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Have a home visit on Friday from dd1's nursery teacher .. what should I expect?

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bubbleandsqueaks Tue 04-Jan-11 19:14:12

DD is due to start nursery this month and she we are meeting her new teacher this Friday for the first time.

What will the teacher want to know? What questions should I ask?

Any advice appreciated! smile

bubbleandsqueaks Tue 04-Jan-11 19:50:26

really appreciated!

Pancakeflipper Tue 04-Jan-11 19:57:11

Our home visit for reception was the main class teacher and teaching assistant. They had a drink and biscuit and we ( including my son) sat at the dining table. They gave me some booklets on school stuff. Then he showed them his toys and they played. Then the 3 of them went to his room and he showed them more toys.

They did check out our bookcases of kids books - in a nice way.

Greet them with big smile and stick some of their 'art work' up !

bubbleandsqueaks Tue 04-Jan-11 20:04:37

Thanks Pancakeflipper, better get some biscuits in!

I'm a bit worried as dd2 is only 7 wks and may require a b'feed when they are here - not sure how I feel about popping a boob out in front of dd1's teacher - have no idea how she would feel either.

DD1's artwork is pinned up on the fridge, may move it into a more noticaable position grin

Pancakeflipper Tue 04-Jan-11 20:09:09

I wouldn't worry about BF in front of her. She may wipe your chin, wipe your nose, brush the biscuit crumbs off you and take you to the loo as she is used to little ones bodily functions. Teacher will be only there 15-20 mins and your DD can entertain her.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 04-Jan-11 20:16:07

The joy is that your child meets her teacher in the place where she is most secure - at home, with you This sends out such enormously positive messages to them and can really help this next step.

The teacher will not be testing you! Offer them tea, they may well not have time for one, for goodness sake, switch off the tv!! This is a good time for you to ask questions. Jot them down if you like.

Your child may have something they'd really like to show, it's a good starting point for a chat.

Don't worry about feeding your baby!

IAmRubyLennox Wed 05-Jan-11 09:14:41

They are not coming to inspect you. We do home visits, primarily because it's often a lot easier to have a confidential, uninterrupted conversation with the parent at home rather than in nursery.

Many 3 year olds are more forthcoming when they're on their own turf, so it allows us to see what the child is like without many of the inhibitions and anxieties associated with their first visit to nursery.

And by welcoming the nursery teacher into your home, you're sending the message to your child that this is a trusted adult.

We seldom have a cup of tea although it's often a good icebreaker to be offered one. And most of us have children of our own and we all have breasts grin so we wouldn't be fazed by a parent BFing her baby.

bubbleandsqueaks Fri 07-Jan-11 19:57:38

It all went really well. Thanks smile

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