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13/05/2013 at 15:07
I've had an email from L's nursery:
13/05/2013 at 15:09
I wouldn't be happy at all
it wouldn't worry me at all, I think it is a good thing and I would think that this dog is cleared in some way to be doing this? anyhow with L and his problems I think you have done the right thing, bless him, he was really bad before.
13/05/2013 at 15:11
I've no idea if the dog is cleared. Even without L having an allergy I wouldn't want him near it.
13/05/2013 at 15:12
I'm not sure I'd be happy with that. I would want more info about the dog.
13/05/2013 at 15:13
Neither would I Belle? What if it just turned being harrassed by lots of children
13/05/2013 at 15:14
hmmm i know what you mean but I think it is good for children to socialise with animals so that they are not scared of them, even if they do not have any of their own. At the end of the day the nursery staff should know what they are doing? I would have asked if it as a visiting dog or just a random dog and some details but would be fine with it.
thats very odd. i wouldnt of though many parents would be happy with that.
you dont know the dog. it might be a perfectly nice all the time, then not like one child on that day, or the child might antagonise it or something. very strange
Exactly! I think it's odd. They have animals at the nursery, rabbits, guines pigs and chicks/chickens but to just bring your dog to work one day is a bit random.
13/05/2013 at 15:15
not sure. When Luke was in hospital they had special dogs called PAT (pets as therapy) dogs that visited the playrooms but they were registered (passed on health, temperament, suitability and stability grounds). I think what you replied with is sensible.
13/05/2013 at 15:17
I was going to ask what a visiting dog is CW but guessing its the same as what Carole mentions.
Personally I think if it is a special dog they should have made that clear in the email. To me it reads like a member of staff is bringing their pet in for the day.
13/05/2013 at 15:18
I'm not sure I'd be happy. If I was there it might be different as then you sort of assess a situation. I love dogs but ones I don't know around the children I'm very cautious now, and I've grown up with 'dangerous' dogs
13/05/2013 at 15:24
me too Lauren. I grew up in a house with 13 bloody things at one point. I think that's why I'm so over them
13/05/2013 at 15:26
They should have given more info, hopefully it's the type of dog Carole is talking about. Still if L is allergic then you've replied with the right thing.
13/05/2013 at 15:27
I personally wouldn't worry about it, but then we have no allergies or health issues.
I know that at school, when their theme was pets and family, various parents came along with different pets for the class to see.
I'm sure the nursery would have to complete all sorts of forms and H&S assessments etc, I would hope so anyway
13/05/2013 at 15:55
I agree with Pingu, I would have hoped the nursery know what they're doing although I do think they should have made it clear that the dog is specially trained etc (if it is), I would probably ask a couple of questions to clarify but wouldn't be bothered as long as I was satisfied with their answers.
13/05/2013 at 16:20
I don't know.. I'm not really a doggy person and would rather my kids be wary of dogs than confident about approaching them,. but at E's nursery in his speech therapy unit they had a dog come in like Carole mentions Pets As Therapy and he loved it and I didn't have any problem with it then. It was called Nellie and he fed her cheese!
13/05/2013 at 16:35
We've just had the weekly memo by email and there is no mention of the dog visit - wtf? Think they need to sort their admin out.
13/05/2013 at 16:53
It wouldn't worry me, but then E has always been around dogs. I think its good for them to get used to animals, but surely there are some children, like L, who may be allergic?
13/05/2013 at 16:56
I think that's strange but I wouldn't be that bothered by it.
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