My DS 1 (4yo - born September 2009) is currently in a childcare centre with an approved kindergarten program.
2 days a week since he was 3yo.
My intention was he was to go to a C&K this year 5 day fortnight but decided to keep him at the childcare centre that his teacher and friends were at.
I am wanting to put him in an extra day, to help him prepare (and me!!) but unsure when to do so, his 2yo brother is at home full time and DS3 is due in middle of June,
I don't want to feel like I am getting rid of him since new baby is coming.
How many days does/did your child go to a kindergarten program / daycare in the year prior to starting school?
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31-01-2014 07:55 #1Senior Member
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How many days of Childcare do the year prior before starting school?
31-01-2014 13:31 #2
My dd2 was 4 in December and she has just started 3 days a week of daycare this week in the lead up for school in 2015
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31-01-2014 13:48 #3Senior Member
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Dd is enrolled to start an outside kinder next year not her daycare one as I want them seperate. (she will be 3 turning 4) and will do 2x 7.5 hr days at kinder (they need to do their 15hrs some way or another, depending on your circumstances and the kinder) and 1 full day at daycare(the same one she is currently at) as I have to work. Currently she is attending a daycare centre 9-5pm one day per week. I declined the pre kinder program(minimum 2-5hrs per week?)as I find it is more useful for kids who have been home and not attended a daycare before.
dd has been in daycare for 12mths and I think she will be fine for kinder transition. She loves it. I also think she is used to long days and will transition well to school.
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31-01-2014 13:57 #4
My cousins son only did 2 days of childcare and is now at school this year.
With my DS, he is doing 2 days a week, but I might increase that from September to 3 days a week, I'm still not sure yet. I noticed that in the last few weeks the children going into prep the following year started to get a bit ratty and silly as they knew it was the end!
31-01-2014 14:55 #5
my ds1 only went 2 days a week before starting school - he's in year 1 now, still a little shy but is doing great otherwise! I'll do the same with ds2
I mainly did it so he knew structure, independence from me & socialisation.
31-01-2014 15:13 #6Senior Member
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My DD goes to daycare 2 days a week and will start school next year.
31-01-2014 16:53 #7
My DD2 is 3 and i upped her from 2 to 3 days this year. So she'll have 3 days this year & next year before school the year after.
DD1 did the same and she was super ready for school
31-01-2014 17:04 #8
I sent DS 2 days as it was all i could afford at the time but they generally adjust fine once they hit school. The first few months were tiring though.
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31-01-2014 19:03 #9
My DD did 3 days at family day care and DS is currently doing 3 days which he will continue for the next two years until he starts prep
31-01-2014 19:04 #10
DD was in daycare 2 days a week from 18 months.
Half way through the year before prep that increased to 3 days a week to help transition her for full-time school. At that time I had a newborn at home and DD loved the stimulation of the kindy program and playing with her friends.
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