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Kindergarten at Private School and nappy vs pants. Aaargh!

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KathrynWales Tue 01-Sep-09 10:33:30

Hi everyone,
My little boy is 3.2 and starting school next week. Because it's a private school, it won't be nursery as such, but he will go 8.30-3pm in uniform and will actually do lessons in the mornings, and play in the afternoons. There will be one teacher for about 10 pupils.

The problem is, we have been persevering with the potty (& now the loo-seat) for a few months now, and he is still hit & miss. Generally will holler when he needs the loo if he is bare bottomed, but put him in any sort of pants, trousers etc & it's licence to wee no matter how many times he says he will tell me when he needs to go. He also refuses to go without me there and can't pull up his trousers or wipe himself without help.

Incentives and discussions don't work...he knows where he should go, but is very strong willed and never does anything he doesn't want to do... and I can't imagine the distractions of school helping. He will simply forget.

Because the school sees itself as a "school" and not a nursery, I don't think they will be happy to deal constantly with wet uniform trousers or wiping bottoms. Do I put him in pants & hope for the best, or put him in pull ups & hope they last all day without getting waterlogged?! blush

Anyone have any ideas? Miracles? Voodoo spells?

Kat

ZippysMum Tue 01-Sep-09 10:35:30

You need to speak to the school. Many schools insist that children are potty trained before they start but if this is the case then it will have said in the blurb they sent out.

CHOOGIRL Tue 01-Sep-09 11:00:58

My DD starts at Private School Kindergarten this week. I've just read the induction pack and is says that 'all children should be independent in the use of the lavatory'. You should give the school a call - I'm sure that they will be v helpful and this won't be the first time a parent has asked. HTH

titchy Tue 01-Sep-09 11:08:29

Lessons in the morning? At 3? shock

KathrynWales Tue 01-Sep-09 11:14:48

Thanks everyone :-)

CHOOGIRL Tue 01-Sep-09 11:16:25

It's not Latin or Applied maths - its the EYFS which is pretty much learning through play.

KathrynWales Tue 01-Sep-09 11:32:45

Haha! You mean all the astrophysics I've been prepping him with all summer have been wasted? wink

Yes, lessons through play. Possibly with a soggy bottom shock Have actually bought 9 pairs of school trousers...though am still toying with Huggies pull-ups...because I am a coward! grin

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