DD is nearly 18 months and has been going to daycare since she was 5 months, starting at one day a week. In sept last year she started three days, and a few weeks ago four days.
She’s always loved it and been very happy to go, no problems dropping off even when she was tiny.
However, at the end of last year, the carers in her room were all reassigned so she has all new carers this year. She’s in the same room but is one of the oldest, with one or two others her age or older and the rest 12months or younger.
She’s become increasingly clingy and drop offs are harder. She seems happy when I pick her up, but is usually away from the other kids and not really engaged. The carers say she always has good days and she’s eating and sleeping well there.
She’s also more grumpy and clingy at home, plus teething is tough on her.
I have no idea if she’s just not happy at daycare or if this is part of an overall phase and lead up to the terrible twos. I also don’t know if she’s a bit bored, but she can’t move to the toddler room until she turns 2, and only then if there are spaces.
She’s always been a happy girl but is very grumpy and angry at the moment - even trying to bite me.
I don’t know if it’s worth asking if she can go into the other room for her age range, where her room leader from last year is and there are a few more kids her age. Or maybe this is just a stage and another change will make it harder?
Any advice, wise EB?
Edited by Daffy2016, 20 February 2019 - 10:53 AM.