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ginandgingers92 Mon 18-May-20 19:34:08

Our nursery opens back up on the 1st June, so long as there is no further government advice to the contrary.

Undecided what to do... will you/ would you be sending your kids back or keeping them off for longer?

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theneverendinglaundry Mon 18-May-20 19:53:03

I'm going to send my youngest back to nursery when they reopen. There is of course a chance she will catch covid, but none of us are high risk, and she is so bored at home. I really think the benefit outweighs the risk for her now.

It also means I can focus more on homeschooling my other 2 while she is at nursery so it benefits them too.

Namesgonenow Mon 18-May-20 19:55:34

Yes he will be going in. Have never considered not doing so.

Torvi Mon 18-May-20 19:59:03

My 3 year old will be going back. I'm confident that her nursery will take all reasonable precautions. I accept that there's a small risk but I think it is outweighed by all the positives.

sarahc336 Mon 18-May-20 19:59:46

My daughters going back, I'm struggling to handle working from he and looking after her at the same tine, she's so bored too and I feel tight on her x

canthisbeoveralready Mon 18-May-20 20:09:57

My daughter is going back. She is 3, bored and missing playing with other children. Unfortunately none of her usual
friends and playmates are going back so that's a shame

Mycatsmellsbad Mon 18-May-20 20:14:59

I have a 3 and a 2 year old. They will both be going back but I will be raising my concerns with the nursery that we will have to drop them at the front door. The entrance is in a busy car park and I know one of them will make a run for it when they find out I can’t go in with them. Even if it’s only for 2 minutes, we wash our hands, one family at a time etc it has to be less risky than what they’re suggesting.

ginandgingers92 Mon 18-May-20 20:15:12

Thanks guys smile
I've got a 2 year old and a newborn. My 2 year old has not seen anyone but myself and my husband (and his 'boring' baby-sister) since lockdown began; he's clambering to go back and I want him to have some variation to his life, other than being stuck at home. I just want to make sure it's not too different and he will be able to play as normal. If it's too different I don't think it'll be good for him.

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PinkTulipz Mon 18-May-20 20:20:20

Yes, my 4 year old will be going back. We're really struggling with WFH and home schooling her 6 year old brother and just don't feel we are able to give her the attention she needs at home.

CornishTiger Mon 18-May-20 20:22:49

Im not sending my 3 year old for social reasons. I’m sending him because we are both keyworkers who are struggling to manage work.

I’d really rather he wasn’t there even though I love the setting.

I’ve had COVID19. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I’m healthy too.

doadeer Mon 18-May-20 20:26:24

I don't think we will. DS is 16 months and does 2 days. He never enjoyed nursery and we are managing our work around him find. It's a really small room he is in and I just don't think it's worth it. I'll probably lose my placed. Obviously might have different attitude if I was a key worker

DivGirl Mon 18-May-20 20:33:30

I'm really torn on nursery. At a push I could do my job in the evenings and sporadic quiet times through the day, but probably not long term. Or at least not in a healthy way. And it would mean working at least 6 days a week to get through the workload.

But, the nursery has no real outdoor space and is in the city centre so I would either have to take the train there and I'd then travel back home, or drive which comes with major parking issues. The idea of just dropping DS and running with no re-settling sessions etc is hard too. He's 2, but only just. I'm a lone parent and I've been the only person he's seen in any meaningful way for 10 weeks now.

I don't know, I'm still deciding. If it's optional and they are going to put the £1200/month fees on hold for another couple of months that would make the decision much easier.

ginandgingers92 Mon 18-May-20 20:34:51

@CornishTiger my husband and I are key workers too (albeit I am on mat leave at the mo). I'm amazed he hasn't caught it yet

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mumto3little Mon 18-May-20 20:35:03

I will send back my 3 years old to nursery. Compared with the risk, there is more benefits for her to go there as she is missing friends and teachers.

INeedNewShoes Mon 18-May-20 20:39:25

Having gone round in circles with this, I have decided that I want DD to go back as soon as nursery can have her. I'd changed her nursery just before Christmas and she has since been thriving in a brilliant, nurturing environment and just starting to settle in really well and be confident there.

I'm a self-employed single parent trying to work as well as look after DD and there is no way that she is getting the same level of input from me as she was at nursery. Also, she's naturally quite a shy child and was just starting to come out of her shell. I'm concerned that if I keep her at home for too much longer that it could have a lasting impact on her social confidence.

ArchbishopOfBanterbury Mon 18-May-20 20:40:12

My 13 month old was due to start when lockdown began. I've said 1st July now, to see what happens over the next 6 weeks. I'm not sure how they'll manage introductions and settling in sessions.

winterchills Mon 18-May-20 21:22:56


My son has been going to an emergency childcare place as his is closed and exactly what u have said happened at this new place. Had to drop him off at the door and the staff member took him as he was crying I've turned to leave walked to my car and next thing he ran into me with the nursery staff chasing him. She must have put him down instantly and he followed me out. It could have been awful if I had reversed or another car had. It's not safe at all some of these new things they are putting in place. I completely get why they are doing it but some of it could potentially cause more accidents

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