Ombudsman’s Office says afternoon naps should not be obligatory

24-09-2013

The Ombudsman’s Office has said it is unacceptable for kindergartens to force children to take an afternoon nap. The office dealt with the issue on the grounds of a complaint from a parent who protested against the lack of flexibility on the part of kindergarten teachers in meeting children’s individual needs. Afternoon naps are a daily ritual in most pre-school facilities. The office said parents who had a problem with this could turn to the School Inspectorate.