Hi folks.... My DD wil be starting Kindy next year (in Qld) and the issue of how to juggle this with working hours is coming up. Currently she (and my other one year old DD) both go to Childcare - this of course has long day care hours, so my work hours (8.30-5, 3 days a week) are covered no problem. However, in Qld, kindy hours are, generally, 8.30-2.30 x 2 days per week, and 8.30-2.30 on a third day every alternate week (don't get me started on how odd that is!)
Anyway, the childcare centre the older DD is currently at has a kindy program that also offers outside kindy hours care, where the kindy kids can just go back to he Childcare centre for the remainder of the afternoon after the kindy program ends for the day. That would work well, but unfortunately I'm not getting a great vibe out of their Kindy program. I've seen 2 excellent local kindys I would much prefer her to go to... But as far as I can see there are no outside hours care programs attached to them 😠. It's all very frustrating... Does any one have any great ideas in how they manage their full time working days and silly kindy hours? Or have any suggestions of good kindys in the Southside of Brisbane that do have outside hours care available?