The mum of a three-year-old boy says he has been asked to leave Sunflowers Too Day Nursery in Hessle following her complaints that another boy was repeatedly biting him
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A young boy has been forced to leave his nursery after his mother complained that he was being bitten.
The three-year-old was repeatedly bitten by another child at Sunflowers Too Day Nursery in Hessle, his mother has claimed.
The assault began within weeks of his enrolment last January, the parent who asked to remain anonymous told Hull Daily Mail.
A number of injuries were catalogued over the coming months, some of which were caused by the boy.
When the mum complained, the other child was removed from the room her son was taught in.
But after the most recent summer holidays they were put back in the pre-school room together without the mother’s knowledge.
It was only when her son came home from nursery with another bite mark and told her the “not nice boy” had done it, that she found out they were together again.
After complaining to the manager she given a day’s notice to remove her child from the nursery after being told her contract has been terminated.
She claims: “My child has been bitten several times at nursery. He tells me this boy is not very nice to him and he upsets him.
“I had a meeting last year and the child was removed from the same [email protected]
She claims he ‘got another bite this week’ and added that ‘he told me who’d done it, and thank goodness he can talk as otherwise I wouldn’t have known he was in the same room as this child, as nursery didn’t tell me.
“I emailed my concerns and I was very upset but I wasn’t rude. I got a reply to say she was terminating our contract and I asked for a meeting and she repeated that she was terminating the contract.
She claims that because ‘they can’t keep my son safe he is getting kicked out of nursery.’
The mum, who is studying to become a teacher, said she has complained to Ofsted and is now having to keep her son at home until a suitable alternative nursery can be found.
“This manager is excluding my child from their friends and education, I had raised serious safeguarding concerns.
“I have taken advice about the matter and was told that if I have legitimate concerns as a parent and have raised them, they should be looking into these instead of terminating my contract.
“I am disgusted that instead of addressing the injuries my son has received they are throwing him out of nursery.
“I have rightfully reported the matter to Ofsted as they have no grounds to rip my son away from his friends and education,” she claimed.
In an email to the parent, the nursery wrote: “On reflection and having taken advice with regard to your concerns about the care (child’s name) is receiving at Sunflowers Too Day Nursery, we have an untenable situation where everything is being questioned and you feel your child is not safe here despite us doing the utmost for all
“I feel the parent-carer relationship has irretrievably broken down and I am therefore, terminating our contract.
“There is a four week notice period, however as you are so disappointed in the service we are providing and absolutely disgusted with my staff, this can be waived.”
A spokesman for the nursery said: “Sunflowers Too Day Nursery have followed all policies and procedures under the Early Years Foundation Stage and safeguarding requirements.
“We are in communication with Ofsted who are our regulatory body and we have informed them all policies and procedures followed are to keep all our children safe at Sunflowers Too Day Nursery.”