A busy mum says her daughter’s daycare teacher has accused her of ‘undermining her authority’, by taking her child home before she’d finished cleaning up.
The mum says her two-year-old has been in home daycare for a few months, and her teacher Sasha is ‘very nice’. However, the pair have clashed over a strict rule, which encourages all of the daycare children to clean up after themselves.
“I am normally all for my daughter cleaning her own messes,” the mum explained.
“However, I find when I arrive, Sasha expects my daughter to finish cleaning up whatever she was playing with. Which again would be fine, but it delays us getting out the door and heading home, sometimes we have plans, etc.
“I started texting Sasha when I was so many minutes away, asking her to get my daughter ready and that seemed to work. My daughter would be in her jacket and reading a book, easy to put away vs a huge Duplo project or similar.”
But the situation came to a head when the mum wasn’t able to let Sasha know she wasn’t far away from picking up her daughter.
“Things were crazy and I was in a rush. We had a lot to do this afternoon and I was running behind because I had car trouble. When I arrived, my daughter and some friends were in the middle of cleaning up a big mess. I told my daughter that we had to go and to get her coat.
“Sasha said she needed to finish cleaning up her part. I said any other day, sure, but I am running late and we cannot miss this appointment. Sasha tried arguing that the kids need to learn responsibility and I flat out said no. I grabbed my daughter, put her coat on and left.
“As I said, hectic afternoon so I only just now had time to check my texts. I had one from Sasha saying poor planning on my part doesn’t mean I can break rules. I pointed out this is not in the contract and I can bring my child home whenever I need want. She accused me of undermining her authority. I was given ‘a verbal warning’ which I found ridiculous.”
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