I just typed out a long message about the above subject and my computer decided to crash. I can't type it all out again! but basically I'm not happy with Jack's nursery, think it will take him ages to settle and i'm not willing to put him through that stress again after how the 3 half days went last week . A few things I'm not happy with, he got a nasty tummy bug after only being there 3 half days, I know they pick things up but he wasnt there long, When they put the babies to sleep they get the room really dark but if babies are awake they have to play in the dark, twice I went to pick him up last week he was sitting in the dark I notice 2 bruises on his right leg and 1 on his left of saturday, all under his knees on the shin. I know he didn't do it at home and im not saying its anything sinister but if he fell on something i want to know about it and if they cant tell me thats not good enough. So i told work this morning, luckily theyre not making me work my notice and were very understandng. Jack can start nursery when he's about 3 like alot of other childrena and can stay with me til then. It doesn't make a lot of difference financially after nursery fees of £44 a day I was only really paying for my car, so we'll just have to get rid of 1 and I won't have one in the week, but I can get round that. So, yeah, I guess I'm now a SAHM! Just hope Jack gets better now so I can stop worrying.
You are very brave to do this. I too know that if there was ever anything that worried me about the level of care my little one was receiving then there would be no second thoughts and no turning back. Good luck with this new life choice! On the plus side you'll get to see and experience a lot with your little one!!
Joined: 12 Jan 2007 07:52 Posts: 16306 Location: norfolk
sounds like a good move, I believe its best to be with your child until school age, of course most families cant do that and then childcare is great, if it works. I was a sahm until charlie was at nursery 5 mornings, then i got a part time job to fit in.
enjoy your time with Jack, im sure you will find lots to do with your spare time!
Joined: 14 Jan 2007 17:48 Posts: 25544 Location: Strathaven, Scotland
If you're not happy with the way things were going then I don't blame you hun. I'm not sticking up for the nursery, but the staff might not even have been aware of the bruises. I know all my lot have had unexplained bruises from the moment they could crawl and even now they get bruises that they have no idea of how they came about!!! But leaving babies in the dark?! What if a little one is used to a night light? I know none of my lot would have been happy in a pitch black room at any age! Yes kids pick up things, but catching a nasty tummy bug isn't right. If a child is ill they shouldn't be at the nursery putting other little ones at risk. A cold is one thing, but a tummy bug? No, a child shouldn't be at nursery with that. Hell they aren't allowed in school with that where the kids have pretty good immune systems!! If you can manage financially then what is there to lose? Nothing, only a helluva lot to gain hun. Enjoy your time with Jack, he'll thrive. Toddler groups are great places for little ones (and mums) to mingle. Before you know it he'll be 16!!!!
Joined: 03 Oct 2006 11:50 Posts: 6465 Location: Cardiff
I agree Yvonne..... Enjoy your time with your little one Sarah. They grow up so, so quickly - it's scary! If I didn't feel comfortable with a place I had to leave a child I certainly wouldn't leave them there so I think you did right on going with your instinct. There are plenty of Mother & Toddler/Baby groups around so you'll have plenty of opportunities for mixing with other mums with kids for Jack to play with.