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21/05/2014 at 14:07
Just a quick question if you don't mind.
My son is 21 months old and currently my mum has him mon-wed whilst I am at work, then I'm with him Thurs-Sun. I am looking at maybe putting him in a nursery January next year as I think I need to for the whole detatchment thing and also to get him used to being away from me/my mum during the day.
He is my 1st child so this is all new to me but I will start out with 2 half days Mon and a Weds then build him up gradually. How does the whole nursery/primary school thing work? By Jan next year he will be 2 Yrs and 3 Months old. Would I put him in a private nursery or school run nursery and at what age should he be in full time nursery and is it a govenment requirement.
Thank you everyone in advance
21/05/2014 at 14:26
school run nurserys wont take children until the term after they are 3 normal, legally he doesnt have be in formal education until his 5th birthday
21/05/2014 at 14:47
Thanks sleepy, I will look at private nurserys then and look into putting him in a school run nursery after his 3rd birthday.
21/05/2014 at 21:18
Some schools will take them from 2, but you have to pay. From the term after their 3rd birthday they get 15 hrs of funded time. In schools this is usually on a half day basis, but some do whole day sessions. Private nurseries take from 6 or so months up to school age and you have more flexibility with the hours, but they are often very expensive. I would contact some local schools and nurseries and see what they offer.
21/05/2014 at 21:20
21/05/2014 at 21:22
Oh and nursery is not a requirement. They don't legally have to be in any form of school or nursery until the term they turn 5. I would highly recommend it though as it brought my eldest on no end and starting school won't be an issue for her at all. She started doing 2 afternoons a week from 2 until she had the funding at 3 when she went every afternoon for a year, then every morning.
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