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    I would have phoned the centre and asked how she was going, while you were still in the car park and explained she had been upset when you dropped her off and just wanted to check she was ok. Then you could have observed how hey comforted her to get a feel for how they are when your not there.

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    Definitely not silly. That made me so sad to read! But. ...there isn't any point getting cross if you don't also address it properly. Definitely speak up to the director or person in charge in the room. I spoke up to a director early on, in the appropriate way, and my children get far better care as a result. It shouldn't be needed but things may not improve if we don't give feedback when necessary...and the positive feedback too. I really hope your little one feels ok about returning

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    This makes me want to cry....
    Yes I ugly cried big time I sobbed the whole way home. They probably think I'm *that* mum but I don't care. She's my little girl. I felt like I trusted them for the first time and they broke my trust. My DD trusts me and I let her down. I was in a meeting at work the whole time and I thought a couple of times should I ring and check on her? No I thought if there was a problem they'd call me and I'd rather they were looking after the babies instead of tied up on the phone. I felt soooo guilty for not calling.
    They called me the next day to discuss it and I explained that I expect them to call me if her day is so out of whack. I'm fortunate to be in a position where I can drop anything at any time to take her home and I work right there. The centre she is at has the best reputation in the area. This incident happened 3 months ago and I feel ok with her there now but I still only leave her 3-4hrs maximum instead of the full day as I'm just not ready for more 😁
    LMS I hope you feel validated you absolutely did the right thing. You need to talk to them about it though.

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    Default Was I OTT?

    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.

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    Oh lady! You poor thing and poor little miss DD! I don't think you were OTT at all. I'm not particularly sentimental when dropping DS off at daycare. I usually drop and run. But... I usually hand him to someone before leaving.
    I would have taken her home too. And spoken to the Director.

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    Think you did well not to rip into someone. I would have been annoyed at being there for 30 min and no one coming and acknowledging you. Not many parents have that time to hang around in the morning and settle their kids in. I actually think it's more disruptive for everyone when I hang about as it prolongs the meltdown (dd is 4 so for us these are few and far between these days) usually someone is there to take her and distract her with helping with the little kids or handing out the toast. I'd be looking to have a chat with the director about it.

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    No way I would have done the same thing. I also would have called the director and said that you stood and watched and no one came to get her. That's not acceptable in my books.

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    Not at all. I would of done the same thing. I wouldn't put my kids in daycare though but I know lots of people hsve no choice.

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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.
    That makes me feel sick. Its reasons like that I couldn't send my children to daycare

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    My son's daycare never leaves a child to cry or unattended if they haven't settled in. Even if DS is just a bit clingy at drop off (very rare!), they'll give him big cuddles and get him settled.

    I would have done the same OP. I also would be either speaking to the manager or considering another daycare.

    My DS loves his daycare so much that when we pull up out the front he yells "my kids!! I love my kids!!" 😅 Its such a nurturing environment, so I've never felt uncomfortable leaving him. You need to follow your mummy instinct on this, and if it's making you feel uncomfortable then maybe look into other centres?


 

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