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Ds's Home Visit on Friday .............. any tips?

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mosschops30 Mon 01-Sep-08 11:18:59

Bloody stupid home visit for teacher to nose round my house and assess just how much Nick Jr ds really watches in a day grin angry

So any tips?

I am of course going to clean, and turn off the tv whilst theyre here.
Should I be asking questions and stuff?

mosschops30 Mon 01-Sep-08 13:02:33


posieflump Mon 01-Sep-08 13:03:11

is it for preschool or primary school?

Portofino Mon 01-Sep-08 13:03:45

Do they really do this? I'm quite shock !

FAQ Mon 01-Sep-08 13:03:52

no - nothing to do - just make sure there's space on the sofa for them to sit down for when they do all their paperwork bits grin

Mamazon Mon 01-Sep-08 13:04:28

it is simply a chance for you to meet the teacher and for your Ds to meet her.

she is not coming to judge or to make any assesment of your friend is a primary teacher and these home visits are one of her fave parts of teh year.

sjhe gets to meet and speak with teh children without having the hassle of other parents.

mosschops30 Mon 01-Sep-08 13:16:41

sorry mamazon I totally disagree.

Its for nursery, he will be there a year before transfer to different primary school

FAQ Mon 01-Sep-08 13:19:46

they're not coming to judge you or your home - it's a chance for your DS to meet his teacher again before he starts (I'm guessing he may have had a few visits at the nursery before the summer holidays - if so it's a long time for a pre-school child so probably won't remember them much - refreshed his memory in a place they feel "safe"). Also a chance for you to air any concerns.

Overmydeadbody Mon 01-Sep-08 13:20:31


You don't need to do anything.

It is a chance for your ds to meet his key worker on his own teritory and a chance for the practitioner to find out some useful information to help her/him settle your child into nursery quicker.

It is a good thing, believe me. And if they make judgements, it is to help the child.

posieflump Mon 01-Sep-08 13:20:47

why on earth do you think they would waste there time looking how clean your house is?
they are coming to find out more about your child!!

mosschops30 Mon 01-Sep-08 13:21:40

nope no opportunity for him to visit nursery. We went to a parents only meeting then they do home visit then he starts. Which is why I dont fall for the whole 'breaking them in gently, meeting teacher in a quiet environment', he hasnt met her in any environment

Overmydeadbody Mon 01-Sep-08 13:23:55

I always enjoyed doing the home visits when I was a nursery teacher. It gave me a lot of info to help settle the child in in the first few days. Just having someone talk about familiar things to them can help them feel more settled.

Also, from the other side, when DS started nursery if it wasn't for ther home visit first, they might not have believed that he could actually talk, given that he was selectively mute! Thankfully he chatted away at home so they knew it was selective mutism.

Overmydeadbody Mon 01-Sep-08 13:24:42

but he will meet her, in his won environment, what better way to break them in gently?

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