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Multiple accidents at kinderkrippe

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Our 2 children, have been attending a kinderkrippe the last 3 months and have had a series of accidents.

Off course we know accidents happen to young children but we feel the number of occurrences and severity (head and neck injuries) is of serious concern to us.

As an example, our child has fallen onto a concrete floor where usually there is a mat but while it is being cleaned the mat was moved and not put back correctly, as we were told. The same career has been present during these instances and from observing

We feel the given explanations are inadequate and we only received accident report forms after about the 3rd incident after we specifically asked for this form.

There is a 3-month notice period but we feel an appropriate duty of care is not being exercised.

We intend to approach the nursery management very soon and in the light of such incidents request whether we would be allowed to teminate with a reduced notice period, I.e. ASAP, and on what legal ground we would be in if they insisted we fulfill the contractural notice period.

Any thoughts/similar experience would be appreciated.





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Re: Multiple accidents at kinderkrippe

So sorry to hear that your children are neglected at the kinderkrippe. I know of two similar incidents that happened in Basel this year.
First one was when a kindergarten teacher left a kettle with boiling water on a table unattended and the children knocked it over - one kid got 2/3rd degree burns. The incompetent teacher then left the hot clothes on the child. The child had to receive a skin graft. The teacher then blamed everything on the kids and refused to take any responsibility.
Second incident happened at the Basel zoo, where the kindergarten staff left a child behind at the zoo by mistake. They are being sued now.

I am not sure how effective law suits are in Switzerland (if the judge is SVP, and you are a foreigner, then you are out of luck). They are also costly. Even if you win, you have to pay for your own legal fees, which could be comparable to the 3 months tuition fee anyway. Hope the kinderkrippe management refunds your money without a legal battle...





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Hi,

Our 2 children, have been attending a kinderkrippe the last 3 months and have had a series of accidents.

Off course we know accidents happen to young children but we feel the number of occurrences and severity (head and neck injuries) is of serious concern to us.

As an example, our child has fallen onto a concrete floor where usually there is a mat but while it is being cleaned the mat was moved and not put back correctly, as we were told. The same career has been present during these instances and from observing

We feel the given explanations are inadequate and we only received accident report forms after about the 3rd incident after we specifically asked for this form.

There is a 3-month notice period but we feel an appropriate duty of care is not being exercised.

We intend to approach the nursery management very soon and in the light of such incidents request whether we would be allowed to teminate with a reduced notice period, I.e. ASAP, and on what legal ground we would be in if they insisted we fulfill the contractural notice period.

Any thoughts/similar experience would be appreciated.





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Old 14.12.2018, 10:17
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Re: Multiple accidents at kinderkrippe

Speak to them, they probably want to avoid a confrontation too and will be reasonable, if your reasons are as you state.
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Re: Multiple accidents at kinderkrippe

In my experience, the best thing is to take your child immediately (same day) to the paediatrician for a checkup. Either these accidents are normal or not. The Paediatrician will make a judgement and inform you or reassure you.


How old are your children ?
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Re: Multiple accidents at kinderkrippe

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As an example, our child has fallen onto a concrete floor
Slightly off-topic, but where is this concrete floor, inside the Krippe?
We visited some of them before we decided where to put our kid, and none had such concrete floor, they all had wood ones.
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