What do other parents think of the different methods of nursery setting. Im not sure which one to choose. I could send my daughter to a children centre where its child based learning run around and learn by themselves or I could send her to a nursery connected to a primary school where it is rountine play read eat and do as the teacher says. both are good in their own way what have you choosen Im torn between the two .
DS is hopefully going to one connected to a school, but it's very much learning through play, child led, no structured activity at all really. Of course the teachers interact with the children and encourage learning by asking questions, but there are no expectations made of them. I'd go for this over a more structured environment, but if it's likely that the one connected to the school will help her transition to school later then that might be something to think about as well.
Most school hours don't necessarily fit in with work times either though. I'm not working but I am at uni and DS goes to a childminder while I'm there - she's happy to pick up from preschool when he starts, which is good.
Im not at work so the time its run is ok for me. I like the idea of her just playing and learning that way but it worries me when she starts primary school she wont be able to concentrate. Then if she is put to a strict rountine she may get bored or rebel like I heard of children doing because to much pressure put on them at a young age but this way she will have more chance of reading at five and being ready for primary school. Then I have heard that other countries dont start teaching at all till the child is 5 or 7 and they are doing well. This is only nursery can you imagine me with secondary.
I wouldn't worry about her not being able to concentrate - reception is very big on learning through play, child led learning etc now anyway. And remember they will have children from all sorts of situations - some from academic nurseries, some from free-play nurseries, some who have been at home, with various levels of parental involvement. They're not expected to be able to read by the time they start