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27/05/2009 at 13:42
Hi ladies and gents!, Have a dilemma at the mo,my eldest son is 2 and 6mth,and in September he should really go to a local nursery,for as many mornings as 4 per week.
I DON'T WANT HIM TO GO!!!!!!!
Now I realise i won't be doing him any favours keeping him home,but I really think under 3 is way too young. Am i being ridiculous? Have been to see the nursery and I don't even like it,trouble is it's the only one in area that's walking distance. As a s.a.h.m we are car-sharing so important i can walk everywhere we need to go.
The government promises free child places at 3 so i thought about sending him then,was promptly told by the lady who runs the group if he doesn't go in September he will miss his space! What shall I do? Am I being silly?
27/05/2009 at 17:18
29/05/2009 at 13:31
Thanks Lynz,but jason was that lil bit older,or did he start at 2?
I'm sure it would help his confidence as he is a little shy and sensitive(out of the house)!!!!
Saying that they could take joseff tomorrow!!!!Lol he will have an asbo by the time he's 2!!!!!
30/07/2009 at 08:09
30/07/2009 at 11:39
30/07/2009 at 15:17
30/07/2009 at 23:13
As long as you're happy with the nursery and the arrangements it should be fine.
Arwen was offered a nursery place at the school in January but because it was at the school it had to be five mornings a week.She'd be 3 and 1 month and I'm not having her out the house that long.I thought the school would say she took the place in January or she'd lose it,but they said it was fine to defer it until September.Our situation is different though,Arwen's not the eldest and I have no intention of sending her anywhere till she's at least 3 1/2.I don't believe that's holding her back at all.Her social skills are just fine.They have to be living in our house.
It's sad to see them go at first but you soon see how much they enjoy new things.Another plus is they get to do painting and you don't have to clean up
31/07/2009 at 08:34
Moss is starting a playgroup here too mornings a week from the end of August too. Here they do a year at playgroup then a year at nursery before they start school. I decided with a new baby on the way that it would be good for Moss to have something for himself and a bit of structure at a time when he could get unsettled. Preferably I'd have waited till January, cause he'd be over 3. Its quite nerve-racking the thought of leaving them with people you dont know well, I've never even left Moss in a creche, he's only been with family.
31/07/2009 at 08:42
i feel the same, all of the little ones in my family started at 2 1/2 and im no where near ready to send jack and i personally dont think he is either, his speech is limited and were just settling into meeting new friends and a toddler group, and personally i cant afford it, so hell have to wait until hes three. I do see how it could benefit him but maybe im selfish, i think its fine for him to go to toddlers music classes and gym with me and enjoy being a baby, hell spend more than enough time in school when he has to until then he has his freedom with me and lola!
My hv told me to get him in in september, 'hell be fine they all cry, hell get over it quicker than you'' so my 2yo whos been babysat less than 10times and only by my mum (he usually sleeps through it anyways) will accept mummy dumping him suddenly when he cant talk or understand why!?!?!
Sorry rachel just realised how negative i am im just clingy as much as j is x
31/07/2009 at 18:35
its not being clingy its understanding your child better than anyone else, only you know if he's ready to be seperated from you for a couple of hours most days of the week.
i think moss is, he had a ball when i took him in for a look, i didn't get a second glance, so its just really good timing for us. skye is nowhere near ready, i think even by next year when she could go i don't think she'll be ready
03/08/2009 at 13:23
Lau Lau you aint negative,it's a personal choice,I'm bricking it sending him,and to be fair if it was more than twice a week the answer would be NO. And I realise that would be holding him back but I think 2 and 7mth quite young,but he is of late needing more I feel,so I'll send him 2 mornings 9.15 -11.30 and see how he likes it.
I'm very wary bout leaving my lads with anyone too,they are only babysat by my mum,and it's roughly 5 times a year-wow don't I know how to enjoy myself!!!!!! But luckily one of the play workers there is a mutual friend from a mother and toddler group and Tom adores her so that really is the main reason he's going.
Hard when they start to grow up! I'm dreading the day the both in school
03/08/2009 at 19:33
03/08/2009 at 21:53
16/08/2009 at 09:39
16/08/2009 at 21:17
It's 3 weeks til he goes He is looking forward to it-it's me bein silly.
I am dreading it-just dreading that I wont be watching him!!!!! I understand they grow up but I find it hard!
18/08/2009 at 08:24
18/08/2009 at 14:05
08/09/2009 at 22:18
Well it was Tom's first day at nursery!!!!
He went in and didn't even say goodbye Then I went back early to spy through window,he was the only 1 laughing,an assistant popped out and told me that out of all the children,he was the only 1 NOT to cry now is that either he's well adjusted and was prepared to go,or I'm a shite mum and he couldn't wait to be rid of me???????
Whatever the reason,at least he didn't get upset and neither did I !!! i WAS VERY BRAVE!!!!!!
Hope it goes as well tomorrow
08/09/2009 at 22:30
thats fantastic rachel!!
hes obviously very well adjusted and completely comfortable and trusting in you that youll be back!
well done tom, and you of course mummabear
best of luck for tomorow! xxxx
08/09/2009 at 22:43
Thanks Laura that means a lot to me x x
I'm so so proud of him,he is so well adjusted,but I don't know where he gets that from?!
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