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    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    I say daycare, however my MIL says creche, I am not sure why.
    I see daycare as formal long childcare, whereas creche is more informal and normally for just a couple of hours - such as: at church, at the gym, at a shopping centre, etc.

    What bothers me is people refering to daycare as "kindy". To me "kindy" means "pre-school", a structured school-like environment, whereas at daycare, kids can arrive and leave at any time. I understand they have a kindy-room for the older kids at daycare, and have a more structured educational program throughout the middle of the day, so it blurs the line a little bit, but I still do not see the whole thing being referred to as "kindy". I however am happy for people to say that a child does kindy at their daycare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    I see daycare as formal long childcare, whereas creche is more informal and normally for just a couple of hours - such as: at church, at the gym, at a shopping centre, etc.

    What bothers me is people refering to daycare as "kindy". To me "kindy" means "pre-school", a structured school-like environment, whereas at daycare, kids can arrive and leave at any time. I understand they have a kindy-room for the older kids at daycare, and have a more structured educational program throughout the middle of the day, so it blurs the line a little bit, but I still do not see the whole thing being referred to as "kindy". I however am happy for people to say that a child does kindy at their daycare.
    I guess that too is where are you or where are you from to what you call. I me kindy is pre prep (pre preparatory) aka is school/care 2years prior to grade one and preschool to me us is prep (preparatory) aka school/care 1 year prior to grade one

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    I know someone who says 'next weekend' when its 'this weekend'

    Like on monday, she'll go "what are you up to next weekend?"but means this weekend, 5 days away. Not next weekend meaning the weekend after this weekend.

    Drives me nuts.

    No...I haven't been drinking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    I know someone who says 'next weekend' when its 'this weekend'

    Like on monday, she'll go "what are you up to next weekend?"but means this weekend, 5 days away. Not next weekend meaning the weekend after this weekend.

    Drives me nuts.

    No...I haven't been drinking!
    Omg I'm not the only one! MIL msged me the other day saying there is a BBQ for SIL's birthday next Saturday. I say oh that's good coz we have an engagement party to go to this Saturday. She said 'so they are on the same day?' I said 'no you said next Saturday' and she said 'yeah the next Saturday we come to.'
    THAT'S NOT NEXT SATURDAY THAT'S THIS SATURDAY! She made me feel like an idiot. I knew I was right lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    I know someone who says 'next weekend' when its 'this weekend'

    Like on monday, she'll go "what are you up to next weekend?"but means this weekend, 5 days away. Not next weekend meaning the weekend after this weekend.

    Drives me nuts.

    No...I haven't been drinking!
    I know people that do this. It's really confusing when making plans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    North central vic.. So not really lol
    I think we pick up most of these things from our parents. One of my parents is from Wangaratta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    I know someone who says 'next weekend' when its 'this weekend'

    Like on monday, she'll go "what are you up to next weekend?"but means this weekend, 5 days away. Not next weekend meaning the weekend after this weekend.

    Drives me nuts.

    No...I haven't been drinking!
    I say 'next Saturday' for the one coming up. I say it that way because it IS the next Saturday we will have. If I was referring to the following week I would say 'Saturday after next'.
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    I say... 'On Saturday' if I mean the one coming up or 'next weekend' for the one after lol

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    I say "this coming Saturday" and then "Saturday week" for the following Saturday - DH always gives me an odd look though as it's not a term he grew up with.

    I also say greyleads and am never sure as some classes I've worked in in WA call them lead pencils, but others just 'writing pencils'.

    I get caught out more with zooms/windups/twist crayons - that one also seems to vary school to school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    I see daycare as formal long childcare, whereas creche is more informal and normally for just a couple of hours - such as: at church, at the gym, at a shopping centre, etc.

    What bothers me is people refering to daycare as "kindy". To me "kindy" means "pre-school", a structured school-like environment, whereas at daycare, kids can arrive and leave at any time. I understand they have a kindy-room for the older kids at daycare, and have a more structured educational program throughout the middle of the day, so it blurs the line a little bit, but I still do not see the whole thing being referred to as "kindy". I however am happy for people to say that a child does kindy at their daycare.
    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    I guess that too is where are you or where are you from to what you call. I me kindy is pre prep (pre preparatory) aka is school/care 2years prior to grade one and preschool to me us is prep (preparatory) aka school/care 1 year prior to grade one
    By "kindy" I am referring to a school-like program that occurs the year prior to primary school, and is privately operated and not all children attend. For example, my 4yo attends "kindy" at a C&K centre in Queensland. (Her school day is 8:30 am until 2:30 pm.) Other 4yo's go to daycare and experience a kindy program at daycare. But when they are said to be attending "kindy" it then follows on that their 2yo sybling is also attending "kindy".

    I have previously seen a government page that listed the various terms that "kindy" and the "foundation" year of school was called in the various states. I cannot seem to find it at the moment but found a wiki page. However I was sure there were more different terms than is listed on the wiki page.

    It says that the year before school (which I would term "kindy") is called "pre-school" in ACT, NT, and NSW, or "kindergarten" in SA, WA, Vic, and Tas, and "pre-prep" or "kindergarten" in Qld. (I was under the understanding that it was officially "pre-prep" in Qld, but people generally said either "kindy" or "pre-school" because that was what it had been historically.)

    And it states that the first formal year of schooling (in primary school, prior to year one) is called "kindergarten" in ACT and NSW, "transition" in NT, "reception" in SA, "pre-primary" in WA, and "preparatory" in Qld, Tas, and Vic. I have heard that there are moves to rename the year nationwide to "foundation" which would at least be consistent, but seems to me like a horrible term without a logical abbreviation.
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