As a matter of fact, there is no specific answer to this question “At what age should I consider sending my child to a nursery school”? It usually depends upon the parents. Some parents tend to enroll their child in the closest nursery at the very early age because they must return to their jobs after parental leave. While some parents enroll their child in a daycare center at a later age to help their child to socialize and develop further before starting formal education.
Not only the parents but the child’s personality also plays a vital role in deciding when to send your child to a preschool. Some children are ready to start nursery at an early age, i.e., younger siblings mostly start at a younger age than their elder siblings as they are far more independent and the approach to parenting the second time round is different for many adults.
If your child is emotionally attached to you and does “cling” then rushing them into nursery can make them feel less secure and even more clingy. In this situation, it’s better to wait until children with higher emotional needs are three and their confidence is increasing before starting nursery. To help your child be ready for nursery, joining dance or music classes at a nursery setting is an ideal way to make your child comfortable with this environment. At Little Pandas we are now offering Stay and Play sessions which are no more than 2 hours at a time and allow a parent or helper to stay in close proximity to the child. These are in popular demand at the moment and run every Sunday and Thursday.
As a parent you can feel when your child is ready. If you see your child has started responding positively to new challenges, it is surely the time to begin nursery regardless of the age. However it is not always easy to find affordable nurseries in Dubai. The early years need to be as stress free as possible, with parents not having to take out a loan to pay for nursery education. Call us now to find out about our prices and compare our quality and price with others. If you find a cheaper setting offering the same quality we will pay you the difference.
All being said, home is the first school and mother is the first teacher, it’s always good for parents to take care of children up to the age of 5. Many nurseries accept children from the age of 2 years and it is also recommended that your child should attend the nursery between the ages of 3 to 6 years. In the situation where both the parents are working and must return to their jobs after parental leave, they can opt for daycare for their infants. Little Pandas Early Learning Centre is one of the best nurseries in Dubai that accepts children from the age of 2 months to 5+ years.
Finally there is no hard and fast rule, putting children into nursery can be challenging for any age group. However, it is necessary for their mental, physical, social and cognitive development. There are a lot of options out there and you should always ask questions; a good preschool and nursery will be happy to answer them. If you want to find out more about Little Pandas ELC, don’t hesitate to get in touch.