Sep 5, 2012

One Simple Nursery Tweak That Works Wonders

Ever face this situation in your nursery?  A child in your care is crying continuously.   You want to page the parents, but you're not sure if you should.  You don't want to pull them out of the adult service, but at the same time you don't want the child to be unhappy or distressed.  You also don't know if the parents will be unhappy if you page them or unhappy if you don't page them.

You can end the guessing game with this one simple tweak.

When parents drop off their child in the nursery, ask them this one simple question.

"If your child starts crying, how long do you want us to let him/her cry before we page you?"

Make a note and "taa daa".  You know exactly how long to let the child cry before paging the parents.  This will put parents (and you) at ease.  

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