+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    243
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    119
    Reviews
    0

    Default Daycare / pre kinder / early learning decisions!

    DD is 3.5 and there are so many options where I am I'm starting to get confused & don't know which is best! I know ultimately the decision lies with me but I would love some advice.

    She has been in daycare for one year and moved up one room in that time. She loves it, but the educators have said her intelligence levels are much higher than the other kids and she sometimes seems under stimulated. I've had a few people recommend Early Learning / Pre Kinder programs at a number of private schools in my area, but we probably started looking into it too late and can only find 2 days placement for next year - if we take this, she'd still have to be in daycare for 1 day as I work 3 days. I might be being silly but I just feel like that may be confusing for her? The pre kinder environment is a bit more rigid, it's basically a school day from 9-3, they wear a uniform, have specialist lessons.

    DP is keen to continue to send her to the same private school for the rest of primary, but it's phenomenally expensive, we're going through a few financial changes right now & I'm not sure we could afford it ongoing...say we couldn't, and she went to the local public school instead, that's just so many changes in a short space of time. Daycare, pre kinder, kinder, we've also recently moved house. Maybe it's just my own struggles to wrap my head around all these changes myself?! But I feel like it may be better to leave her at daycare another year til she's kinder age, then see if we can afford this school long term. Pre kinder was never even a thing when I went to school & I did ok 😂 Or am I depriving her of opportunities such as the specialist music & PE lessons this school has...do they even need that at age 3?!

    Sorry for the rambling, I'm so confused haha. Let me know what you would do!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,315
    Thanks
    3,126
    Thanked
    6,319
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    We looked into sending DS to the pre school attached to the private school we are sending him to ( he starts kindy next year!) and while it was great and had music/art/sport and access to all the big schools facilities etc I just felt at 3 and 4 it was just too "full on" so we put him in a local pre school where he could still learn and play with other kids but more importantly have fun!
    ( plus the money we saved will go towards next years fees!)

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Elijahs Mum For This Useful Post:

    amcyus  (18-11-2015)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    243
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    119
    Reviews
    0
    Good compromise! It does sound full on doesn't it!

  5. #4
    AdornedWithCats's Avatar
    AdornedWithCats is offline Winner 2013 - Spirit of BubHub Award
    Winner 2014 - Best Username

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,815
    Thanks
    6,778
    Thanked
    3,407
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/6/15Funniest Caption400 Posts in a week300 posts in a week
    Ds just started recently in an early learning room at a private primary school. We partly sent him there because of the school's philosophy and partly because it was the only place we could get! Since starting we have continued to send him to an occasional care one morning a week. He hasn't been confused at all. He loves the occ. care and has settled well at the new cc. He is almost 22 months so much younger.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to AdornedWithCats For This Useful Post:

    amcyus  (18-11-2015)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Subicare and Subiaco School of Early Learning
    By Gentoo in forum Metropolitan
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-07-2015, 22:06
  2. Comparing council run kinder to daycare kinder
    By 2BlueBirds in forum 4 year olds
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-02-2015, 18:53
  3. Goodstart Early Learning Morningside
    By careermum in forum Childcare Options
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 25-01-2015, 08:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and post natal services as well as physiotherapy and Pilates. All clinics offer child minding services so bubs are always welcome!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!