This time last year I was writing about Erin’s first day at nursery and wondering how the hell I was going to cope not having her at home with me every day like normal. The settling in sessions and those first few weeks were absolutely heartbreaking for both of us. Erin ran off to explore on her settling in days but when it came to dropping her off for full nursery days she screamed, cried and clung to me for dear life. I spent most of the time walking home crying and feeling lost in a quiet house when I
In the middle of November I received an email I never could have expected. The email was to call a meeting at Erin’s nursery and the private school attached to it. Unfortunately, the meeting was full of bad news and we were told that unless a miracle happened, the school and nursery would be closing in either 2 or 4 weeks. Shocked and upset cannot even begin to cover how I felt. We had spent a whole year going to open days to get Erin ready for this nursery and we knew that we picked the right place for her.
I think we first decided on which nursery Erin would go to back when she was about 1. We chose a nursery attached to a private school as Erin seemed to be really comfortable there immediately. We took her to every open day they had until she was able to start after her 2nd birthday. I remember Erin’s settling in sessions like they were yesterday and where she went off happily to explore and make friends, I sat in the corner crying my eyes out because my little girl didn’t need me as much any more. Getting Erin used to
Disclaimer: We received a discount on these items but all opinions are our own. About a month ago we got the terrible news that Erin’s nursery, and the school it was attached to, would be closing down and today is that day. Currently, Erin has a hot lunch for each of the 3 days she’s at nursery with pudding and fruit being available each day as well. with Erin being quite a fussy eater at home having lunches sorted 3 days a week was a real relief and I was so happy knowing that she was eating something different. Erin
From Erin being around 1 year old we had a plan for her education. We started thinking about nurseries early with a plan for Erin starting somewhere as soon as she was 2. After we stopped baby classes I knew that Erin needed more interaction with children her own age and I also needed a break from everything for the sake of my mental health. Erin starting nursery at 2 was the best thing for everyone, even if it wasn’t good for our finances. The nursery that we chose for Erin was pretty much everything we could have asked for
Erin is going on a school trip to the zoo in a couple of weeks and she needs to take a packed lunch with her. She takes packed lunches all throughout the holidays anyway but normally we are able to put them in the fridge at school to keep everything at the right temperature. With the weather being so nice at the minute, and it being so warm, nursery have advised us to be a bit more careful with what we pack for the trip as it can’t be refrigerated. We normally use a Yumbox Classic, which Erin loves but
Having a baby is easily one of the most exciting times of your entire life, although, getting the nursery ready for the new arrival can be very stressful, especially when you have no idea whether you’re having a baby boy or baby girl. But fear not, there are plenty of gender neutral colours that you can choose to decorate the nursery in. Plus, you’ll be happy to hear that yellow is not the only gender-neutral shade. If you have a baby on the way (congratulations!) and have stumbled across this post in hope of some great hints and tips for
We had such a positive experience with weaning and I was so happy when Erin seemed genuinely happy to try new foods and she really seemed to enjoy eating. In fact, the stronger the flavour the better. However, it seemed like as soon as Erin turned 1 she became a fussy eater. Erin just didn’t want to know any more and we were forced to deal with a very limited menu. No matter how much we tried to get Erin to eat new things or to at least try new foods she refused. Sweetcorn was the most offensive thing to