Advanced search

Turned Away from Nursery with a Runny Nose

(7 Posts)
GezFox Wed 17-Oct-12 10:08:54

Hi - just wanted to find out if anyone had any thoughts on this ? My daughter was turned away from nursery this morning because she "had green snot coming from her nose" and they "cant afford to have the teachers catching anything ". Its that time of year and all the kids will have colds - apparently if the discharge is clear its ok but if its green its not!
Are they being reasonable or not ?

LadyMargolotta Wed 17-Oct-12 10:11:34

YANBU, if she didn't have a temperature. Most children this age have snotty noses, green, yellow, whatever. The only time I was worried about the colour of snot when my dd had thick brown snot, and a very high temperature. She had sinusitis.

InMySpareTime Wed 17-Oct-12 18:42:26

Luminous snot is a good sign, it means the body has had an immune response to the cold, and produced extra white blood cells to fight it. <mine of useless information>
If they turn away snotty DCs, is anyone left? Sounds like an excuse to me.

AyeOopMoose Thu 25-Oct-12 20:38:36

When DD1 had 1st cold (at 14 months) I apologised at nursery and said I thought she'd be ok as no temperature etc but would they prefer me to keep her at home.

They laughed and said that if every child who had a cold was kept at home they would be empty most days!

Ask to see their illness policy. It's usual to keep them off for contagious things like d&v, chicken pox etc. They are being vvvvvv ridiculous and I would talk to the owner/manager about a refund of fees for the session. You need to clarify as otherwise I fear your DC will be at home a lot!

NatashaBee Thu 25-Oct-12 20:41:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Meglet Thu 25-Oct-12 20:43:15

My DC's nursery also said that if they turned kids away for a cold they'd be empty all winter! And they are usually very strict on infection control, tummy bugs.

trixymalixy Thu 25-Oct-12 20:45:15

DD would never be at nursery if her nursery had such s policy!!


Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: