I am getting myself al confused so hopefully someone can help me
I am a SAHM to my DS who will be turning 4 in February 2013. If we were staying in QLD I would of put him into our local C & K to prepare for Prep in 2014 but we've just found out that we are moving in January next year to NSW.
I've done some research on Community Preschools in NSW (I assume in NSW its preschool the year they turn 4 before June and then Kindy the year after?!) and its a little more exxy compared to the C & K we had up here ($36 vs $24 per day) so I'm now looking at Childcare options that have the school readiness program but worried that it wouldn't be as structured as Community Preschool. This is not based on anything I've read but only a cousin mentioned that in her experience with her DS in Community preschool they had certain times to do certain things (a little like school) where as in Childcare if they were doing Art & Craft and her son wanted to run around in circle outside he didn't have to do Art & Craft (ie. not as structured).
This is my main worry with my DS as unless he is 'enticed' to complete whatever activity is in the room at the time he wil just rather play outside.
So what do you think, is 'Preschool' better then 'Childcare' for school readiness?
Thanks for your help