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Is the nursery doing the right thing ?

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Monkeysmom Tue 21-Jun-05 09:02:46

My little boy, 14 months old has been attending same nursery since 6 months old. He was used to the girls working there and he was always very happy when being dropped off.
He was so happy that sometimes I was even jealous but always very pleased and happy as I knew he loved the staff and they loved him.
However, a few weeks ago, the owner of my nursery took over another nursery and it has been some staff movements between the two.
All the staff my little boy was used to since being a little baby, have been moved either to the new nursery or to another group.
In the baby unit, there are only new girls and I am very worried as for the past week, every time I drop DS off, he cries. He has never done this before. It really breaks my heart . Is it right to move all staff like this, in one go, or should it be a gradual process, giving children the time to adjust to new faces while still having around at least one familiar face ?
I would like to say something but feel bad. Am I right here or just over paranoid mother ? Please let me have your honest opinions.

QueenFlounce Tue 21-Jun-05 09:09:58

Monkeysmom - My ds's Nursery simply shut down after he had been there 2 yrs!! We were all devastated and I had just had my dd who was due to start there 4 months later.

I felt like my ds and been robbed of his security. But in reality he started another Nursery and within a couple of weeks he was used to that place too.

I will say that the staff also had to find new jobs so were spread out amongst the different Nurseries in the area..... and they visited the children a couple of times.

Unfortunately Monkeysmom there's not much you can do about it. I'm sure he'll settle again soon.... kids have a way of making you feel SO guilty all the time. He's probably all smiles and gargles 5 mins after you leave.

milward Tue 21-Jun-05 09:12:01

I'd let the nursery know how you feel. Perhaps they can respond to your concerns. Would you be able to stay for sometime one day at the nursery to get to know the new carers?

chipmonkey Tue 28-Jun-05 12:13:18

MM I wouls say something. To move ALL the staff is a bit much, agree it should have been a gradual thing. Having said that, we have had to change nurseries for various reasons and ds1 and ds2 always settled in eventually!

Mum2girls Tue 28-Jun-05 12:20:08

Agree with Chipmonkey, does seem strange that they moved all staff - the nurseries I've used try to maintain some consistency for the kids - however as has been said they adapt pretty quickly.

handlemecarefully Tue 28-Jun-05 12:28:26

I think it should be a gradual thing too.

Harrizeb Wed 29-Jun-05 16:28:45

Hi I would feel happier with a gradual process as well. Might be worth saying something - does your little one have a key worker? if so have they been moved as well? and who is the new key worker? you need to get used to new faces too.

This can possibly have a knock on effect on childrens behaviour at home too - DS who is being moved to a new room at the moment has become very unsettled at home as well.

We did move DS to a different nursery about 6 mths ago and he very quickly settled in to a new routine with new faces.

Good luck
H x

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