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Nursery don’t apply sun cream
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swer1534 · 12/05/2022 18:34

Nursery have announced they won’t be applying sun cream this summer and requested all children come in with long sleeve tops and trousers and a proper sun hat. Said this is due to the time it takes to apply and change gloves ? Never heard of this before?

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Russell19 · 12/05/2022 18:35

Just put an all day suncream kn your child in the morning

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Russell19 · 12/05/2022 18:36

On

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MolliciousIntent · 12/05/2022 18:36

This is very common! Takes a fucking age to put suncream on a room full of wriggling toddlers, add in the mess from smeary escapees and the chaos from the inevitable meltdowns and it makes perfect sense. Put a 12hr cream on first thing and cover them up.

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cliffdiver · 12/05/2022 18:37

This is standard in nurseries and schools.

8 hr suncream just before you drop off.

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Cheesewiz · 12/05/2022 18:37

Just buy the 8 hr Sun cream

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 12/05/2022 18:38

Honestly... I don't blame them. Not because of the time excuse, but the potential fall out if a child burns or refuses suncream. This puts the responsibility on parents.

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Hugasauras · 12/05/2022 18:39

Ours asks for sun cream to be applied before they go and it gets reapplied at lunchtime. DD has sun cream that stays at nursery.

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mynameiscalypso · 12/05/2022 18:40

Ours does apply suncream but also asks for hats and long sleeves/trousers. Very sensible I think. It's a bloody nightmare trying to apply it to one wriggly toddler, let alone a whole class of them. Far safer to be covered up.

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honeybushbunch · 12/05/2022 18:41

Use the 8-12hr sunscreen - it’s expensive, but you use less and I find it very effective. They have to wear it for school anyway, as school won’t apply sunscreen.

We use Ultrasun - it costs a fair bit but DD with sensitive skin doesn’t react to it, and I find it works really well.

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bakey9 · 12/05/2022 18:52

P20 is good too

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Crystalvas · 12/05/2022 19:12

Thats ridicolous my dc’s nurcery requests that patents provide sun cream for their DC. They put it on when the children are going outside. Never heard such nonsence.

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Abridget7 · 12/05/2022 19:12

Imagine trying to put sunscreen on a room full of toddlers to go out and play for 45mins...
Now there's your answer.

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Soubriquet · 12/05/2022 19:13

A lot of nursery’s and schools for that matter have that policy now.

Wilko’s sell an all day childrens sun cream that works wonders.

I also have a solar buddy for my two so they can reapply it without getting their hands all sticky

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Crystalvas · 12/05/2022 19:13

It takes a couple if sec’s per child. Nothing complicated about it.

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Crystalvas · 12/05/2022 19:15

Abridget7

Imagine trying to put sunscreen on a room full of toddlers to go out and play for 45mins...
Now there's your answer.

It takes a couple sec’s per child. Nothing complicated about it.

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APurpleSquirrel · 12/05/2022 19:15

DS's nursery did this last year, except DS reacts to those 12hr sunscreens, so we just had to apply the sunscreen he was ok with in the morning & hope he didn't get sunburn!
We've since moved him to a preschool & they do apply sunscreen thankfully.

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LondonQueen · 12/05/2022 19:18

Get a 24 hour zinc oxide suncream and apply it on a morning.

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LondonQueen · 12/05/2022 19:19

12 hour sorry not 24!

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mynameiscalypso · 12/05/2022 19:27

Crystalvas

It takes a couple if sec’s per child. Nothing complicated about it.

Ha! It takes me at least 5 mins to grapple with my reluctant toddler. I can't imagine having to do 18 of them while they wind each other up...

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Crystalvas · 12/05/2022 21:00

mynameiscalypso

Crystalvas

It takes a couple if sec’s per child. Nothing complicated about it.

Ha! It takes me at least 5 mins to grapple with my reluctant toddler. I can't imagine having to do 18 of them while they wind each other up...

What an exaggeration. You are suggesting one person to 18 children in nursey, that would be against regulations.

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namechange30455 · 12/05/2022 21:04

Crystalvas

Abridget7

Imagine trying to put sunscreen on a room full of toddlers to go out and play for 45mins...
Now there's your answer.

It takes a couple sec’s per child. Nothing complicated about it.

If it only takes you a couple of seconds to put suncream on a nursery age child then I don't think you're doing it thoroughly enough!

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Italiandreams · 12/05/2022 21:09

Our nursery always does it although I put it on in the morning. I understand at school where the ratio could be 1:30 but at nursery it’s much smaller ratios. I have seen them do it , it’s like a military operation. They are fab.

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Abc986 · 12/05/2022 21:09

My childs nursery prefer if we pay the 'suncream' fee each year which is £3.50 for them to use i their chosen suncream which is nivea i think, i have no problem with that, saves me remebering to put it in the bag or give them a whole bottle for the 1 day a week he does but then want us to bring them in with suncream already on, just dosent make sense!

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arethereanyleftatall · 12/05/2022 21:10

If putting on sunscreen takes a couple of seconds, you're doing it wrong.

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loveisanopensore · 12/05/2022 21:12

Same.
We put P20 on her and she usually dresses in something light but long sleeved and a hat.

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