Last week I went to an induction evening at LP’s new nursery with the parents of LP’s new preschool classmates. I felt like I was back at school again, sitting in a school hall with an induction brochure and all the new faces around me.
We were told what to expect when LP starts in September, the inset days and term times, where to go to pick her up, what we needed to take in with us and everything else they thought was relevant. I was pleased to hear that LP would get fruit and milk at preschool every day and she would have her own coat hook to keep all her things on so that she could get used to where it was.
I now have a list of things to remember. We were told to leave a pair of wellies, a change of clothes and a coat at nursery as the children spend so much time outside. We were also told to send LP into school wearing clothes that we don’t mind getting dirty with mud or paint. I’m planning on buying her a few hardwearing and easy to wash tops from somewhere like Brookes and having a good supply of leggings. I’ll then need to make sure she has velcro shoes that she can take off and put on easily by herself and a book bag to put all the bits and pieces school will send home every week.
I have so much going on in my head and so much to plan. The next step is LP’s morning at nursery on Wednesday where she will get to play with her new classmates and I will learn more about when she starts and what happens before then. After the hour or so at nursery on Wednesday we have a home visit from the nursery – This is something I’m not massively happy about, I’m not sure why it’s relevant but maybe something useful will come of it.
I’ll be keeping you updated on LP’s start at nursery, one thing’s for sure, it’s come round far too quickly!