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false nails and fake tan at nursery

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steffw89 Tue 24-May-16 17:29:28

Okay I'm a little bit shocked but trying not to be judgy! I'm sat in a waiting room and a little girl about 3 has just come to be my friend (as you do) her mum had laughed and apologises and we have started chatting. At her daughters day care they do her nails and hair and makeup and even put fake tan on... Is this the norm? Am I completely out of touch to be shocked and a little bit appalled at the idea of fake tan on 3 year olds? I'm all for play time dress up but to that extent!?

SoleBizzz Tue 24-May-16 17:31:50


FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 24-May-16 17:32:23

Well that sounds like bollocks.

GinaBambino Tue 24-May-16 17:33:16

My little niece loves having her nails done like mummy and her big sister but fake tan is a bit far! At her last school disco, a little girl turned up with massive hair and full make up on. She's 5 ffs! Let kids be kids and stop trying to get them to grow up so quickly

PortiaCastis Tue 24-May-16 17:33:28


iwantavuvezela Tue 24-May-16 17:33:29

For various reasons I find this hard to believe is true. Apart from the obvious reasons, which are so obvious I won't list, the cost alone would prevent it. I think someone is stretching the truth here!

Jofo Tue 24-May-16 17:33:51

Too much, too soon!

VocationalGoat Tue 24-May-16 17:34:23

Of course they don't. Your leg's been pulled. wink

Mandatorymongoose Tue 24-May-16 17:35:06

No idea but I think DS would look fabulous if he came home from nursery like that.

Gwenci Tue 24-May-16 17:36:35

A room full of toddlers get themselves messy enough without the adults needing to introduce fake tan in to the equation.

carltonscroop Tue 24-May-16 17:37:25

Day care isn't a common term in Britain, so perhaps OP is elsewhere?

(Tries, struggles and does not succeed in coming up with anywhere where this might happen).

Or did she mean a nanny?

steffw89 Tue 24-May-16 17:37:52

Vocational goat I bloody hope so! The reason it came up is the little girl showing me her sparkly nails and eyes. Mum then began telling me about the daycare her friend runs and I should keep it in mind...

NickiFury Tue 24-May-16 17:37:57

There's a person on my FB who has allowed her 8 year old to have an account and without fail every photo of this child looks like she's dressed to go clubbing. I really have to sit on my hands sometimes.

insancerre Tue 24-May-16 17:38:57

That has to be a windup
The children in my nursery do play hairdressers but they improvise with pencils for curlers and old mobile phones as hairdryers

I thought this was going to be about the staff

HermioneJeanGranger Tue 24-May-16 17:39:31

Daycare isn't a UK term - are you in the US, OP?

steffw89 Tue 24-May-16 17:39:55

Carltonscroop nope sorry based in England!

AuntieStella Tue 24-May-16 17:40:18

If my DC had come home from their nursery looking brown, I'd assume a nasty incident with paint or alien gravy

steffw89 Tue 24-May-16 17:41:14

Auntiestella that made me lol! grin

ButteredUp Tue 24-May-16 17:46:45

Your OP isn't clear - was the little girl who came up to you actually wearing fake tan?

My four year son frequently has silver nails if he manages to break through the bathroom door when I'm painting my toenails, so I wouldn't take a great deal of notice of that, but I have great difficulty believing that a nursery exists which is in fact a beautician for pre-schoolers. hmm

winchester1 Tue 24-May-16 17:52:15

They paint kids nails and attempt to run a brush through hair on occasion at our nursery.

steffw89 Tue 24-May-16 17:56:33

Butteredup she was brown but I just thought normal kid playing out tan nothing special. But mum was telling me about a pamper and play day care her friend has set up where they get their hair and nails and makeup and fake tan etc as well as playing for the day. I made a joke something like "and that's just for the dads" and she said quite simply "no for the kiddies". I've seen things like this on towie glamour parties for kids etc but I just couldn't believe it was a day care model and wanted to check it wasn't me completely out of touch!

MadamDeathstare Tue 24-May-16 18:00:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ButteredUp Tue 24-May-16 18:01:21

Can one ask roughly where in the country this unlikely-sounding operation runs???

Shakirasma Tue 24-May-16 18:02:10

Pamper and play daycare? I wonder what Ofsted would make of that!
I think it will be a very short lived venture, if it even exists.

steffw89 Tue 24-May-16 18:04:18

ButteredUp I'm in the north of england.

Shakirasma thats exactly what i'm thinking, i work in a college and we live in fear of bloody ofsted lol

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