DD starts 4 year old kinder next year, and I got a letter in the mail yesterday asking me to choose which option I would prefer for her.
Option A is 3 days a week, Mon arvo, Wed morn & Fri morn (3 hours, 3.5hrs & 3.5hrs).
Option B is 2 days a week, Tues & Thurs 9.30 till 2.30.
I always thought 2 days a week would be good, but after reading about the 'points to consider when choosing a group' I'm starting to change my mind.
DD used to go to daycare 1 day a week, and her biggest problem was separation anxiety. She hated me leaving, because 'she missed me' and 'wanted to be with me'. She always had fun when I left, but the day before daycare she always got really upset about going. Some of the 'points to consider' was that this group may suit your child if they have had separation difficulties, has not had much experience away from home (well she has, but not without me) and some other things.
What I guess I'm after is your opinions, if your child has been/is going to 4 year old. Do they go twice or three times a week. What are the benefits of the amount of times your child goes a week. Has the separation anxiety settled down?? Were they a 'clingy' child before but have really come out of their shell? Did you have to stay with them alot in the beginning??
Thanks for your help!