My minor disagreement with our kid’s creche managers has unfortunately escalated.
Yesterday, when my wife went to pick up the kids, she found a sign on the door, notifying parents that “war toys” were not acceptable.
Today, when my wife called in for the kids, she found our three year old boy “J“, kneeling by himself in the corner.
Tracey asked the manager what he had done, to be sent to the “naughty corner“.
She was told that a little girl had reported on “J” for “shooting” at her.
“J” had been sat on a mat and told to think about his transgression. He had then moved off the mat, so was put in the corner.
Tracey challenged the staff on this and was told that “J” had been warned before about “war” play and that the creche would be enforcing their policy against aggressive play.
Tracey asked the day care manager, that if it was OK for Kiwi soldiers to go off to fight for our country in time of war, surely it was OK for children to act it out?
The manager acknowledged Tracey’s right to her opinion.
We are having a meeting with the crehce’s area supervisor next week.
Will keep you posted.