Preparing for childcare, preschool and school
Lachlans first day of school
Lachlan, Tyro 1, age 4
It went great! He was ridiculously excited about going to big boy school! (So was I lol) he ate all his lunch too which was a bonus!
Until I told them about the condition.. nothing! They hadn’t heard of it before which is understandable.
I told them that Lachlan can’t break down certain amino acids in his body so he needs a special diet, formula and medication to stay alive and healthy. I also provided her with a printout of what Tyrosinaemia Type 1 is.
The teacher was amazing! She was very interested to know more (which as we all know is so great!) plans were put in place so he doesn’t share food and if they are having a special event in school time they call or see me to check whether it’s something he can have.
I haven’t come across anything yet!
Normally grapes, banana, crackers, homemade pikelets, biocheese.
Lachlan usually has his formula at home so at this time I haven’t had to deal with this issue.
When I know there is something coming up I’ll ask the teacher for a list of food that will be provided and go from there.
Playground and whiteboard. He loves technology.
Be open with them about your child’s condition! Make your expectations known to them in the beginning so hopefully you don’t come across any major hurdles down the road. It’s a learning journey for everyone!