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    Default Daycare days for almost 3yr old

    So my DS started daycare in jan he goes wednesday & friday.

    He is there for socialisation and because we have no preschool within a reasonable distance to us so daycare is his 'preschool'.

    He is doing pretty good, a little fuss when i drop him off but then has a good day.

    Me though im having 2nd thoughts. Im wondering if we should have started with just 1 day a week and built up to 2 next year.

    My reservations are partly to do with cost, 2 DD's at a catholic school plus 2days of daycare is not cheap each week - if i cut him down to 1 day this year i could put the extra aside to make paying for 2 days next year easier.

    My other reason is probably selfish. I miss him.
    He spends the day with my parents on tuesdays which he loves and they love so i dont want to take that off them.
    But once you add in tuesdays he is away from home & me 3 days a week.

    Im feeling like he doesnt have enough 'home' time compared to last year.

    Mondays - swimming lessons
    Tuesday - with grandparent
    Wednesdays - daycare
    Thursdays - home
    Fridays - daycare

    I feel like im prob overreacting but at the same time i cant stop thinking about it.

    What would you do.

    I dont work outside of the home (i do accounts & payroll for FIL's business but do it in evenings or on w'ends when DH is home)

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    It sounds like cutting back to one day is a good idea. If it saves you money and you're not working then go for it. So is he doing the3yr old kinder program at child care at the moment and then doing 4yr old kinder next year? Do whatever works for your family.

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    I have 2 1/2 year old twins and only use it for socialisation too. I find one day a week is enough. It seems to come around quickly! I miss them like mad, even though it is my only time alone as I'm a single mum with no family to babysit or anything. I always have big plans for that day doing jobs but end up collecting them an hour early because i miss them. ..ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2561 View Post
    I have 2 1/2 year old twins and only use it for socialisation too. I find one day a week is enough. It seems to come around quickly! I miss them like mad, even though it is my only time alone as I'm a single mum with no family to babysit or anything. I always have big plans for that day doing jobs but end up collecting them an hour early because i miss them. ..ha!
    Yes i miss him so much while he is there. I drop him off at 9 and pick him up at 245 before i pick his sisters up from school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    It sounds like cutting back to one day is a good idea. If it saves you money and you're not working then go for it. So is he doing the3yr old kinder program at child care at the moment and then doing 4yr old kinder next year? Do whatever works for your family.
    He is not 3 till mid march but will move up to the kindy room mid year. I had to start him at the beginning of the year to secure a spot at daycare as mid year enrolment only happens if someone else leaves.


 

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