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flowermel Sat 04-Aug-07 15:08:03

hello after some advice on a accident at nursery my 15mnth old goes to a nursery 2 days a week annother girl from work takes her 9 month old who has suffered a cracked ankle bone now this happened nearly two weeks ago and the girl i work with only told me yesterday shes not taking her back to the nursery who have refunded all her money from this month and deposit she says nobody knows what happened but from picking her up on the monday when the nursery said they thought she was constipated the cracked bone wasnt discovered till the friday bit long winded hope it makes sense
now in 2 minds what to do at nursery my babies welfare is my main concern staff ratios are allways good dont think i will be able to leave baby at nursery and relax what would you do have paid till the end od month and deposit you only get back if you give 4 weeks notice
this girl hasnt complained to ofsted but has got a solictor
so confused on monday i intend to ask them about it but i dont think they will tell me anything
anyway any advice gladley recieved and thankyou for taking the time to read my essay
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tiredemma Sat 04-Aug-07 15:12:22

I dont understand? The mother is angry that the nursery didnt pick up on the cracked ankle bone?

AlbusPercivalWulfricBrianSun Sat 04-Aug-07 15:14:28

Genuine accidents do happen - there might not have been any negligence on the nursery's part. I do think you should let the nursery know how you're feeling and see what they do to alleviate your fears, but if it really does bother you you might be best finding another nursery as it's hard leaving your child without any additional worries to the norm.

NotADragonOfSoup Sat 04-Aug-07 15:14:33

Why does she think it happened at nursery though?

flowermel Sat 04-Aug-07 15:18:09

sorry a bit garbled angry that they dont know how she recieved the injury and mother is saying they didnt know she had had an accident as far as i am aware they were no bruises or obvious signs of an accident else where hope that explains it usually if they have a injury accident at nursery its recording date time where it happened etc but nothing for this

flowermel Sat 04-Aug-07 15:19:50

the hospital have told her the crack looks like she fell but she cant have done at 9month i wanted to ask if she was sure it happened at nursery but darent

flowermel Sat 04-Aug-07 15:23:18

to me the fact that the nursery gave her money and deposit back admits something oh i dont know its made me feel uneasy and cross that if it did happen due to neglect she didnt tell me for 2 weeks and let me put my child in danger

AlbusPercivalWulfricBrianSun Sat 04-Aug-07 15:24:03

It doesn't sound like the nursery were at fault if no obvious signs of injury, unless they're covering it up. Can't imagine any nursery would do that.

LadyVictoriaOfCake Sat 04-Aug-07 15:26:53

she may have just gone in there and kicked up a right fuss tbh.

my dd2 dislocated her thumb at nursery, ok, she is 4 years old, but no-one spotted it, as dd2 didnt tell anyone (v v v high pain threshold), i only knew as she showed my her thumb that evening and it was popped out of joint.

vitomum Sat 04-Aug-07 15:28:09

your friends behaviour does sound a bit odd tbh. i am sure if she kicked up enough of a fuss with tghe nursery they would refund the money. it doesn't necessarily mean they are trying to hide anything.

NotADragonOfSoup Sat 04-Aug-07 15:55:26

I think that if there were no obvious signs of injury, it could have happened anywhere. Do you have any reason to doubt the nursery? I think your friend's behaviour is a bit strange.

And 9 month olds can fall - they roll off things. Beds in DD's case...

flowermel Sat 04-Aug-07 16:17:48

i have no reason to doubt nursery puts doubts in your mind when somebody convinces you otherwise i know babies do fall but sge shouldnt have falllen at nursery i did say to her maybe one of the toddling babies stood on her but she said the hospital have said it was definately a fall

PeckaRolloverAgain Sat 04-Aug-07 16:21:20

Is the 9 month old walking?

tissy Sat 04-Aug-07 16:36:23

believe me, the person at the hospital who said it was "definitely a fall" was talking out of their backside (if indeed they said anything of the kind). A "cracked ankle bone" is unlikely to be caused by a fall, and anyway, you just CAN'T tell by looking at an X-ray! Children's X-rays are notoriously difficult to interpret.

A cracked leg bone in a 9 month old could have been caused by another child stepping on the leg, or the baby, if walking, falling over/ off something. An experienced doctor just wouldn't say that. An inexperienced doctor might, but would be wrong!

If you have no personal concerns about the nursery, why make things difficult for yourself by withdrawing your child.

CristinaTheAstonishing Sat 04-Aug-07 16:38:02

I think unless your friend is prepared to report the accident to Ofsted it's all hear-say and you shouldn't make any rash decisions based on that.

nannynick Sat 04-Aug-07 16:52:52

Seems a little odd to me:

Your friend only tells you this two weeks after the incident... why the delay?
The nursery has refunded current months fees plus deposit... why?

You say that staff ratios are good, and you don't mention about any previous concerns.
I would suggest having a chat with the nursery manager (as if there was an incident they would know about it, and while they may have to restrict some details due to confidentiality, they may be able to talk about accidents in general, procedure they follow).

As your friend withheld the information for 2 weeks, I wonder how good a friend they are! If your friend had major concerns over the nursery, surely they would have told you at the earliest opportunity.

flowermel Sat 04-Aug-07 16:58:05

thankyou for the replies you have put my mind at rest no she isnt walking to me the most obivous explanation is annother baby standing on the leg which would be why there were no other bruises thats just an unfortunate accident i did say to her she should report it to ofsted bust she said she had gone higher and got a solictor i will chat with nursery on monday see what they have to say then i will have 2 sides to the story

Saturn74 Sat 04-Aug-07 17:00:15

There doesn't seem to be any evidence that the injury occurred at the nursery.

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