DS1 started going to after school care in prep (QLD) and had absolutely no problems. The oshc actually had a room in one of the classroom blocks at the school. The staff would come around and pick the prep kids up from the classroom and all other grades would make their own way.
They would provide afternoon tea and always had heaps of activities for the kids to choose from.
DS2 started going in kindy (NSW). He hasn't coped very well with it. The oosh is off site and the kids are picked up by bus and taken to the local community centre. They cater for 2 different schools so have lots of kids there. The staff are a bunch of really old women, who seem to possess a lot of outdated ideals. DS2 is autistic, so has his issues. It's not a very good combo.. for example, if DS is having a meltdown they opt to yell and scream which only exacerbates the issues. He will probably end up being kicked out so I'm pretty screwed in terms of work and study.
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