Hi I am unsure what to do with my DS.
I have enrolled him in 4yo kinder (vic - year before school) his bday is in Aug and he will be 4.5 when he starts kinder and 5.5 starting school.
I am worried that he wont be ready for kinder though. Academically he will be ok but socially and emotionally i think he will struggle, he wants to be with me all the time, and I cant even leave him with DP even to go to the shops etc.
DP works alot so DS is used to being with me all the time.
The new kinder timetable is 15 hours a week for 2013 it used to be 11 hrs a week its just too much.
Some of the timetables for the kinders are stupid, 8.00-4.00pm 2 days a week, there is no way he is ready for that. Its that or 3x 5 hr sessions.
So my main questions are ...
-Can i enrol him in 3yo kinder at 4yo ?
-If i can do that is it too late to get a place?
-Can i enrol him in both 3yo and 4yo kinder and what and see which one would suit him better ?
If he doesn't cope at 4yo kinder can i pull him out and send him the following year, so at 5.5 kinder and 6.5 starting prep ?
- How many kids at your kids 4yo kinder were 5yo ?
-How many kids at your kids 3yo kinder were actually 4 ?
I prefer him to start school at 6 than 5 yo. But I have no idea how he will be by the time the year ends because who knows he may be ready for school at 5.5.
He does play group at present (with me there) and he is still struggling a bit, wont sit with a group and cry's and whinges, is shy and doesn't interact much with the other kids.
Not sure what i should do