To think they should have woken him up?
GinSwigmore · 07/07/2017 21:11
Four year old in nursery allowed to sleep on sofa in the quiet corner from 11-3pm
Older sibling claims others were told to be quiet as they didn't want him to wake.
Also claims saw no one attempt to wake him.
He therefore was starving when picked up at 3.10 because he had "slept through lunch"
A warm lunch that I pay for (£3.20)
How would you have reacted to this as a mum and how would you have approached this as a nursery nurse/childminder?
LongLiveTheChief · 07/07/2017 21:16
Personally, I'd really question their abilities as childcare providers. Surely it's simple to assume a child should have a meal and therefore be woken up in good time to be awake enough to want to eat a meal?
I certainly would expect my sons nursery to have fed him, although he gave up his day time naps at 18 months and definitely would not have a nap at 4 years old.
Did they tell you he hadn't eaten? Z
babybubblescomingsoon · 07/07/2017 21:16
Was he particularly tired that morning ? And what is their usual policy on sleeping? Maybe on Monday just say that DS was very hungry on Friday and seeing as your also paying for the lunches you'd like him to eat next time. It's not acceptable to let a child go all day without food, even if he was tired.
Callamia · 07/07/2017 21:17
I'd think it was v unusual for my preschooler, and wonder if they were unwell.
A four-hour nap seems a bit much during the day, quiet time for pre-schoolers at my son's nursery is more like 90-120mins. I think, if my son fell asleep at 11, and didn't wake for lunch, I'd expect a call from nursery to ask if he was feeling ok/had any sleep last night.
Pengggwn · 07/07/2017 21:17
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BrutusMcDogface · 07/07/2017 21:18
I absolutely would have expected him to be fed! They could have kept his lunch for him. I was furious once when my dd slept through lunch therefore didn't get her food; I told them how unimpressed I was so it never happened again! They kept her food for her.
Ime if my child had slept for 4 hours (4 hours!!) in the day, they were either ill or up all night afterwards. I would therefore expect them to be woken up after maximum two hours, and certainly wouldn't have been keeping the other children quiet.
RainaBaina · 07/07/2017 21:48
I'm more surprised that your prime concern here isn't why your 4 year old needed to sleep for so long during the day, rather than why he wasn't woken.
There was clearly something wrong. That's either a child who didn't sleep last night or a child who is ill.
I presume you're going to drip feed the info now...
MrsHathaway · 07/07/2017 21:49
Unless you'd asked them to let him sleep I'd expect them to have made a serious attempt to wake him after an hour which would be in time for lunch even if late.
If they couldn't wake a 4yo then they should have rung you (or listed contact) as there must have been an assumption he wasn't well.
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