Starting Nursery

Tomorrow my little girl starts Nursery. Her second time going (she went in Foster Care), but her first time with us, and her first time for over a year. Here’s a little little letter to her as she achieves this big milestone…

Dear Darling,

Tomorrow you start Nursery, you’re so excited and looking forward to meeting all the teachers and playing with the other children. We’ve talked about it lots, and read some books, so you know a bit of what to expect.

We’ve popped into the nursery, so you know where it is. The best thing is that it’s right next to where Mummy works, so I’ll not be far away. Please be a good girl and walk up the hill nice and quickly in the mornings. Hopefully the promise of breakfast when you’re there will help!

You’re going to have so much fun, and learn so many new things. They have lots of things to do and play with, including an outside area, and you’re favourite, a mud kitchen! Hopefully the ladies will be able to persuade you inside every now and then. You’re such a clever girl already, and I’m sure you’ll impress them with your newly learnt phonics. I’m going to miss experiencing new things with you, but at least we’ll have lots to talk about at the end of the day.

You’re such a smiley, friendly girl, I know everyone is going to love you. You’re so good with the little ones, and I’m sure they’ll all look up to you as the big girl. You’re the only child at home, so I’m sure you’ll thrive on all the interaction with others. Hopefully you’ll make some good little friends.

I know you might be a little bit worried about where Mummy and Daddy are, and wonder if we’re coming back. Don’t worry sweetheart, we’ll always come back. I’ll pick you up at the end of the day and give you a big cuddle and kiss. If you’re feeling a bit worried or sad, I’ll tell your teacher that you have a special book in your bag with pictures of us all, your house and your doggy friend so you know we haven’t forgotten you. You have chewy man if you need to have a little chew to make you feel better.

I’ll miss you lots, it’s going to be so quiet without you. It’s been a great year getting to know each other and exploring our world together. I’m so glad we’ve had this time, hopefully you are too.

I’m so proud of you, and all you’ve achieved and overcome in the last year. You’ve grown up so much from the little toddler who was just starting to talk, to a beautiful, loving little girl with the most lovely smile and pretty curls. You can now ride a bike and a scooter, and can jump so high. You can recognise all your letters and are pretty good with numbers too. You’ve coped with so many changes this year, and got through some stuff a grown up would struggle with. You’ve made our home so much more colourful and fun.

I know you’ll be just fine at Nursery, and it’s an exciting new world as you step out into the world of education. I want you to know that we’ll be there with you every step of the way. We’ll support you, and when needed, fight for you. You deserve the very best, and hopefully thats just what you’ll get. Im looking forward to seeing what you’ll get up to this year, and watching you grow up just a little bit more.

Darling, even though you’re a big girl going to nursery, please remember you’ll always be our little girl, our baby….

Lots of love,

Mummy x

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