Childcare and norovirus

Both my wife and I work on weekdays.
So our younger daughter attends nursery school and
our elder daughter attends after-school care for children.
My younger three years old daughter caught norovirus last week.
She vomited five times late at night.
So my wife took a day off because we couldn’t leave a sick child
in the nursery school and our parents didn’t live
near in the neighborhood to care for them.

Recently, the number of sick children attending places
such as special nursery school, hospital and citizen’s group which accepts them is rising.
But these place are not enough for many children.

On the other hand, some people think that parents should take care their own children when they are sick.
I wish the working hours could be reduced like the Netherlands.

By the way, the day before yesterday, it was my elder daoughter’s 7th birthday.

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cocomino

I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

2 thoughts on “Childcare and norovirus”

  1. 日本は確かに過剰労働のような気がします。
    オランダがどのような国かわかりませんが、
    もう少しワークシェアリングをした方いいし、
    多様性を認めた世の中になって欲しいと思います。
    自分の勝手な考えですけど・・・
    お子様のお誕生日おめでとうございます^^

    1. ありがとうございます。そうですね、保育所を増やすだけとかじゃなくワークライフ全般をみすえた考え方になってほしいですよね。

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