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    Default Is preschool/kindy too much for a year....

    Hi all, I'm just wondering what your opinions are on a 4 yr old doing kinder / preschool for a year. Or just half a year.
    Personally I think a whole year is wayyyy to much. But again. I've never done it before so I wouldn't know.

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    Default Is preschool/kindy too much for a year....

    DS did pre school 2 days week at age 3 and 4 and it was a perfect amount, he started big school 2 weeks ago and so far has transitioned really well going 5 days a week

    How many days a week do you mean for the whole year?

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    My DS is going 3 days a week this year (he'll be starting primary school next year).

    It's a bit of a stretch financially, but I do believe it's for his benefit. Plus it's only one year.

    I'm not sure you'd have much luck finding a placement for just half of the year. Good preschools are in demand and they have waiting lists.

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    We do 3 days with ds2 who is 4.

    He gets bored if he's at home.

    Each child is different though.

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    My dd turns 4 later next month and is currently doing 4yo kindy. Here in wa it's only part time so she does 2.5days a week and so far she absolutely loves it

    I think it depends on your child though and how you think they would cope. I know there are schools (my dh's does) that provide a full time kindy that I think is too much. Part time though I think is a nice intro to school down the track, especially for us since we have never used daycare etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    DS did pre school 2 days week at age 3 and 4 and it was a perfect amount, he started big school 2 weeks ago and so far has transitioned really well going 5 days a week

    How many days a week do you mean for the whole year?
    5 days for 4 hours per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    My DS is going 3 days a week this year (he'll be starting primary school next year).

    It's a bit of a stretch financially, but I do believe it's for his benefit. Plus it's only one year.

    I'm not sure you'd have much luck finding a placement for just half of the year. Good preschools are in demand and they have waiting lists.
    It's private and even that is expensive it's $2600 a year

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    I think part time is good. I'll have a look and see if I can work something out. Just wish my hubby changed his mind to public.

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    My ds is doing 4 yr old kinder this year, starts prep (first year of school) next year. He does 5 day fortnights (so one week 2 days the next week 3 days), 8:45am-2:45. We pay about $400/term. He absolutely loves it!

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    My middle kids started last year at 2 and 3 years old (because we are remote area and our preschool is considered a mobile one, they can start at 2). It was 3 days a week, 9:30 til 3. They loved it. They started again this year, though it has been extended 8:30 til 3 to line up with the school. They are really tired usually for the first week after holidays but really excel after that. Get a bit tired towards end of term but nothing too drastic


 

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