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No sunscreen, please, we’re Canberran.

By Postalgeek 26 November 2012 21

My wife was telling me that our prospective pre-school won’t apply sunscreen on children.  The reason is that if they did, they would be required to wash their hands after each child (so it’s not about allergies).  I didn’t find out why they have to wash their hands after each child,  kid cooties being the primary suspect, yet I can’t imagine sunscreen abstinence will protect preschoolers from each other.  They are prepared, however, to lower the drawbridge to roll-ons if one is provided by the parents.

Not outraged, just bemused.  We’ll just try not to forget to dip our kid in all-day sunscreen before dropping them off, or teach them to be creative with a zinc-stick.  But is this policy common among pre-schools in Canberra?  I know our day-care centre slaps it on from the communal barrel whenever they think of it so this is all new to me.

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Madam Cholet 8:45 am 27 Nov 12

My son is fair haired and fair skinned. He would burn to a crisp without sunscreen being liberally and regularly applied to him. By putting him into pre-school, whether Gov or private, I hand over my duty of care. If you are not there, it’s hard to monitor.

My son does put on his own sunscreen, but he doesn’t get it quite right – often big white patches on some bits, and none on other bits. It’s not his fault – he’s only 4. But he’s learning.

It would be the same in any situation – not just pre-school, school or day-care. If you hand your child over to anyone as part of an agreed arrangement – i.e. babysitting, uncle, grandparent – you expect that they will be taken care of according to expecting norms.

Anyway, as I said, the pre-school seemed reasonable yesterday and I’m sure that if I explain that I prefer he is supervised whilst applying his own sunscreen for a while, I’m sure they will do it.

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