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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Definitely not OTT I would have done exactly the same without a second thought. I burst into tears one day early on when I went to pick up DD from child care. She was 8 months old and it was the first day I'd left her for them to put her down for a nap. You know she has sleep issues and we had just got things on track so I had done her nap for 2-3 visits to help her get settled. So this day I went to pick her up at 12:30 (dropped off at 9:30 and due for a nap). They tell me she wouldn't go down for a sleep so they kept her up and tried again to get her down at 12:15!! I freaked. So she had been asleep for 15 minutes and I thought I'll just take her home she must be exhausted and hopefully she'll stay asleep. Go in the bedroom and she was laying face down in the cot sobbing 😢 I was so upset they didn't call me as I work next door and they knew I'd been finding the childcare transition hard and I would have come to get her and just tried another day 😔
    There was also another day when we were still doing trials and I was going to leave her for the first time. It was bedlam in there that morning lots of upset babies needing attention at once and if i had left DD she may not have got attention so I stayed for an hour with her then took her home.
    Clearly I have major separation anxiety 😔
    But I definitely don't think what you did is OTT. I hope the next experience is much better.
    I worked in a daycare centre 13 years ago. Never again! I was only there a few months. Things I witnessed were appalling. I got into trouble because I picked up a crying baby (7 months ) because she was unsettled and wouldn't sleep. No way in H would I have my kids go to any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PipersMummy View Post
    No I don't think so.

    We went to a daycare orientation the other day and my son was distressed, no one tried to include him in the activities and the entire time we were there a girl sobbed hysterically sitting on her own being ignored, one carer looked at me, rolled her eyes and said oh she always does that.

    I told her that was disgusting behaviour to let her cry uncomforted, that we wouldn't be enrolling, scooped my son up and left.

    I couldn't bare the thought of my sensitive little boy crying without comfort.
    Good on you for saying something! What was the response? Excuses I bet!
    I would of ripped shreds.

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    Not OTT OP. I wold have a very frank conversation with the Director. I wouldnt recommend tearing shreds because a) it is not an appropriate response, I assume you haven't had an issue until now; b) the Director isn't in the room so you don't know what her response would have been had she been there and c) I assume you want to keep using the facility and therefore it is better to remain assertive yet civil.
    I would reserve the OTT reaction for bubhub or when there is a serious safety concern. Good luck, its hard when you feel the care of your kids is being compromised.

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    Hi Sunshine, definitely not OTT, your poor little one... but i think you lost an opportunity to bring it up 'in situ'. I would gave raised it at the time, when it happened. It can be harder to raise things after the facts because carer will no doubt say ' no that didnt happen like that'"or 'I don't recall'. I hope it has improved for you. All tbe best.

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    Default Was I OTT?

    Thank you all for your kind words and replies xxx

    As it was a once off I'll let it slide. It wasn't too obvious (except to me) that she was upset. Just lying face down in the grass Wish I thought about ringing! I hate conflict/complaining unless it achieves anything. Clearly they were having staffing issues that day. If it happens again I will bring it up that dd1 still needs a bit of help/attention at times. The past few weeks she had been fine but I also felt confident leaving her, last week it just felt completely off from the get go hence why I stayed and played then hung around and watched.

    I need her to build up a bit of resistance, she's still very shy/anxious/clingy, but I'm not happy with her being left to her own devices and also having a traumatic experience so she wouldn't want to come back.

    It honestly broke my heart when I went back to get her and had to shake her gently letting her know I was there and she was face down in the grass trying so hard to be brave and not to cry 😔

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