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I knew it was like this for weddings, but for Nursery places ...

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FifiForgot Thu 29-Oct-09 16:56:15

I picked DD up from Nursery yesterday and bumped into the manager. We were chatting and mentioned that No 2 (due in January) would be needing a place in December 2010. I was told that they have a waiting list for next year (8 names for 6 places). I was gobsmacked! I mean, I know that it can be like this for weddings, but for nursery places?!

So I've had to register our, as yet, un-named and more importantly, un-born, baby for a place in Nursery without having a clue about how many days I will need. To be fair, it is a fab nursery and also quite small - only 26 places in total, but I am still totally shocked!

I suppose I had better get on and sort everything else out now!

Northernlurker Thu 29-Oct-09 16:59:14

I registered dd3 for nursery after my 12 week scan - 18 months in advance of when the place was needed but I liked the nursery and I wanted to be sure of having a place. I was the most in advance booking they had ever taken with your mere 13 months notice seems very slack to me! grin

llaregguBOO Thu 29-Oct-09 17:06:41

Pretty standard around here. Pretty bonkers really. Next we'll be registering places as soon as we start taking folic acid.

ProfessorLaytonIsMyZombieSlave Thu 29-Oct-09 17:12:22

Yes, at DD's nursery you have to register before you're about 5 months pregnant if you don't have a child at the nursery already (they have a sibling preference policy, so you have a little more time if the baby's elder sibling already attends).

When I was dropping DD off a couple of months ago there was a couple looking around who weren't even pregnant yet... shock

DeathbySummerfruit Thu 29-Oct-09 17:13:23

I registered my dd when she was 1 month old, and it was more than two years ago, and she is now 2.6 !

NorktasticNinja Thu 29-Oct-09 17:29:28

Yup, I'm afraid it's pretty common. I had DS registered from 20 weeks into the pregnancy for a place (one day a week) starting when he is six months old.

We were late registering DD (waited until she was born shock). I wanted her to go on a monday but had to wait 18 months for a monday place.

FifiForgot Thu 29-Oct-09 19:30:33

I suppose what really shocked me was that I didn't even visit the nursery until DD was 7 months old and had no problems getting her a place. I hadn't even begun to think about what we were going to do in January 2011 (when I go back to work, or rather IF I go back to work). I still haven't really got my mind round it so have just booked the same days as DD. It does look a bit odd though - under name of child is To Be Agreed!

Oh well, I suppose having a place and not needing it is better than needing a place and not having one!

cookielove Thu 29-Oct-09 20:18:38

we have lots of children on are waiting list, that aren't born yet, we roughly say about a year wait, but can be longer and can be shorter. We have had parents hand in an application form with a letter attached, saying that they were thinking about trying to concieve a child in the coming year, and they would like to reserve a place when they needed it!!!

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