I have a daughter who will be 4 in July. In the UK she will start school in September. We are planning to make the move to Adelaide, but are unsure of the best time regarding her starting school. She is desparate to start school and I have concerns over moving her to Adelaide, to then have to put her in a combination of Kindergarten and daycare until she Sept 2011 (when I believe she can start school in Oz).
We (my OH and I) hope that we will both have full time jobs, so she will need before and after Kindergarten care as well, which I am lead to believe is not available at the same location - everyone says Kindy is 9 -3.....
That could mean very complicated childcare arrangements for the first year, whcih might unsettle her.
Can anyone who works FT and has kids of this age or anyone who has been through this, please advise on whether there are places (like in the UK) where they can have full-time day care with funded pre-school built in? Or whether some kindergartens have pre-post care etc etc.
I'm confused! But desparate to get to Oz - we really do not want to delay until Sept 2011.