Born on 1st Sept...

(29 Posts)
Mollymod Mon 07-Jan-13 16:26:49

2012 means starting reception in which year? Thinking far ahead and stupid question but being on the edge of the year is messing with my brain for some reason..

Thanks

Gumby Mon 07-Jan-13 16:27:38

2017

LIZS Mon 07-Jan-13 16:27:55

Sept 2017 - he/she'll be turning 5

ShowOfHands Mon 07-Jan-13 16:28:34

You start school in the year you turn 5 so your dc will be just 5 when starting and probably the oldest in the year.

Will be a 2017 start.

GW297 Mon 07-Jan-13 19:59:58

Well done! He'll be the oldest in his class. He could be sitting next to someone who only turned 4 the day before he turned 5.

Sparklingbrook Mon 07-Jan-13 20:06:46

And always have his birthday in the school holidays. grin

Mollymod Mon 07-Jan-13 20:20:13

Ha, thanks! She was due on the 18th of August so was fretting about being on the other end of that scale.. There was a point during labour where I realised she was going to cost me an extra year of childcare too!

GW297 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:14:46

Sorry I put he instead of she! You have a point about the extra year of childcare.

simpson Mon 07-Jan-13 22:17:23

DS was due 14th Sept and ended up born 31 st August at 11.37pm...about as close to the deadline as can be. I wished I had kept my legs crossed for longer!!! (during birth not the conception!!)

(He is now in yr3 and is fine)....

JulyMom Mon 07-Jan-13 22:19:42

"Well done! He'll be the oldest in his class. He could be sitting next to someone who only turned 4 the day before he turned 5. "

And? hmm

"Well done! He'll be the oldest in his class. He could be sitting next to someone who only turned 4 the day before he turned 5. "

He could be sitting next someone younger than him? So fucking what?

What the fuck are your comments implying?

JulyMom Mon 07-Jan-13 22:21:44

Well done for what exactly?

Sorry for my above post - copied the wrong post

"Ha, thanks! She was due on the 18th of August so was fretting about being on the other end of that scale.. There was a point during labour where I realised she was going to cost me an extra year of childcare too!"

Nice. Lovely.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 07-Jan-13 22:28:11

I read that in a lighthearted way. I am a late August baby, I don't think I was ever worried about being the youngest in the class, I quite liked it.

hatgirl Mon 07-Jan-13 22:36:33

woah JulyMom you have taken that waayy too personally. The July - Oct time period is a tricky one to navigate because you either end up with the oldest children or the youngest children in the class, for some children it can make a real difference to how ready/not ready they are for school.

difficultpickle Mon 07-Jan-13 22:38:21

It does mean an extra year of childcare costs if you have a baby born early Sept. Ds was due in August and about half of my NCT lot were due and had babies early Sept. It seemed odd sending ds to school when his friends were a few weeks younger and had another year at home/nursery.

Meglet Mon 07-Jan-13 22:42:29

I've had to suck up the extra year of childcare costs, thanks to DD being an early Sept baby. Minor (but expensive) 'irritation'. She's due to start this Sept, but is already very, very ready for it.

rubyrubyruby Mon 07-Jan-13 22:44:22

Looks like Julymom either joined or name changed for that input too.

rubyrubyruby Mon 07-Jan-13 22:45:19

........ let's hope AugustMom doesn't show up!

FebruaryMom Tue 08-Jan-13 00:11:57

It's always fucking raining on my kids' birthdays.

I hate February.

mam29 Tue 08-Jan-13 01:30:06

feb mum my eldest is feb too.

My middle dd is 16th september she was due on 24th.

Dident occur to me until last year how frustrating it is.

only this month we getting free 15hours as its term after 3rd birthday is he was 3 in december she ould have got funding in jan so few weeks instead i paid 2terms preschool to hold her place.

Most of her freinds go to school this september
she cant start until sept 2014 im thinking she be bored and more than ready.

2009 was bit of a boom year im hoping school application time that most of babies born earlier year and gets same school has her older sister.

makes things tricky for younger brother too hes april 2011 so cant start when hes 4half year later in 2015. seems weird i can defer him until term after 5th birthday but I cant start daughter earlier.

I was july baby. I dont think all younger ones are disadvantaged some appear to do quite well. I was july born and hubby 31st august he moans he felt disadvantaged in rugby.

Then in scotland they have different cut off dates again.

Mollymod Tue 08-Jan-13 11:31:48

But, the fact is that there are significant differences to be played out by just a single day's birthday difference..

Sorry JulyMom, but as people have said it was all lighthearted- of course I would have happily had her arrive on time (and certainly when 14 days overdue was wishing she had)!

IceNoSlice Tue 08-Jan-13 11:39:06

Matters for sport. Apparently there was a study in the US a few years back and a disproportionate number of pro sports players had Jan/Feb/March birthdays (little league over there goes on calendar years). They're a bit older so bigger and stronger and likely to do well, doing well = enjoying it more = carrying on with it.

Mine has an August birthday. Am happy that he'll go to school earlier as I'd rather he was stretched than bored. Hopefully he'll be emotionally ready.

IceNoSlice Tue 08-Jan-13 11:39:54

I guess my point is that you win some, you lose some.

Lancelottie Tue 08-Jan-13 13:48:45
11112222 Tue 08-Jan-13 16:31:37

Lancelottie - Thanks, I've always wondered about that scenario. I wonder what they did in the end?

Erebus Tue 08-Jan-13 22:21:33

I was really wondering about that (the twins spanning midnight) too!

FWIW, in the UK, I would have bribed the midwife to put Sept 1st on a birth certificate if a DC was born at 11:59 on Aug 31st. All statistics point to older DC doing better certainly at school if not 'in life' in general. Note I put statistically, so that those who pile on to tell us how brilliantly their Aug 31st 4 year old is doing can step away now- unless they are keen to prove they don't understand what statistics are and mean!

Had I been younger, ie with more 'conception time' to play with, I would have attempted a mid Jan birthday to advantage my DC in both possible education systems, the one they were born into abroad, and here. As it is, they're both May! (though a MC in between would've been Feb).

Oxbridge is disproportionately filled with 1st term birthdays, too, Ice.

Finally, I recall in the Sloan Ranger Handbook or maybe Diary (anyone remember that?!) that they mentioned Breeding Season, for gun dogs, horses- and parents- in order to try and make sure Hugo or Jocasta was amongst the eldest at Harrow or Downe House, I gather grin.

tiggytape Tue 08-Jan-13 22:50:04

Many teachers (if they give it any thought or planning) aim for a September baby. That way they can have the Summer holiday off work without it counting as maternity leave, not be teaching in the last weeks of pregnancy and maximise their time at home with the baby by not having 'wasted' any maternity leave before the baby is born. Plus the baby has the advantage statistically of being born Sept - Dec.

Of course a lot of teachers don't give it any thought or planning, but its considered a good way to plan it if you do.

bigTillyMint Wed 09-Jan-13 07:39:43

Icenoslice "Matters for sport. Apparently there was a study in the US a few years back and a disproportionate number of pro sports players had Jan/Feb/March birthdays (little league over there goes on calendar years). They're a bit older so bigger and stronger and likely to do well, doing well = enjoying it more = carrying on with it."

Interesting - DS was a March baby and is doing OK with fotball (and is now the tallest in his team - who have birthdays throughout the year) DD is end of July (and pretty petite) but is doing OK with gymnastics.
DH was born in Dec and was the youngest in his year in NZ (also probably one of the shortest). Didn't stop him getting to national levels in tennis and football as a youth.

bigTillyMint Wed 09-Jan-13 07:42:38

tiggy My mum was a teacher and I was due about the 20th Augusthmm. I arrived 3rd September and was always the oldest in my year!

I am a teacher. DD is end of Julyhmm

IceNoSlice Wed 09-Jan-13 10:17:36

BigTilly - good to hear! Both DH and I are were quite sporty. DS is a big baby 98th centile. So hopefully being a young 'un won't hold him back smile

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