Norlander Julia Gaskell, Head of Careers and Consultancy, offers her expert advice to new parents on managing the difficult transition of leaving a baby with a childminder, nanny or nursery for the first time.

Her top tips to make the transition as smooth as possible include emotion coaching and creating a document that details baby’s likes, dislikes and routines.

In addition to her extensive work at Norland, Julia has owned an outstanding private day care nursery in Somerset for 22 years.

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