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    Quote Originally Posted by our3boys View Post
    I prefer pre school. Where my kids go it's 9-3 2 days a week for 3 year olds and 3 days for 4-5 year olds so all children there are the same age they are there the same days and hrs and it's cheaper then day care for now but I heard at the end of the year the government is pulling there funding and it's going to go up.
    I believe the funding is only being pulled for 3 year old pre-school.

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    Oh k fair enough.

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    Different types of kids educational learning activities are available in preschool to increase the physical as well as mental knowledge for your child. Psychological development is primary object for all preschool. So in my Opinion Preschool is better than daycare

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    We dont have a preschool within a reasonable distance so my kids have all gone to daycare instead.

    The care they go to run a preschool type program in the bigger kids rooms.

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    Daycare your child can go all day every day if need be. There's other children and babies (in separate rooms usually) of different ages (around 3 months to 5/6 years).

    Preschool is usually only 2-3 days a week at set times. Only the same age group (usually 3-5 year olds).

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    I work so we need the hours that day care provides. They have a room for kindy kids who are 3.5 ish to school age. This year, my ds is doing 4 yo kindy and there are two other 4 year olds in his room. The three of them usually do "proper" kindy stuff, like letter and number recognition etc while the 3 year olds do more play based stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie View Post
    I find preschool for my son is more structured in what they do than daycare. The days are shorter though. In SA kids do 15 hours a week at preschool (Kindy) and you have school holidays.
    It's a lot cheaper to do preschool - we pay $135 a term for preschool but daycare (a full day long care) is about $70 a day before any rebate/benefit.

    Edited to also add that though they prefer your child to be toilet trained before starting preschool, they cant deny attendance based on that.
    Can I ask what preschools charge that? As I'm in SA also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    Can I ask what preschools charge that? As I'm in SA also.
    I paid around $130 a term for pre-school/kindy for my DS. Depending what area you are in. We are south of Glenelg

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    I'd advise to check the qualifications of the teachers. Are they university trained with a bachelor of education (ECE)
    In WA childcare workers do not need university qualifications, however kindergarten teachers in schools do

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I paid around $130 a term for pre-school/kindy for my DS. Depending what area you are in. We are south of Glenelg
    That sounds good. I'm looking at a lot more than that a term.


 

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