Last week she had her settling in days and they went a lot better than expected. The first day was an hour long and I stayed with her. We took a photograph on the doorstep to show her first trip to nursery. She was very excited.
The second settling in session I stayed with her for half an hour and then left her for half an hour. She seemed fine when I snook off and didn't mention me at all apparently. It made me feel a lot better about leaving her for the third settling in session.
The third one I had to take her there and leave her like I would be if it was a normal day of nursery, though she would only be staying for 2 hours. I expected her to be upset, or ask me to stay. But she just wandered in and started to play and then gave me a hug and said goodbye. Apparently her first 2 hours there were great. She played with the toys and didn't ask for me once. The only thing was that she didn't eat much lunch so I had to give her more when she was home.
Today it was her first day of nursery. Lily has been really excited to go. She understood the concept of it and told me this morning that she would be going to nursery to play, mummy had to go to work and then mummy would come back. It was an early start to the morning, we left the house at 8am and sometimes Lily doesn't even wake up until 8am so it was very different being out of the house by then. We set off with her little back pack on and her little legs walked so speedily. You could tell her was super happy to be going.
When we got there she got me to take her to a seat and sat down ready for breakfast. There is where she said bye bye to me and blew me a kiss. She didn't make the slightest bit of fuss.
It was a long day at nursery for her today and she was there from 8.15am until 5.30pm. I have wondered what she is getting up to, and most the day been hoping that she is okay but my main concern I have had for the day is wether she ate or not. Lily can be quite fussy at times.
So I picked Lily up at 5.30pm. I expected to be greeted with a big smile to see me but instead there was tears. I think they had been building up because she had been seeing other mums pick up their little ones and so wondered where I was. So when I arrived she just let all her tears out. But it sounded like she had a great day and what was my main concern didn't need to be one as she apparently ate really well.
When we got home Lily had calmed down from crying and she showed us her certificate that she got from nursery. She had been painting and did handprints for her special certificate. I also had a special certificate for her out of her book which I gave her. So we then got this lovely photograph of her holding them. I photoshopped out the nursery name for privacy reasons.
Lily said she had a great day at nursery and also when I asked her if she wanted to go back next week she said yes. Hopefully next week I will pick her up with no tears.
How was your child's first day at Nursery?