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    Default A question for working parents whose children are cared for by family only.

    If you work and your children are cared for by family only (eg your mother), what happened when your child/ren reached kindergarten age (so 3yr or 4yr)? Did you then send them to kindergarten or daycare?
    I think I stuffed up. I enrolled Ds into 3 year old kindergarten, he got in, but I declined due to the hours. I was then going to send him 1 day to daycare, but I don't think he'll settle in just for 1 day per week (7.5hrs too). I only work 3 days per week.
    My mum can help with drop off and pick up times at kinder, so now I'm slapping my forehead.
    I'm calling kinder first thing Tuesday morning, but I assume it's too late now.

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    My DS went to kindy at 4yo (QLD) and was walked there and home by my parents. I just did drop off and pick ups at their house as normal.

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    DS is looked after 3dpw by my mum. When he turns 2 mid-year I will send him to preschool 1dpw. I've chosen a centre opposite DD's school. I'll drop them off at school/pre-school in the morning and their Nan will pick them up at 3pm. I think I'll probably increase DS to 2 dpw when he's 3.

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    My mum looks after DD (and will now look after both DD and DS when I return to work) 2-3 part-days per week. I've enrolled DD in 3 year old kindy this year (2 x half days pw) and my mum is happy to do pick ups / drop offs. I'm definitely going to go ahead with it if we get offered a place for the socialisation factor rather than intending it to replace any child minding.

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    My MIL dropped off and picked up

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    My son is starting 4 yr kinder this year. My inlaws can't drive him. Between my husband and I we'll share drop off and pick up. I work casual and can pick the shifts I want to work so I'm fortunate to be able to start later in the day or have the day off if I need to or do reduced shifts like 4 or 5 hour ones


 

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