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    Default Has anyone's child gone straight from home life to school? (No childcare)

    I'm beginning to give up hope that we will ever get a spot in childcare. My DD1 has been on wait lists for 3 centres since July 14. DD1 will be 2 in December so I know there is still time for her to get a place but now that's it's been so long I'm wondering if I even bother. We will also be moving with dhs work at the end of next year so she will be just turned 3, I know they run school readiness programs here in nsw so could take her there at 4 (if we are still in nsw) and make sure we are on track with things..

    I'm just wondering if anyone never sent their child to childcare and even kindy and they either went straight to preschool or straight to prep? If you did how did you find they coped? What kind of things did you ensure they knew before starting prep?

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    Default Has anyone's child gone straight from home life to school? (No childcare)

    Dd is 2years 8months and I have no plans to put her in care before preschool at 4. I am fortunate that my mum can care for her while I'm at work. Socially she was quite shy but just now she's starting to bloom at playgrounds and with cousins, playgroups etc.

    Fwiw, DH and I attended 1 day of preschool the year before school. We were fine.

    I can completely relate to you feeling a bit of guilt as it's not the norm these days but it was a generation ago.

    Eta: I believe that's what preschool was for?

    And I do believe (please correct me if I'm wrong) that the statistics of children attending care/preschool before school is still quite low, not at common as we are led to believe....
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    Yes . I never put my 2 into day care .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soon2be4 View Post
    I'm beginning to give up hope that we will ever get a spot in childcare. My DD1 has been on wait lists for 3 centres since July 14. DD1 will be 2 in December so I know there is still time for her to get a place but now that's it's been so long I'm wondering if I even bother. We will also be moving with dhs work at the end of next year so she will be just turned 3, I know they run school readiness programs here in nsw so could take her there at 4 (if we are still in nsw) and make sure we are on track with things..

    I'm just wondering if anyone never sent their child to childcare and even kindy and they either went straight to preschool or straight to prep? If you did how did you find they coped? What kind of things did you ensure they knew before starting prep?
    Whilst childcare isn't essential for socialisation I'd definitely recommend your kid do preschool/kindy or whatever it is in your state. The one that's 15hrs/wk govt funded. There are independent places that provide that and kindy spots in CC are usually available in most areas.

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    When you say "school readiness programs", are you referring to preschool? Because there a waiting list for that OP, you'd better get on it!

    My kids never went to childcare as such, but they did do 2 years of preschool prior to starting school. I believe it is essential.
    One of DD's friends never went to anything, and she seriously struggled socially when she started kindergarten, and beyond that, because she was playing catch up learning all the social rules and how to interact with groups of kids.

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    We have never used daycare. DS started preschool this year at 4 years old and will be going back next year, then starting school in 2017 (I'm in NSW).

    We could only secure him a spot for 1 day a week, next year we should be able to get 3 days.

    He coped fine, though he does have his own support person because he has ASD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    When you say "school readiness programs", are you referring to preschool? Because there a waiting list for that OP, you'd better get on it!

    My kids never went to childcare as such, but they did do 2 years of preschool prior to starting school. I believe it is essential.
    One of DD's friends never went to anything, and she seriously struggled socially when she started kindergarten, and beyond that, because she was playing catch up learning all the social rules and how to interact with groups of kids.
    We have a playgroup that runs a school readiness program it is free, government approved and runs once a week. No bookings and the programmers just go through things that they like children to know before starting school (ie colours, writing name etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soon2be4 View Post
    We have a playgroup that runs a school readiness program it is free, government approved and runs once a week. No bookings and the programmers just go through things that they like children to know before starting school (ie colours, writing name etc).
    Oh ok, that sounds good... but no where near as helpful as preschool, IMO. At preschool it is structured quite similar to school, 9-3, recess, lunch (with lunchboxes, not provided food), school bags, activities, independent toileting, 2-3 days a week. So that they are ready for school. You won't get that from playgroup.

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    My first 3 daughters went to CC on and off for 1 day a week prior to school, they had no problems adjusting to school.
    DD4 will be starting a school preschool program next year, I guess I will see how she goes adjusting to it all. I do know she's extremely excited for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Oh ok, that sounds good... but no where near as helpful as preschool, IMO. At preschool it is structured quite similar to school, 9-3, recess, lunch (with lunchboxes, not provided food), school bags, activities, independent toileting, 2-3 days a week. So that they are ready for school. You won't get that from playgroup.
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