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How long does it take to settle in new room at nursery?

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Cathster Thu 23-Feb-17 07:10:49

Now I know this will vary depending on the child, and DD was only 9 months when she started at nursery, so it didn't take her too long to settle. By the time she was ready to move up to the little toddlers room, she would greet and wave goodbye to the workers, and when I picked her up at the end of the day she would be making all sorts of noises and laughing etc.

Since she's moved up to the little toddlers room a month ago, she's gone mute! When she's at home and just before I drop her off, she's a right chatterbox. As soon as I drop her off she goes very shy and quiet, although she goes in quite willingly with no tears. She never says goodbye to me, and at the end of the day she runs straight to me whinging and doesn't even look at anyone when we leave, let alone wave or say goodbye.

Nursery say that she is good as gold although she doesn't interact with the other children. She sleeps and eats well there generally. My concern is that these workers don't know what she is like normally and just think she is shy, which she really isn't!

She's not old enough to be able to tell me if there is something wrong (she's seventeen months old now), I'm worried that she's no longer happy there. How long should I give it before looking at other options?

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BackforGood Thu 23-Feb-17 23:45:59

Did they do any sort of transition ?
Did her key worker take her in at first until she got used to it ?
Have staff noticed a difference ?
What have they said ?

wobblywonderwoman Thu 23-Feb-17 23:49:23

Maybe contact staff again. A range a meeting. Maybe a smaller homely environment might suit

Franci84 Mon 15-Jan-18 09:42:58


I have come across this message as my little one (20 months old) has just been moved to the next room up at nursery last month. She has always been crying a bit in the morning when we leave, but I have noticed she is now nearly refusing to walk in the room in the morning.

Once she is there the carers say she is happy and plays all day and when we go and pick her up in the evening I take a little look from the window and she seems quite happy playing withe the other kids.

I wonder if it just takes time to settle in in a new environment with a new key carer and how long I should leave it until I have a chat with the nursery staff.

I know they are a bit stricter in the new room with routines and they are trying to teach her to eat properly with spoon and fork (which she is not really enjoying) and I was wondering if this might also be a reaction of that..

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