My little girl is having a lot of trouble letting go of me at her new childcare centre. We have done about 3 orientations and I have tried to leave her there twice, but had to come and get her - the first time after half an hour and the second time after one hour, because she cried non-stop both times.
Can anyone suggest ways to help her? We're going to do another week of orientation, in which I'm going to take her in every day, for as long as I can each time, but I'm starting to worry that she won't separate.
Has anyone been through this? How long does the separation anxiety development phase last?
I can't afford not to work (I don't think) and we can't afford to have a carer in our home, so we're a bit stuck. I'm expecting to return to work in around 3 weeks and don't have much flexibility. I'm starting to panic.
All ideas would be appreciated.