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Nursery telling me D'S is ill when he is not

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nutellalover Wed 28-Nov-12 06:51:08

Opinions on this please!
This is the second time that this has happened. DS suffers from constipation which i have told nursery on several occasions but they seem to forgot. Lately he has been able to go regulary, but poo gets loose from dried prunes I give him to make sure the problem doesn't come back,
Yesterday nursery called me to pick him up as apparently he was pale, complained of tummy ache and had two accidents. I came to pick him up to find him happily playing and cheerful, first thing he did was asking me for a snack as he was hungry (this is an hour after he finished his lunch).I spoke to his keyworker, explaining her that he had dried prunes to help things along. This was totally dismissed and I was told it's policy that he is not allowed to come in until 48hours after last symptoms.

So now, he is off yet another two days. He has not had anything wrong with him since I have picked him up (18 hours ago) and he never once complained of the so called tummy ache.

openerofjars Wed 28-Nov-12 07:06:47

Can you get your GP to do a letter? DS is lactose intolerant so we needed a doctor's note so that he doesn't get sent home every time he got the runs (v infrequent now we're managing it but a weekly event at one stage) and to get special dietary needs addressed.

Sirzy Wed 28-Nov-12 07:11:53

The problem is nurseries have to be strict with things like this because if it is a bug they don't Want it spread around the nursery.

AThingInYourLife Wed 28-Nov-12 07:16:39

The problem is this is a bad nursery.

You need to find another one.

They are taking your money and not providing reliable childcare.

A childminder might look after your child as asked rather than taking every opportunity not to bother?

DD1 suffers similarly and CM was great.

SoupDragon Wed 28-Nov-12 07:19:12

Don't speak to his keyworker, speak to the manager.

nutellalover Wed 28-Nov-12 07:37:28

Just to clarify- nursery has reached outstanding in the last ofsted inspection.
The issue I have is the fact, that I don't feel listened to when explaining what has caused his runny poo.
Will talk to manager as suggested and get GP to write a note (good idea!)

AThingInYourLife Wed 28-Nov-12 07:47:26

A truly outstanding childcare facility would listen to you.

Don't believe an Ofsted inspection over your own experience and judgement.

If they send children home for 2 days every time they have a loose stool, it must be pretty easy to look after the ones that are left.

Far from being outstanding, they are basically useless to you at the moment.

nutellalover Wed 28-Nov-12 07:53:36

That did occur to me but as I am a generally pessimistic person I have tried to dismis these thoughts. I found it rather strange when I was once called to pick up my son when he didn't look happy, did not smile that day but was absolutely healthy.on that occasion i was also told to keep him at home the following day despite obviously nothing being wrong with him (other than being in a bad mood that day!)

nutellalover Wed 28-Nov-12 07:55:15

They know I am a SAHM looking after my two year old DD, available to pick him up without having to make arrangements and I am starting to wonder if this is the reason why this keeps happening.

AThingInYourLife Wed 28-Nov-12 08:41:13

Are you on your 15 free hours?

nutellalover Wed 28-Nov-12 09:00:29

He gets His 15h/Week but goes full time.

I have phoned them and politely explained, they have actually listened for the first time and told me he could come back in today (which he now won't as he is very excited to have a 'day off', but very helpful in terms of going back tomorrow instead of waiting until Friday)

TiggyD Wed 28-Nov-12 14:17:23

Ofsted inspections are cobblers. You only have to be good one day every 4 years and even then you might get lucky and get a grade way above your normal standard.

SamSmalaidh Thu 29-Nov-12 22:27:18

Get a doctor's note.

Lots of nurseries have a 2 strikes and you're out rule with loose poo - and I'm sure you can imagine lots of parents will claim it's not illness it's x,y,z.

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