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    Default WWYD - Daycare Q

    We found ourselves in a similar position not long ago. My new job meant I could no longer drop the kids at the daycare they had been attending for two years. DS1 (4) had made some lovely friendships and both boys (DS2 is 3) had strong attachments to their carers.

    We moved daycare (to a centre recommended to us by the first centre) but neither one really settled. This was complicated by DS1 getting pneumonia and missing a fortnight too. In the end, because I was pregnant and only working part time, we pulled them both out for 6 months. It also gave us a break financially too.

    I kept the kids busy - each week we visited the pool and attended a multi sports program as well as the library and started DS1's transition to the local community preschool which he will attend this year.

    It worked well for my boys and I, although they still talk about their old friends and their old carers. The transition to the new preschool has been much more successful and I'm confident both boys will be in the right place there.

    Good luck!
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    I think if you're sure you're moving then take him out now. A few months at home should be ok?
    I feel you on the baby situation all of mine have hindered me socialising.
    How old is he?
    I wouldn't think he would associate his unhappiness there as a tool to manipulate you in future. If he's a social kid and he's unhappy seems there would be a good reason.
    Hopefully you could find one thing you might be able to get to for him to make some little friends and then you could arrange your own social time around nap time

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    I'd take him out @Frankenmum especially as you're moving soon. When you've decided roughly where you're going to move maybe you can go visit childcare centers and find a spot for him and start taking him before you move?
    In the meantime I'd be finding anything and everything kid-related that you can take him to to keep him occupied, new playgrounds, playgroups, music classes, little kickers etc etc. hard work for you but hopefully worthwhile.

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    What did you end up doing OP?

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    We ended up taking him out. He's been doing good, going a bit stir crazy, but we've been arranging visits with family & friends and going to a local preschooler playgroup. We've got him on the wait list for the local kindy where we're moving to, but may look at daycares once we've moved.

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    Maybe it's just not a good daycare as if it was they should be able to settle him in..I would look around or try again when you move.

    Maybe just take him to a few playgroups during the week.

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    I would take him out for sure. Listen to him. Does he need to be there?


 

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