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Nowhere to park pram at nursery
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BipBippadotta · 17/08/2017 10:50

My son will be starting nursery soon when he's 6 months old. The nursery's about a 20 minute walk from my house and a 30 minute walk from work. The nursery itself is lovely, but there's nowhere to leave a pram. I think most other parents must bring their children on Dutch cargo bikes, but I'm not able to do this (zero spatial awareness and was declared by my most recent cycling instructor to be a dangerous and incompetent road user! It doesn't seem fair to take my baby's life in my hands for the sake of my convenience).

I can bring him in a carrier, but I wonder if this is going to get more and more difficult as he gets bigger and more wriggly - he's already 17 pounds and constantly flailing his limbs. I'll also be carrying my work bag, and all his nursery stuff, and the thought of a 20 minute slog up a hill holding 2 bags with a screaming 20 pound baby flailing around on my chest, in the pissing rain, makes me quite tired.

I wonder if anyone else has suggestions for how to make drop offs and pick-ups easier? Has anyone ever, e.g. locked an umbrella stroller to a nearby bike stand if the nursery can't accomodate?

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Afreshstartplease · 17/08/2017 10:52

Could you take the umbrella stroller on to work?

Have the nursery actually said you can't keep one there?

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TheFifthKey · 17/08/2017 10:54

Is there no room at all? I can see them objecting to big pushchairs but surely if there's space for bags and coats there's space for an umbrella stroller.

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LemonBreeland · 17/08/2017 10:54

My first suggestion was going to be get a smaller folding pushchair and then nursery may store it, but I see you already have an umbrella fold chair. Surely they must have some small space.

Alternatively can you not take the pushchair to work with you and store it there?

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littleducks · 17/08/2017 10:59

Our nursery has no dedicated space but parents leave buggies outside door at side of building (nor blocking door way). Hasn't been an issue.

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Redsippycup · 17/08/2017 11:03

Have you asked? I looked at a nursery and saw nowhere to leave a car seat / pram and that would be a problem as i will drop off and DM will collect. I went back and asked and they had plenty of space, it just wasn't obvious.

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BananaFrenchToast · 17/08/2017 11:09

If there's a covered bike rack I expect you'd be OK to leave a small stroller locked up there. But ask the nursery for their suggestions.

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BipBippadotta · 17/08/2017 12:38

They've said they have a firm rule that no pushchairs at all may be left there. They have signs posted everywhere, and reminded me again, rather sternly, by email. I could take it on to work with me I suppose. It would be a bit of a drag but probably not as much of a drag as trying to carry him plus lots of bags.

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insancerre · 17/08/2017 18:42

Find another nursery that will let you leave a pushchair
I had a problem shed built at my nursery so that parents could leave a pram

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insancerre · 17/08/2017 18:42

Problem = pram

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friedeggsand · 27/08/2017 07:17

I'd get a nursery that allows you to leave a pram there. I find it bizarre that they think otherwise.

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Mol1628 · 27/08/2017 07:24

I'd just take the pram to work. At our nursery people leave them at the bike rack or take them home.

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Changerofname987654321 · 27/08/2017 07:29

Ask nursery. Ours has a buggy store (shed) outside in their garden.

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wheredoesallthetimego · 28/08/2017 21:36

Find another nursery. That is bizarre and suggests an inflexible mindset that will annoy you in the future.

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AccrualIntentions · 01/09/2017 07:12

I discounted a couple of nurseries when looking around because you either couldn't leave them there or I didn't think the set up was secure. If it's something that's going to make life a hassle every day, I think it's worth considering another nursery if that's possible.

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BipBippadotta · 05/09/2017 09:27

Glad I'm not the only one who finds this odd. Have found another nursery in the end!

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