Well, if one good thing can come of me and my impending brain surgery, it's this!
As Pre-School applications for next year have to be put in by July, I thought to myself this would be something I really needed to organise before my surgery. Not only to make sure she got a placement but that I had been able to visit a few centres to make a proper decision.
We went and visited a couple of Pre-Schools last week, some of which as soon as I walked into made me feel very uneasy. Some of them appeared to have no structure or organisation at all!
But then I found one that I really felt good about! They had no idea I was visiting, so none of it could have possibly been orchestrated.
Not only did the centre look safe for Violet, it has a great structured program and as soon as we walked in we saw the children sitting in the room intently listening to a story being read. The staff were very informative and friendly and after explaining Violet's needs to them they were more than happy to look into organising her funding straight away! I took an application and thought to myself even though I was extremely happy with what I had seen, I still need some thinking time before putting the application in.
Later that night I filled it in and the next day I took it back into the Pre-School. I have decided on 2 days per week. They will be contacting me in September for an offer of placement for Violet. They will then book an appointment with the Director to organise Violet's Health Care Plan.
As I left the centre, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders! Something I had been dreading and even putting off for so long, I had finally done it and felt very comfortable with my choice.