I don't mind answering you questions about child care. Paige was attending child care 5 days a week until the middle of july this year and now attends child care 4 days week for 5 out of 6 weeks and 5 days on the 6th week.
As she spends one night/day a week with her father (we are seperated and have been since Paige was 6 months old) depending on his work rostered days off.
I suppose because I had her in care from such an early age (9mnts - which was very diffficult for me, I envied the mums who stayed at home) her development went along in leaps and bounds. Particular now that she is talking, really is stringing words together, quite a little chatter box. She loves the interaction with the other children.
The child care centre that she attends (Uni child care centre - as I work at the Uni of Tas) do developmental programing for each child covering all areas of development, which the parents get a notice approx. every 2 weeks at what they area they are concentrating on, giving a list of activities they are doing to help the childs development. I could go on and on.
She is a happy and active little girl, and even now the changes in contact with her father has adjusted to the new routine of mummy, care, daddy, care and so on.
I don't mind you asking questions, feel free to ask as many as you like.
Rachel, TAS (Paige 21/6/02)