I need to make a decision and would like to hear others thoughts on the topic.
DD will be 4 in April, we had planned for her to go to part time kindy mid year to get her ready for school, DH had a mini freak out when we went to visit the kindy and has now decided to keep her back a year, I feel she's ready but I'm not going to fight his decision.
So after much research for activities to fill her schedule this year I came across a kindy program that runs once a week for 2 hours, the idea is that I can step back and let her interact with peers and teachers. Last week we had a trial and it was a bit of hit and miss, the good was that yes I took a step back and DD interacted with teachers and peers in a 'classroom environment' the letdown that is having me rethink signing up is that they advertised a separate room for parents and siblings who are too young to participate... Well it's not technically a room it's the entrance and DS who's 2 yr old could see his sister, he was fine that day as I had food and books but I felt so slack she was at 'school' and he just got to sit there.
So I'd have to arrange for mil to have him and I'm not sure it's worth the effort...
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10-02-2016 13:30 #1
Help me make a decision pls
10-02-2016 13:35 #2
That is tough that your DS would have to hang around for the 2 hours. Is there an outdoor play area where you can wait?
Would your MIL be open to watching him for 2 hours once a week? Are you ok with that? Sorry but no idea if there is some mil history lol
Otherwise I guess it really depends on how important you think it is for your daughter to attend this. Will she be going to kindy next year anyway - as in are you just delaying this years plan for one year?
10-02-2016 13:39 #3
There's an outdoor park but it's qld so I'm not that keen to run around for 2 hours in summer lol
I'm fine with mil watching him, I think she'd be free... Haven't asked yet.
I suppose I'm thinking am I wasting time and money trying to do this half fast when she'll go to kindy next year anyway, or is she going to miss out?
10-02-2016 13:59 #4
I used to live in FNQ so totally understand avoiding two hours in the sun lol
Are you able to start part way through the year? It might be worth doing it for the last half or something so you know she'll be ready for kindy next year?
10-02-2016 14:53 #5
Are there any local daycares that have a half day available? I'd choose that over an option where you have to stick around. Council run gym creches tend to do occasional care as well. I know my DD behaved very differently in environments where I was not there compared to activities where I was in the next room (dance classes, etc).
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