I grew up in one of those small towns where everyone knows each other. I came back here to have my Daughter. My mum is here and all three of my sisters are close. My friends are here and now they all have babies too.
I start a new job soon and as a first time mum was disappointed to see how overcrowded all the nurseries were. I had been hearing horror stories from fellow mums about how their kids had picked up bad habits or were not given the care they were entitled to because of low staff numbers.
When my toddlers Grandaddy offered to pay the fees for her education i decided to book us all in for a tour of the local prep school. It was so different to what I had seen previously – white picket fence and all! Small classes , colorful classrooms, polite pupils. I was immediately hooked. Six children to a class would be ideal. At two and a half years old this would be the absolute best start for Olivia and she would be mixing with new children. After signing her up within a few weeks the school announced it would be closing due to low pupil numbers.
This left me trailing the playgroups and Pre schools once again to find an appropriate setting for our Daughter.
Today we think we have found the perfect Pre school. Olivia had a fantastic morning exploring and making new friends. She is a confident little soul and is excited about starting school!
It is a small church led Pre school with ample staff and small class numbers.
Little Olivia will be starting Pre School in January. I have mixed emotions about this, i would love to keep her home with me but at the same time she is an only child and she needs to be mixing with her peers.
Who knew that the task of finding the right education would be so time consuming!! And to think this is the easy bit.
Do you remember the first time you went to view a pre school or Nursery?