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    What do you do with your young children over the holiday period- is it the norm to still send them to daycare?

    My centre is still open (apart from public holidays) and we still get charged for the days we don't attend. They recently sent home a letter asking what days our children won't be attending over this period.

    I just assumed as I'm paying for it, I'm not on going on holidays over the break, I was just going to continue to send her?

    Or will that be viewed poorly as I don't NEED to send her as she goes when I'm not at work anyway?

    And do all the carers take leave so it's just the casuals at your centres?

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    Yep. I send DS. Unless we are on holidays.

    We are on holidays between Christmas/New Year but otherwise he is going.

    There will be less kids but like you we pay for it so he still goes.

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    DDs daycare charge half price if you're on holidays yet you still have to pay full price for public holidays (if you're not on holiday). Weird. Anyway, DD only goes 3 days a week and over the Xmas / NY period 3/6 days she would otherwise go are PHs. So I've booked her for holidays for the whole two weeks.

    Edit: don't worry about how it's 'viewed', just do what you'd prefer

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    Ds only goes one day a week so I am still sending him except for 2 weeks we will be away and then we are charged half price.

    At our centre carers rotate holidays. I think over xmas period at least one regular staff member is still in the room for the kids and the other staff are from other rooms.

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    I tend to put DS in for most of it but pick him up earlier. I usually keep him home for a day or so but I really need the break this year so probably won't this time.

    No need to feel guilty. It's important that we have time to unwind and relax without kids and I certainly wouldn't get that opportunity with him at home

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    I send DS as well

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    I'm sending DS. We aren't going anywhere, and he's already had 3 weeks off for holidays this year. I'm also trying to keep things consistent for him before bub gets here. He's finding it hard enough with playgroup coming out of his routine.

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    DD goes 3 days a week, she'll be missing one week when we go away, but otherwise she's attending as normal. We pay for it and she enjoys going so why not.

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    My centre closes for 2 weeks over Xmas so that's not an issue and luckily DH and I both have those 2 weeks off. I have another 3 weeks off in January though (DH doesn't) and I'm not sure what to do with her yet. We pay a reduced rate for absent days ($56 instead of $93). But I think I'd go a bit mad with her at home with me 5 days straight as she gets bored with me so I'll probably send her as she loves it!

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    I'm working except for public holidays, so DD will still be going.

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