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    DS was 3,5 years old when i first put him to a kindy/daycare. 5 days a week.

    DD is 2 now and doesnt go to daycare. I am thinking of sending her to the same place as DS once she turns 3, next year.
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    DS 2 years 11 months for 2 days per week
    DD1 22 months 1 day per week & 2 years 3 months 2 days per week, currently attends preschool 2.5 days per week
    DD2 Doesn't go yet but will start 1 day per week at 2 years 1 month

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    3.5 and her first time was one in the week, but she managed that well so the next time it was twice a week. It continued this way until she began school.

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    DD started at 16 months 2 consecutive days a week and hates it still cries, goes on food strikes refusing to eat at daycare and sleep is minimal too. Then there's all the sickness every week she's had for the last 6 weeks. We are thinking of pulling her out she is so stressed out I'm pregnant with no.2 due in 5 months anyway... It'll be hard me not working but I think it's best for DD.

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    DS is 17months and he has been going to daycare for 3 days per week for a month now. 8am-4pm. I dont work but expecting bub #2 in May so need a break. Plus we have just moved from NZ and DS doesnt know any other kids so is good for him to learn to socialise. I probably could have started him earlier but i wasnt ready.First week i stayed with him, 2nd week i left him for half days, 3rd week he felt comfortable to be sleepong there and 4th week he took on a 3rd day. Its been great and ive noticed a huge difference in him! He loves it. P.S i am an early childhood teacher, we learnt through research that its best for children to go a minimum of 2 days, any less and they just get the hang of the different rules, and routines of the centre and then they are off for week until their next day of daycare, thats too long for them.With my DS on day 1 he would be remembering rules and routines, 2nd day hed kind of put them into practice getting int the swing of it all then his days were over, thats why we picked up a 3rd day.

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    DD was 2 and a bit, maybe 26 months? She was going 2 days a week and then stopped for about a month when we moved. She's now three and going again, hopefully adding another day soon, and DS will join her when he's around 18 months.

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    Mine will be going in for 4 days when he/she is 11 months... I'd prefer just three but won't be able to only work 3 days..

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    My daughter was almost 11 months when I started her at a daycare centre 3 days a week (she turned 1 last week). It took her a couple of weeks to settle in - she was freaked out by the other kids at first, to the point where they had to turn her high chair to face the window because if one of the kids looked at her she'd cry - but after that she was fine. She doesn't cry when we drop her off; sometimes has a bit of a cry from tiredness/overexcitement around 5pm shortly before we pick her up, because she doesn't tend to sleep much when she's there. But she loves the carers, is learning heaps and is much better at interacting with the other kids now, lol. I'll be upping it to 4 days a week when a spot becomes available.

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    My dd was about 10 months and my DS was 8.5 months. They each went for 2 days per week. I'm very lucky that they both adjusted really well and both seem happy there.

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    Dd starts in 2 weeks and will go from 9-2 (that's the centre opening hours) and she will be 2years and 2 days. I would prefer not to send her but I drop other people children off and she begs to stay so we will try it out to make her happy lol


 

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