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    Default Taking time off work when child begins school/ prep. Did you or do you wish you did?

    Ds begins next year and I'll be working 3 days a week 9-4pm. The first week he'll be 1/2 days, then following 3 weeks or so Wednesdays off. I won't be able to drop him off at the allocated time otherwise I'll be late to work (so will have to use before school care) and after school I can either ask my mum or use after school care.
    Also Ds2 will be settling into kinder/public or private Childcare with kinder.


    I'm thinking that for the first 3 weeks I should take time off work to get my head around drop off/ pick up locations, times, settling Ds in, talking to teachers after school etc. Also settling Ds2 in.
    Once he's settled I can then introduce him to before school and after school care (which will only be 3 days per week).

    My only issue is taking a whole day off just for 1/2-1 hour extra in the morning and avo. It will be impossible to start late or finish early.

    What do you think?

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    I think you should take time off
    It will help everybody

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    Depends on how flexible your employer is. DS started year 2 this year and i took a day of annual leave so i could drop him off and find his classroom. I will continue to do so until he starts grade 8 as grade 7 will be highschool then. He is fine being dropped off and walking up to school himself as my dad drops him off(my employer wouldnt let me leave and come back for drop off if i asked)

    I wasnt working when DS started prep so never had issues of not being able to have time off work.

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    So maybe the first two weeks off?

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    Take it off OP. You won't regret it.


 

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