Childhood Diseases

Posted by: erina | 2008/08/01


at what age shoukd a child go to creche?

I have a 15 month old girl. She will be 20 months in Jan 09. I was thinking of putting her into creche next year Jan, is this a good thing? I do not have to put her into creche i coukd keep her at home with me but which is better for her. I was told by the creche they do not do any learning per say and she will also be in the class of 1-2 year childeren when she will already be 20 months and more advanced that most, will that drag her backwards in her development? I have to convice my husband with facts so please help.

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I can see absolutely no reason for your child to go to a creche especially as they have already told you that they do nothing to educate the children. She is much better off at home with you. Then you will also spare her the possible problems we see so often in children who attend creches during the winter months where they often pick up one cold and other respiratory infection after another.

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Posted by: erina | 2008/08/01

Thank you for your thoughts I appreciate the response.

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Posted by: m' s mom | 2008/08/01

i think its a personal choice but i don' t think they benefit from going to the creche earlier than 3 years, other than playing with friends. my daughter is 2 years 3 months and is at home with her childminder and she' s thriving. she gets lots of one-on-one attention and doesn' t seem to be bored. i think if your child is showing signs of frustration and boredom then it might not be such a bad idea. maybe ask the creche to rather put her with the 2-3 year olds and see how she copes. just my thoughts.

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