nqt in early years and I have had an awful first week. Teaching is going well, behaviour is good and the children are responding well to me but I have had two incidents happen. The first was a child picked up by a family member at home time, I had so much going on at the time that when the brother came to pick her up 10 minutes later and when asked who picked up the child by the senior team I completely forgot despite having had a conversation with this family member and ensuring he was safe. Hence having to explain myself to the head and sending lots of people into a panic. Next more serious incident was yesterday, a child in my class slipped past me at the door and I did not see them. The child then ran through a gate which was not manned by anyone, then through a main gate where he hid behind an adult hence the person on the front gate did not see him go past. He ran out into the public pavement/road to his mum who understandably brought him back to my class in anger. I once again had to meet with the head and explain myself and that I did not see the child go past me. I was not told he had a history of running off. I am frustrated and embarrassed that I continue to mess up with children, I know that others were at fault in the second incident but was made to feel like it was all me, especially as he did run out of my classroom in the first place. The parent is now being very awkward and telling other parents that someone tried to abduct her child. I am stressed and dreading Monday and the staff meeting in which my mistake will be made public to all the staff. I feel like people especially the head think I am incompetent and I worry that I have a massive red mark next to my name despite things going very well in my classroom. I feel so panicked that I will mess up again as I feel that if I do then my last chance will have gone and there may be more serious consequences for me. Am stressed and dreading every day atm. Any advice would be great.