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Watching movies at nursery??

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tooneedyme Tue 29-Nov-16 12:54:09

Picked DD up today and she was watching The Grinch at Nursery. About to think they should be doing something with the children rather than sitting them in front of a TV?

KoalaDownUnder Tue 29-Nov-16 12:56:56


I think that is crap.

MommaGee Tue 29-Nov-16 12:57:16

How many hours is she in? If all day, yabu. They're surely allowed down tine and it's a cook Christmas movie. If half day and they've basically walked in, put telly on, turned it off and sent them home then I'd be less happy. Is it a one off or regular?

emmanuelcant Tue 29-Nov-16 12:57:35

at handover time? Not an issue if it's for a short period of time.

Sirzy Tue 29-Nov-16 12:59:57

Depends. If it's all day then I wouldn't be happy.

Odd hour especially at pick up time wouldn't bother me

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 29-Nov-16 13:06:00


One of the criteria for when we were looking for a suitable nursery was that it did not have a TV.

LagunaBubbles Tue 29-Nov-16 13:07:25

You will get lots of YANBU. But personally I dont see the issue with this.

Buglife Tue 29-Nov-16 13:11:17

If it's in between dinner ending and pick up time (5-6) I don't care what they do, the kids have been there all day and done so much by then, and judging by how they are all clattering around when I go to get DS it would be hard to coral them into any group activities. They don't do it at his (it's more of a toy free for all at that point) but it might be a good chill out time for them during the madness of pick up.

Mummamayhem Tue 29-Nov-16 13:12:41

I'm OK with films/tv every so often.for my son in particular who has dropped his nap, his nursery days are 9am-3pm ..he gets tired and grumpy and a chill out plonked in front of TV relaxes him and means he can then concentrate better on the next task/game. I'd rather he was happier than over entertained and exhausted.

crazywriter Tue 29-Nov-16 13:19:27

My DD nursery did this at the end of the day, usually a Friday night. It was handover time and usually just 3 kids left and one staff member who also had to tidy up. It didn't bother me. My DD would always tell me about the things she learned and games she played so I knew it wasn't all the time. YANBU if it's all day but YABU if it's at the end of the day for the last 20 minutes or so. It really depends on how long your child is in.

Trifleorbust Tue 29-Nov-16 13:20:54

One off or regular thing? I don't see the harm as a treat.

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Tue 29-Nov-16 13:22:09

Oh for goodness sake, kids don't need to be stimulated every minute of every day. They've probably been running around for hours on end, now they're relaxing a wee bit.

No harm at all.

LagunaBubbles Tue 29-Nov-16 13:23:09

Oh for goodness sake, kids don't need to be stimulated every minute of every day

Totally agree with this.

ChasedByBees Tue 29-Nov-16 13:23:25

I wouldn't like this at all. How old is your DD?

MiaowTheCat Tue 29-Nov-16 13:23:46

The one the DDs went to used it after lunchtime while sorting out the half-day-ers' handover time. That I didn't mind but when the DVDs started to extend from the odd 10 minutes towards Christmas I got a bit narked because we were paying for the privilege!

I'm not precious about my kids and screentime but when you're paying for a service it's a bit cop outty in large amounts

insancerre Tue 29-Nov-16 13:25:46

But the TV is probably cheaper than a proper member of staff

LagunaBubbles Tue 29-Nov-16 13:27:32

But the TV is probably cheaper than a proper member of staff

Nurseries still have to have the correct amount of staff based on the amount of children they have on each shift, the TV doesnt substitute for one.

RedHelenB Tue 29-Nov-16 13:28:19

YABU - a bit of television wont hurt!

FlossieFrog Tue 29-Nov-16 13:30:52


A small amount of age appropriate TV is ok (in my opinion) for little kids, but the Grinch isn't age appropriate for nursery age kids.

tooneedyme Tue 29-Nov-16 13:31:53

He's in half says and it was on when I collected him near lunchtime but they had been watching for some time. It's never happened before.

crazywriter Tue 29-Nov-16 13:36:31

Then YABU OP. It's not usual and at lunchtime, which can be a difficult time for nursery staff with handovers and dealing with some kids getting lunch and others not (not all got lunch at my DD nursery for various reasons).

insancerre Tue 29-Nov-16 13:36:55

Thanks Laguna
I'm a nursery manager
I'm well aware of what hapens in nurseries

BenefitsQuestions Tue 29-Nov-16 13:38:38

Was it this film? It's a PG!! Definitely
Not suitable for nursery

brasty Tue 29-Nov-16 13:38:42

I would prefer they read to them as part of a chill out time. As a one off, I wouldn't care.

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Tue 29-Nov-16 13:39:38

Kids tend to get pretty wired and knackered at this time of year. If it's never happened before I'd say that's part of it. That, and - it's a Christmas movie.

I'm baffled by the things people worry about!

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