reply to post by Sozen94
It is believed that nurse did not notice that she had crawled up behind her when she opened a door to put something in a bin and turned back to
see Sophie crying.
gotta say that must be one heck of a door to sever a finger when OPENING. as this story seems to say happened. and this facility PASSED standards?
must be rather crappy standards that are in place there. seriously i recently helped a person when they sold a daycare, there was a few problems found
when inspected that needed to be delt with. one is the sandbox SAND was not being properly cleaned (WTF
, so bye bye went the sandbox. then
there was apparently a "prickle" in the lawn that was a "hazard" lol, and needed to be delt with. just a wee bit over protective in my opinion.
yet where this was had a DOOR that was able to sever a finger, talk about a major difference in standards in place for daycare.
i am not surprised to find a child that young in a daycare sadly. anymore a mother (or father) CAN'T AFFORD to take longer time off than maternity
benefits will pay for. it is hard enough for ONE PERSON to survive on ONE PAYCHEQUE, forget a family of at least THREE PEOPLE. especially when one is
a baby in this day in age of all the expensive crap one needs
for a "safe, properly taken care of" baby. i got a kick at my last job that
among things locked up due to expense/theft is baby formula that mothers are told they really should have to insure a babies heath and mental
wellness, as it is an extreme HIGH THEFT product, not to mention expensive. then there are diapers, disinfectant wipes, strollers, car seats that cost
an arm and a leg, etc, to buy as well.
i have many friends who work in daycare in both Canada and the US. it seems that the reality for most infants and children is being brought up by
institutions like day care, school and before/after school programs, not by the parents. a typical day for many of these kids is dropped off between 6
and 7 am, before they are even really awake. to be picked up by parents sometime after 5 or 6 pm. for some the times are even earlier in the morning
and later at night for those who have longer commutes for work (especially those who carpool). so basically a parent gets the kid out of bed and
dressed, drops them off and then picks them up with time for barely supper than bed.
hard to blame the parent for not being there when they have to earn money to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. the fault for
children being raised like this is between governments who have not set up a proper minimum wage so that people can afford to live and the GREED of
big business for not paying employees enough. because of this parents have no choice but to trust
that the child care workers/facilities will
keep their children safe. these parents SHOULD win a BIG settlement both due to the necessity of surgery later and life as well as for the abuse the
child is likely to suffer from her peers due to the lack of part of her finger. i am almost of the opinion that the worker and DAY CARE provider
should ALSO face criminal child negligence/endangerment charges for allowing this to occur. as any parent knows you can't turn your back on young
overly curious and adventurous infants, without the strong possibility of a problem. i guess one question is is this the fault of a CARELESS employee
or a case of poor training and even poorer government standards?