Hello Ive worked in nursery for many years then childminder for 5 years and now I run my own small nursery. From exsperience i have all ways struggledto help a child settle for one day a week it makes forming a caring relationship with them difficult and getting to no each other even harder, i try to recommend two sessions a week, but we are extremely flixianle with our hours. Its so hard to find a solution which fit every one but make aure your nursery has a key worker in place which will help. Dependent in yoir situation there is funding for 2 year olds now for 15 hours a week but it does depend on benefits recieved, still nomharm In checking Hope they settle soon
Menopausemum - it's not to do with how good the nursery is, it's to do with a child settling well.
In my setting, we are not able to accommodate parents who only want one day as we know how difficult it is for children to settle and develop good relationships if there is a long gap between each attendance.
My 18 month started going one day a week about six weeks ago and she is not settling well at all. As from next week I'm swoping her to two mornings instead, hopefully this will give her a bit of routine, and not just having one very long day without me.
Hi my DDs 2.5 and 6 months are both starting nursery soon for one day PW.
Reading up on the matter suggests they need to go more often but this will push us both financially (we claim tax credits) and emotionally (less time with them) At the moment they will spend Monday with their dad, Tuesday nursery, Wednesday me and thursday/Friday - each set of grandparents. WWYD? Should I fit in another morning? For both or just one.
I anticipate my eldest will go Monday am Tuesday all day and Wednesday am when she is 3 and gets funding.