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aibuofsted Mon 23-Nov-20 19:23:40

No calls
I collected my son like this
It's his worst wound ever
He hurt his chin on the same toy last week

My son said he cried for me
School told him only if you go to hospitals

I got shown a form at collection time

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Soulstirring Mon 23-Nov-20 19:25:24

Wow. I’d be speaking to management first thing and then deciding next steps. I’d also be removing him from that nursery. Your poor son, that looks so sore.

BewareTheBeardedDragon Mon 23-Nov-20 19:26:38

What do they say happened? What is the toy?

ArnoldBee Mon 23-Nov-20 19:27:07

Have you checked the schools policy?

Freddiefox Mon 23-Nov-20 19:27:28

How did he do that on a toy? Have you seen the toy? Do you consider it a dangerous toy?

I would be concerned that they didn’t call me.

ApolloandDaphne Mon 23-Nov-20 19:27:59

What sort of toy was it?

GlummyMcGlummerson Mon 23-Nov-20 19:28:02

What actually happened?

Legoandloldolls Mon 23-Nov-20 19:29:00

It's a head wound as your face is on your head surely? I would look at their policy on their website but normally, head wounds you call the parents in most places.

alexdgr8 Mon 23-Nov-20 19:29:04

is this a recently opened nursery.
what kind of toy was it.
can he tell you how it happened.

Thirtyrock39 Mon 23-Nov-20 19:29:06

I would imagine ofsted would ask you to go through the channels at school first - my daughter had a similar injury in reception and I wasn't called. It didn't leave a scar and could have happened at home- I wouldn't have even considered ofsted as explanation for injury made sense.
I'm not sure why you think they should have called you?

PastelPompoms Mon 23-Nov-20 19:29:33

I wouldn’t have expected a phone call either unless it was a head injury or needed urgent medical treatment, otherwise, an accident note at home time would suffice.

What happened and how was it dealt with? They have probably logged more than was on his note.

Lindy2 Mon 23-Nov-20 19:29:42

Wow. That's pretty bad.

What is the toy? Is it unsuitable or is it being used inappropriately? Is the school taking steps to ensure this can't happen again?

I would have expected the school to have prewarned me about that injury and have given the option to collect early.

A bit more information is needed though before knowing if Ofsted should be informed.

DontBeShelfish Mon 23-Nov-20 19:29:45

My blood would be boiling! How on earth has he done that? It looks like the skin has peeled off!

Therunecaster Mon 23-Nov-20 19:31:14

That looks so sore. How distressing for you both. I'd be very cross.

year5teacher Mon 23-Nov-20 19:31:15

YABU to notify Ofsted, yes. I would, however, challenge the nursery about why you weren’t told - are you saying their policy is that they only phone if your child has to be hospitalised? I doubt that’s in writing anywhere.

I’ve taught EYFS and this happens, accidents happen, but I would ensure a parent or carer had been contacted in this instance and that I was very clear about how it had happened. Without being unkind, your child is going to cry for you if they get hurt, and that’s not a reason to notify Ofsted over. Of course, if you have genuine concerns that the nursery is ACTIVELY unsafe and specific reasons for thinking this, then by all means go ahead. As I said, definitely challenge the Nursery as I disagree with you not being informed prior to pick up about this.

MaizeBlouse Mon 23-Nov-20 19:31:29

Poor thing, hes gorgeous OP.

Youre rightly angry and upset. What was the toy? What is the nursery like the rest of the time?

Just to play devils advocate, sometimes a scratch doesn't look too bad st first and then slowly gets redder and more sore, maybe thats what happened so they didn't immediately think it was thst bad?

NeonIcedcoffee Mon 23-Nov-20 19:31:56

Really depends what happened op

year5teacher Mon 23-Nov-20 19:32:16

As others have said, I would ask them to explain how this isn’t going to happen again as he’s hurt himself twice now. What actions are they going to take to make sure it doesn’t occur again?

cansu Mon 23-Nov-20 19:32:36

Your son was injured and has a bruise and a graze. They gave you an injury form explaining how he was injured. Accidents do happen. Is the toy age appropriate? Do you think there was anything they could have done to prevent the injury? I think immediately thinking of Ofsted as the answer is odd. Make an appointment and speak to them about it. If you think they have been neglectful then you can make a complaint, inform Ofsted or LA and withdraw your child.

GreyWall Mon 23-Nov-20 19:34:22


This is awful yes but you don't need full-face pics!

NobleElephantheThird Mon 23-Nov-20 19:34:50

All my children’s schools and nursery would have called or texted for that sort of injury. Poor gorgeous little boy! Hope he is ok. I would be cross too. For example, my 3 year old DD is at a state preschool and I get a text every time she hurts herself a bit. In her day nursery, I also got calls eg if she was bitten, once a child hit her with a toy and chipped her tooth. State school office call too when any visible injury happens that looks bad. So you should be cross they didn’t call you!

LilyMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Nov-20 19:34:50


Mumsnet is a public forum so just report your post when you're ready for the pictures to come down, and we'll remove them for you. Hope DS is okay flowers

AaronPurr Mon 23-Nov-20 19:34:54

I would have expected a call, and I have made them for injuries like this when working in schools / nurseries. I wouldn't like a parent / carer to collect without being aware of the injury.

What toy caused the injury?

mooncakes Mon 23-Nov-20 19:35:24

Depends what happened.

Accident form on collection sounds normal.

I would usually only call a parent if the child needed treatment or was inconsolable.

Covidisdrivingmecrazy Mon 23-Nov-20 19:35:27

My son seemed to have an affinity with the tarmac on the school playground in reception. He wasn't putting his hands out to stop himself when he tumbled so his face usually got it. But I would always have a phone call explaining and warning me that it looked worse than it was. Kids fall over, it happens

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