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    Both of my children have done/will do 3 days a week at daycare by the age of three as I work part-time and they both love it and have thrived.

    I can definitely see the benefits of play based learning at that age and can understand why there is a societal benefit to encourage it to increase workforce participation. It should never be mandatory though as not all family situations or children are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted View Post
    30 hours a week is a hell of a long time for a three year old to be away from their family/primary caregiver unless necessary, IMO. Obviously if parents have to work then it is unavoidable, but I don't think this is what we should be viewing as the 'ideal' for such little ones.
    I agree.


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