Our child was ill just over two weeks ago with a virus which resulted in a painful ear and then a perforated eardrum a few days later. This weekend, having already finished the course she had an allergic reaction (rash and swollen face/throat) to the antibiotics she was given for the eardrum (there was no infection, they were prescribed as a precaution). All of last week and today, she has been very teary every morning/evening and saying that she doesn’t want to go to nursery. I’m more worried about her actually saying she doesn't want to go to nursery than the tearfulness as she can be a bit teary when tired but she has never said she deosnt want to go before. She's always loved nursery, cheering “Hurray” after every weekend when she knew it was Monday and she was going to nursery, and then not wanting to come home when we were collecting her. Nothing has changed at nursery that I’m aware of. They do have a high staff turnover but always have had and it's never bothered her before now, so don't know how likely it is that having a new-ish nursery staff member would bother her now. She has had 3 so far but the last change didn’t upset her at all and they have two staff in the Pre-school room anyway, one of which has always been there since she started. One of her friends left in November but at the time this didn't bother her massively - she mentioned it a few times but there were no tears. No other pre-schoolers have left since then. She’s never been very ill before but I’m pretty sure she had a few days off from the CMs in the past due to viral infections, and we have holidays where she doesn't go for a week or even two weeks and none of these have seemed to cause her to be upset about going back to nursery afterwards. She doesn't seem to be ill or have any ear pain now. Could a small break in routine and 3 days off nursery two weeks ago still be causing her to be tearful every day and say she doesnt want to go - or is it just post viral tiredness?
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Not wanting to go to nursery after illness
gourd · 23/02/2015 13:57
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