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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 19:38 PM   1
Teri7489
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How often is your LO off ill?


Since Isabella started nursery she's had a few days off ill and a few with her brother being ill in hospital so she couldn't go. She will be off again tomorrow as she's now got an ear infection *I think* so we are up with her screaming the house down. Does that reflect poorly on us or are lots of children the same? One of the bouts she was off a full week as she struggled with a bug so kept being sick and another was sinusitis so was really uncomfortable. I never know what to do or say in this situations, always worry x



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 21:40 PM   2
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When my son first started he was out every few weeks for one thing or another. Last year (his second year) he moved classes and was out with pink eye a ton. This year he has only missed one day because he had a fever. Overall, I think its typical and expected to miss days to illness.



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2017, 02:46 AM   3
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I work in a nursery and it’s soooo common! There’s always children off for one thing or another, definitely doesn’t reflect badly to us unless it’s under suspicious circumstances etc xxx



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2017, 07:16 AM   4
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My daughter was off for the last week with a bad cold (one that was giving her a temp and making her feel unwell) and then there was two weeks holidays and the day before she was meant to go back she had a UTI. I think it's common, especially in nurseries with all of the germs going about around them.



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2017, 08:32 AM   5
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Mine was sick with a cold loads the first couple years of nursery, but she was rarely off sick. In fact, I can only really remember three times I actually kept her home (between 9 months and 4.5 years). The first she had bronchilitis and was in hospital for a day for observation, the second was a vomiting bug and the third was chicken pox. Otherwise, unless she had a fever or d&v or something else serious (like chicken pox), she always went in if it was just a cold, even if she was pretty miserable. I couldn't have taken off work that much, so really no other options. I think there is no harm in being over-cautious though. I suspect you pay for those days anyway, so surely it won't make much difference on their end as long as you call in first thing.



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2017, 08:29 AM   6
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Rarely to be honest, but I might just be lucky. E.g. My oldest son is 6 and in his first year of school only had two half days off sick. I can only remember ds2 having one stomach bug in his two yrs at nursery



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2017, 15:19 PM   7
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Mine have been out enough that I almost got fired for the amount of times I ve had to call out for them. Itís normal especially if there in nursery/daycare.



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 05:09 AM   8
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When ds1 started preschool he was constantly off ill and he was always ill at the end of term, I’m assuming he was so tired and run down he didn’t have the energy to fight anything off. Since he’s started school he’s been better but I find if he’s ill he’s really ill and it’s not just one or two days off but more like the whole week. Ds2 is better though so maybe he’s picked up the germs from ds1 and is more resilient



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 16:52 PM   9
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My DD gets the normal amounts of colds every winter, but has never been sick otherwise (yet!). My best friend's daughter gets stomach bugs a lot a and has been off sick from preschool a lot as a result. It's all normal and definitely doesn't reflect badly on you!



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2017, 04:41 AM   10
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Rio was out a lot in nursery. Theyíd call me a lot to collect him too with a stuffy nose or something minor.
He hasnít had a day off school yet and I want to try and avoid that if possible. Heís gone today with a sore throat, he was awake a lot last night because of it but Iíve told his teacher and they can make the call if they think he isnít well enough. He seems ok in himself and I donít want it to be detrimental to his education if it neednít be. X



 
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