Kate Lawler has revealed that she isn’t sending her daughter to nursery yet after the tot was allegedly hit on the head twice by a fellow toddler.
The former Big Brother star took to social media last week to express her concerns, and detailed what she saw during a ‘settling in session’ at the nursery she was looking to send almost-one year old Noa to.
It was during this session that Noa was hit accidentally by another toddler, sparking Kate’s anxiety to become “out of control”.
She explained at the time: “Is it normal to have second thoughts after doing these sessions with your little one? I don’t want her to go anymore.”
“I know I can’t wrap her up in cotton wool her entire life but what I observed yesterday and today made me worried about leaving her for two whole days a week with other people I don’t know.”
Kate added: “She’s only just able to crawl which even today she found tricky in her puddle suit and boots. She was t*****d on the head twice in 30 minutes by another baby pulling a truck, I saw one of the kids take a stone out of his mouth and it was really wet so he’d had it in there a while.”
In the wake of the ordeal, Kate and her fiancé Martin have decided to wait to send Noa to nursery.
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She announced on Instagram: “This was the fifth nursery I viewed and the only one I felt happy sending Noa to. You know when a nursery is the right one for you.
“Up until those two one-hour settling in sessions in the nursery garden I didn’t have any nerves or anxiety about her going in, but it got the better of me and so we’ve decided to wait at least six months before we consider her starting.”
Kate went on: “So many parents said once she’s there I won’t look back and it’s the best thing for their development/speech, making friends and while I’m not denying this is true, I have to go with my instinct.”
The radio host continued to say that “there’s no right or wrong way” and encouraged other parents to do “what we feel is right for our little ones and our mental health.”
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