About a year and a half ago, we started the long and completely demoralizing road to finding May a nursery. We contacted over 50 childminders and nurseries and all, bar one, turned her away. Some placed us on waiting lists. We never heard back from any of those nurseries. In fact, we soon found out that at least one of those nurseries didn’t even have a waiting list.
However, today, I received a phone call from a nursery that put us on their list. We liked this nursery. They seemed unfazed by May’s needs and the nursery had a huge outside play area with lots of happy children running around it. We couldn’t ask for more really. If only they hadn’t had a waiting list…
At the time, we believed they intended to give May a place when one opened. But, after a year, not only had we forgotten about them, but if pressed we would have said they’d gladly forgot about us as well.
Turns out that wasn’t the case. Today, I received a phone call saying they could offer May a couple of days a week. Were we interested?
I was so taken aback by the offer that I asked for some time to consider it. I don’t need to consider it – May has a nursery place now and we wouldn’t remove her this far in.
Oh, but, how tempting! May made it in! I wanted to say “yes” just to fully complete the cycle of acceptance.