I was checking out a casual care facility as I was planning on sending DD (13 months) for a couple of days as a once off due to work. Anyway, I was looking at the room and chatting to the woman who runs it and I spotted a table with lots of little toys (leggo bricks, small alphabet magnets etc) and mentioned that DD would put them in her mouth straight away if they were left out while she was there. I was promptly told that if the toys were removed, DD wouldn't learn not to touch them. As in, she wanted to leave them out and just tell DD "no"... to "teach" her.
I understand her thinking to a degree, but, DD is so young and I really don't like using the word "no" with her just yet- not in regards to exploring toys etc, I just surround her with age appropriate toys and remove any choking hazards- I tell her "no" when she's opening drawers and at risk of slamming her fingers etc...
I didn't feel comfortable with her approach and was quite surprised at her dismissal of my concerns, if that makes sense. I didn't enrol DD.
Anyway, just curious as to what others think.