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Daycare: likelihood of getting a standby spot

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#76 CallMeFeral

Posted 14 September 2015 - 09:07 AM

View PostCourtesanNewton, on 12 September 2015 - 04:27 PM, said:

I didn't realise people DIDN'T call the primary school if their child was sick.How odd.

Our school's absence procedure is all about notes afterwards, nothing about calling up on the day.
Maybe because our office lady is a bit of a dragon and probably doesn't want to deal with everyone calling her up every morning.

#77 Sleep Debt

Posted 14 September 2015 - 09:24 AM

Daycare ... I always email if my child is sick. I usually do it with the 'not available for work today child is sick' email.

Primary school - I usually contact one of the mum's in my son's class to pass on the message not to expect him (I do the same for her daughter). Then send a note after as per school policy.

#78 ~kacee~

Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:03 AM

View Postladybird1, on 11 September 2015 - 02:56 PM, said:

  How many dads are making all these 10 second phone calls to the school?

Ridiculous! When one of our kids are sick, DH and I have a quick discussion on who has what at work that day, and who can stay home. The parent who stays home will ring the school / childcare to let them know the kids won't be in. The working parent - including DH - will usually check in to see how our child is during the day. Don't make this a male / female issue.

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