My ds2 is due to start kindy next year and i have 2 offers of enrolment..1) being the school kindy and 2) being the C & K 2-3 mins away from the school.
- school kindy pro's are it's on campus, plus im dropping my other 2 kids to school in the same place, if my ds needs speech therapy, the school associated one just comes to the kindy directly., facilities are newish, teacher aide is fantastic but I wasn't happy with the actual teacher last year when my other child was there. She never gave him a chance to grow and basically labelled him as not good enough for prep this year.., but i sent him ahead to prep and he's thriving both academically and physically.. Anyway moving on, most kids from the school kindy go onto the school so ds2 will have familiar faces in prep.
The C & K is 2-3 mins away, has a totally different setout, it's very countryish themed, there are even chickens roaming around. It starts 8.55 so will have plenty of time to drop the other 2 and then drop ds2 in time. Pick up is 2.15pm so again will have time to get the other 2. If he needs speech therapy- no in house speech therapy of course, and not really any familiar faces going thru to prep (1 or 2 might)
Haven't met the teacher but heard she is lovely.
Ds2 possibly has ADHD so where i place him is important. Both are fantastic but im weary of the school kindy teacher, and because my ds1 never got a chance with her im wondering if my even more handful energetic ds2 will. Im not 100% sure IF he will need speech therapy, he should probably speak more clearly/better by now but it may still develop in time, he's 3.5 currently. The C & K seems to be more stimulating by the looks if their yard, he's an outside kid so not sure being so energetic if it's such a big deal or not..