Got an issue that raised it's head today and not sure what to do about it.
I discovered that when my 3 year old child refuses his food, he is not offered an alternative but is left to go hungry. Their reasoning is that he'll eat if he's truly hungry and that if they offered him an alternative then all the other children would want it and that's not fair.
I offered to send him on with his own food. This was refused because 'we have children with allergies here'.
One of the workers then used his disability as an excuse, saying they couldn't do one on one care as they were short staffed. That I reminded them that fussy eating was NORMAL reaction for kids of this age and was backed up by a medical practitioner fell on deaf ears.
I am new to this child care caper. Do day care centres do this? Just leave a child to starve? How should I handle this? I have approached the staff verbally asking questions, the director is never there so thinking of putting my concerns in writing. Or should I just pull my child put and find another day care center?