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3 year old 15 hours free nursery questions.

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mimmytoz Tue 08-Jan-13 17:04:07

I always have done, but because I hate it when the juice squirts so always cut them up. but thanks for that tip

insancerre Tue 08-Jan-13 16:24:04

glad she is enjoying it
re the grapes- just chop them in half as I know of 1 child that has died from choking on a grape
a lot of nurseries don't give grapes now or at least if they do they are halved

mimmytoz Tue 08-Jan-13 16:16:53

thank you she is fussy sometimes and normally quite messy with yogurts abd things so ill avoid that. she had her first day today I stayed fir about 30 mins but most of that was form fillingsad just made her lunch for tomorrow she has got a cheese spread and ham butty, a carton of juice and a tub of melon grapes and strawberries. I think that will be enough

insancerre Tue 08-Jan-13 16:05:00

I work in a pre-school and we sit with the children when they have lunch and of course we help them with opening foods and encouraging them to eat. Just give her what you know she will eat- we don't have any banned foods that the children can't have for their lunch.
I doubt very much if the nursery is expecting you to stay with her.

WhispersOfWickedness Mon 07-Jan-13 19:35:42

At our preschool, they do help them open anything, the staff sit with them and have their lunch as well, IYSWIM.
DS has been at preschool for a term now, but only doing mornings so tomorrow is his first day having lunch there and staying for the afternoon <wibble>
For his lunch, he is having: cheese sandwich, packet of mini cheddars, a banana, carrot sticks, grapes and box of raisins.

mimmytoz Mon 07-Jan-13 19:28:00

adelle she has a full school uniform to wear it all sorted right down to pe kit (dont know if its needed) ive seen it once it was very nice and the staff were very helpful. Im glad they help as my DD can get fustrated when she cant do something.

loupee the school opens back up the same day she starts so I have no way of getting answers till on the day. But thank you.

LIZS Mon 07-Jan-13 19:24:18

When you go for 2.5 hours can you not ask about lunch. Expect to stay initially but when you get there ask, has dd visited before ? Crisps probably wouldn't be ideal as a lunch food anyway tbh. Go for easy to eat bite size things like small sandwiches, chopped fruit etc. Make sure you ask about any allergy policy so you know whether to abode anything containing nuts or similar.

adelle283498 Mon 07-Jan-13 19:20:15

We have just dont this with our DD, we dropped her off and left but they asked if we'd like to stay. My nursery saaid put them in something you dont mind being ruined but we take extras and bought wellies, a mac, slippers and gloves for when they go out or stay in on the clean carpets haha. The nursery my DD goes to does hot cooked dinners every lunch but I'm not sure if all nurseries do that. Have you been to see the place yet? As for things she can't do they'll help. My DD can't drink from a proper cup yet so we bought a beaker for her to leave there.

Loupee Mon 07-Jan-13 19:18:52

These questions would be best answered by the nursery, as it will vary from place to place. I would just give them a call tomorrow.

mimmytoz Mon 07-Jan-13 19:16:16

my DD starts her 15 hours a week free nursery this week. and on her first day she is only there for 2.5 hours (im guessing just to get used to it. second day she is there for 3.5 hours (with lunch stay) tgen followibg week its 2 full days and a half day.

but I was wondering whar happens on her first day? do I stay with her? do I just drop her off?

also she has to have packed lunchs. what do I put in them? what about bags of things ie crisps, as she cant open her self? or do they help them?

i just dont know what to expect she is my first and only child, and I do worry.

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