Six years is how many I've had a child (or children) at Kingfisher Nursery.
When Mog was a baby we went to nursery to join in with their swimming sessions, stool sitting group, and "Atmospherics" - a beautifully relaxing session involving being gently wafted with scented scarves. Lovely.Once she was old enough, she started going to the nursery without me, riding on the school bus with her big sister. And having a wonderful time, and working incredibly hardAnd coming home utterly worn out and ready for bed(Picture from the afternoon after her first morning at nursery)
Kingfisher nursery has had my girls when they have been bouncing with health and when they've been finding life rather more difficult.We've had Nativity playsAnd Nativity playsand Nativity plays!Swimming lessonsand therapy sessionsWith teachersand therapists
When Mog had a little sister of her ownShe was welcomedAnd, when she was old enough, she rode the bus to nursery with her big sister.
(although we did give her a seat of her own).
And then Mog got big, and moved up to the next class.And now, suddenly, Little Fish has grown bigAnd these are suddenly her last few weeks in nursery too. And from September, she will be at a different school entirely. And although Mog will still be at the school, the nursery will not be a part of our life.
It'll be a big change. Parents are very much a part of life at nursery. Coffee mornings, swimming sessions, outings; all this will go. Not only that, but for the first time since Mog moved in six years ago, I will have no one at home with me during the school day. Big change indeed.