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Pickles31 Mon 18-May-20 07:29:31

Can I just ask if people are sending their little ones back to nursery on 1st June?

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Ihaveoflate Mon 18-May-20 08:23:21

If the nursery is open then yes. They haven't yet confirmed.

jasmine867 Mon 18-May-20 08:29:03

It depends on conditions and as I've seen horror news articles with children sitting alone desks having lunch boxed off and playing alone in the playground if this is the case my one won't be going back as he cannot socially distance at two years old. He learns by engaging with peers not from a distance.

Also read that if they wet themselves or hurt themselves and can't change they will have to wait till there parents pick them up. This is traumatising so I'd rather keep him at home

AngelicaH Mon 18-May-20 08:35:31

I will not be sending my 4 year old back, even if he gets the option. I feel like he has missed out on so much now. It will be even worse for him to go back, to realise everything is not the same, and only for him to be off again a few weeks later.

There's a strictly no playing and no toys rule at our Nursery. Not quiet sure how that would work.. -.- I feel like it will just confuse their little minds even more to be honest.

Phifedean123 Mon 18-May-20 08:50:42

I'm really undecided at the moment. He's 2.5yo and was doing great at nursery and loved it. However they did mention on the phone they would be doing social distancing I just have no idea how that will work. Then he'll be back off again in about 6 weeks. I am wondering if it's best to just keep him off until September.
Then again he is climbing the walls at this point 😩

Bollss Mon 18-May-20 08:53:45

@jasmine867 with respect that is bollocks. No nursery is going to refuse to change a child or they may as well close their doors for good.

Mine will be going back when they re open to everyone. They've had keyworker children in throughout and they haven't been expected to distance. Nobody has looked sad. Seemed quite normal to be honest (they post a lot on parents page on FB)

akeien Mon 18-May-20 08:56:23

Yes I will be sending them back.

happymummy12345 Mon 18-May-20 11:44:19

I will not be sending my son back. He loved nursery and it helps with his development as he is behind in some areas. And he starts reception in September. But I just don't feel it's safe.
They sent an email asking parents if we would or would not be happy to send them back. We think they will make a decision about reopening based on that.
As much as it hurt dh and I to do and we feel awful about it, but we said no we wouldn't send him back as we feel it's too soon

Scruffyoak Mon 18-May-20 11:45:17


sunnie1992 Mon 18-May-20 12:03:01

Yes. My preschool aged child is stuck at home while I try go home school two primary aged kids and work.

They have been on top of each other for 10 weeks by 1 June and they are bickering like crazy.

They are getting the worst parts of me at the moment.

So they'll go back ASAP. It gives them structure. Plus nursery are intending to be outside with them a lot, and paint etc.

We are all healthy and low risk. So no reason for them not to go back.

Bobbiepin Mon 18-May-20 12:06:05

I'm struggling with the same thing. If we don't send DD back by 1st august she'll lose her place but I'm vulnerable. I'm a teacher so will have to go back at some point but don't know when!

Eminybob Mon 18-May-20 12:12:19

Yes, I have a toddler and a Y1. The toddler has had his place confirmed for 1st June, and I’m sending DS1 back on 1st June too, all being well.
I have no choice. At the moment DH and I are both using some paid emergency dependents leave to juggle child care. Our employers are paying us as we have no choice. As soon as it becomes a choice not to send the dc in, we would stop getting paid. And we are struggling as it is.
So, yes both ds’s will be going back. I implicitly trust the nursery and the school to do what they need to do to ensure the dc are safe, and happy.

wintertravel1980 Mon 18-May-20 12:35:48

It depends.

DD is 3. I am personally not worried about COVID. The benefits of socialisation provided by schools and nurseries for me and my family by far outweigh very small risks posed by C19.

I am, however, concerned that some nurseries seriously think about "socially distancing" toddlers and pre-schoolers. If our nursery starts doing anything of this sort, I am keeping DD at home.

FoxtrotSkarloey Mon 18-May-20 12:41:49

@jasmine867 Do you seriously think any respectable childcare setting is going to leave children in a soiled nappy all day?!?

I've said yes to 1st June. I'm nervous, but I've seen the plan and it feels like nursery are doing what they can.

If things have taken a turn for the worse by then, we might delay. I've been tearing myself apart questioning if I would do this if I wasn't so bloody knackered and needing to work more, and I've concluded that I don't see how waiting another two weeks or a month will make a lot of difference. He needs to see other children. He was SO excited to be away out for a walk on Saturday.

jasmine867 Mon 18-May-20 13:01:19

I think the news should stop scaremongering and I would hope no respectable setting would do this the same as I'd hope they'd take a reasonable approach to social distancing.

We can only wait and see what the risk assessments show.

saylor Mon 18-May-20 13:38:55

Not full time nursery but DD1 is at nursery school / preschool 5x mornings a week. She will be going back on June 1st.

I did tell the school if they insist on social distancing then forget about it, it's either back to normal, or nothing at all.

DorotheaHomeAlone Mon 18-May-20 15:01:46

Similar to pp. We’ll send dd back into y1 and ds into preschool (same school) providing they’re not going to traumatise the kids by trying to force them apart constantly. No concern about cv as we’re relatively young and healthy. The health risk is low and the mental health and socialisation benefits are high.

MeadowHay Mon 18-May-20 20:50:41

My DD has been going to nursery throughout.

DappledThings Mon 18-May-20 22:41:34

Mine never left. From their point of view nothing has changed except they now have packed lunches and get dropped off and picked up in the lobby not in their rooms.

There is absolutely no attempt to do any social distancing between children or between staff and children. They play together as normal and get all the cuddles, care and comfort they should do.

JustStayHome Mon 18-May-20 22:45:26


This was actually said by a school.
About nursery children.

Children will not be changed, or comforted / cleaned up if they fall over, the parent will have to be called and come in

This has been on the news

Sunshinegirl82 Mon 18-May-20 22:50:58

Mine will go back unless things take a dramatic turn for the worse (in which case I suspect it would all be delayed anyway).

Our nursery have already been in touch to say there will be no social distancing but extra cleaning and hand hygiene, lots of outdoor play etc.

For us the benefits outweigh the risks.

emptyplinth Mon 18-May-20 22:53:01

Yes, definitely.

Rainbowb Mon 18-May-20 22:56:25

I work at a nursery, we are taking small groups from 1st June and there will be no social distancing because it’s impossible. I’m absolutely astounded that there are nurseries even attempting it.

Viviennemary Mon 18-May-20 23:02:07

I'm sure it's absolute nonsense children returning to nursery will be left in wet clothes. It would amount to child neglect in any case.

AllsortsofAwkward Mon 18-May-20 23:05:19

No I'm not sending my 4 year old to nursery I've seen the pictures of empty classrooms, they dont understand the situation and can social distance. I feel hes safer and happier at home for the time being.

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