Today we had a taster morning at Monkey’s new School Nursery.
He’s been going to a lovely pre-school since last September and we had the tricky decision to make – do we keep him there for another year or move him to the Nursery within the school he will go to.
After much worrying by myself we finally decided to move him to the School Nursery from this September. Most of his friends at his current pre-school are a year older, so moving to school anyway, or are moving to the school nursery on their own estates. So I decided one big move was probably better than getting used to a whole new set of people and then still having to move to school next year.
So, today we had a little taster session and met his new teacher who will be joining the school with him in September. She was lovely, and had sussed out Monkey’s character very quickly. He had a lovely time, needless to say I had to go with him everywhere, but he seems really relaxed in the strange environment. He was in the sand pit, pedalling cars around, at the sand table, playing with the trucks and building a train set – no surprises there then!
He had some milk and fruit and pretended I was a dragon (who knows where that has come from).
He’ll be going to pre-school with a little girl we used to do a baby group with. Her Mum and I both had a shock when our children came face to face – we hadn’t seen each other for two years – the cute little toddlers were no more!
At the end of the session all the children were given a little ‘holiday bag’ with a challenge, and inside a little scrap-book, personalised book mark, pencil and rubber. I have no idea if this is standard practice, but I thought it was a lovely touch. Monkey proudly carried his little bag all the way home.
Now we have to meet the challenge to fill the bag 🙂