Preschool Concerns(4 Posts)
DD1 had managed to get herself out of the house and past me for a good half an hour before preschool noticed she'd got her shoes on the wrong feet when she was going in there the other day - so that one wouldn't worry me too much!
They ALL end up doing random acts of muppettyness meaning they get into minor bother - wouldn't worry about that too much! Mine can manage to find silly bother to get themselves into at home fairly easily with a ratio of 1:2!
Toilets - they may be trying to desperately get building owners to fix it if they're renting or it might be piddle on the floor or whatever - it might not be their call to be able to fix it and they might not have enough other loos to put it out of order - possibly worth asking about.
I'd have more of an issue with the messy pants and lack of bump notes than anything else though. Yes kids do manage to injure themselves when you're looking the other way (and I had an accident note from DD2 the other week describing how she'd managed to fall over on a flat floor and they had no idea how she'd managed to achieve this but suspected she'd been wriggling!) but he shouldn't have been up a tree without people knowing he was up there!
The maximum legal ratio is 1 adult to 13 children if one of those adults is a qualified teacher (or possibly, has Early Years Professional Status, but I'm not sure about this). There will be times when children are encouraged to play by themselves - this is part of being at nursery. They will not be in a group with an adult all the time.
Shoes on the wrong feet, jumper on when warm really wouldn't worry me. A I would be pleased that my child had obviously had a go at putting their own shoes on. I also think that for most children, if they are too hot/cold, they will do something about it.
You need to do some more work with your ds on wiping himself. With a ratio of 1:13, it simply isn't possible for an adult to be available everytime a child has done a poo. Does your ds tell anyone that he needs help?
It sounds to me like you aren't happy with the way things are run at the pre-school so you either need to have a conversation with them and see if you are prepared to work with them on these issues, or move him elsewhere.
Lots of little issues.
The thing with the other boy could happen anywhere. He just has to learn not to follow others who get him into trouble.
Kids can be stubborn when they have tried to do something for themselves ie the shoes / jumper.
I'd be more worried about the tree incident. And the lack of supervision.
If he has 2 years left in preschool I'd consider moving him but if he starts school in2016 I'd leave it. Wouldn't want to unsettle him when after Christmas they'll be starting to get them ready for school and discussing school visits etc.
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