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26-05-2014 06:32 #73
I didn't put my DS into Childcare until I was actually needing him in care for me to study and then to work - he was 2.5 years old. He stayed in though once DD was born because he was already in a routine with it, he'd have missed it if we took him out. Now DD is 2 years old, and I'm not returning to work any time soon, I've thought about maybe 2 days a week starting next year or 3 year old kindy for her, I'm not sure. I will definitely put her into 4 year old kindy though - but that's a couple of years away.
I'm not at all concerned about her socialisation and education. She doesn't need to be in a structured childcare setting to learn.
26-05-2014 07:05 #74
It's great for those that need it, but I find it isn't necessary at all for learning or socialisation.
Ive been on both sides, with my first three I sent them for socialisation. After number 3 I was moving in different circles and with the 'crunchy' mums and learned a lot of things by reading around that I wouldn't that I wouldn't have considered otherwise. So my two youngest boys have never been to day care.
we home school also now and even though the boys have had limited contact with other kids aside from their siblings, they are friendly, interested in other kids they do see and not stunted in any way.
Also they are really healthy
From things I've heard there could be problems with people that are working and need day care not being able to get places because sahm think they need to send their kids to socialise. I think that's wrong. Obviously it falls on each centre individually, but apparently it's happened.
26-05-2014 11:48 #75
I guess it would depend on the child and what activities you can do with them...if you can goto the park/playgroups/do at home activities than I guess they dont need it that much.
For my DD, being an only child, she would get bored and when we went to the park she loved playing with other children; also me returning to full time work required her to goto daycare..another reason was that due to my work I couldnt take her to the park/playgroups etc .
In daycare she has thrived very well..LOVES it..she is close to her educators and one very important change was she started eating ! shes an extremely picky eater at home but at daycare when she sees other kids eat she gobbles down her food !
So it turned out a really good option for us.
26-05-2014 12:01 #76
I don't think it is at all necessary if you are able to take them to some activities such as playgroup or some sporting lessons etc. DD adjusted perfectly well to school (in terms of socialising, making friends, obeying rules, learning, not getting sick) without ever having been to daycare.
26-05-2014 12:09 #77
Different strokes for different folks. What's best for one child is not best for another.
I have no choice but to work to survive, and no one to watch my children while I do so, so no choice but for them to be in care 3 days a week before they were 1.
It's not ideal at all, and there's no way I would have done it if I hadn't had to, but I've seen how much they've gotten out of being there and therefore I have in my head, that Yes it's important (particularly from about 3 onwards).
However, had I not needed to work and stayed home, there's no way my kids would be in care, and then I probably would have sworn black and blue that they absolutely didn't need to go and would get nothing out of it at all.
Meh. Do what works for you and don't worry about what anyone else says or thinks.
26-05-2014 12:17 #78Senior Member
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I did use daycare because I am a single mum and needs to work, I also needed a break. Which is ok. Everyone has different circumstances and needs but I definately don't think kids need daycare to be a healthy individual. Jmo.
26-05-2014 12:22 #79
I won't be putting DD in childcare. It doesn't make financial sense for us and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure she socialises with lots of other children anyway. As a prep teacher I'm confident that I can give her educational but fun activities and support her should she show a desire to learn etc.
26-05-2014 12:23 #80
I have used care for all 3 of mine since they were less than 12 months. Nope, it wasn't necessary, but it hasn't harmed my kids. I chose to go back to work, despite not really needing to go back but I didn't want to lose touch professionally. I worked 2 or 3 days, which I have found is a perfect balance.
I found that after age 3, my kids needed more than anything I could ever do with them. At that age, they became really social. And no matter how much I would spend at playgroups, library, park, play dates, the friendships they have made at daycare are different to friendships they have made elsewhere.
I also find that the daycare does so much more than what I could do at home. Easter hat parades, grandparents' day, Christmas parties, so many incursions that have been amazing.
But I consider myself lucky because I found an amazing centre where a lot of the staff have not changed since I first started using the centre in 2009.
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