To ask my children's pre-school not to let them play outside

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AitchDee Sat 01-Dec-12 12:44:34

My twins attend a local preschool for three mornings a week. Since they started I have had issues with them arriving home at lunch time with soaking wet sleeves and trousers where they have done outside water play, and hands that are red raw from being cold and wet.

On Thursday upon dropping them off, we were told not to take coats/hats/gloves off as they were going o play in the school field next door. I raised my eyebrows at the time as it really was a very cold, frosty morning.

A hour later I got a phone call to say my twins needed collecting as one was very poorly and falling asleep/eyes rolling in his head, and the other 'had come out in sympathy' and was crying hysterically.

I collected them and brought them home, but I think they we're just utterly freezing. They were absolutely fine the rest of the day. All the other children were playing happily back in the warm so it was only mine.

I'm not sure if I am just being precious. They do love playing outside, even in freezing cold water and wet sand, no matter the weather, but I think their bodies use find it a bit much. They were born very early, and only weighed 1lb 3oz at birth but to look at them now they have caught up.

Would I look a twat asking preschool to keep them indoors until spring? Maybe my twins just need a bit of toughening up? They will be three in January if that makes a difference.

piglettsmummy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:08:26

I'm no drip feeding! But when people have a go saying I'm stopping my dd doing things for no reason, I obviously hero give reasons why?????

piglettsmummy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:09:36

And tbh if I had posted everything in one go a) I would be disclosing more than I feel comfortable with and b) it would be a bloody life story and everyone would
Be
Moaning!grin

Sirzy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:11:41

Which is why I said to talk to the consultant. I discussed at length the best way to work things at nursery for DS to stop his problems holding him back whilst also not making him ill.

It must be a horrible situation for you which is why you need to work with the hospital and the nursery to ensure the provision is the best for your DD without her being left out too much.

Fairyegg Sun 02-Dec-12 19:12:01

And are the nursery aware that she basically needs 1:1 suport but doesn't have the funding? Can you not let her attend nursery for the right amount of time so that she can apply for the 1:1? Certainly in ds nursery class there were 1:1 s for 2 children with what I would call 'severe needs'.

piglettsmummy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:18:00

Sirzy we have sort of 'adapted' in a way so that she doesn't miss out much, but does things a different way! We a re pretty used to it now. And I'm
Not sure we meet again to discuss and have her assessed in march we will see everyone who will be directly involved with her including first aided and support workers. Things have been discussed wih her doctors already! They are
Writting to the school nursery etc so everyone is well aware of the plan. It's hard to have to stop a child doing something but wud be done from
Dd's cue, If she is too ill one day then she'll have to stay indoors! But its something I wouldn't think about Twice!!

piglettsmummy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:19:00

fairy egg they are well aware of her needs, Infact she has more needs now since we spoke to them

Sirzy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:24:23

Sounds like you have things well planned then, and your last post suggests a much more sensible approach than some of your earlier ones. I am sure you will find the best way for her.

piglettsmummy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:27:39

Like I said I don't like to 'drip feed' because I don't like ( unless asking for advice) to talk about her issues! I was just trying to say that whatever the
Child's needs ( non or severe) OP should be able to resolve something with he staff, if she REALLY wants dc to stay in then they have to come o a
Compromise

Sirzy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:30:13

But the children in the OP don't really have any needs which mean they can't play outside so that is different to your DD.

piglettsmummy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:31:52

Yeah ano that I mean overall any child that is not happy outdoors shudnt be kept outside!!sad

Sirzy Sun 02-Dec-12 19:33:07

I agree in general for nursery age children, but the OPs children WHERE happy which is the key.

LynetteScavo Sun 02-Dec-12 19:34:30

Yes, small DC should have access to outdoors in all weathers, but they should have apropriate clothing. - Hat, gloves, roll neck, snow boots or thick socks and wellies.

They should also be allowed to come indoors if they want to. Children who are obviously becoming cold should be brought inside, even if they are engrossed in the sand. And when they are warm, allowed to go out again.

Yes, it's a pain for their carers, but it's what's best for the DC.

I saw a child (and his mother) in the supermarket appropriately dressed for the weather today. I thought "I bet he's Eastern European". When I walked past him and his mother, I think they were speaking Russian to each other. We Brits have a lot to learn.

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