It’s completely normal for your little one to be full of questions before they start nursery and answering them will make them feel more comfortable with the changes ahead. Whether they’re curious about the types of activities they’ll be doing or if lunchtime is their main focus, it’s important that you have the answers ready!
Here are four top questions that your little one may ask.
1. What will I be doing at nursery?
One of the top questions that you may be asked is what they’ll be during while at nursery. You should explain some of the familiar things they may be doing such as playing with toys, painting or playing outside as well as new activities. This will ensure that they don’t feel overwhelmed with new information but equally feel intrigued or excited about doing something new.
2. Who is going to pick me up?
Going to a new environment can be nerve-wracking for children and parents but sometimes your little one’s may surprise you and show no signs of distress on their first day! Nevertheless, they’ll probably want to know who is going to pick them up and drop them off. Creating a routine in their head before they start going to nursery can make them less anxious.
3. How long am I going to be at nursery?
Being away from you may be an area of concern for children that can prompt them to ask questions about time. In this case, you need to strike the right balance between honesty and not worrying them about the number of hours they’re going to spend away from you. Instead keep things brief by letting them know when they’re going to be dropped off, what they’ll be doing in the day and who will be picking them up!
4. Where is nursery?
When your child asks this question it’s a good idea to take them on a trip to the nursery so they can see it for themselves. Alternatively, let them attend an open day or trial session so they can see the building and have an idea of the journey too!
At Little Acorns Day Nursery, we focus on creating a comfortable and secure environment where your little ones can thrive. Our professional team is fully trained to care for children aged newborn to five years old including a range of stimulating activities to suit all requirements. Get in touch with us today and find out more about our Eastleigh and Hedge End locations.