This is a discussion on Should go childcare earlier? within the General Parenting Discussion forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; im pregnant with my no.2 & will be due early april next yr. ive enrolled my no.1 to attend fullday ...
im pregnant with my no.2 & will be due early april next yr. ive enrolled my no.1 to attend fullday childcare, actually had planned to let him start in June next year. But i was advised by family & relatives to let my son start earlier so that he can get used to the surrounding. (my maternity leave will end on 1st week of July'11)
pls advise if i should let my son go in earlier? if so how early? 1mth or 2mths earlier?
forgot to mention, my no.1 is coming 18mths.
Last edited by pkshl; 03-12-2010 at 11:50 AM.
i think you can put your #1 in at 18mths. like mentioned, it gets him more ready and also, IF you plan to put him in CC in june, n by then your #2 is already out. say, what if your son cant adapt well n constantly need you arnd in there? then what about your #2? its quite stressful for both you n your son. at least now that you put him in already, you can let him adapt for the next few mths, so it will be easier for you when your #2 comes.
Yes. You should put #1 into full day cc first.
Let #1 start with 1/2 day CC first... since baby is not out yet...
then once used to the environment, slowly pick him up later (until it gradually becomes full day)...
If you send him to school after baby is out, he will resent it because he thinks that he gotta get out of the house because the baby is here...
Since you mentioned that yr #2 is coming in Apr'11, I strongly advice you enrol yr #1 to start CC in Jan 2011 as that way all 18 mths kids will go in. This way, they can adjust together if you do it in Jun by then the rest of the kids already adapt at CC so you kid may have a harder time to adapt to the area.
My 2 kids are 18 months apart. I let my #1 started playgroup (3 hours/day) about 3 months before my #2 was due so he could get used to it. It took about 1 month for him to adapt to it. And as some of you already said, the reasons I did so:
- I didn't wait that the #2 was born to put him in the playgroup because #1 could feel like that it's because of #2.
- I had time to stay with him at the playgroup for a few days.
- I had more time to spend with #2, especially during the confinement period, without having #1 around.
It's a good idea to let him start half day and gradually increase to full day.