Yes, both DD's teachers came for a home visit a few weeks ago - she started on Monday - but it was optional - just a nice way to ease the kids into the idea of it and showed her lots of toys and asked her what she liked to do. DD was quite chatty and excited about the toys - wanted to show them her goldfish and our new carpet - but no, no OTT behaviour! Sounds like your LO was just a bit overexcited at the whole idea, which is great really isn't it - she'll no doubt have no problems settling in etc.
I'm sure they've seen it all before - better she was like that than sulky, surly or rude!
True, she is very very excited about nursery, I think she wants to be at school like dd1 (who is 9) she can't wait to meet new friends and play with the new toys etc she's been ready for about 6 months now but I couldn't get her in until she turned 3, she'll be starting the day after her birthday!
A lot of people have asked why I'm sending her as I'm a childminder and I could keep her at home with me but just because I'm at home doesn't mean she doesn't need to progress with her development.
I'm trying not to feel guilty but why should I? I'm doing what she wants and needs so why is it I can feel tiny stirrings of guilt, i keep imagining people think i'm only sending her to make my life easier, taking on other peoples children and paying for mine to go to someone else.
No, you're doing completely the right thing. My DD is only just 3 (mid August baby) but she was so ready to go. She's only doing the mornings as it's the state nursery attached to local school, but it's perfect for her. So many great activities to do - and teachers who can be bothered to get the paints etc out every day (unlike moi )