The week the twins start preschool

Getting ready for pre-school

As you may have noticed, Harry & Lottie have been getting very excited recently about an upcoming (important) day. A day that is upon us this week.

First day at preschool.


I call it ‘preschool’ but it’s actually a playgroup / preschool. The twins are only 2 years and 3 months old, however it is a session that they will attend (twice a week initially) until they start big school.

A playgroup without me there.

I wrote a post about it, a while back – called ‘The twins start pre-school: euphoria or anxiety’. And to be honest as the day draws nearer, I’m feeling more excited than anxious about it.

Excited for them. They are going to love playing, meeting the other children, learning new words, painting and drawing wonderful creations, and starting a new routine.

I’m also excited for me. I get a few hours back to myself, and time to catch up on jobs and things that I just never get the chance to do.

Of course I am nervous about how they will settle, but they seem to have gained so much confidence recently with people they don’t know, and with other children, and so I am hoping it goes OK.

I have tried lately to get them into being excited about it. They have new backpacks (Frozen for Lottie, and the Hungry Caterpillar for Harry) and they’ve been putting things in them and walking around ‘pretending’ to go to school! We’ve also thoroughly chatted about what they’ll make and do, and they do seem to get it.




I have their outfits all chosen for their first day and they have new shoes and coats.


Will we have tears on the first day?

Will they hate it?

Will they love it?

Who knows.

One thing is for sure though, our house is going to feel very empty and rather quiet the first time I walk back in after dropping them off.



    • January 4, 2015 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks Sarah. That is amazing that they still have friends from that age! I’m hoping the twins love it too. Wish us luck! Jess x

  1. January 4, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    They will love it, and so will you. Yes you will cry but you will also drink hot coffee and maybe even eat some cake. The next time they go you can run or blog, or have a bath. Some proper you time.
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    • January 4, 2015 / 10:32 pm

      Imagine eating cake and drinking tea without anyone there? Can’t even remember!! LOL! Yes no excuse for the running now, or blogging…. Jess xx

    • January 5, 2015 / 9:51 am

      Thanks so much. I hope that they settle in well, at least they have each other!! Jess 🙂 x

    • January 5, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thanks Katy. Hope you get through Wednesday Ok too. Thinking of you! Jess x

  2. January 5, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    We had various ups and downs with pre-school, some of which I blogged about last year but I must confess that I had the biggest grin on my face the first time I walked home on my own. I hope they both settle in well and remember to have that hot cup of tea! xx
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    • January 5, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      Thanks. I am not sure how it will all go, and how they will take to settle, but I’m looking forward to that cuppa at home! Jess 🙂 x

  3. Vickie
    January 5, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    My daughter starts pre-school on the 28th and I am really beginning to have second thoughts which is bizarre because I was rabid for her to start when we sent off the application forms.

    I think you’re on the right track with building up the excitement early. I’m going to be following your lead and buying Bubs a new backpack etc so that she associates the new things with this new stage in her life.

    • January 5, 2015 / 9:36 pm

      I thought I would be dreading it too, but I’m not! Whooops! Although I am so worried they won’t like it, it’s a big transition seeing as they’ve only been with me for the whole time so far. However I think the little break a few times a week (for all of us) is much needed. Will keep you posted and good luck with the 28th x x x

    • January 7, 2015 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you!! Believe me you will love the free time! Ladies that lunch now???? Ha I wish 😉 xx

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