Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Learning to fly...

It's official.  Ella is no longer a baby...  This Friday she leaves the baby room at nursery and moves up to the toddler room...  It's only been ten months since I went back to work and Ella started nursery. In lots of ways it feels like much longer.  And all the worries I had back then seem almost silly now.  

More than anything I am glad that I trusted my instincts and stood by my decision to send her to the 'mainstream' nursery at my workplace.  It was a leap of faith for them and us as they have never had a baby with Down's Syndrome before. I could too easily have sought out a nursery that caters for children with special needs but I had heard such good things from my colleagues and I knew when I walked through the door that this is where I wanted her to go.  Besides, my stubborn side stood her ground - I'd put her name down before she was born and just because things hadn't turned out the way I'd planned I didn't see why we couldn't give it a go... 

So, we took a breath and made that leap....




...And I couldn't have asked for more.  The girls in the baby room have given my girl her wings and enabled her to fly much, much higher than I could ever imagined... 




All I ever wanted was for Ella to be included alongside her peers and to be loved and cared for, for no other reason than because she is Ella.  The nursery have embraced her and her needs just as they do with every child they look after.  She has come on so much in ten short months...  sitting, crawling, signing, talking, socialising, playing and feeding.  And all thanks to the hard work of the staff who always go above and beyond for every baby in their care. An amazing place for Ella to start her educational journey.  




 Because 'everyone deserves a chance to fly'...xx







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