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. We can't take 6 weeks off work just to stay at home with her.

What do people do in these cases?

  • Have you checked into why she is getting sick this much?! Maybe an autoimmune disorder or something?
    – L.B.
    Mar 1, 2019 at 16:35

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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.

  • +1 This is also the case with our son: a permanently runny nose. But the nursery does not exclude him just because of that. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:11
  • I can’t see an answer to the OP’s question. What does it help that most nurseries don’t act like this? And what if the doctor finds the child has a virus? What if other childs are ill and your child get’s infected? We know that most infections happen in schools, kindergardens and ... childrenhospitals! Mar 1, 2019 at 15:25

It seems that you parents are both working out of house. So if you don’t have grandparents, relateds or friends to take care of a sick child one of you should take free to care for your child.

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    From the question: "We can't take 6 weeks off work just to stay at home with her." Mar 1, 2019 at 15:47
  • In this case she must have been really seriously infected! Mar 1, 2019 at 15:56

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