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Pud2 Thu 25-May-17 21:26:57

AIBU to expect the school to provide sun cream for my child on hot days like today?

ghostyslovesheets Thu 25-May-17 21:27:54


dementedpixie Thu 25-May-17 21:27:54

No, you should put it on your child and provide it

ghostyslovesheets Thu 25-May-17 21:28:19

yes YABU to claify

skyzumarubble Thu 25-May-17 21:28:51

Yes of course you are ffs. Why can't you provide it?

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Thu 25-May-17 21:29:17

YABU. It's up to you to provide it.

MusicToMyEars800 Thu 25-May-17 21:29:18

It's not the schools responsibility to provide the sun cream it is to make sure that the children have applied it.

dementedpixie Thu 25-May-17 21:29:44

I meant yes yabu. It's not their responsibility to provide free suncream

ILoveMyMonkey Thu 25-May-17 21:31:07

😂😂😂 our school can barely afford pens and pencils let alone suncream for 120+ kids. Thanks for the laugh though 😂😂😂

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 25-May-17 21:31:11

Erm no you buy it yourself.

Do you realise how long it would take to put sun cream on 30 kids.

furryelephant Thu 25-May-17 21:31:41

Where would they be getting the money to buy all the bottles of sun cream each day? And the time to apply it to each child? That's one of the most ridiculous things I've heard today hmm

KoalaDownUnder Thu 25-May-17 21:33:16


Pud2 Thu 25-May-17 21:33:58

Was hoping you'd agree! It's not actually me. I work in a school and dealt with a parent today who kicked off because her child was outside and I didn't put sun cream on her.

Racheyg Thu 25-May-17 21:34:58

Apparently schools aren't allowed to apply suncream as they are not nursery nurses.

I apply a 24hr to my kids

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 25-May-17 21:35:05

I hope you pointed her in the direction of boots wink

Raggydolly3 Thu 25-May-17 21:37:31

Ah a reverse.
No she was being unreasonable op. On days like this I send my DS with factor 50 already on and have a little bottle in his bag if he needs a top up.
Wonder how much it would be for a school to provide sunscreen for 7 classes of 27 + kids over he summer. Prob close to a teachers wages if we had a hot one

IntheBenefitTrap Thu 25-May-17 21:40:15

As teachers, we aren't allowed to apply suncream to children and definitely don't provide it (although Nivea used to do an offer where they sent a sample tube to each child in the school - not sure if they still do).

However it is our responsibility to remind the children in Year 3 and below to re-apply it at lunch time. Parents are told they need to come in with it already applied and supply a spray suncream in school bags.

Raggydolly3 Thu 25-May-17 21:40:23

Can you also imagine how long it would take?
Right line up kids this will take a while grin

MusicToMyEars800 Thu 25-May-17 21:51:52

I slather it on my dds in the morning before we leave, and they both have a bottle of factor 50+ in their school backs for topping up at playtimes.

MusicToMyEars800 Thu 25-May-17 21:54:41

bags not backs grin

Kursk Thu 25-May-17 21:54:47

That mother should be responsible for her own kids!

specialsubject Thu 25-May-17 22:12:08

People should be wearing suncream in the UK from April to October unless actually raining.

And parents provide it for kids. Newsflash - it isn't dispensed free on street corners!

neverhadanymarblestolose Thu 25-May-17 22:12:13

My daughter is in reception and her teacher does put it on her, although her class size is very small.

drspouse Thu 25-May-17 22:12:46

My DCs school both provides and applies- at least in Reception. For 4yos I'd say it was neglectful not to apply or at least VERY closely supervise application.
All day sun cream is probably not sufficient if put on at 8 am before setting off for school. Plus it's really pricey. Families on benefits are unlikely to be able to afford it. It's fair enough to expect parents to put on an initial layer.

Raggydolly3 Thu 25-May-17 22:18:08

Sunscreen in Aldi costs £1.99 for a big tube of kids factor 50, and it had been tested against the more expensive ones and is just as good. I know that £1.99 may still be a lot to some people but sunscreen for kids is a must have (unless you are going to keep your kids indoors all the time).
I think a 24 hour sunscreen put on before school would still have some effect later in the day.
Also the advice that you should always wear sunscreen between April and October is starting to not be recommended as lots of kids and adults are ending up with vitimin d deficiency. Maybe on the face but not arms and legs

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