I work 2 mornings per week, DS comes along with me then goes to daycare from around 9-3 while I'm at uni. He also spends 1 afternoon with his Nanna while I'm at uni on another day. So we have 2 1/2 days together. I'm on break for 2 weeks and still sending him to daycare because heck after the rebate we're paying $50 a day and I'm not paying that for nothing and its so great to be able to go home and clean in peace (or sit on my bum watching daytime telly hehe). Other people seem to think I'm mean for still sending him, not that I really care!
So what do you do? Send your kid/s to daycare or plan something fun together?
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03-05-2013 16:18 #1Senior Member
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If you have a day off, do you still send the kids to daycare?
03-05-2013 16:21 #2
Before DS was at schooo yes i did. Even now at school and when on holidays i use vacation care even if i dont work coz i can sleep, clean, watch my movies. Its great haha.
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03-05-2013 16:29 #3Member
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Yep, I'm not paying $75 ($50 Oop) a day for nothing either.
Besides, it's my day to shop/bank/dr all the stuff that is easier kid-free! And mummy and daddy date day during holidays from work.
03-05-2013 16:37 #4Senior Member
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Yes definately...its a break for but i think its also not to dusrupt your childs routine ...so i think your friend is a bit mean for saying it....kids like routine too. My ds loves going to daycare.
03-05-2013 16:39 #5
When DS1 was in childcare I kept him home with me at almost every opportunity, even my sick days. Unless I had something really nasty like gastro.
03-05-2013 16:40 #6
Nothing wrong with it
I only send DD to daycare for socialisation, otherwise she wouldn't play with any other kids
(Plus its nice for me to have some me time!)
03-05-2013 16:41 #7
I did when I was working. Mostly because I pay for the spot not the time. So if I didn't send her I still would have had to pay for the day. Might have been a different story if i didn't have to pay .
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03-05-2013 16:43 #8
That's why it is great that you can give notice for holidays and you only pay half of your day to keep the spot so in your case $25 and you can keep your son home with you and spend another $25 to take him out for a memorable day.
Sounds a lot more enjoyable for everyone that's my opinion and no I wouldn't send my kids to day care if I had the chance to spend days with them that I wouldn't otherwise get especially if you only get 2 1/2 days a week
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03-05-2013 16:52 #9
Yes for sure, I love having days off that are Childcare days (rare), I get so much done and can have a bit of time for myself. I don't feel guilty, the kids love Childcare, I pay anyway and I work hard when I'm at work then play hard when we have days off, it is nice to have the occasional break from it all.
03-05-2013 17:14 #10
Being on a rotating roster means that there are periods of 2-3 weeks where I am not working the 1 day a week both my kids are in care. Given that you can only take those 50% days a certain amount of times a year (if at all depending on the childcare).
When work means that I have them in care and I am at home, I catch up cleaning, book appointments, all that stuff that is made easier by being kid-free. Those days make it easier for me to cope on the other days when I come straight off night shift and have to watch my kids all day!
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