Hi guys, Am having a trial session at my new gym's creche today and was wondering what to expect. She has never been to a creche before so a bit nervous! This is going to sound a bit thick but I'm guessing they will do everything I do i.e. feed when she's due a bottle (just leave my changing bag/bottles and milk etc...?) Please don't flame me, I just don't wanna come across thick to them - I'm comfortable looking thick to you guys! ))
Talk to the staff, I'm sure they are used to first time users of the creche and will tell you about their procedures. If you haven't completed paperwork already, then expect to complete that... perhaps take along your red book as that often has the dates of when your daughter has had her various immunisations. Let them know of any routine (write it down on a sheet of paper) she has with regard to things like bottles, sleep - though don't expect her to follow any usual routine as it's a new environment for her and she may be far more interested in look around the place than following her usual sleep pattern. The written routine can just be of help to the staff should your daughter get upset, as they can then tell from the routine if she's likely to be hungry, or tired.
Don't dress her in her finest clothes... expect her to get messy! They won't always, though it depends what is going on in the crèche - older children may well be doing painting and wander over to her to give her a hug with some paint still on their hand.
Be relaxed about things, your daughter will pick up on that relaxedness and will then settle better.
Ds2 has started at gym creche, which also takes full time children. It has been hard for him, but after about 6 wks hes now settled really well. Have you been for a visit and chat with the manager? They will tell you all you need to know then. Ours pretty much fit in with my routine, if i dont want him to sleep they keep him up, i just provide nappies, they provide wipes, they even provide drinking cup. Its very hassle free. You wont come accross as thick, ds2 had never been to creche so i had no idea what to expect either.
hi everyone, thanks so much. My little one is 4 months and the sessions are 2 hours (so i can go to the gym or sit in the steam room )am defo gonna ask lots of questions, just wanted to get an idea of what will happen. thanks again! x