Following on from my nail polishing thread does your child care make kids wear shoes? This new childcare doesn't make them wear them at all which might not worry me but there is a deadly disease in the soil up here that can kill you so you need to be careful when outside in the garden or with soil , always use gloves , wear shoes etc. My friends DS got it and will most likely never walk again unaided. I'm surprised that they have such a lax policy but I'm also not used to big childcare centres. What is normal?