Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Lily's Nursery Update

I can't believe it has been 8 months since Lily started Nursery. To me it still feels like she is the new girl but she really isn't. 

Looking back at the post I wrote of her first day so much has changed and I notice how much she has grown in size and in maturity. I really think Nursery has helped her come on in leaps and bounds in so many ways.

Lily has been attending Nursery every Tuesday now and goes for a full day. It has taken her quite a while to settle in and it was only until recently that she didn't cling onto my leg when I was leaving her and not want to go.

This week is her first week of getting to go 2 days a week and this morning it was like I dropped off a compleatly different child. I literally walked her to her group where they were sat reading stories and she happily left me and joined her group. Didn't even look back to watch me leave. Im so happy that she has settled and it makes me feel much better about taking her 2 days a week instead of one.


I am really happy with the Nursery she goes to at the moment. We had a parents evening there and she has a folder full of work and it showed photographs of her really settled and happy. Which is such a relief for me to see. She seems to have become a lot more confident since she has gone there and is a lot more social with other children. She talks about having friends and often acts out playing with those friends in role play at home.

It is also great to hear about some of the things she does there. I think she can be totally different in Nursery compared to how she is at home. For example she has always been a little funny about getting her hands wet and playing in with water but apparently at Nursery she has loved it. Since hearing that we do a lot more water play at home and now she loves it.

It has been great to see some of the work that she comes home with. She doesn't come home with much but when she does it is lovely to see. She recently brought home a picture which the nursery staff has written on the back that it was a picture of her, and me and her Daddy. Which is lovely to know she is thinking of us at Nursery. 


Lily has now moved into the 3-5 year old group and I did have my concerns at first but actually she is really enjoying herself in the group and I feel she has gained even more confidence since moving up. 

We recently went on a Christmas trip with the Nursery to sing at an old persons home and it was great to see Lily being so confident and sitting with her friends. 

Her group also did a Nativity play this Christmas. I unfortunately don't have any images of her in it as pictures wern't aloud to be taken but apparently some were taken before hand so I need to ask if I can have a copy of that. It was so lovely to see her in her first play. I expected her to be shy in front of all those people but she wasn't and she got up and sang and danced and played her animal keeper part well. She got this certificate to take home with her which we have displayed on her certificate board.


I am really excited to see how Lily does going 2 days a week and can't wait to see what this year brings for her.

Does your little one attend Nursery? What do you love about your child's Nursery?


12 comments:

  1. My two are well past the nursery stage but I remember that stage well. They really do grow up fast in nursery don't they

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  2. Oh well done Lily! My two girls are too old for nursery now but it only seems like yesterday! I used to love the little groups they used to be in at nursery, my two girls were both in the bumblebee group! It's all the little things you remember from having their name on the coat pegs to coming home with certificates saying how well they have done! I also remember those first few days of that horrible feeling in your tummy of leaving your child with the teacher, turning around and seeing them sob because they want to come home ❤️ But they said it would get better.... And it did. Lovely memories Lily, keep them up!

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  3. Children not presently at nursery stage. I believe that there has been mention in the media of children having the opportunity of attending nursery from the age of two years. I do believe nursery can be very good for children, possibly especially as there is a tendency for smaller family sizes ( average 2 children).

    Seems to me that Royalty are exceeding average family size at times. As are some Celebrities. How this will impact on the future of the U.K., the Economy, etc? As surely they are likely to want to have finances, power, control, employment, choice, options, opportunities, assets, holidays, Education, comfort, material goods, technology, etc.
    Yet often times there are many of the public who may aspire to the lifestyles of Royalty, Celebrity, Rich, Famous. Though will they have any opportunities of Improving their Quality of Life / Standard of Living, etc.

    Nursery I believe can be very good for children. Meanwhile allowing their parents some time for other commitments, some time for rest, relaxation, etc.

    Great to read that Lily has settled into nursery, and is benefiting from the opportunity.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. I'm so glad she is settled in, and hopefully now she's two days a week she will settle even more, she is coming on in leaps and bounds you must be so proud xxx

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  5. Lily's drawing is nice. Good of her to share information of who she drew. Does seem to express how important her family is to her.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. Nice Certificate. Good that Lily's participation was acknowledged. Will you keep this type of information in a portfolio for Lily, etc?

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Sounds like a great nursery. Love seeing there drawings

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  8. Nursery can be great for helping young children learn to socialise, to follow instructions and to play cooperatively with other children, all useful skills. There can be a few downsides, such as your child learning an inappropriate behaviour or language from other children, but the benefits usually outweigh the disadvantages.

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  9. On reading this blog, I was wondering about the history and beginnings of nursery school. Any information?

    Rachel Craig

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  10. They grow up so fast! I can't believe my babies now have babies of there own

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