Surely I'm not the only one looking forward to sending the kids to school 😂
I'll be a little sad but seriously.cannot.wait!
(And the >$10k savings a year from daycare would be a bonus)
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 18-08-2016 at 07:38.
Little Miss Sunshine (18-08-2016)
I'm shocked this isn't the same everywhere else.
The good thing about this is that they assess the individual kids and I'm sure if there are many that just aren't ready who are at the younger end they will suggest to hold them back. But they really do intervene in term 1 with any concerns and help with supporting school readiness. Someone who holds their kid back from our kindy system therefore wouldn't benefit from this, they would just not be at kindy as the parent has already decided to hold the kid back.
I would be really interested to read the demographic of families that wait. I see a clear pattern in my neck of the woods but that's just my experience.
I find it interesting that the people getting defensive about parents using their right to send their children to school later are the ones who sent their children or are planning to send their children at 4.
I'd guess there's a higher rate of parents sending kids as early as they can in lower socioeconomic areas to avoid costs of daycare for another year.
My personal opinion is the rule should be kids start the year they turn 6. No random mid year dates.
Although I would prefer the start age to be 6 turning 7 that won't happen here.
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