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    Default Possibly a stupid question...

    So, at I'm not working at the moment as I've been recovering from illness.

    I'm a lot better now, not 100%, but well enough that I'm thinking of returning to week for 2-3 days a week. The main reason is, that DH desperately wants to do his degree, and we literally do not have the money to pay for it unless I work. I am happy to do this because it will benefit us both a lot.

    However, my 3 & 4 year old are both in Kinder (Vic) and between them someone attends every day of the week.

    Are there child care centres that will drop them off and pick them up? I assume you pay extra for this service?

    I guess I'm just looking to hear from anyone that might have been in my situation...

    oh, and DH will still be working full time, and will be an hour away so unable to help.

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    Never heard of anything like that...

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    I'm not in vic, but I know that when I lived on the Gold Coast many child care centres offered that service

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    hmm, ok, quite possibly there is no such thing

    What do people do about kinder that work part time?

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    I remember I had before and after school care (we called it creche but i think thats actually for younger kids) when I was a child and they would pick me up from school. I also remember they forgot to pick me up once, was scary as a kid lucky I had a good teacher who stayed with me and took me there.

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    As far as I know most child care centres in vic have a kinder teacher present that runs the kinder program on site for 3 & 4 year olds hope this helps?

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    I thought the child care centres might have something like that.

    What if I worked two days though? Would the compulsory 15 hours kinder be squeezed into 2 days or would DD still have to attend a day or two at her original kinder?

    Sorry if I'm being really dense. I have no idea! Everyone I know that works here has family to pick up kids etc.

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    I'm in QLD but I've noticed a few centres do drop off / pick up. If they have them up here surely there's some in VIC.

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    I'm in SE Melbourne and yes our day care can do this but they don't 'publish' it.
    Family day care are more likely to though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    I thought the child care centres might have something like that.

    What if I worked two days though? Would the compulsory 15 hours kinder be squeezed into 2 days or would DD still have to attend a day or two at her original kinder?

    Sorry if I'm being really dense. I have no idea! Everyone I know that works here has family to pick up kids etc.
    Kinder is not compulsory.
    My son does 11 hours for 4 year old as the times didn't suit me so I cut him down to the two 5.5 hour days .
    Day cares have a kinder room but not all have a government funded kinder program.
    There is a big difference in the program and in the price.


 

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