What To Look For In A Nursery

As I walked around the local nursery, seven months pregnant and with no idea what to do with a child, let alone how to look after one, I wondered, what the hell am I doing!

Like so many Mothers before me, I had no idea what was coming.

I had read parenting books, forums and blogs, I had spoken to friends, relatives, colleagues and neighbours, but I still didn’t know what I was looking for.

The nursery seemed preoccupied with key stage learning, which came as a surprise as it wasn’t something that had even crossed my mind. My baby was going to nursery to be cared for and to mix with other children, while I returned to work to be ‘me’ again, albeit a part-time version of myself.

When I look back now I realise what I should have been asking for and looking at. Instead at the time it…

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