Posted by: gkn
I highly doubt they would allow 6 week olds to play with a snake. It seems you have already made up your mind about it before asking other peoples opinions, so make a complaint.
Most likely it's just an educational pet for the older kids under supervision, and I think it's a great idea. My DD has had cats, rats and a dog since birth and she's great with them. Animals are a great thing for kids to been around.
Pets under supervision are of course great sources of education, but there's a big difference IMO between a 2m long snake and a guinea pig or rabbit or cat etc.
I remember we had a pet rabbit at kindy who we were all responsible for on weekends - we would take it in turns to bring it home etc. But to have a big snake in the vicinity of young kids is not really a great idea.
I can totally see that there would be some great educational things coming from it, but I can also see, even more so, the cause for concern.
Beck, I'd definitely be having a chat to the director.. I wouldn't be happy with it either.