+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    761
    Thanked
    783
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Teachers / school staff with little ones

    Do you still send them to daycare while you are on school holidays?
    I'm not sure what to do with Ds today (he's 4 years old & does love it).
    He attends 2 days a week.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    8,705
    Thanks
    581
    Thanked
    647
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I would use the time to catch up on housework, have a little me time- so then I'm refreshed and can make tomorrow all about you and him.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    18,042
    Thanks
    1,422
    Thanked
    7,640
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Yes! Why not? Still have to pay.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,879
    Thanks
    992
    Thanked
    3,344
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Yep I do. I tend to only send him for a few hours a day though. I used to pull him out and it would be quite upsetting when he'd spent all that time at home with me. He would cry a bit and not understand why I had to work. This is the third lot of holidays I've kept him going and it's been much smoother. Keeps him in routine (plus it's nice to spend some one on one time with DS1).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,042
    Thanks
    299
    Thanked
    740
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Absolutely!!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    761
    Thanked
    783
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I'll be home with Ds2, he 2 years old and is normally with my mum.
    Ive been sending Ds1 from around 9.30am - 3/3.30pm. I just wasn't sure what other mums / dads do because the centre is always more quiet with less children.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    4,225
    Thanks
    1,627
    Thanked
    2,218
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Yep, would always send them. Partly because you have to pay anyhow but also it always takes them time to readjust after time off from daycare so easier to keep up the routine.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,877
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I do. For both of us, I don't want him misting out because he absolutely loves it and that routine is important and for me to give myself a chance to do things I can't do during term. Fwiw I'm going on long service during term 3 and DS will still be going to daycare for a couple of days.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,005
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    DS goes twice a week to preschool and I don't send him during the holidays unless I'm working (I don't usually work school holidays). I have 2 school aged kids and we usually do lots of things on the holidays and I like to do them together.

    When I was in your situation with only one younger one at home I would have sent my eldest.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Central West
    Posts
    1,560
    Thanks
    1,857
    Thanked
    867
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yep I sure do! DS2 goes as per normal and it's a nice opportunity to do one on one stuff with DS1. We go bowling or to the movies or for a swim at the indoor pool. Quality time for him! I figure it's still costing me $$ so he may as well be there


 

Similar Threads

  1. Primary teachers giving social support at school?
    By Gothel in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2014, 06:31
  2. Any high school teachers? Give me the good, bad and ugly
    By Lima in forum Hubbers who are studying
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-01-2014, 21:37
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-11-2013, 22:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Shapland Swim SchoolsSemi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›