Eben started pre-school on Monday. He's going for a couple of mornings a week to begin with and that'll probably increase after a term or so.
He's changed amazingly over the past few weeks, many of his previous nervous tendencies have become much less so. He was previously terrified by dogs, but is now happy to stroke them. He warms up to strangers far more quickly than he used to and his comprehension has come on in leaps and bounds, he's a total sponge at the moment.
As a result our worries that he'd find being left alone hugely traumatic appear to have been unfounded.
Nic stayed with him for around 40 minutes, day 1 and around 20 minutes, day 2. Although he appeared a little reticent about her leaving, he did happily go off with one of the members of staff and come Tuesday morning when I was getting him dressed he couldn't have been more excited. It's very reassuring, I'm glad we took the decision for Nic to give up work 18 months ago, it's turned, what was a very nervous little boy in to one with far more confidence.