The Countdown To Starting School

In 10 short days applications open for children starting school in 2020 and that means that we have to apply for Erin. It feels like only yesterday that Erin was a (very) tiny baby and being so small that I thought I would break her. I can’t quite believe that this is her last year at nursery and next August we’ll be getting her school uniform ready for her very first day of school. As a lot of children have just started school this month I have seen a lot of posts, both on blogs and social media, about the

But I Don’t Want To Go To School…

This is something I’ve been hearing a lot recently; ‘But I don’t want to go to school.’ I don’t think I was expecting to hear something like this from Erin for at least another couple of years. The week following the Easter holidays is when Erin’s funded education hours finally kicked in. After waiting since January we were finally able to make the most of her being entitled to 30 free hours. Erin started a new nursery in January but seemed to settle in immediately and she got excited about going near enough every day. The setting, a Montessori nursery,

Preparing For The First Day Of Nursery

Erin’s first day of nursery is coming round very fast and every time I think about it, I get super emotional. I’m trying to get my head around the fact that my little girl who was only 4lb 8oz when she was born is old enough to be going off to nursery. Preparing for the first day of nursery is a massive thing for me so I have no idea what it is going to be like for Erin. I remember going to have a look around the nursery nearly a year ago now and falling in love with it.

Are School Rules Too Strict?

Erin is only 21 months old so doesn’t go to school or nursery yet but with the summer holidays now being over, social media has been flooded with stories of school rules being broken and children being punished. It made me think back to when I was at school and whether or not school rules are now too strict. When I was at school things were probably a bit more relaxed than they should have been. I got away with far too much. I went to school in far more make up than I was supposed to, I had more