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Category Archives: Nursery

Did they allow your special needs kiddie into nursery?

September 4, 2013 at 21:00

Mama Lewis


May at the time she started nurseryMay at the time she started nursery

When I wanted to return to work a year after May’s birth, it should have been straight-forward. It was anything but. Finding childcare was a nightmare. It was a challenge, true – but it also was heartbreaking. It was very early in my daughter’s life to learn that many people would only pay lip service […]

Happy Birthday May! You are THREE!

April 23, 2012 at 00:16

Mama Lewis


May celebrates her birthday at Kew GardensMay celebrates her birthday at Kew Gardens

Six-months ago, when I wrote my bi-annual birthday review of May, I really despaired. I didn’t say so in the post – these birthday posts are times to reflect on progress and celebrate May’s happiness. But, her list of achievements was not all that distinguishable from the six-months previous. When I composed it, I panicked. […]

So, what’s May’s new school like?

November 23, 2011 at 00:44

Mama Lewis


Does this little sweetheart look ready for school?Does this little sweetheart look ready for school?

Two weeks ago, we took May along to her new special school. We met with the Headteacher. We learned May is on the books to start in January. This is all amazing and tragic news. I really don’t know how to say it differently than that. No parent “wants” their child to go to a […]

We visit May’s future (school)

June 7, 2011 at 14:57

Mama Lewis


Today, we took May along to Livity School, the special needs school that serves my area. I asked to visit. But, like many things in May’s life, even though I asked, I had no desire to go whatsoever. If my husband couldn’t have gone with me, I would have stayed at home. In bed. And, […]

May made the top of the list!

May 20, 2011 at 19:41

Mama Lewis


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 […]