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ISolemnlySwearThatIAmUptoNoGoo · 25/06/2013 13:47

DD is 4 in nursery school. It will be my birthday next week and I want to have a family day out. Plan on going to west midland safari park with DD, Dh and baby.
Dh is a bit reluctant to take dd out of school but I said that its nursery and its an educational fun day out.
I know we can go at the weekend but the last few years we haven't done anything for my birthday and I just want to.

So would you take dd out or just go at the weekend?

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Gubbins · 25/06/2013 13:50

It's nursery, not school. Take her out.

(And I'm very judgy about termtime holidays from school.)


Bakingtins · 25/06/2013 13:50

You have at least 13 yrs of asking permission to take her out of school ahead of you (or rescheduling your trips). She does not have to attend nursery school, it is optional. Take her and have a lovely day!


TheCutOfYourJib · 25/06/2013 13:51

You won't be taking her out of school though, so a bit of a non argument.


ChazDingle · 25/06/2013 13:51

i would take him out although DS's preschool don't mind as long as they don't miss too many as that can then effect the funding they get, maybe if its a nursery attached to a school then the school frowns upon it, has the nursery never mentioned what their policy is?


morethanpotatoprints · 25/06/2013 13:51

What does your dh think your dd will miss out on, is he for real its nursery hardly going to harm her education Smile

Take her out and have a wonderful day


Snoopytwist · 25/06/2013 13:52

Yes, do it - the nursery may even recommend it as DD will be able to come back and tell them all about the animals etc.


mrsjay · 25/06/2013 13:53

she in preschool she doesnt have to go does she go to the zoo have a nice day out Smile


ISolemnlySwearThatIAmUptoNoGoo · 25/06/2013 14:05

Thanks I can show him this thread and he can read others saying its ok.
It is a nursery attached to a school and I have had a phone call from them last year when dd was off school when she was sick asking where she was so thats why dh is a bit reluctant.

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WafflyVersatile · 25/06/2013 14:08

Just remember to let them know she won't be there, with a little white lie if necessary.

I just hope that isn't the day they cover variable equations.


becscertainstar · 25/06/2013 14:09

A word of caution - when DS was at nursery two kids in his class (separately, not the same family) lost their nursery place because of unauthorised absences. Just as nursery is optional, the nursery continuing to provide a nursery place is also optional, especially if there is a long waiting list for places.


mrsjay · 25/06/2013 14:09

they just need that for the register thats all they need to know the children are ok if parents dont phone in sick or whatever, just tell them she wont be in on X day


mrsjay · 25/06/2013 14:10

bec I cant imagine nursery asking children to leave because of 1 day off, I understand about the free hours they can ask kids to leave if they do not attend but this is 1 day


ISolemnlySwearThatIAmUptoNoGoo · 25/06/2013 14:12

Thanks for the advice. Will remember to call the morning of and let them know.. Just waiting for dh to come home and let him know Wink

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WilsonFrickett · 25/06/2013 14:14

Well, yes, they have a duty of care to check up and make sure everything is OK. There was a horrendous situation in Edinburgh a couple of years ago where a parent died and a child wasn't officially 'missed' from nursery school, so that's why they phoned you up. But it doesn't mean you can't take her out, so go ahead - just let them know first!


WilsonFrickett · 25/06/2013 14:16

Oh FFS, that's not specifically why they phoned you up of course! Must proof. I meant, that's why they now check up on unexpected absence from nursery. Sheesh, I'm typing tosh today.

Have a good time! Grin


foolserrand · 25/06/2013 14:26

It's my 30th in a few weeks. Ds is missing a week of nursery and we are off to centre parcs. The nursery are totally fine with it, I mentioned it before it was booked.

Children do not have to attend nursery, go and have a lovely time!


Buzzardbird · 25/06/2013 14:43

Take your own food (picnic), rest of it is fab! Have fun.

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