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#26 loubee

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

In WA we have 2.5 days 8.40am - 2.45pm - I work part time (2.5days a week) so on one kindy day I drop off and pick up. No work on the other so I can come to kindy and to help out. It's a choice we have chosen to make.

QUOTE (Soccer Mum @ 18/04/2012, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont really think its fair that kinder is free and ldc with kinder costs the same as ldc (well thats my understanding).

Why would the govt support ldc any more than they already do through the childcare rebate? Your child at LDC is being child minded with the additional service of a kindy program. Kindy/Kinder is funded by the education dept (depending on your state) and it's primary purpose is education and school readiness not child minding.

Edited by loubee, 18 April 2012 - 09:30 PM.


#27 Expelliarmus

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Stay at home parent or one is a teacher ... you do realise that teachers work full time hours - yes? Perhaps not ...

QUOTE (CallMeAl @ 18/04/2012, 08:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not meaning any offense but... why is it that you leave school at 5.30? I thought most teachers can leave when school finishes, at 3 or so...

I am just really unsure why people think this. Maybe I am in a preparation induced haze but do people think great lessons come out of no preparation, planning or set up at all?

Think about the logic of the teacher comment. If there has to be a teacher there to greet your child and there has to be a teacher there to collect your child from - WHO is there for your class while you are collecting your child?

Srsly. Logic fail.

*As I said, in a complete preparation haze atm and may have a short fuse ...

#28 Mumblebee

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

Oh dear CallMeAl. You suggested that teachers aren't doing anything Speshal by working outside of school hours? Because it's not like anyone else does that. Lol!
In my state as a tracher, which i now am, you get paid $80K in the state system, once you've done the job for 4 years. Don't tell me you're hard done by on that money if once a term you have to work the typical hours of an actual professional. I've had a real job, and it sucks. You should try it, and then see how much you love teaching.





#29 ubermum

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

Err Derrr. Doesn't everyone know that teachers start at 8.45am and finish at 3.30pm and get 12 weeks off per year due to school holidays. Makes you wonder why they always want more money the lazy, greedy buggers wink.gif

#30 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

QUOTE (Mumblebee @ 19/04/2012, 12:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh dear CallMeAl. You suggested that teachers aren't doing anything Speshal by working outside of school hours? Because it's not like anyone else does that. Lol!
In my state as a tracher, which i now am, you get paid $80K in the state system, once you've done the job for 4 years. Don't tell me you're hard done by on that money if once a term you have to work the typical hours of an actual professional. I've had a real job, and it sucks. You should try it, and then see how much you love teaching.

Say what?

No one claimed teachers were doing anything Speshul. Just stating a fact. Full time teachers find it no easier to juggle part time kinder/pre-school than the rest of the full time working population. Because they also work full time hours, not school hours.

Which state gets $80K in the state system after 4 years? I'd like to work there - I'll only be getting $66K next year.

Teaching is a real job but given your ability to express yourself here, I'm not sure you're really doing it well, if at all.

#31 Ruby Gloom

Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

I've chosen a LDC (attached to my son's school where I hope to return to teaching) for my DS#2. It has a preschool program when he is old enough, which is important to me, but has the bonus of LDC hours.

When DS#1 was in 3 year old preschool there was no way I could have taught. The hours are just not compatible with working. Even teaching ;-)

#32 ladyantebellum

Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

DS1 goes to a preschool program run at a preschool/LDC. Theres no way i could get him there at 9 and out by 3 (and Im a teacher! Am at work by 8.15 out at 4.30). Next year he is at 4 yo kinder and can go preschool hours as im off on mat leave.
eta - ive got no family nearby to help and DH is a farmer so hours are varying so couldnt rely on him being able to do earlier pickups of drop offs.

Edited by ladyantebellum, 03 September 2012 - 05:06 PM.


#33 Bluenomi

Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

My current plan is to be on maternity leave so I can deal with the silly 2 days one week and 3 the next system we have. If that doesn't work it's either preschool via childcare or work part time hours if I can convince work to let me

#34 sophiasmum

Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:40 AM

We never did preschool for this exact reason (the hours didn't suit us) so we kept them in long day care until school, then use after school care.




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