Looking at sending my dd to kinder next year. She is already enrolled.
I am now concerned about her age as she is an early feb bub and not sure if she will benefit another year in daycare (3year old kinder) or if our particular kinder will let us enrol for a 2 nd year if she needs it.
not sure what to do.
she will be 3 turning 4 next year for kinder and 4 turning 5 for prep the year after.
Is it no longer the "norm" to have kids starting school young?
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23-02-2014 13:05 #1Senior Member
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23-02-2014 13:14 #2
Not sure which state you are in but I'd make sure the schools are ok with you keeping her back. I'm a kindy teacher in qld and keep a relationship with the schools around me to make sure I'm aware of the expectations.
In my area, if you choose to keep your child back in kindy instead of sending them to prep, the following year they won't let you enrol in prep. They make you enrol your child straight into year 1. Maybe check out your government education website for prep expectations. Good luck.
23-02-2014 13:16 #3
Are you in Vic, little miss muffet?
I have just found out heaps about this in the past week as kinder enrolments officer on the kinder committee this year :-)
DD1, April 2010 & DD2, June 2012 :-)
23-02-2014 13:42 #4
This bit stood out to me as I struggled with the same decision. My daughter was born on the 12th of June and the age cut off in Queensland is June 30, so she barely made it. She was 3 1/2 when kinder started, will be 16 1/2 when she starts year 12, 17 1/2 when she starts uni. But, she was so so ready for kinder this year and is doing really well.
As for being so young for year 12 and uni, I've decided that I will offer for her to do a year of student exchange when she is in year 10 or 11. I think it will be great (I really wanted to do it as a kid but mum and dad said it was too expensive) and it will mean she'll turn 18 half way through year 12.
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