When your child is injured at dayhome, your provider should be providing you with their account of the situation and what first aid, if any, was offered to the child. When a child comes home with injuries that you were not made aware of, this can be cause for concern. A provider who is unable to explain an injury or incident could mean there is a lack of adequate supervision.
Accidents happen. However, if your child is frequently injured at dayhome and it seems out of the norm for them – there could be cause for concern. Frequent injuries from falling or similar situations could be a result of lack of proper supervision within the dayhome.
It’s not uncommon for children to experience a broken limb throughout child hood. However frequent broken limbs and other serious injuries that require medical attention are cause for concern. If more than one child has experienced a broken limb in a short time frame, there could be an issue with lack of supervision within the dayhome.
When your child is injured at dayhome the provider should be providing you with an account of the incident and what first aid, if any, was offered to your child. When a child comes home with undisclosed injuries and the provider is unable to explain what happened there could be a lack of adequate supervision within the dayhome.
When a provider discloses the events of an incident or injury – the version of those events should never change. Significant changes to any explanation of an injury or incident could indicate that the details of the event were fabricated.
Always trust your gut!
If something feels off know it probably is.
If you are ever in doubt arrange for new child care.
Signs that a provider is not coping well and needs more support.
What to do – report a dayhome
contact your agency, children’s services or child care connect hotline