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Just out of interest, do you send your children to nursery with the cold?

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waitingforgodot Sun 01-Feb-09 15:01:38

Kids get colds all the time but I just wondered what the etiquette was re nursery? I am new to this-can you tell!!

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Swedes Sun 01-Feb-09 15:03:34

I never send my DD with a cold.

MarlaSinger Sun 01-Feb-09 15:03:37

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meep Sun 01-Feb-09 15:05:37

I'm with Marla - if I kept dd at home with a cold she would hardly be there - she has had a perma runny nose for the last few months.

Vomit/eye goo/nasty nappies/ high temps etc would mean she would stay at home. Though my GP told me that it is NOT necessary to keepy them off with eye goo hmm!

JackieNo Sun 01-Feb-09 15:06:10

They're both past nursery age, but when they were there, I'd do as Marlasinger did - as long as they were happy in themselves, and no temperature, they'd go in.

kidcreoleandthecoconuts Sun 01-Feb-09 15:06:37

It depends. If they're otherwise temp etc. then yes I would.

MinkyBorage Sun 01-Feb-09 15:07:35

colds are not classed as illness in our house. business as usual unless it's serious

hotCheeseBURNS Sun 01-Feb-09 15:07:43

Yes, nurseries are used to kids having colds all the time.

The only time I've kept him home was with sickness/diarrhea or with chicken pox.

MinkyBorage Sun 01-Feb-09 15:08:22

by serious, I mean they seriously actually feel ill, rather than have a bit of snot

SoupDragon Sun 01-Feb-09 15:08:31

Yes. Otherwise she would never be there. Provided she is fine in herself, she goes in.

waitingforgodot Sun 01-Feb-09 15:08:34

what about a cough?

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cmotdibbler Sun 01-Feb-09 15:08:45

Of course - at times they are all runny nosed etc. Our nursery gave us a list of the things that they should be off with

waitingforgodot Sun 01-Feb-09 15:12:51

Perhaps I am being a bit over zealous keeping him off with a cold then but he does have a cough and has not yet mastered the art of covering your mouth when coughing!

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MarlaSinger Sun 01-Feb-09 15:14:15

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waitingforgodot Sun 01-Feb-09 15:15:10

sorry meant to say "covering his mouth". Duh!

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Desiderata Sun 01-Feb-09 15:15:43

Ah, but the passing round of non-threatening germs is what childhood is all about. They won't develop a good auto-immune system unless they blend sneezes and snot in their formative years.

ds only goes part-time for the freebie provision, but I only keep him off if he's genuinely out of sorts, with a temperature, etc.

PortAndLemon Sun 01-Feb-09 15:16:43

Sniffly cold, or runny nose yes. If he's got a temperature or is really miserable, no.

Swedes Sun 01-Feb-09 15:16:46

DD is off as frequently as she attends. Sometimes we are on our way there and she says: "I wish we could go to the park. I have got a little bit of snotty nose." And so we go to the park. grin

MarlaSinger Sun 01-Feb-09 15:17:38

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waitingforgodot Sun 01-Feb-09 15:20:12

Desiderata-you are so right! You have summed it up. Thats that then. If DS wakes up tomorrow in a cheerful mood then off to the nursery we go! Thanks for all your replies.

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Desiderata Sun 01-Feb-09 15:23:11

Aha! I have provided the definite answer, after all these years grin

waitingforgodot Sun 01-Feb-09 15:29:06

Indeed you have. We can all quote you in future threads relating to nursery v's illness!

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Swedes Sun 01-Feb-09 18:52:17

MarlaS - Sorry, I realise it wouldn't fit for everyone. smile

nappyzonehasastroppytoddler Sun 01-Feb-09 18:55:28

I send mine with a snot fest - if he was unwell and clingy with it with a temp then i wouldnt.

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