One of my 3 year old twins HATES going to child care. She use to love it but since she moved up in the next room she has been miserable. I picked her up the other day from child care and she looked so sad and really doesn’t want to be there.

Even with her twin there she isn’t enjoying it. She use to love going and we had no problems leaving her there but now it is a real struggle.

Can anyone offer suggestions to help please?

Posted anonymously, 6th May 2014

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  • Hi, I don’t know how things are gone but I hope improved. My advise would of been could she of gone back to the other class just for a little while longer?


  • Can you have a chat to the teachers in the room and see if they have any ideas.


  • it is possible to change where you take her? if so you could discuss this option with her and it might help draw out what the problem is.


  • She is such a quiet kid and won’t tell me what is wrong. I ask her why she doesn’t like it but she won’t tell me.

    I ask the carers how she is and all the tell me is she is quiet but ok. I just really don’t know what to do for her.

    When she switched rooms previously she had no problems whatsover in fact they said she was ready to move without transition and I think they just took it that it would happen again this time and they moved her in one day (with her twin) without any transition. I think it was cause they had other kids they needed to move into that room.


  • Sometimes changing to a new room might have unsettled her. Maybe she is not used to the new carers? I am not sure. My kids all took ages settling into childcare but by the time they had finished there they were loving it.


  • Try and understand why she doesn’t like it now. There will be a reason behind it. Also speak to her focus teacher from childcare and see if there might be anything she might be able to shed some light on.


  • have a talk to her and see if you can find out what is going on also have a talk to the child care person in charge of her and see if she has noticed anything different even suggest if it is possible if she could be put back down at all if you all can not work out the problem


  • That is not good, I would speak to her and try and get some answers, maybe speak to the child care as well something has obviously happened as children just don’t stop liking something for no reason.


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