A Working Mum
We had our first ever parents' night tonight at our son's nursery. I didn't even realise that they had such a thing at the nursery. When we collect our son from the nursery the girls will talk us through his activities for that day, so I curious when we received the note about the parent's evening.
We were quite nervous about this evening's proceedings, no one wants to hear anything negative about their child, but more so about our son's habit of climbing and wrestling!
We're not quite sure how this habit came about but if you're on the floor he'll clamber over you and throw himself on to you! He doesn't realise that this can actually be quite sore at times!
When we arrived tonight we were slightly early, I hate being late for things, and we were shown in to the 'tweenie room' and to our tiny chairs. The nursery staff went through the children's learning through play activities, and also the recording sheets that they have to complete for each child on their acquired skills.
They also explained that when the children turn two years old they're move up in to the next room, which is when the nursery focuses on the curriculum for excellence that they have to follow for their activities.
When our little lad first started at the nursery it was really tough as he was so upset, but we thought that he'd begun to settle in a bit as most of the time he's not upset when we drop him off, and the girls confirmed this for us.
Apparently he's now beginning to interact with the other children and joining in more with the activities. He's now eating their lunch as well as taking naps, which is a huge improvement! It's such a relief to hear this as I was quite anxious about him being at the nursery whilst I was at work.
As it's Halloween next Monday their having a party, and even although he doesn't attend on a Monday they said he's very welcome to come along on Monday afternoon as long as someone stays with him, and after that the next thing on their social calendar is the Christmas party!
Over all a very good parents' evening, just hope the ones for the next seventeen years go the same way!