My 9mth old starrted FDD on Monday as I unforntuatly had to return to work. Day 1, according to the career went well. I then dropped him off yesterday at noon (I work shift work and my DP would pick him up after work at 5:30). DS had been there just two hourse and I got a call from the career saying that she was unable to settle him and could I please come and collect him. I arrived and DS was asleep in her husbands arms. When I arrived the career advised me that they were not bonding, my DS was unsettling to the other children and that she could no longer care for him. I was dumbfounded!!
Since this all unfolded I have gone through so many emotions. Firstly I have to say I am glad that she informed me and that DS was not allowed to stay in a situation that could have been harmful and damaging.
I just feel that it takes a little more than 8 hours to bond with a child. I fear that her expectations of settling were unrealsitic (though she has 10+ year child care experence???). DS is teething (though this hasn't caused us much grief at home) and usually breastfeed. Though he happily takes a bottle and is on solid food (both which he had there yesterday).
When we went to meet her we said that he didn't have a routine as such, that he was demand BF and we let him take the lead. She said that that was fine and was happy to work with our DS. Obviously not!
Ultimatly I feel a little hurt because he is my DS, I love him and it's hard not to take it a little personally also. FDC were very suprised and have requested that I out line what happened in a letter. They have also provided the names of other careers. I'm hesitant as once bitten twice shy, but what to do??
I just wanted to out this out there and see what others had to say. Sorry this is a little disordered but so much still going around in my head.