I am starting a new job next week and DS starts daycare at the same time!
Really hoping he won't be sick too often. He is 9 months and never even had a cold so has a good immune system but obviously he will get some things...
Will just need to take unpaid leave if I have to take time off and DH will need to take some days too (less easy for him though due to nature of his job).
We have no family in Australia and all my friends who don't work have kids so obviously couldn't ask them to look after my sick kid with their own kid in tow.
It's so hard!
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08-03-2013 09:32 #11
08-03-2013 09:35 #12
It must be so terrible for the poor little ones stuck at day care sick when all they want is to be at home with their mummy.
Ive been told once you send ur kids to daycare they start getting sick alot, im guessing because parents send their kids in sick. Not fair. Hard on the parents too if their boss gives them a hard time.
I wonder can a boss sack you for taking time off for caring for a sick child? What if ur child gets sick alot, whats a parent supposed to do?
08-03-2013 09:38 #13
It is VERY hard for an employer to sack you for taking carers leave (paid or unpaid).
If anyone feels they are at risk of this then the best idea is to get a medical certificate for each absence. A pain I know but at least then you are covered.
And a bulk billing place won't cost anything.
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08-03-2013 09:39 #14Senior Member
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I've noticed that the full time children hardly ever get sick, it's the ones that only come a few days that generally get sick more often. Guess all that time at care builds their immune system. That doesn't count for colds and snotty noses though, in winter, every child will be walking around with a green nose!
08-03-2013 09:48 #15
08-03-2013 09:57 #16
We recently had a similar issue when we went pick DD up. A VERY sick little boy was coughing in her face while they were eating afternoon tea so of course a couple of days later DD wakes up vomiting with temperatures. I was so cranky!!
I also do not understand how a parent could send their child to school when they're undoubtedly so ill, especially with high temps! Poor child. I could never do that to my babies.
08-03-2013 10:00 #17
08-03-2013 10:03 #18
Whether it's kosher or not, I could never in good conscious send any child of mine somewhere sick.
One of my 'jobs' as a Mum is to be there to care for my kids and that includes when they're sick, so to send them off somewhere when they're sick would never sit well with me. Secondly, I would hate to think one of my kids infected another when it could have been prevented.
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08-03-2013 10:10 #19
I hate it, and it seems to happen far too often at the preschool the twins go to.
One of my friends knowingly dropped her daughter off when she had gastro last week.
Of course my pair caught it and brought it home for myself and 13 week old DD to catch. I just had a curette and my stomach hurt so bad.
Some may not have many options but it is so unfair to put other parents in the same position and to also leave your poor child there sick.
08-03-2013 10:13 #20
The centre should have refused to take the sick child. I think its incredibly selfish and self centred to take a sick child to daycare. Poor kid.
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