How To Get Your Child Ready For Nursery

March 16, 2021

The first day of nursery, pre-school, early years or primary school is a big moment for your child, for you and the relationship between you and your child.

So many parents have incredibly complex feelings when they drop their children off at local day nurseries for the very first time, from happiness that they are starting a new bold step in their lives but also stress and anxiety and hope that everything goes well.

There will be a lot of confusion, maybe some tears as you are separated for the first time, but this is completely understandable, and the staff and other parents will be more than happy to help you.

Here are some tips to help your child get ready for nursery.

Go For A Visit

We all get nervous in new places, so take a little visit before their first day, get to know the staff and let your child feel comfortable in the new setting.

This is also a great opportunity to let the staff know your child’s needs, likes and dislikes, which foods they are fussy about, and anything else that can help them make your child as comfortable as possible.

Put On A Happy Face

Children are very empathetic, and you can make them feel uneasy about nursery if you also feel uneasy.

If your child is upset on the first day, it’s just because you are leaving, not because they do not want to be there. So give them a big hug, say goodbye, wave and smile.

Bring A Teddy

If your child has a comforter, like a blanket, teddy or toy, make sure they bring it with them, to help their nursery feel like a home away from home.

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