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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    By "kindy" I am referring to a school-like program that occurs the year prior to primary school, and is privately operated and not all children attend. For example, my 4yo attends "kindy" at a C&K centre in Queensland. (Her school day is 8:30 am until 2:30 pm.) Other 4yo's go to daycare and experience a kindy program at daycare. But when they are said to be attending "kindy" it then follows on that their 2yo sybling is also attending "kindy".

    I have previously seen a government page that listed the various terms that "kindy" and the "foundation" year of school was called in the various states. I cannot seem to find it at the moment but found a wiki page. However I was sure there were more different terms than is listed on the wiki page.

    It says that the year before school (which I would term "kindy") is called "pre-school" in ACT, NT, and NSW, or "kindergarten" in SA, WA, Vic, and Tas, and "pre-prep" or "kindergarten" in Qld. (I was under the understanding that it was officially "pre-prep" in Qld, but people generally said either "kindy" or "pre-school" because that was what it had been historically.)

    And it states that the first formal year of schooling (in primary school, prior to year one) is called "kindergarten" in ACT and NSW, "transition" in NT, "reception" in SA, "pre-primary" in WA, and "preparatory" in Qld, Tas, and Vic. I have heard that there are moves to rename the year nationwide to "foundation" which would at least be consistent, but seems to me like a horrible term without a logical abbreviation.
    My son goes to kinder at day care.
    It's a government funded kinder program.
    Maybe you don't realize this occurs in a lot of day care centers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    Well I guess I'm wrong I always thought it went pre prep then prep then grade one. I'll ask around but I'm sure that's what I've been told by everyone when I asked
    This is what our school calls it. It's a pp-12 school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2EandR View Post
    Actually Girl X, there are daycare centres that run government approved kindy program's with registered teachers.....
    Ah okay - I didn't realise. There are none near where I live. We all had the choice of the local daycare centres (which didn't have government approved programmes or qualified teachers), or C&K. So every year everyone has to camp out overnight for limited kindy places at C&K. It's crazy. I camped out from 9am the day before registrations (and we camped there overnight), to get a place for DD in 2015!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    Ah okay - I didn't realise. There are none near where I live. We all had the choice of the local daycare centres (which didn't have government approved programmes or qualified teachers), or C&K. So every year everyone has to camp out overnight for limited kindy places at C&K. It's crazy. I camped out from 9am the day before registrations (and we camped there overnight), to get a place for DD in 2015!!
    Oh my gosh! I'm in the northern suburbs of Brissie and within a 5 minute drive there are 3 c&k's and another 6 daycare centres that run the government funded kindy program. Most parents opt to do the daycare version just due to the flexibility of hours (they still have to do a minimum of 5 days a fortnight like c&k's) but they can obviously be there longer hours and on school hols. The c&k's nearby are pretty much only used by kids with sahm's as its otherwise too hard (8.25-2.30pm, 5 day fortnight and no after hours care options )


 

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