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Half days or two full days or nowt?

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Vijac Thu 03-Apr-14 23:06:50

My son will be three in the autumn when my next baby is due and I will go off on maternity. I am thinking that it might be a good idea to put him into a nursery/pre school to give me a break/time with the baby and also to start to develop his school readiness, education, socialisation etc. I can't decide if he would be better off in a school for 5 half days or in a nursery for 2 full days. Feel that the former would benefit him in terms of routine and freshness for learning and i can give baby one to one in morning and focus on him in afternoons. However, that it will mean I never have a non term time full day to take him somewhere, I end up with the tired afternoons and I have to ferry to to and fro every morning regardless of babies schedule. Whereas 2 days mean that I will be able to relax a bit more (on those days only) but not sure he will benefit so much in terms of school readiness. Or is it nice to have both children at home together all the time? Can anyone who's been through this advise?

Vijac Fri 04-Apr-14 08:07:30


AmericasTorturedBrow Fri 04-Apr-14 08:12:12

I personally went for 2 full days mainly because of the faff of nursery run for only 3 hours "break" each day wasn't worth it....

Smartiepants79 Fri 04-Apr-14 08:13:06

As he is three i would say some time in preschool would be a good idea. Some time with them both together is also important in my opinion.
Is there a preschool attached to the school you intend to send him to? Because personally that would be my choice.
Does the preschool only do mornings?
My Dd is 3.8 and her sister is 15 months. She will go to school in September. She has been going to preschool 2 mornings a week and will upping to 3 after Easter. She'll be as ready for school as any 4yr old can be.

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