+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    I've decided not to send DS to sessional kinder, as the centre he goes to now has a great kinder program, and i will still need the childcare.

    My dilemma now is that I'm going on mat leave in a few weeks and won't be going back to work till DS is 4. He will be staying at CC 2 days a week until the end of the year, and then I was planning on dropping him down to one day next year- he goes to my MIL one day a week so he would be home with me and the baby 3 days. If I did that I would hope to do a few more activities with him- story time and maybe a dance/gym class as well as the playgroup we already attend.
    I'm now wondering whether it would be better to send him to kinder 2 days a week. I know for most kids they get more out of it and settle better the more they are there. And I wonder whether it would be nice for me to have an extra day just with the baby. 2 days would stretch us financially, though, and i know my mum would be happy to have him at least once or twice a week for an afternoon or something to give me a break.
    He'd be going up to three days when he's 4.

    So, what should I do, 1 or 2 days a week?

    Sent from my HTC Sensation Z710a using BubHub

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    6,372
    Thanks
    422
    Thanked
    1,168
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Re: 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    Personally I think two days is always better than 1.

    Sent from my HTC Desire S using BubHub

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to bumMum For This Useful Post:

    FearlessLeader  (23-08-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    10,618
    Thanks
    905
    Thanked
    1,482
    Reviews
    19
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I'd just go one day. No point stretching yourself financially if you don't need to.
    I think 1 day is fine, i don't think you need 2 days to get used to kindy. DD started with 1 day a week and now does 5 days no worries.
    Last edited by MothersMilk; 23-08-2012 at 11:55.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to MothersMilk For This Useful Post:

    FearlessLeader  (23-08-2012)

  6. #4
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default Re: 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    A vote each way anyone want to be the tie breaker?

    Sent from my HTC Sensation Z710a using BubHub

  7. #5
    missybubble's Avatar
    missybubble is offline I'm a strange one, but I'm good at it :)
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    939
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    127
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    I would say one day as you don't want to be struggling financially cos that sucks.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to missybubble For This Useful Post:

    FearlessLeader  (23-08-2012)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,311
    Thanks
    2,387
    Thanked
    4,599
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    I'd try two and see how you cope financially and drop back to one if you need to (if you can).

    I agree with a PP about two days being better than one for a continuity thing. Especially if he goes to three days when he is four.

    Obviously not an expert opinion - just based on what seems to work for DD at the moment.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to NancyBlackett For This Useful Post:

    FearlessLeader  (23-08-2012)

  11. #7
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default Re: 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    Bumping because I just can't decide

    Sent from my HTC Sensation Z710a using BubHub

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    sydney
    Posts
    3,257
    Thanks
    373
    Thanked
    393
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    Two days .. It gets him used to the eventual three days ...

    But only if it doesn't stretch you too much ...

    And I'm a libran so probably the wrong person to ask

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Me&MrMagoo For This Useful Post:

    FearlessLeader  (26-08-2012)

  14. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,491
    Thanks
    3,580
    Thanked
    838
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Is this kinder on top of CC, or are you asking about 2 days of kinder instead of CC?

  15. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    40
    Reviews
    0

    Default 3 year old kinder next year- WWYD?

    I'd probably go the 2 days if you can find a way to make it work financially. I did the same with my ds1 when I went on mat leave. He really benefited from the structure and routine. And we will be doing the same as you with regards to leaving him in cc once he's 4 for their kindy program. Their program is fantastic and in our area, the public kindy system is so full that you can't get full days anyway.

    Just out of interest, are you receiving child care rebate? Coz you'll still be eligible for this while on mat leave which might make things a bit easier. I wasn't aware of this when I first went on mat leave and was going to drop back for financial reasons but this really helped
    Good luck with your decision.


 

Similar Threads

  1. 4 year old kinder??
    By Mummy2aandh in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-10-2012, 07:38
  2. Annual leave next year...WWYD?
    By rainbow road in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-06-2012, 09:38
  3. 3 year old kinder
    By sajimum in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-03-2012, 07:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
Einsteinz Music
Fun & interactive music classes!
Classes are taught by professional musicians! Children are taught the fundamentals of music: beat, pitch, rhythm and tempo through hands-on experience. Click for more details!!!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!