we had a class list so the mum and we did a school gate swap the next morning.

Ds1 (13) seems to be constantly being told to "Check lost property!!!"

budgiegirl Thu 26-Nov-15 09:20:45

It will happen a lot over the years. Much of it will come back, if it's named, but some won't.

It doesn't get any better as they get older. My 13 year old left his school shoes under a tree after cricket. We never did get those back.

Keeptrudging Thu 26-Nov-15 09:22:22

It is totally outwith your control, no matter how much you label things. Small children don't check labels, or something falls off a peg then another child accidentally kicks it, eventually it ends up on the other side of the room. I've had many a happy time crawling about cloakrooms looking under benches for a child's lost shoe (because they can't walk home with one shoe on). You'd be amazed how far a single shoe can get in a day. I've had pupils with the same shoes go home with one of each others' shoes, even though they're 2 totally different sizes!

HSMMaCM Thu 26-Nov-15 09:23:30

DD is at sixth form. She has had 2 hoodies go missing already this term.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Thu 26-Nov-15 09:28:02

My yr7 dc lost a whole PE kit (£60 worth of kit!!) for a whole week. We just found it yesterday. Actually a week isn't too bad - last year the kit went missing (thankfully minus trainers and the very expensive rugby top) for a whole term.

Stuff gets put on the wrong peg, picked up by mistake, dropped on the floor and then kicked to one side etc etc etc It very nearly always turns up again though eventually

Dig in OP. It's a long road ahead.

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