I am a year 1 teacher - 5 and 6 year olds. I was diagnosed last May, had a mastectomy in June. The head teacher and staff all knew I had b.c. and were very supportive. The parents and children and the governors (some of the governors are parents) were told I was having an operation. I think a few parents / governors probably do know why I was off, but noone has actually said - although many have asked me how I am.
When I returned to my class - some of the children asked me where I had been - so I repeated - that I had been in hospital and had had an operation. Two of my more scientific children wanted more detail and asked which part of my had been operated on - so I said "inside". I think the children are too young to be told. If parents had asked me specifically - I probably would have told them. No point in hiding things - some parents work in the local hospital.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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