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Sad - but why are some parents so daft?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Leapyearbaby64, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    Lots of parental tears in our nursery this week. Can't believe how many families didn't follow advice and seemed to think that by only putting one school on the list that the would automatically get a place in reception.
     
  2. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    Lots of parental tears in our nursery this week. Can't believe how many families didn't follow advice and seemed to think that by only putting one school on the list that the would automatically get a place in reception.
     
  3. Personally I think the system is daft.
     
  4. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    What would you suggest instead?
     
  5. Thumperrabbit

    Thumperrabbit New commenter

    Lots of parents in our area, still think that if they go to the nursery they will have more of 'a better chance' of getting into Reception, doesn't matter that it states everywhere that it doesn't
    Personally I think that only catchment area children should be allowed into a school nursery, either that or everyone should start at nursery stage, but then that would open a whole other problem!!
     
  6. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    And why when you work in a school in a challenging area and need all the well behaved, and able kids you can get, are the ones that dont get a place your few able and well behaved kids? And why is it that the ones that didnt get into the other school and have been offered a place at yours, all SEN and involved with SS! Every year we and our nearest school have roughly the same number of children who want places in each others schools but dont get them. Why cant they just swop them? [​IMG]
     
  7. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    But that wouldn't work for us. We are close to a very big LA-run nursery school, with no catchment, that offers all sorts of flexible sessions that some families find attractive. We only have nursery in the mornings. So we always fill our places with children outside the catchment area. We've got a bunch of parents who didn't even put their catchment school as second choice who have now been sent to a school they don't want.
     

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