Yep sure did up until I was in school then before and after school. Once I by high school I got a house key and was home alone till 5 ish. School holidays were spent at grandparents houses
I put my kids in cc 2-3 days a week the year leading up to school then that was it.
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21-08-2016 10:22 #41
21-08-2016 10:47 #42
Nope my mum was a sahm. We all went to kindy the year we turned 4 for 2 5 hour days a week. Then pre school the next year (attached the the state primary school we then attended) for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (there was a morning group and an afternoon group).
We never went to vacation care either.
21-08-2016 11:02 #43
I went to preschool 2 days a week but not daycare. (Preschool was 9-3)
My parents owned a local business and it had a lounge room etc out the back so we spent a lot if time there
21-08-2016 11:22 #44
No. My brother and I went to preschool though.
21-08-2016 13:07 #45
Sort of. I went to a kindy type place the year before I started Preschool. I HATED it, I still remember it. They gave us stew for lunch and I can still picture the brown plastic bowls and the feral peas floating in it.
Before that I went to work with Mum when I was little (she worked in a shop) and then she and a neighbour swapped child care duties. Mum worked a lot of night jobs while Dad was home with us, in hindsight they did a lot of juggling so were mostly home with us a lot, this continued right up to high school.
I've ended up the same. I do shift work so I can be home with the kids and use as little CC as possible.
21-08-2016 13:18 #46
Did your folks use cc
We don't either
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21-08-2016 14:38 #47Senior Member
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Did your folks use cc
I went to a day care mum and then kindy & preschool. I am the youngest of three, mum was. SAHM for 8 years and returned to work when I wasn't quite 2 as they needed the extra income
21-08-2016 18:17 #48Senior Member
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My parents never used childcare. I am the 7th child out of 11 and my mum was a stay at home mum her whole life- all the way through to the youngest finishing high school.
She is not against the use of childcare in our modern world and understand the want/ need for women to go back to work or stay in the workforce/ earn income etc.
I in turn have 3 young children under 4 and am a stay at home mum- and we are hoping for more children and for me to be stay at home for as long as possible. I consider us very luck we can financial manage for me to be home and we love the routine/ balance we have between husband/ wife and our roles.
21-08-2016 18:49 #49Senior Member
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Nope. Mum worked night shift, dad worked day shift. They hardly saw each other thru the week. Mum went back to work when we were 2 months old.
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21-08-2016 19:47 #50
Mum was a SAHM but put me in CC just for a few hours once a week so she could do the shopping and catch up on some housework etc. I absolutely hated it so much. I asked her about it awhile ago and was shocked to learn it was only for 4 hours a week, I could have sworn it was loads more. Then when we were in primary school she went back to work and we were required to go to after care twice a week. Once again I vehemently hated it. Clearly I was not a child that could cope with CC in any capacity
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