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Nursery sports day.

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Wineisafruit · 19/06/2017 20:19

It's been so hot here today as I'm sure it has been for most. Today was nursery day for DD. As she was dropped off, we asked if she could be kept in between 11-3 as per advice. We were informed it was sports day so they would keep her in the shade as best as possible. Not being massively comfortable with this I rang at lunch to be informed they were still doing it. It was 31 outside!

I get children being outside in the summer to play, I really do, but she's one! She can't communicate her needs and doesn't understand sitting still to take a breath at the best of times. Would it have hurt to postpone?!

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bunnylove99 · 19/06/2017 20:27

Is she showing any obvious signs of heat stroke or other damage? She most likely had fun at the sports day under the supervision of trained professionals, who will have successfully organised dozens of sports days in hot weather before. Your little one might not be able to express herself in words yet, but surely the staff will be able to tell from behaviour and demeanour who is tired, hot, or in need of rest. I think you need to relax a wee bit OP and let them get on with it. Chill out! Wine

insancerre · 19/06/2017 20:35

Were you not able to go and watch?

Wineisafruit · 19/06/2017 20:35

Thanks for replying! It's my first AIBU. Bit excited someone read it. (Loser)
She was actually poorly and needed a trip to the docs. Her eyes were swollen shut and she was very lethargic and other things. This is all part of a slightly wider issue around the care she receives. (They hadn't rung us to tell us she was poorly). I think I'm just angry and this sports day just feels like another 'thing'.

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Wineisafruit · 19/06/2017 20:36

And no not invited in. Didn't even know about it till this morning.

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blamethecat · 19/06/2017 20:40

I'd be surprised that they went ahead. We had an email from nursery advising us to make sure children were dressed suitably, hats, sunglasses , suncream etc. Also that they would be kept indoors during the hottest part of the day, extra shade had been rigged up outside, ice lollies bought in and air conditioners hired. Sports day is next week at 9.00 for nursery (school onsite will follow). I am going to miss it come September they are great.

DearMrDilkington · 19/06/2017 20:43

What do you think children in very hot climates do?

As long as she has sensible clothing, sun cream and a hat on she'll be fine. I'm sure the nursery staff would make sure children were mainly in the shade.

abbsisspartacus · 19/06/2017 20:47

Children in hot climates avoid the hottest part of the day

dementedpixie · 19/06/2017 20:48

OP already said her Dd was not fine so proper care was not taken to keep her out of the sun

Jamhandprints · 19/06/2017 20:50

I hope she's ok OP. I think it was silly that they went ahead with it. :-(

Wineisafruit · 19/06/2017 20:55

She's ok thanks. Antihistamines and a close eye. She was a state when I saw her. I did panic a bit. I'm cross that she was just put in her pushchair crying and left to 'watch'. Why not call us?

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witsender · 19/06/2017 20:55

And children in hot climates get used to it, as are their care givers. It is a strawman argument tbh.

Yanbu OP

caffeinestream · 19/06/2017 20:57

Your poor DD.

YANBU - they should have noticed she was unwell and kept her in the shade/indoors until you could come and collect her, not ignored the problem.

I hope she feels better soon - heatstroke is awful.

insancerre · 19/06/2017 21:04

That's awful
No way should the younger children be treated like that
I'm planning sports day got my nursery at the moment and our babies are not taking part
They won't be strapped into pushchairs and abondened either
I'm planning on getting in extra staff to make sure our babies have a fun day too

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