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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
    I am one of 4 and none of us went to childcare or OOSH. We did go to a Montessori school for primary school, so we started school earlier than most.
    That is so friggen AWESOME! 😄

    It's about 50/50 then! I loved childcare and actually met my best friend of 20 odd years there. We are still friends now.

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    My mum was a SAHM, but when I was 4 I went to preschool for one day per week and a family day care for I think half a day, as mum was doing a random sewing course. We have heaps of family and a large gap between me and my older siblings so if mum was ever going somewhere I couldn't go, there was always someone around to look after me.

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    Yep. Mum worked in the chikdcare centre I attended.

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    Nope, she was a SAHM and none of us even went to pre school

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    Nope. My mum worked in my nana's milk bar and I went with her - once I could walk & carry things well enough I was put to work too, taking food and drinks out to the tables. She worked in a video shop as well and I went with her some of the time and sometimes went to my grandads house.

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    My mum was a solo parent. When I was little we went to daycare. We went to after school care then when we moved mum worked near the local school so she paid a teen from the next door high school to walk us to her work.
    When we moved again and mum changed jobs I was in high school so mum had finished work by the time I got home but my sister still went to after school care

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    Yes I was in long day care from very young (8 months) although my mum did not work at the time. I think she had some health and anxiety issues although she won't talk to me about it so it's all pieced together and guesswork. It did damage our relationship and our bond, although that is probably just as much about her actions outside of daycare as well as being separated by daycare.

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    No childcare here. My mum was a sahm until I was in year 3. By that time, my siblings were old enough to look after me for the half hour until my dad finished work. During school holidays, we went to my grandparents' house.

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    Mine didn't. She was a SAHM when I was little and then got a night time job when I was a bit older. Maybe 8 or so. We lived in a small town near my grandparents and aunt so there were babysitting options available.

    We use childcare. We dont live near family and staying at home isn't really an option for me.
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    No, my mum was a SAHM until my brother and I were in late primary school, then she was lucky enough to be able to pick up jobs that were school hours or close to it. My brother and I always walked to school from a young age so when she got a job where she was working until 5pm, we'd just walk home and amuse ourselves until she got there. Dad was also always home by about 5-5:30pm from work too.


 

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