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A thread for parents to ask nursery nurses questions they wouldn't ask in real life?

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Wishuponastar011 Wed 16-Apr-14 20:57:44

Thought this would be a good idea because I'm sure there are some questions that you would like to know the answer to that you can't ask in real life!

jasminemai Wed 23-Apr-14 19:57:28

I love nurseries both my children went one from 6 weeks, one from 7 months and Im having another that I want straight in as soon as I can. My children have been utterly spoilt in nurseries and I love the fact its like a massive family. I see all the care in the couple I have worked and there is no way 1 cm could rival it.

jasminemai Wed 23-Apr-14 19:57:41


breatheslowly Wed 23-Apr-14 21:19:01

If I think that DD took her first steps at home, what is the chance that she actually took them at nursery?

TiggyKBE Wed 23-Apr-14 21:49:20

Um...the thing about first THAT THEY ALWAYS HAPPEN AT HOME!

Look! Over there! A bunny rabbit! Let's talk about that instead!!!

BobTheFly Wed 23-Apr-14 22:07:16

I agree as a CM to Tiggy :-)

breatheslowly Wed 23-Apr-14 22:09:32

You guys must be great liars! DD is quite a bit older now, but I'm still in touch with her babyroom keyworker. It would be a bad idea to see if she can remember, wouldn't it?

jasminemai Wed 23-Apr-14 22:14:06

I dont even know when either my children walked. I cant even remember their birth weights or when they said their first word even though I was definitely there for all of it! I cant say Im bothered as it doesnt really matter to me.

There is no way I would remember for the 100s pf others I have looked after

breatheslowly Wed 23-Apr-14 22:19:29

Fair point, I only remember because we have a video of DD walking into the sofa, toppling over and finding it hilarious.

Bumply Wed 23-Apr-14 22:21:01

Both my boys were in nursery full time from 6 months.
I don't consider them in need of pitying for this.
Maybe I was fortunate but the three nurseries I used were all staffed by people who appeared pleasant, motivated and adequately skilled.
The last nursery/after school club had the advantage if several male staff providing an 'older brother/uncle' type role useful with me being a single mother.
When I did use a child minder briefly while waiting for a nursery place to free up I was struck by the fact that so much time was spent going back and forth to school to drop off and pick up older children.

Mazza2345 Sat 28-Mar-15 01:35:11

I have been a nurseryr over seven years.I have no children of my own but think my nursery career will aid me in this altho i wont be able to hand them back lol
favourites-yes every nursery nurse does if they don't they are lying.The day is so busy and so much care to give that you wouldn't know there were favourites as in my care all children are given the same care and love
annoying things about parents-late parents..parents who overspoil children ie one getting up every 45mins in the night pandering to his nees then 'i don't know why he is like this
fussy parents i mean by this overly fussy can you wipe his bum when he goes to the toilet each time of course we are not going to let a child be neglected or have stains but they have to become independant in preparation for school at aged 4 and learn to do this themselves
i am a good nursrry nurse i have been told this and a worker make sure childrens needs are met play with them religiously but by doing this my planning risk assesments take a back seat so the balance has to be right
although i love working in my nursery would i choose this for my own child absolutely i would i think a nursery prepares them for school,spoilt children have to learn boundaries,sharing and no means no at nursery and socialising skills for the future

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