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Nursery friend - play date??

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icantthinkofanotherusername Fri 24-Nov-17 22:47:29

Hi my daughter is 2 years old and has been good g to nursery since six months. In this time she has made a lot of friends. One I particular she is always talking about her and the nursery teachers have said there stuck to each other like glue.

I'd like my dd to have close friendships outside of nursery too. I've never met or even saw the mother but have spoke to the child a few times as she always comes over when I pick my dd up.

She is lovely and they love each other, would I be weird to ask the mum on like a play date or something??

Would she think I was weird??

CheapSausagesAndSpam Fri 24-Nov-17 23:02:49

When they're this small it's not really something that's very important...it's also difficult if you've not met the Mother.

If you'd had a chance to chat at pick up then you could decide if you liked her enough to get to know her more over coffee while the children play but as it is, there's not much point.

At 2 of course it's nice for them to socialise but they do that at nursery.

Both my children began playdates more at the age of around 5 at school.

Personally, I'd be a bit unsure about going on a playdate with a Mum and child I'd never even chatted to before.

trilbydoll Fri 24-Nov-17 23:04:49

Wait until 3rd birthday parties start happening, then you'll be able to chat to the mum and see if she wants to go to the park or anything one day.

fucksakefay Fri 24-Nov-17 23:06:22

Leave a note for the mum and arrange a park meet up or soft play or something.

fucksakefay Fri 24-Nov-17 23:08:01

Ps I did this when my daughter was 3, certainly when she was she had a friend she loved at the childminders and we started organising play dates around age 3.
It's not weird, It's quite early for play dates but they see each other every day and sound like they are well bonded. Definitely meet up on a neutral place tho so either of you can make excuses to leave if needed.

fucksakefay Fri 24-Nov-17 23:08:20

* when she was 2 she had a close friend at childminder

Fettuccinecarbonara Fri 24-Nov-17 23:08:21

I think it's a lovely idea.

How will you make friends with people you don't know unless you invite them out with you?!

If you think it would be uncomfortable in your house, why not suggest a meet up in a local soft play centre or child friendly cafe?

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