My 2.5 year old son has had 5 settling in sessions at nursery. The first two , they took him off me in the parent room, he went hysterical and threw up everywhere. The next 3 I went into the room with him for a bit but each time they've brought him back they say he's cried none stop. They say he has anxiety.Every day regardless if he's going or not , he says nursery next time multiple times throughout the day and this morning he woke up screaming nursery next time.
I feel like pulling him out and trying again when he's 3 but everyone says that's the wrong decision.. Has anyone had any similar experiences or started their child at 3 and been fine? Thank you!
I’m sorry to hear this, sounds like quite a strong reaction from your little boy, not easy for you or him.
What have the nursery suggested you do? As they have normally seen it all and can give you some insight on things to try or whether putting off may just delay the same issue you are having now.
My little boy has gone to nursery since 13 months (now 2.5 years) 3 days and drop off has been really hard at times, it has come in phases as well as the initial settling period since then too. But they have always assured me he is fine 5-10 mins later as it’s normally been linked to separation anxiety for him. We have always talked about nursery a lot at home to try and help and I try to be quick at drop off as me sticking around didn’t help.
Best of luck xx
Thanks for your reply. The nursery staff are lovely and have asked what activities he likes , toys, etc to try and make him feel at home there. They said it takes time and he's not the worst they've seen. I have tried sticking around a bit more at drop offs but you're right I dont think it helps, I think I'll try leaving quicker and see how he handles that Xx