I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I am a single working mum whose little boy is almost three years old and I am considering enrolling him in three year old preschool next year. This is not an issue but if I wish to then enrol him in four year old preschool he will either have to do that and go to child care (which is concern due to finances and the fact that at this point he is not used to being away from me) or he can do a preschool program at a child care centre close to my work. Preschool in Victoria is a few hours three days a week so it clashes with my working hours. He is currently being cared for by relatives when I am at work but that is only for this year.
Has anyone had their children do a preschool program at a child care centre?? I have been to four preschools and one child care centre and so far I can't see much difference in the programs, the only negative side I can see is that he will form better friendships at preschool than child care as the same kids will be there all the time. I's appreciate any advice.