Ombudsman’s Office says afternoon naps should not be obligatory

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.