I'm in a similar position- my DS is 3 in Jan, and I have just had babies and am taking a year off uni. He used to go to long day care 2 days a week, which we've dropped to one. He would be doing 2X2 hr sessions for 3 yr old kinder but I've decided the cost (something like $300 a term) and the difficulty getting him there first with twins, and then when I'm back at uni, makes it too hard. So he'll just go to long day card once a week til 4 yr old kinder. I did the same with my daughters and didn't feel they were disadvantaged at all. HTH