The Nursery Series- Settling In Days

This week Max hit a huge milestone in his little life, he finally STARTED NURSERY!!!!!

After the debacle of the nursery non-starter from last week, I naturally felt apprehensive about putting him in another nursery. I had so many concerns, the main one being what if it doesn’t work out.

What if we turn up again and they say “Your child cannot stay”. I don’t think I could handle that for Max.

My concerns have been completely unfounded with the new nursery. They are brilliant the key workers and all the other staff.

Everyone is so friendly and so far not one person has made me feel I have no right to have an opinion on how my child is to be cared for in an external setting.

Settling in Days

The idea of these days was to ease Max into the new setting gradually. We had the first proper one today.

We had popped in briefly on Wednesday to fill out some paperwork and he went off and played no problem. He would occasionally come back to me, I was worried that today may have been a nightmare.

He was FANTASTIC, I can hand’s down say I have never felt more proud of my first born.

Max didn’t cry when I left the room, he didn’t lash out at any of the other kid’s or scream or throw any tantrums. He played and made friends. The key worker said he had been no bother.

Today’s session started at 10.15 am and lasted an hour. I was hiding out in the reception area of course and when his key worker called me in he seemed so happy to see me. He couldn’t wait to take my hand and show me around.

I don’t think he has ever been so excited to see me before. He literally ran jumped and skipped to the car.

We were going to plan his official start date based on the settling in days but after today’s success were going to start him next week.

It’s going to be so strange not having the little man at home for most of the morning, I think this will be really good for him. I’m already quite excited at the prospect of spending time one on one with Kai, doing the housework and of course blogging.

Watch out for future posts all about Max and his nursery experience.







  1. February 15, 2017 / 8:39 am

    I’m so glad max had a great settling in day, it must make your mind feel so much more at ease. It made my heart melt when I thought of him running to you after the session. It will be lovely for Kai to get some one on one time with you and amazing for Max’s social skills. Can’t wait to read more about it.

    • Kris
      February 16, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      He hasn’t been that happy to see me in a long time haha

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