Hi all, just after a bit of advice. I have moved to a new suburb with my son (3 yrs old) and my partner. I am trying to decide between two day cares. One is small (25 kids total) and is a bit pokey. The staff have been there for many years and its obviously quite cozy. The other day care is massive and feels much more like a school. More rooms to run around in and a big outside area. Lots of kids.
I am having trouble weighing up between a smaller place that may have more time for my son but it felt like someone's living room and a larger place that felt more like a school.
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25-09-2015 18:03 #1
Small day care or large day care?
25-09-2015 18:06 #2
Are the carer to child ratios the same at the two places?
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25-09-2015 18:11 #3
Yes, they are.
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25-09-2015 18:33 #4Senior Member
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Smaller suited my DD better
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25-09-2015 18:35 #5
My kids would not thrive in a small centre. They currently go to a large one and do brilliantly
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25-09-2015 18:54 #6
Depends on your kid really.
Mine is much better is a small social environment
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25-09-2015 19:37 #7
Completely depends on your child, but personally, the big one would be my choice.
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25-09-2015 19:49 #8
It all comes down to what is important to you and what you value for your child. I'd go for the bigger one for my DD. She's an only child and gets tons of one on one time with me - she really benefits from being in large social groups & having to fit in with the routine.
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25-09-2015 19:53 #9Senior Member
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Depends on your child. My DS goes to a large centre. He is a little quiet and uncertain but has thrived in his environment. I am also quite pleased that he has branched out his friendships from 1 friend who he shadowed and he is now coming out of his shell more. He is 2.5yo.
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25-09-2015 20:04 #10
I chose a small one for my DD, so glad I did. Very much a family environment. Her kinder teacher still visits her in hospital (undergoing chemo), she is really close to her.
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