Not sure if this is really the place to be asking, but I just wanted to know about how people have coped with the transition to pre-school. My little one has only ever been left with grandparents a couple of times (it has taken her a long time to get to that stage) and now leaving her with adults and children that she doesn't know is going to be really difficult.
I am sure my little one will not settle if just left at pre-school without having got used to the environment and the staff first. But the staff have suggested that I leave after an hour in the first day. Is this normal? I am worried that the exprerience of 'being left on her own' may be really traumatic an override any desire to be at pre-school which I think she will actually really enjoy.