Nursery incident - opinions?

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Cecinestpasunusername Thu 16-Oct-14 13:22:10

Ds (2) had an accident at nursery last week, which resulted in a huge bump and bruise on his head. I was told by key worker that he tripped and banged his head on table. I wasn't very happy but thought accidents happen and didn't say anything. Later at home, unprompted, he says his keyworker dropped him which is where he got bruise from. Next day, I ran into nursery manager at drop off and she says to him in patronising tone, better be careful not to hurt yourself again. I was really annoyed by her comment, especially as the standard of care at nursery is terrible. We've made arrangements for ds to leave in few months but now I'm mulling over whether I should say something about the accident. Opinions very much appreciated.

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showtunesgirl Thu 16-Oct-14 13:24:29

Firstly, was it not logged as an incident by his key worker?

Secondly, do take what your DS has said with a pinch of salt as I have a 2 year old too and sometimes they do say things that are not quite true!

However, if the standard of care really is very poor, I would be speeding up the process to leave!

Only1scoop Thu 16-Oct-14 13:27:09

If the standard of care at nursery is 'terrible' take dc out straight away

ChippingInLatteLover Thu 16-Oct-14 13:36:14

I bet she went to catch him and didn't get there in time.

Kids have a weird interpretation of things at times!

However, if you think the standard of care is that bad then you are being neglectful leaving him there at all, never mind a few more months!

Cecinestpasunusername Thu 16-Oct-14 15:31:20

Yes - it was logged as described by key worker.

We live in an area where there is a huge demand on childcare services, the reason we're not moving him straight away is that there are literally no spaces anywhere else. Bar quitting my job to look after him, and not have money for rent and food, there is nothing else I can do.

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HSMMaCM Sat 18-Oct-14 10:04:23

I'm guessing she tried to catch him when she saw him falling as well. He saw it as being dropped.

scarletforya Sat 18-Oct-14 10:09:04

If the standard of care is terrible I would take him out.


chillyourboots Sun 19-Oct-14 16:54:59

standard of care - Awful.

Why are you still raking your child there?

chillyourboots Sun 19-Oct-14 16:55:16

taking.... not raking.... Obviously

chillyourboots Sun 19-Oct-14 16:56:33

I would go on 'leave' from work. if I had to pretend I was sick, ill, or whatever, I would not leave my child there....

BuilderMammy Sun 19-Oct-14 17:00:57

You can't leave him there if the standard of care really is awful.

I agree with HSMMaCM, she probably tried to catch him. That happened to me once with DH's niece - she fell and I reached out to catch her but was too late. Her big sister ran to tell their mum that I had pushed her. Awkward!

Gen35 Sun 19-Oct-14 17:03:51

I'd say something if my dd said this, yes, kids don't recall accurately but sometimes they do and at least if there is anything fishy going on it'll make them be more careful. I'd also consider calling the nursery checking body about your concerns in general and see if you can reduce his nursery hours before the switch in any way but clearly a) you can't give up your job and b) he's been there without injury for a while so chances of this happening before he leaves again are small.

OwlCapone Sun 19-Oct-14 17:05:46

In July you had 2 yr old daughter, not a son.

AryaOfHouseSnark Sun 19-Oct-14 17:12:09

I agree with pp, if the standard of care is awful I would pull him out, what do you mean by that exactly ?
The bump to the head wouldn't bother me tbh, my dts did loads of that at home and at nursery and now they do it at school grin

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