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Nursery in a heatwave

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dingodollarman Thu 21-Jun-18 14:05:02

We're apparently due a heatwave next week. Do you send your kid to nursery as normal and just trust they keep them hydrated, cool and comfortable?

Jeezoh Thu 21-Jun-18 14:05:57

Erm, yes. If I trust them to look after my child, I’ll trust them to know how to keep them cool!

CommanderShepard Thu 21-Jun-18 14:06:14

Why would you think they wouldn't?

moreismore Thu 21-Jun-18 14:06:48

Yep-I trust them in all other respects so no reason why they can’t be sensible enough to manage the heat! I usually just bring a cold drink to offer at collection time and make extra effort to rehydrate before bed, just in case.

PuppetOnAString Thu 21-Jun-18 14:06:49

Well yes. I can’t keep my child out of nursery and not go to work everytime it’s hot.

theanonymum1 Thu 21-Jun-18 14:06:58

Yes otherwise I’d have to take time off work. It’s not in a nursery’s interest to actively make children uncomfortable/dehydrated etc. If you believe yours might be doing that and/or have proof then I would be reporting it to OFSTED/CSSIW and looking for a new childcare provider!

ErictheGuineaPig Thu 21-Jun-18 14:07:05

It would never have occurred to me not to when mine were little. A heatwave in the UK is generally far from dangerous levels of heat. If I couldn't trust a nursery I those circumstances I don't think I would trust them at all ever tbh.

Ubercornsdiscoball Thu 21-Jun-18 14:07:49

Yes of course! Our nursery usually asks for spare clothes and towels and gets the kids all out in paddling pools to keep them cool when it gets ridiculous!

Takethemdown Thu 21-Jun-18 14:08:32

Are you in a country where the temperature is insanely hot?

If not just send them. Nursery children get plenty of fluids and staff are great at water play, ice lollies and air conditioning if needed.

dingodollarman Thu 21-Jun-18 14:11:19

Quite often their water bottle is near empty when i pick up after a long day and not been re-filled with cold water

Ubercornsdiscoball Thu 21-Jun-18 14:15:07

If you have an issue with something then just speak to them about it 🤷‍♀️

happinessiseggshaped Thu 21-Jun-18 14:15:49

Yes, i just expect both kids will be more tired than normal!

PotteringAlong Thu 21-Jun-18 14:16:19

What else would I do with them? It’s not like I can not go to work when the sun shines.

mindutopia Thu 21-Jun-18 14:16:42

Yes, I trust them not to kill her every other day, so never even crossed my mind. Children actually don’t need loads of water, especially if they are having milk or water at meals. Mine comes back with her water bottle still mostly full from school. But she’s not dehydrated and has plenty at home when she’s less distracted. Is she old enough to ask for water? Or just send a bigger bottle if you aren’t sure.

MollyDaydream Thu 21-Jun-18 14:18:18

Most people can't take time off work every time it gets warm.

If you're worried about the water bottle not being refilled then just ask. Honestly though, if they have drinks at snack time x2, plus lunch, plus a water bottle they're not going to dehydrate!

TheViceOfReason Thu 21-Jun-18 14:44:13

You are worried because there water bottle is almost empty?


I guarantee that if the bottle was full somebody else would be worried / complaining that there little precious hadn't been given a drink all day and/or not know how much they had drunk.

user1471459936 Thu 21-Jun-18 14:45:03

Send them in with two water bottles.

halfwitpicker Thu 21-Jun-18 14:47:10


fuzzyfozzy Thu 21-Jun-18 14:47:56

How do you know it's not their second bottle of water, nursery could have refilled it already

Butterflykissess Thu 21-Jun-18 14:49:29

well you cant keep kids of school because of a heat wave so i dont see why they xcant go to nursery.

Cacofonix Thu 21-Jun-18 14:50:33

Ha ha ha!

You are joking, right?

Is this your PFB?

massivelyouting Thu 21-Jun-18 14:52:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SleepingStandingUp Thu 21-Jun-18 14:55:16

So quite often its nearly empty and other times it isn't?

So it doesn't need refilling.

Can you buy a larger one or perhaps send in two? Put one in the fridge overnight so its really cold and put that in her bag and then one in her hand?

Occasionally when its been hot DS has come out with an empty bottle but I've watched him drinking it during storytime and just bring a fresh one with me.

Do they provide milk?
How long are they in?
A standard kids drinks bottle over 8 hours of childcare might suggest insufficient time to have a drink if nothing else is provided

PuppetOnAString Thu 21-Jun-18 16:03:22

If you are concerned they’re not refilling their water bottle then just ask them. Keeping them off would be extreme.

TheCheeseStandsAlone Thu 21-Jun-18 16:05:35

If the water bottle isn’t actually empty yet then what’s the problem? confused

Or was it half-empty OP? wink

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