Well, Katy’s been at pre-school for just over a week now, and she loves it. She always says “I don’t want to go; I want to stay at home”, but then when we’re there she – usually – trots off and gives me a little wave as she goes to join her friends.
Some days, though, like today, I have to hand her over to her Key Worker or another member of staff, because she can be a bit clingy. I wasn’t really surprised today, because something had woken her at 3am, and she didn’t get back to sleep again until nearly 5am. Tuesdays are an early start at pre-school, and it’s also the longest day of the week for her. She goes for the following sessions:
Monday : 3pm – 6pm
Tuesday : 8.45am – 3pm
Wednesday – no school!!
Thursday : 8.45am – 11 45am
Friday : 12 – 3pm
We’ve kept Wednesdays clear because it’s the last year in which we can all have a day out together during the week in term time, because as from next September she will be at Big School, and we’ll be restricted to weekends and school holidays.
So we’re making the most of our time with her, while at the same time giving her the chance to play with other children and adults in an interesting and stimulating environment. Today she came home singing about little bunnies that go hop, hop, hop!