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Our 2.5 year old daughter started her nursery in October. However, the problem with her is that she would have a cold for half of the winter months (so 6+ weeks), and the nursery obviously doesn't allow ill children. What do people do in these cases? We can't take 6 weeks off work just to stay at home with her.

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Most nurseries don't kick kids out for a cold or cough as long as the child does not have a fever, however if your nursery is you can take your daughter to the doctor and get a note saying she is okay to go to school. Most doctors will write a note for a child with a cold, as colds don't go away for a long time.

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+1 This is also the case with our son: a permanently runny nose. But the nursery does not exclude him just because of that. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Dec 11 '11 at 9:11
    
+1: There's no reason to keep your kid out of school for a runny nose or a mild cough, even if it persists. Chances are it may not be so much "persisting" as it is a "new, different bug on top of the one she already had". –  afrazier Dec 14 '11 at 14:08
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