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Taking them out of preschool for a holiday

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snickersnack Mon 18-Aug-08 22:39:02

dd is starting at an independent preschool attached to our local private school in September - we're looking at skiing holidays for next year and having to take a sharp intake of breath when we look at the costs. We've always gone when it's ultra-cheap (first half of Jan usually) before but half term is astronomically expensive, obviously. I was wondering whether we should just book it for a week during term time - but I've got no experience of preschool and no idea if this would be a problem. Does anyone know what the policy on this usually is? I'll obviously check with the school when she starts, but just wanted to start planning possible options now.

cthea Mon 18-Aug-08 22:41:06

I think they're more lenient at pre-school as schooling is not compulsory at that age. OTOH they may be very precious about this sort of thing. I dunno, just guessing because you said it's a private pre-school.

pofaced Mon 18-Aug-08 22:41:36

If you are paying and it's preschool, you can do what you want... no matter what the school says.... and really, missing a week won't do anyone any harm unless they need extra help (in the which case you'll know this anyway)

snickersnack Mon 18-Aug-08 22:52:42

I suppose it's them being precious that worries me. I know it won't do dd any harm, she'll be fine. But don't want to get off on the wrong foot...

ja9 Mon 18-Aug-08 22:56:19

ime of working in a private school they are more relaxed about you taking children out of school in term time than state schools are.

squiffy Mon 18-Aug-08 23:32:22

I took my DS out of pre-prep 3 times last year....head was fab about all of them and went to great lengths to justify them to me (Birthday Party in Scotland? Marvellous - he'll get to appreciate journeys and be socialising in unfamiliar territory"..."Accompany you on business trip because you will be away a week? Ohhhh, lovely - he will pick up the nuances of a foreign country and will start to see you as a role model outside of the normal mummy context"..."Cheapo holiday? super - you'll have lots of time to relax with him and have fun, and he'll have plenty to talk about in show & tell") It got to the stage I started feeling guilty for not taking him out...

snickersnack Tue 19-Aug-08 20:33:45

Lol squiffy...that would be great. Skiing holiday - lots of fresh air and exercise and will do wonders for her balance and co-ordination...

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