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?!
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