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    Thanks everyone for your comments! I know pre school is not school...but it is different from childcare, it has set hours as opposed to picking up / dropping off whenever. It has a uniform and you have to pack lunch. And obviously after pre school comes school...it's the start of something new & I was just curious to hear other's stories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    If anything it becomes harder to work when your kids at school because of all the little extras that your child will want you to attend.
    I imagined this would be the case! I'm lucky enough to work 9am - 1pm so fingers crossed I can attend some things

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    When my DS started kindy, it felt like he grew up overnight. So many fun new experiences for him and his teacher was amazing. They did lots of great artwork which came home and went on the walls, excursions to do interesting things, learning to write, making new friends and he loved it and flourished. There's also cute Christmas concerts and school assemblies.

    Your life does get bound to school hours though which can be hard when you're trying to do other things, or have a younger child who sleeps. I started giving mine her lunch early so she would go down early as otherwise she wasn't getting enough of a nap!

    He is now in pre-primary, and with that comes homework, school swimming, more excursions etc. But he loves it and I'm hoping she will thrive at kindy next year too!! And I'm looking forward to my kid free time to do work instead of trying to cram it in while she sleeps/at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    A couple of things i noticed. Like becomes very dictated by start and finish times. Unlike daycare or preschool you must be at drop and pick up.

    Secondly the first year can be very social depending on the school and the people. Ours was filled with play dates and catch ups. It was lovely as we were new to Perth at the time.

    Depending again on the school and the kid it can really wake your child up to wanting to learn and know everything. My eldest was always a curious child but it was as if her mind became open to a whole new world. She was even more full of questions and curiosity. It was lovely but also exhausting!

    Can't think of anything else. If you have time and want to get involved in your school PandC it can also be a great time to start.
    My daughter's preschool was 9-3:30 school terms only. All preschools in nsw have school times and terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcyus View Post
    Thanks everyone for your comments! I know pre school is not school...but it is different from childcare, it has set hours as opposed to picking up / dropping off whenever. It has a uniform and you have to pack lunch. And obviously after pre school comes school...it's the start of something new & I was just curious to hear other's stories!
    My daughter went to preschool and she didn't have to wear uniform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    My daughter went to preschool and she didn't have to wear uniform.
    Again, depends on the school. Ours wear the uniform from that year. Not compulsory but almost 100% of kids do.

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    The uniform is compulsory at ours.

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    Private school pre schools in NSW have uniforms , usually the same as the kindy ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Again, depends on the school. Ours wear the uniform from that year. Not compulsory but almost 100% of kids do.
    Yeh, see this is how much it varies from state to state.

    Majority of pre schools in nsw operate separately to schools.

    There are not many preschools attached to public schools.

    I know there are pre schools attached to private schools and assume that these are the ones that expect children to wear the uniform.

    Could be wrong, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Yeh, see this is how much it varies from state to state.

    Majority of pre schools in nsw operate separately to schools.

    There are not many preschools attached to public schools.

    I know there are pre schools attached to private schools and assume that these are the ones that expect children to wear the uniform.

    Could be wrong, though
    In WA it's called kindy (the program run for 4 year olds) and for a state school operates as part of the school. Coming from Victoria we loved it. Same school as the older kids so one drop off. Only downside o guess is shorter days.


 

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