My son is turning 4. He was at childcare (pre-kindy) and initially did well but a staffing change saw him regress quite significantly (and negatively) so we took him out. As a result, he flourished.
I have been getting pressure from various people pushing me to put him into kindy.
While I value education, I don't believe he absolutely needs to go just to be socialized which is normally what the reasoning is behind this pressure.
I have attended childcare centres and schools (some have insisted that kindy must be outside of a childcare centre) and all I see is 30 kids crammed into a room competing for toys, time and attention. Invariably, it's loud, chaotic and...kinda pointless.
I don't see any issue in delaying entry. After all he's just turned 4 and will not be starting school until 6.
Can anyone give me their insights regarding this please?