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Pre school how long does settling in take?

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Abella Thu 09-Jun-16 13:03:22

Hi my son is 2.7 and started pre school although he's had nice write ups in his book about his day he cries when he arrives and when he leaves. Should I be worried?

Kariana Thu 09-Jun-16 18:56:13

How long has he been going?

Abella Thu 09-Jun-16 19:29:53

Only a week

haggard1 Thu 09-Jun-16 20:16:22

My DS used to do this for ages. He wasn't unhappy at all and loved his key worker and friends at nursery. He'd cry for 30secs after I left him (until he noticed breakfast), and would cry as I entered the room to get him. If I saw him before he saw me I'd catch him playing, happy as Larry. I wouldn't worry, it's emotional leaving a parent and having them pop up again and a kids go to reaction is to cry. Enjoy it, when he starts running off to preschool and his friends without a goodbye or smile for you, you'll be the one welling up when you realise he doesn't need you as much!

Abella Thu 09-Jun-16 22:26:52

Thankyou, it's my first child so I instantly think somethings going wrong. His comments in his book are positive I just was abit shocked that we didn't have a proper chat with his key worker or manager about how he was doing on his second day. I realise they have a lot of other children to deal with too! I hope it improves and he becomes happier X

CanIGoToBedNow Sat 11-Jun-16 20:31:45

My DS took about a term and a half to get into the swing of things. He's a really outgoing confident boy and he took a while.

Don't worry, it's all new and he'll get there.

Good luck and enjoy your child free time!

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