What can be done to help prepare your child? Here’s a guide on how to help your toddler settle into nursery:
Communicate with Staff
Before you send your toddler to nursery, make sure you talk to the staff. Talk to them about the child’s likes, dislikes, hobbies and anything that you and your toddler like to do together.
The better the bond that the staff creates with your child, the easier it will be for your child to settle in.
Understanding Why Your Toddler is Upset
When introduced to a new idea or a new place, children can feel unsettled and upset. Separation anxiety is at its peak when toddlers are 8 to 9 months old. Most of the time toddlers cry because they want to show that they’re upset about having to be separated from their parents. Understand this and try to talk to your toddler and explain how much fun they’ll have there and that you’ll always come back to collect them.
Build Excitement Around the Idea
Talk to your child and introduce positive imagery of what it will be like to go to nursery.
Put on Your Best Smile
No matter how anxious or upset you may feel about sending your little ones to nursery, try not show it in front of your child. If they see you fretting, or trying to hold back tears, chances are they will get upset as well.
Always drop your children off at nursery with a positive attitude.
Contact Bright Little Stars
Looking for a nursery near your place for your toddler? Then contact Bright Little Stars.
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