01/04/2014 13:25 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

New Kid On The Block: Starting At A New Nursery

Close-up of a boy crying


The last time I saw Elliot – three hours and twenty minutes ago – he was being carried away by a girl he barely knows, his eyes fixed on mine with a pleading, desperate look of terror, tears streaming down his burning purple cheeks, arms outstretched towards me, sobbing "Mummy! Mummy!"

"Don't worry, you're going to have some Weetabix now," I said feebly, as though a 100Slideshow-121274%