Wednesday, 11 October 2017

One month of Pre-School



It's been 4 weeks since Blake started Pre-School. Summer seemed to fly by and before long we were having to get into the swing of a new routine. After having Blake with me for near enough 24/7 since he was born, it was a new experience for me not having him around for 2 hours a day Monday - Friday. 

I had been feeling very anxious about Blake starting Pre-School, especially with his friends going to a different one from him and so he would not know anyone. I knew though that he would love it there and benefit from it in many ways. 

The Pre-School he goes to is attached to the school that we are hoping to put him in when the time comes It also happens to be the Pre-School that Stuart and his siblings went to when they were little too.  

Day one arrived and both Stuart and I dropped him off and met his key worker who on here I will call J. I don't think he really understood what was going on and was very surprised when we left that there were no tears and on pick up was told he hadn't been upset but had looked around for us which we thought was such a great start!

The rest of the week though was a different cup of tea unfortunately. Day two I ended up having to pick him up early as he was tired (bless him) and they were unable to settle him. The rest of the week we left him in tears, however we were told that he stopped crying pretty quickly. 

Since then we have some days where he is fine and so excited to go in and see J and other days he doesn't want to and we leave him either in tears or fake crying (by that we mean just wanting attention/cuddles). Luckily he seems to be settling pretty quickly although since last Thursday he hasn't been himself with a cough and cold. 

The Pre-School has a website where we can access photos of what Blake has been up to which I really love as we can see what he has been up to and it's reassuring too. In the 4 weeks that Blake has been in Pre-School we have noticed a few changes in him, for example; although he still isn't really talking he does seem to know a few colours and has an understanding of more things. We have also come home with some art work which is lovely too as he hasn't really been into painting at home. It looks like that may be set to change. 

Sleep-wise, we have tried getting him to nap in the morning which just isn't happening so we are waiting til he gets in from Pre-School and still putting him to bed at his usual time. It seems to be what is working well for us at this moment in time though so we will be sticking with it for now.

17 comments:

  1. Oh bless, it's normal for tears. I love the fact that you can get updates on the pre-school website to put you mind at rest :).

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  2. Ah bless mum little boy starts preschool next year and the nap thing as always a worry incase they are not tired enough at bed time isn’t it but They guess they are that active at preschool they are pooped

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  3. Growing pains,one wonder who has it rougher...the wee one or the parents. Once Blake truly discovers how much fun school is,he'll be happy to go.....and you'll start to miss him then.

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  4. Oh gosh, pre-school sounds so distressing. I hope it gets easier and it sound like he's at a great pre-school.

    C x
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  5. oh its definitely something im currently have no fear of doing , i dont think i could do quiet home now im too used to the busy hectic days of them hanging of my kneecaps , my son still jumps in my bed and hes 7 too

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  6. Wow things have come a long way...updates via a website. Upset at the start is normal and to be expected :)x

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  7. That's so cool that you can access photos of your son while he's at pre-school so you can see what he's been up to x

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  8. Aw, bless him! Starting pre-school is such a big step - for you both! How lovely that you can see pictures of what he's been up to on the website though - that must be so lovely and reassuring to see! <3 xx

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  9. My little bro is only 5 and when he started school he was the same :( He always cried when my mum left him. It's so sad and heartbreaking but I think it's just something they have to get used to. x

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  10. It's nice that the pre school has a website where you can see what your son has been doing during the day.

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  11. Mine had ups and downs too, but settled in well after a bit of time! Having a website to see what everyone has been up to is such a great idea.

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  12. Pre-school could be overwhelming but it's just another step of the process to learn - I'm sure he will do great!

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  13. I'm sorry to hear you're little one hasn't had a great start to pre-school yet. I do hope he settles in. I've got a few years before my baby goes but the anxiety of leaving her is one I worry about! x

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  14. Aw sorry to hear about the tears but glad the pre-school situation is improving and it is great that the pre-school shows pictures of what the kids have been up to !

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  15. It's a big hurdle but hopefully he will start to find a routine and settle down more!

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  16. Preschool can be such a big change for little ones. My eldest wasn't sure to start with, but he loves it now.

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