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Should I say something to the manager or no big deal?

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Creole Tue 27-Jan-15 13:27:59

Picked up my 3 year old from nursery yesterday and there was a little boy sleeping on the bare floor with no covers or anything.

He was fast asleep and all throughout the time I was chatting to staff and waiting for my child to get her things together no one bothered to pick him up and transfer him to a bed or the sleeping area.

I just feel for that child and I know if that was my child (she never sleeps at nursery anyway) I will not be happy.

What do you think?

Margocat Tue 27-Jan-15 18:24:34

Yes definitely speak to them

HSMMaCM Tue 27-Jan-15 18:33:24

He probably just fell asleep on the floor. Maybe they put a cover over him and he kept throwing it off? It's worth mentioning, but probably nothing.

domesticslattern Tue 27-Jan-15 18:33:49

I have never seen that at either of the nurseries my DDS have attended, and would be very unhappy if I did witness it.
Poor kid.

Scoopmuckdizzy Tue 27-Jan-15 18:37:25

I don't think I'd be too bothered- they must be comfortable if they're sleeping. Mine never do but friends have toddlers who just seem to fall asleep there and then. I got to a friends house the other day and her DS was sleeping under the dining table. If she tries to move him he wakes up and he needs the sleep so it's better for him to just be left there.

CMOTDibbler Tue 27-Jan-15 18:41:21

My ds used to sleep happily in the middle of the room with toddlers running round him. If he'd been put in the sleeping bit then he'd have been out for hours, but left to his own devices would just sleep long enough to cope

insancerre Wed 28-Jan-15 06:58:35

What do you want to achieve by talking to them?
I'm sure they know about it, they don't really need to justify their actions to you
My feeling is that its none of your business unless it was your child

Purplepumpkins Wed 28-Jan-15 07:20:54

When I worked in daycare sometimes we had kids in the preschool fall asleep in random places, it happens and we would gently move them to the quiet corner with a blanket.

Hurr1cane Wed 28-Jan-15 07:23:48

He could be one of those children who gets really upset if moved and his mum has just said to leave him where he is.

If you see it again just say something like "aww how do you move them without waking them?" Or something none committal and gage the response

RoganJosh Wed 28-Jan-15 07:25:01

If it happened at home I would just leave them in place rather than risk waking them. Maybe the child was shattered but wakes if moves so they decided not to. I wouldn't be particularly concerned.

fishybits Wed 28-Jan-15 07:36:07

Arrived to collect DD last week and she was fast asleep on the floor with children running around her. They'd put a cushion under her head but that was it and I didn't think twice about it.

Doesn't bother me in the slightest. When DD needs to sleep, she'll crash out anywhere and frankly in that environment I'd rather she was left to sleep than woken up and moved since she's perfectly safe.

Creole Wed 28-Jan-15 10:42:49

Sorry didn't get the chance to update on this yesterday. Spoke to the manager (in a very polite manner) who basically said what most of you are saying. The child falls asleep in random places because the parent don't want him sleeping in nursery. But its possible he fell asleep without the knowledge of the nursery staff.

That assures me a bit, although can't help feeling fobbed off.

To insancerre - I'm surprised by your comment: 'it's none of your business unless it was your child' shock. Aren't we suppose to be looking out for each other's kids?
I understand some kids fall asleep in random places, but I would except a caring nursery to at the very least put some covers/blanket over that child to keep them warm or a pillow (as someone mentioned). He was fast asleep on the floor, which is not carpeted (wipe clean stuff), so likely to be cold.

My 14 year old also attended nursery and I've never seen this in the nurseries he attended.

Thanks all for your replies

babyboomersrock Wed 28-Jan-15 12:35:55

I'm surprised by your comment: 'it's none of your business unless it was your child'. Aren't we suppose to be looking out for each other's kids?

I found that comment a bit heartless, too, Creole. We should care about other children.

I'm sure that if you'd seen a pillow or a blanket there, you'd have felt reassured. So would I, in that situation.

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