I’ve had quite a few people message me asking me about how the girls are getting on at nursery, so thought I’d post a quick update as they have been there for a month now.
In short – they love it. Every morning is spent asking when it’s time to go to nursery and they skip off so happily when I say it’s time to go.
The settling in process was spent across three days. The first day I went in with them for an hour to get used to the surroundings. The next day they went for an hour on their own and the third day they did a full session if they were happy. Well if I am completely honest, I may as well have left them from the first session! There were no tears, no clinging to me, no worries whatsoever. It was like they had already been there.
I always had reservations about P1 as she’s the more cautious of the two and is usually more sensitive but she was off exploring with her sister. It has really helped that it’s such a small nursery group. They are 2 of just 6 in the session so they have so much space to play not to mention individual time with the teacher and helpers. My friend’s little girl also goes so that has helped make it seem even more appealing.
I know in the coming weeks I am going to have two letters drop onto the mat asking me to apply for their school place and whilst I know it’s coming, I know it’s going to be hard to read. My babies really are growing up too fast. I know next September is a long long way off but it seems so final once they start school. To have them both do it at the same time too seems such a whirlwind!
I have found it a bit more of a struggle than the girls as I simply am not used to being on my own! Before having the girls I worked and had Charlie so time alone hasn’t been something I’ve had much of so I have wondered how to fill my time. So far I have joined the gym and tried to get my fitness levels back but without something to actually “do” I find myself wasting the time away watching TV and eating! I do wonder when the time alone doubles next year what I will do. As much as I always thought I wouldn’t want to, I think I will probably end up looking for a job in some form. WE shall see!
So yes, the girls have gone from strgethn to strength making me so proud at how they’ve handled it all. I have been very lucky and they’ve settled so well. It has really been so beneficial for them and I know ive made the right decision.