Working I childcare and having a boy in different childcare centre. I found that they would only cry for few minutes when mum/dad dropped them off or picked them up. It usually takes about 3 to 8 weeks for them to go happily to daycare without crying at all. (Depending on their mood).

Just makes sure you talk to them about childcare, that mummy has to go to work and that they get to have a play at daycare, some yummy food and a sleep and then mummy will pick them up. Quick kiss and a cuddle and leave.

My son still cries (pretend cry) when I drop him off somedays. But won’t cry if another person takes him. Sometimes they just like to make us feel bad.
How old is your child? Could you ask them why they don’t want to go to daycare?
Sorry there isn’t a quick answer.

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Published 6th April 2020

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