DS goes to a pre-school that is attached to the school he is going to when he's in primary. At the pre-school they wear a uniform and have a no trinkets policy (no jewellery / badges etc). They also have to wear their hats and coats when the leave the premises until they get to the car / walk out of the school grounds.
Anyway, whilst I find these rules rather petty I can see why they're in place and make sure he abides by them. I don't want him losing badges and stuff and I can see that they want the children to look smart at all times and appreciate that they want one rule for all about appearance.
Well some of the mums are not happy about either of these and say that whilst they're so young then they should just let it pass. I can see their point as these children are only 3/4 years old.
However, AIBU to think they should just accept the rules? It's a very traditional independent school so I can't help but feel that we all knew we were signing up for a rather old-fashioned approach when we sent out kids there so why bother complaining about it.
They chose the school. They ABU to then complain about such things - or at least they can voice their opinions (to the schoole) but should, IMO, then shut up and accept it.
..but don't get me started on people who think that because it is an independent school they have the right to dictate everything - my view is that they have an absolute right to remove their child if they don't like it...
YANBU to think they should accept the rules. If they don't like the rules, then they should send their DC to a school which is more relaxed about these things. I personally think the no trinkets rule is a very good idea. Also, I think small children look so unbelievably cute in their uniforms!