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    Default Child care and sick kids

    I enrolled my youngest 2 into child care and I'm just wondering how sick is too sick to send them.?

    For me, I would feel bad if I was to send them with runny noses, but I'm wondering if I'm over exaggerating?

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    Runny noses at daycare is a pretty common sight.

    If they've only got a cold, they are probably right to go but anything more I would probably keep them home.

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    If I had kept my kids home every time they had a runny nose they would never have gone when we lived in Melbourne. I don't send them when they're sick but mine often have a runny nose but are still running around playing.

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    I think green snot is when they tell yoy normally to not bring them in. I have alwaya sent my boy when it was a cold. but if its worse the that I keep him home

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    I keep them home with green snot. I also sent DS with a cough a couple of weeks ago as it was only when he was lying down and asleep. He did have a sleep that day and a carer told me at pick up. I had told them at drop off about it.

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    I keep DD home for the first couple days of a cold (clear runny nose) as I think that's when they're most contagious, and I think they recover quicker if they stay warm and rested at home.

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    I have the luxury of not NEEDING dd to go (i dont work) so if she is generally unwell in herself, temp, upset etc i keep her home and take her to the drs to rule out ear, chest, throat infection and to get the ok for daycare the next day.

    I imagine it would be very different for a working parent.

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    My 2 will go with colds, asthma, conjunctivitis (provided I have started treating it). I don't send them if the infectious disease table lists and exclusion, I also don't sent them with high temps - if the have a temp just above normal and they seem happy and have had that temp come and go for a few days I send them, I don't sent them if they are miserable. I have sent them with a lot of things because otherwise they just wouldn't get there half the time.

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    Up until this year when I started studying, I was able to keep my kids home when they were sick because I was a SAHM. But there are plenty of sick kids that go to dd and ds's daycare whose parents work full time and I realise they can't always pull their kids out for a runny nose, cold etc..

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    My kids would go if they only have a mild cold or runny nose. Anything more than that, or if they are miserable I keep them home.


 

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