DS1 is 4 and will be going to kindergarten (NSW) next year. I am trying to decide between 2 preschools for this year and would love some advice.
Cost $40 a day, he would go for 2 full days 9-3.
We would walk to and from which would take approx 20 mins.
He may have to go on a waitlist to get in.
Govt. preschool attached to a primary school.
Cost $10 a day (possibly less as we have a HCC),
5 half days between 9-11:30,
My cousin also goes here which DS1 would love as they are good friends.
We would have to catch the bus to and from as I don't drive. This would add up to between $70-$100 a week if I did 4 trips (drop off, go home, pick up, go home).
I know there are definite places available.
DS1 has never been to daycare or childcare before.
DS2 still naps during the day. We are transitioning to 1 nap after lunch.
My grandparents have said they are happy to pick up DS1 if I need them to and my Aunty has also said that he can go home with her if it helps.
I don't know how the programmes differ in what they do.
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated. I'm finding it very hard to decide where to send him. TIA