This is a very normal reaction but will differ from child to child.  Some become distressed upon separation but will calm down and continue to play once you have left.  Some will say goodbye to you quite happily but will become upset after you have gone. Whatever their reaction, our team are very experienced in engaging, calming and reassuring children to make them feel comfortable and happy. No child will ever be left alone when distressed and we will call you to return if they cannot be calmed.  We want the settling in process to be a positive experience for each child and parents.