Friday, 21 October 2011

Tabitha-Lo has new friends.

Its been quiet on Mumra recently, I'll admit it. I have been working hard and Tabitha has been busy as well.

Nursery is now a huge part of her life and she is frankly a bit gutted when the weekend comes and she doesn't get to see her friends or the staff.

I am so happy to see her so engaged by the girls who look after her on a daily basis and the way she talks of them with such affection it makes going to work everyday almost worthwhile on its own.

Tabithas reaction to nursery has made me realise the flipside of working as a nursery nurse for so many years and I hope that other parents have felt the same way about my care of their children over the years. I feel really strongly that Tabitha will be a more rounded individual for her developing relationships with her peers and her teachers, there is no doubt in my mind that she is learning more from their daily interactions than I could have offered her as a stay at home mum.

I know lots of mums will read this and think what a shame I feel that way; seeing these comments as some kind of confession that I think I am a crap mum. It is not the case, I rock as a mum but I cannot fault the love the staff show for my daughter and seeing her love them in return is a beautiful thing.

I reckon all us working mums have a member of staff at our child's' nursery who make our lives a whole lot easier and it doesn't seem enough to give them a box of chocolates at christmas in thanks.

I could gush for ages about what they really have given Tabitha and us as a family but I won't. I don't really think anyone who hasn't experienced it would quite understand.

The parents out there who do are the ones reading this, thinking of their childs favourite nursery worker with a big smile on their face, nodding your head along with my words.

Nursery Nurses of the world you do an amazing job and for that millions of parents and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


  1. Oh yes, I'm that Mum too and I was totally nodding as I read ! My kids are perfect and that's not just down to me but all of the nursery nurses that have have a hand in shaping them and that is just fine by me. 

  2. I couldn't agree more, Ben has bee at nursery since he was 6 months old, and I see it as positive.  After a slight blip over a different nursery when we moved (I have now found a better one that I am really delighted with) he is now back to asking me every day hopefully "Is it s nursery day?" I try and not get offended ;)
    But he is now the little boy who stands confidently in front of his class, delights in being 'break monitor' 
    I struggle with people who use nurseries and don't appreciate the staff and work with them and acknowledge the input they have.  Great post :)

  3. There is enough room in a child's heart for them to love people other than their parents, and they know the differentiation. Generally I think it's parents insecurities that mean they panic about this happening. Chuffed she's doing well, and enjoying the social aspect. I think that they get to an age and need this interaction.