I am considering sending my daughter to 4 year old kinder ran by the local private school and am interested to hear if anyone else has sent their 4 year old to an early learning centre and if they were happy with it and found it to be good value (i.e- worth the high fees).
It is five days a week and runs from 9-4. Essentially it sounds like pre-prep to me and costs about 13k. The glossy brochure gives me the impression that it offers structured learning for those who show some inclination towards reading and writing or the option to 'learn through play' for those who haven't developed that interest. What particuarly sounds attractive to me is that it is ran by trained teachers.
I'm not really fussed about the whole private/ public debate as I think it depends on the learning style and aspirations of the child, but in this case I think for my daughter she could really benefit from some structured learning.
My intention is just to send her to the local catholic school from grade prep, then back to local private school by year 7. Just a note also- I live in an area where we are so under resources by secondary schools that there is a group of local residents lobbying the Vic Govt for more schools!
Thanks for your help!