Friday, 30 March 2012

Pinch Me

Oh my goodness.... pinch me, pinch me, pinch me!!!!!

We got some very exciting feedback from Poppette's nursery last night :-)

Poppette is in the process of moving up into the next group at her nursery. The transition takes a week or two as they 'ease' her in through short pre-visits so that she can get to know her new carers and her environment a little better before being fully immersed.

Yesterday, when Papa went to collect Poppette from her new group, her new key worker said that Poppette had been speaking French and that they had made notes of what she had been saying!!! Let me put this in context.... Poppette only speaks single words at the moment, we are not at the sentence building stage, and the only person she usually hears speaking French is me. So, for her to choose to use French words whilst running around at her English speaking nursery is super exciting for me. The fact that they noticed (rather than just dismissed the words as infant ramblings that they didn't understand) really impressed me and reinforced my view that we have picked a lovely nursery. I am also pleased that they took a note and can't wait to see what these words actually were.

It appears that there is already one little bilingual English/French girl in this new group and that the carers ears are tuned into the French as they have been looking after this other little girl (who is 6 months older than Poppette) for a while now.

I am grinning from ear to ear :-)


  1. How exciting! And what a wonderful nursery for Poppette! I'm so impressed that they made note of her words. Perhaps this old little girl will also help foster Poppette's French?! Do the caregivers speak and French?

  2. That's great. I love seeing how they progress overnight.
    I just sent a virtual pinch, lol.

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  3. That´s fantastic! Sounds like you have found a great nursery for Poppette!I´m in the process of finding a nursery for my daughter and hope she´ll get that great detail/attention at the one we choose!

  4. That's so cool, bravo! Brilliant the nursery is supportive too. My Tinkerous Toddler had my parents smiling last week as she ran up and down their hallway shouting "a tout a l'heure!"

    Lovely to see things are going so well for you.

  5. Wow, that's great. You must be really proud that she is using her French so early, especially when you know that this is all as a result of your hard work! That's fantastic!

    The first time I heard my son truly speaking French was at a school 'spectacle' one evening. I heard this child behind me speaking to his friends in fluent French and got the shock of my life when I turned around to see that it was Jack! (they seem to take on a different tone of voice along with the second language.) They soak in the language for so long and then SUDDENLY out it all comes...