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    We get that letter as well. I think it's just because a lot of families do go on holidays over xmas so they just want to know what staff they will need. Dd will still be going on the days she normally does, except one day that's a public holiday.

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    My kids are too old for DC now, but I used to send mine. Like the PP said, the letter is usually so they know what staffing levels they need. Our centre used to close for the 2 weeks over Christmas and new year, but once they were back, so were the kids (and not just mine)! They loved going and when DS was in kindy, I used to tell them to let me know if they had holiday absentees as I'd happily take the spot, so he often went too and I had a day to myself

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    We get that letter too!! I am pretty sure it's because a lot of families do go away and they can give their staff time off!!
    I work so my kids still go!!

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    Yeah as above- i worked in child care for many years and it helps for staff holidays as sometimes everyone would say they would come but dont and staff could have had holidays but had to come in and visa versa. It was one of the hardest things about working in child care unless the centre closed barely any staff ever got to take a christmas break if too many kids attending.
    Mine go 1 day a week and i will prob send them but if numbers are low ill keep at home

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    Sometimes I send the kids. This year though I am keeping them home because we have family visiting and I feel like I need some quality time before DD starts school.

    If we nominate it as a holiday the fees are cheaper. It allows the daycare to use less staff. One year there were like 8 kids all up so they only needed like 3 carers

    I'm on break the week between Christmas and New Year so its not a big deal for us to not send them.

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    My centre closes for two weeks. We're not going away and I need to work from home in that time. It's going to be a challenge . At least we don't get charged while it is closed!

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    Yes the letter is so they can approve staff holidays.

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    It is so good that some of your daycare only charges partially for absence. DS was sick so much that it made us wondered if it was worth it given we pay full price yet taking time off work taking care of him.

    Op, if u need time off, don't feel guilty doing that. We all need a break!!

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    I send mine even when I am on school holidays! Ds is starting school next year and so I'm keeping him home between Christmas and the start of the term. Luckily for us, ours lets us not pay at all for absences, providing we give 2 weeks notice! It's the best!

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    I think I just feel guilty if by sending my dd1 that it means one of the carers misses out on a holiday

    Anyway too late now. I'm still sending her next Friday. Everyone was wishing her a merry Xmas and I said "oh no, we will see you next week!"


 

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