Seventeen long weeks ago the Irish government made an announcement that all shools and crèches would be closed from the next day to prevent the spread of coronavirus (now known more commonly as covid-19). I grabbed my laptop and headed home from work expecting to be out for a few weeks, but weeks turned to… Read More Back in creche after lockdown
Of all the milestones your hear about, I never expected first school bag to be significant. However my little girl has started taking her first school bag to creche and it makes her seem so much more grown up. When creche first asked me to start sending her in with a bag I was a… Read More What’s in your school bag?
Someone is keen to get going to creche this morning. It’s been a tough week for working mums feeling guilty after the TV expose on some bad crèches aired on the Irish national broadcast channel. Undercover reporters uncovered a string of unsafe practices including staff backgrounds not being checked, understaffing, crowded sleeping areas and worst… Read More Creche expose
Prior to returning to work this week I had a week to smooth the transition for my 8 month old baby into crèche. I had steeled myself for major disruptions to sleep patterns, and the stress of a tearful few days, but my little super trooper was a star. She didn’t cry when I left,… Read More Tips for a successful crèche induction week