So most of you will know from my previous posts that we wanted to enroll Otis into nursery. We finally decided on one after viewing 3 others we knew this one was the right one for us. I think it’s really important you wait to get that feel good factor when looking for the perfect nursery for your child. It’s such a big step for you both so you want to make sure you’re 100% happy with where you’re going to be leaving them.
Otis has been having lots of settling in sessions in the run up to his start date and the only way I can describe them is a disaster. He’s had about 5 now in total and each one he has just got worse and worse. We leave him in tears and return to him in tears. The last time I was drawn to tears as I felt so devastated to see him so upset and distressed about something I really wanted him to enjoy. The staff are amazing and give me such a detailed report about how he’s been but Otis is finding the seperation really difficult to deal with and I am left feeling upset and guilty not knowing whether it’s the right thing to do or not.
His last session Korey dropped him off without me as he’s really good at saying goodbye to Korey so we thought we’d give it a go. When we both picked him up he was playing with his friends and key worker with a big smile on his face! It had obviously made a big difference to him which we were over the moon about. Now we just have to tackle me leaving him. I’m hoping he’s getting used to the fact I’m always coming back for him and that nursery is a nice place to play. I thought I’d share my experience as I’m sure lots of you have been through it or will go through it and just to let you know there is light at the end of the tunnel. Be strong!
Love Hattie xxx