depends on the child,
born at the begining of the year it really can go either / or tbh,
My ds1 is middle of the year and I held him back so he'll be 5.5 when he starts,
the age range can be anywhere from 4.5-6 in kindy so its a massive range developmentally and emotionally.
Depends on your little one and only you know your little one
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30-04-2015 11:14 #11Senior Member
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30-04-2015 12:00 #12
We're in the same situation and have decided to wait until the year she turns 6 as it's the current trend so I don't want her to be so much younger than most of her peers.
30-04-2015 12:28 #13
I wouldn't do it because it's the done thing, only if you think it will benefit your child.
I'm in Qld and have delayed starting my son, he will start Prep next year and turn 6 in May that year.
It wasn't hard, I spoke to the Pricipal of this intended school and he says, see you next year.
He could have gone, but I really wanted to give him another year of freedom to grow. 4 seems so young to be in full time education.
30-04-2015 12:46 #14
Every child is different. If you think she is ready send her! My DD is very smart, we could have held her back last year because of age but academically she is miles in front of her peers.
If you worry that she isn't ready or upto school levels then hold her back. You have until term 2 to pull them out and still get funding so many you could at least try?
You know your child best!
30-04-2015 12:58 #15
Age of starting school
Do what you feel is right. My daughter will be starting prep next year and won't turn 5 till July. But she wants to go and I believe she'll be ready. Wouldn't send her if I didn't. Have copped a lot of flack for it already and we're not even there yet. Do what you feel is best for your child.
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