Emmy LOVES pre-school, she has been attending for a while now. She was 3 in February so now recieves her 15 hours of government funding.
Now being only just 3 I have NO intention of sending her to pre-school for all of those 15 hours – this is for a few reasons:
- I am at home so would feel bad sending her to school when I’m at home anyway
- She gets very tired still
- We can still have playdays with our other pre-school age friends
- There are far too many years to come when she HAS to attend every day
- I enjoy having her here with me
I was advised by Emmy’s school to put her name down for the full 15 hours even though they know I have no intention of sending her to all of those 5 sessions.
I have always make it very clear that she can not manage 5 sessions a week yet and we will build up gradually in our own time.
The school are fine with this, they are happy, Emmy is happy and this situation works for us.
I do give Emmy the choice too – She loves going so when I ask her in the mornings she will often say Yes she wants to go and we do. I’m happy to be led by her and take her lead (although I do insist she goes at least twice a week).
Now I’m passing over to you to debate this one:
Am I wrong in putting her name down for all the sessions and not using them?
Points to consider:
- I was advised to do so
- The school isn’t full so I’m not taking a space which is needed by someone else