Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Nanny Bans Height

I am always gemused at the imaginative excuses Nanny comes up with to charge us more money. My compliments to The Jolly Roger Play Centre in Swindon for coming up with a new excuse for charging their clients more money.

Dylan and Amanda Sparks were told that they would have to pay extra (the full child price) for their two year old son Oliver to attend the nursery, because he is 3ft 3ins (100cm) tall.

Now fair enough, if there are sections of the nursery that are for "larger" kids etc or if that is the stated price structure (which it is).

The trouble is, instead of simply saying "we charge extra for larger older kids", the nursery swathed their request for more money in Nanny's time honoured excuse of "health and safety"; adding that Oliver would wear the equipment out faster (isn't that what kids do anyway?).

Why hide behind "health and safety", when it clearly is a simple matter of structured pricing (which they have already stated in their rules and conditions anyway)?

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  1. Typical example of clouded Nanny thinking.

    It must be resisted because, if it's not, other sections may well adopt a similar policy......Cinemas charging extra for fatties because of the extra pressure on carpets, buses charging heavier people more because of the extra strain on seats etc etc.....

    1. Anonymous1:46 PM

      Or how about Airplanes charging tall people extra for seats they can actually sit in?

  2. Anonymous2:04 PM

    Do shorter, lighter than normal kids pay less?
    I thought not..............

    It's the same as Insurance Companies. They charge more for life cover for smokers, but smokers ger no discount on pension plans........

  3. Lord of Atlantis1:50 PM

    This is blatant discrimination! Where are the equal rights lobby? Their silence on this matter is deafening!