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A thread for parents to ask nursery nurses questions they wouldn't ask in real life?

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Wishuponastar011 · 16/04/2014 20:57

Thought this would be a good idea because I'm sure there are some questions that you would like to know the answer to that you can't ask in real life!

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jasminemai · 23/04/2014 19:57


breatheslowly · 23/04/2014 21:19

If I think that DD took her first steps at home, what is the chance that she actually took them at nursery?

TiggyKBE · 23/04/2014 21:49

Um...the thing about first THAT THEY ALWAYS HAPPEN AT HOME!

Look! Over there! A bunny rabbit! Let's talk about that instead!!!

BobTheFly · 23/04/2014 22:07

I agree as a CM to Tiggy :-)

breatheslowly · 23/04/2014 22:09

You guys must be great liars! DD is quite a bit older now, but I'm still in touch with her babyroom keyworker. It would be a bad idea to see if she can remember, wouldn't it?

jasminemai · 23/04/2014 22:14

I dont even know when either my children walked. I cant even remember their birth weights or when they said their first word even though I was definitely there for all of it! I cant say Im bothered as it doesnt really matter to me.

There is no way I would remember for the 100s pf others I have looked after

breatheslowly · 23/04/2014 22:19

Fair point, I only remember because we have a video of DD walking into the sofa, toppling over and finding it hilarious.

Bumply · 23/04/2014 22:21

Both my boys were in nursery full time from 6 months.
I don't consider them in need of pitying for this.
Maybe I was fortunate but the three nurseries I used were all staffed by people who appeared pleasant, motivated and adequately skilled.
The last nursery/after school club had the advantage if several male staff providing an 'older brother/uncle' type role useful with me being a single mother.
When I did use a child minder briefly while waiting for a nursery place to free up I was struck by the fact that so much time was spent going back and forth to school to drop off and pick up older children.

Mazza2345 · 28/03/2015 01:35

I have been a nurseryr over seven years.I have no children of my own but think my nursery career will aid me in this altho i wont be able to hand them back lol
favourites-yes every nursery nurse does if they don't they are lying.The day is so busy and so much care to give that you wouldn't know there were favourites as in my care all children are given the same care and love
annoying things about parents-late parents..parents who overspoil children ie one getting up every 45mins in the night pandering to his nees then 'i don't know why he is like this
fussy parents i mean by this overly fussy can you wipe his bum when he goes to the toilet each time of course we are not going to let a child be neglected or have stains but they have to become independant in preparation for school at aged 4 and learn to do this themselves
i am a good nursrry nurse i have been told this and a worker make sure childrens needs are met play with them religiously but by doing this my planning risk assesments take a back seat so the balance has to be right
although i love working in my nursery would i choose this for my own child absolutely i would i think a nursery prepares them for school,spoilt children have to learn boundaries,sharing and no means no at nursery and socialising skills for the future

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