Tips for making letting go on holiday a little easier
• Visit the kids’ club together
Help settle everybody’s nerves by going along to check it out together. Your little ones can meet the team and start getting excited about the toys and activities on offer. It also gives you the chance to chat about any worries with our highly-skilled staff. Better to do this in advance so you can enjoy your me-time knowing all of your concerns have been addressed and your child is having a ball.
• Try not to sweat the goodbyes
Saying ‘goodbye’ on holiday can be emotional, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Whether your child runs off to join in on the action without a backward glance or clings to your leg, parents often find it harder than kids. Rest assured that even the most reluctant kids soon settle in. We often see tears dry as soon as parents have left, so try to keep the goodbyes short and sweet and they’ll be just fine. We promise.
• Be positive
Kids reflect our emotions, so try and stay upbeat and calm – even if you are a little nervous. Help ‘sell it’ before they arrive by focussing on the friends they’ll make and the exciting things they’ll do.
• Let them bring something comforting
It might be a blanket, a cuddly teddy or a favourite toy car, but a little something familiar can help children feel secure and at ease. Just let the staff know so it doesn’t get put away with the other kids’ club toys.