My DS is only 1 but already I am having to think about Kindergarten. We are very limited for schools of all kinds in my local area. The childcare he has started to attend has a kindergarten however I have been warned by mums with school aged children to be careful of the ones attached to childcare as they can have a tendency to be more like older childcare than kinder. Some parents have found their children to be less prepared for school from going to these kinders....(used to just playing all day without any structured activity time and so a classroom environment is quite a shock)
So I am wondering how do I go about finding out which Kinder's have the sort of program I am looking for? How do I find out what parents think of the Kinder rather than just getting the Kinders PR?
I can't seem to find anything resembling reviews online and I don't really know any mums in my area that have gone through Kinder yet.
Any advice or pointers from those who know?