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    Do you still send them to daycare while you are on school holidays?
    I'm not sure what to do with Ds today (he's 4 years old & does love it).
    He attends 2 days a week.

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    I would use the time to catch up on housework, have a little me time- so then I'm refreshed and can make tomorrow all about you and him.

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    Yes! Why not? Still have to pay.

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    Yep I do. I tend to only send him for a few hours a day though. I used to pull him out and it would be quite upsetting when he'd spent all that time at home with me. He would cry a bit and not understand why I had to work. This is the third lot of holidays I've kept him going and it's been much smoother. Keeps him in routine (plus it's nice to spend some one on one time with DS1).

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    Absolutely!!!

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    I'll be home with Ds2, he 2 years old and is normally with my mum.
    Ive been sending Ds1 from around 9.30am - 3/3.30pm. I just wasn't sure what other mums / dads do because the centre is always more quiet with less children.

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    Yep, would always send them. Partly because you have to pay anyhow but also it always takes them time to readjust after time off from daycare so easier to keep up the routine.

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    I do. For both of us, I don't want him misting out because he absolutely loves it and that routine is important and for me to give myself a chance to do things I can't do during term. Fwiw I'm going on long service during term 3 and DS will still be going to daycare for a couple of days.

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    DS goes twice a week to preschool and I don't send him during the holidays unless I'm working (I don't usually work school holidays). I have 2 school aged kids and we usually do lots of things on the holidays and I like to do them together.

    When I was in your situation with only one younger one at home I would have sent my eldest.

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    Yep I sure do! DS2 goes as per normal and it's a nice opportunity to do one on one stuff with DS1. We go bowling or to the movies or for a swim at the indoor pool. Quality time for him! I figure it's still costing me $$ so he may as well be there


 

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