When DD was 12 months we tried a family daycare. We did play dates to get her used to it etc but then when I left her she went hysterical for over an hour. In the end the carer didn't think she would be ready.
She's now 3 and has only been cared for by family. I'm currently on mat leave with DS who is 12 weeks. I've enrolled both of them into daycare for next year as the two of them will be too much for my Mum. I'm really happy with the centre and by Sept they will know when the two can start.
My issue is DDs seperation anxiety never got better. I can honestly imagine she will cry all day! I don't think it will be the 5 mins when mum leaves that everyone talks about. How can I help her transition? She really needs to go because I need to work and she will be 4 next year so really needs to start getting school ready. she also has a speech and language delay and is delayed in gross/fine motor skills also (she was premmie). Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks