If you work and your children are cared for by family only (eg your mother), what happened when your child/ren reached kindergarten age (so 3yr or 4yr)? Did you then send them to kindergarten or daycare?
I think I stuffed up. I enrolled Ds into 3 year old kindergarten, he got in, but I declined due to the hours. I was then going to send him 1 day to daycare, but I don't think he'll settle in just for 1 day per week (7.5hrs too). I only work 3 days per week.
My mum can help with drop off and pick up times at kinder, so now I'm slapping my forehead.
I'm calling kinder first thing Tuesday morning, but I assume it's too late now.
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24-01-2015 19:37 #1
A question for working parents whose children are cared for by family only.
24-01-2015 21:04 #2
My DS went to kindy at 4yo (QLD) and was walked there and home by my parents. I just did drop off and pick ups at their house as normal.
24-01-2015 21:13 #3
DS is looked after 3dpw by my mum. When he turns 2 mid-year I will send him to preschool 1dpw. I've chosen a centre opposite DD's school. I'll drop them off at school/pre-school in the morning and their Nan will pick them up at 3pm. I think I'll probably increase DS to 2 dpw when he's 3.
24-01-2015 21:24 #4
My mum looks after DD (and will now look after both DD and DS when I return to work) 2-3 part-days per week. I've enrolled DD in 3 year old kindy this year (2 x half days pw) and my mum is happy to do pick ups / drop offs. I'm definitely going to go ahead with it if we get offered a place for the socialisation factor rather than intending it to replace any child minding.
24-01-2015 21:33 #5
My MIL dropped off and picked up
24-01-2015 23:32 #6
My son is starting 4 yr kinder this year. My inlaws can't drive him. Between my husband and I we'll share drop off and pick up. I work casual and can pick the shifts I want to work so I'm fortunate to be able to start later in the day or have the day off if I need to or do reduced shifts like 4 or 5 hour ones
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