DD1 (almost 3 yrs old) attends a daycare centre for 3 days a week. She's been there over a year and I am generally very happy with the centre and staff. She seems happy too though drop off can be tough, and she doesn't always want to go as she dislikes being away from me. When she's there though she's happy.
I'm returning to work after 7 months maternity leave next week. DD2 is going to family day care as I feel she's too young for a centre. The same lady will also do before and after school care for my DS. I know her as a friend too as her son is in my son's class
I have started thinking about putting DD1 with the family day carer too. Mainly so she's with her baby sister. But am struggling to decide what is best.
Option A, she goes one day a week on the day I work until later so all 3 of my kids are together after school for a few hours and we have one pick up point when it's getting late and need to get them in to bed. Other two days at her centre.
Option B, I take her out of the centre altogether and she does three days fdc. Though she may need to return to the centre for her pre-prep year in 18 months time.
Option C, I leave her where she is.
Thoughts please? WWYD?