Tiny visitors

Last week we had a group of tiny people visit the packhouse.  The Andries Inama Crèche brought them to the packhouse on an educational tour.  They were so very, very well-behaved.

Can you see how they keep their hands behind their backs so that nothing gets caught in the machines?  They were just the cutest little things.  What really made me sad is that this tour took place at 5.30-6pm and they still had a 45 minute drive back to the school.  These kiddies get dropped off at crèche sometimes at 4am and get collected round 10pm during the busy citrus season.  That’s just such a long day for them.

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8 thoughts on “Tiny visitors

  1. I know I’d need a nap! My Goodness what an insanely long day. It seems they might just sleep there as well an visit there families every few days instead. I guess they are getting the lesson early that every thing stops when citrus is in season.

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  2. Wow…I know some of the mothers I work with dislike the fact that their kids are stuck in someone else’s care for up to 12 hours…maybe if I show them this, they won’t feel so guilty 😉

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  3. Love the hands behind the back. Can just imagine the stories they’ll be telling their parents when they get home.

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  4. Couldn’t you have the crèche incorporated with the packhouse?
    If all the children’s parents are working at the packhouse, they could start a crèche that is incorporated in the packhouse!?

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    • Hi Anna – we do have a carer here for tiny babies. If we open a creche here the problem does not really change – the children will still be getting up so very early to come to work with their parents and going home so late and the additional cost to the parents for transport of one more person puts an additional strain on their budgets. The workers prefer to have their children near home – if one gets sick then someone from the community can fetch them and care for them till mom or dad gets home. It is really not an ideal situation at all.

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