I'm a bit jealous that SAHP can afford day care 5 days a week!!
I'm a big believer that if you're a SAHP, your kids generally stay with with you, however I see how 1-2 days in care is totally reasonable and beneficial for both the child and parent.
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We use family day care and i am very happy with how personal it feels. Like dropping him off with a friend and only three other kids.
He'll do shorter days now then when i was working. 9.30 to 4 ish.
Sometimes I feel guilty about it but will need the care there for when I return to work part time and don't want to lose my spot with a great carer!
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Lack of CCB doesn't mean you can't still send your child full time without working.
I know someone who does it. My heart breaks for the kid.
11-07-2013 08:14 #27
I judge daycare centres who don't use the priority allocation system properly and offer spots to SAHP's before working mums. But I don't judge the parents who accept the spots because why wouldn't they?
I totally judge people who don't work using daycare five days a week. A girl from my mothers group did this from when her baby was 7 months old. So sad.
I don't think it would happen too often where I live as you wouldn't get CCR and most centres are $100 per day or more. And if you can afford that without CCR you likely don't get CCB either. Very pricey if not working!
I used to be quite judgey of SAHP's using daycare a couple of times a week but not any more (since I became a mum and realised how hard it is!).
I think a lot of it is jealousy... Working mums don't get the chance to do chores on their own or re-energise while kids are in daycare. But in all honesty, I'm sure most of us would do it if we could!
ETA: not a debate about which is harder, working mum or SAHP. I'm just saying what makes ME jealous!
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11-07-2013 08:14 #28
I don't judge any one for sending (or not sending) their child to daycare.
My 2 eldest went 1 day a week the year before school only. My youngest went 2 days a week at 2 because he has autism and needs to learn to cope around kids and learn their behaviours etc. Next year he will go 2 days a week to care and 2 days to Early intervention unit.
What a bad mum ill be! A Stay at home mum whose child is not in my care 4 days a week! So wrong...
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11-07-2013 08:27 #30
I don't have a child but am pregnant with my first. I've been discussing this with dh and I'm lucky enough to have a mum that can look after our bub full time if I go back to work.
In saying that though when bub is around 2 we are still going to put them in child care at least one day a week (and this will be weather I'm working or not). We think by doing that we will be giving our child the opportunity to develop social skills outside of their family life.
I have a SIL and friends who don't work but still send their kids to childcare. Our 2 year old niece would only say a small handful of words before she went to childcare, 3 weeks on she is stringing sentences together.
I say you do what you feel is necessary for your child and your family and tell all the haters to mind their own business or you'll start telling them how to run their lives!!!
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