For some parents, your child starting nursery is that scary time, when your child finally has to be trusted with someone else for the morning or afternoon. Not only is your child going to be left with someone else, but someone else you don’t really know too well, more still, they don’t know your child’s routines or what they like or don’t like. Even more, you’re leaving your child with lots of other children.
Ok, now that I’ve nearly given you a heart attack you can take a deep breath and relax. Trust me when I say it’s not that bad at all. Yes, you are leaving your child with people that do not know your child so well, but these people are very experienced in what they do. I’m sure that before your child starts nursery you will have some kind of documentation to fill out that lets the nursery workers aware of the do’s and don’t with your child and if you haven’t I am sure that being the wonderful parent that you are you will let your staff at the school aware of anything they may not know. The other thing that may worry you is your child socializing with others. Your right in thinking that there is a big range of behaviours and cultures in a nursery, but hey that’s life and whats great about this is that children at this age see the purity of others and not what someone may look like.
If you do still have doubts then use you parent network, your parent network is something that will carry through the whole of your child’s education so use each other to talk about concerns and ideas to best help your child. Remember nursery is the start of your child being the next Prime minister or a famous celebrity. Embrace the ups and downs by giving support to both your nursery workers and your children.