Thursday 29th August 2013 saw an important step in Amélie’s development her first day at Nursery. I thought that this was such an important step that she deserved an update all to herself; this is it.
We had delayed sending Amélie to nursery until we had received confirmation from the local authority on Éowyn’s school application because we didn’t want Amélie settling into a nursery and making friends only for her to be uprooted in September and start somewhere new. Consequently when we discovered that Éowyn had been accepted at Town Farm we applied to Tiny Tots Nursery (a private nursery on the same site as Town Farm school) for Amélie.
So a month before her third birthday I took Amélie to Tiny Tots for the first time. She looked so grown up with her princess backpack and new pink trainers and quite happily held me hand and trotted off to the nursery. We arrived at the nursery and without any fuss she waved goodbye and went off to play.
Lucinda picked her up at noon and the staff said that she had been a little teary for about ten minutes but had perked up after a cuddle. She had repeatedly asked for her daddy (which is unusual – she is normally a mommy’s girl) but seemed to settle quite well and had been playing with the other children.
However Lucinda said that she had kept asking for me even after Lucinda had picked her up and even the temptation of going to Nanny and Granddad’s to play with her cousins hadn’t stopped her from asking for me. It is nice to know that I am so popular.
Nevertheless the experience hasn’t put her off and she seems to be looking forward to Tuesday and her first full day. As always we will keep you up to date. So I will leave you there with photos for our little girl on her first day at nursery.
Peace and love