So I’m returning to work next week when my little girl will be turning 9 months. I’m going back 4 days a week. She will be with me 1 day a week, dh 1 day a week, my mum 2 days a week and nursery 1 day a week. She’s had a few settling in sessions at nursery now but they’re not going as well as I had hoped. The first session we both stayed for an hour and she had a great time. The next session I left her for 30 mins and she cried the whole time. The next session I left her for 40 mins, they said she cried on and off, but she was crying when i returned. The next session I left her for 50 mins, again they said she was crying in and off but she was crying when I got there. Today I left her for an hour, she was fine when I left her today, when I returned she was crying but she didn’t spot me straight away and I did see that she stopped crying and was playing with her key worker for about 5 minutes before she noticed me and the crying started again, they said she had been crying on and off again. Has anyone had a similar experience? Does it get better? We have another 3 settling in sessions next week but then I will be going back to work and the thought of leaving her there upset for hours is breaking my heart.