The other day I visited the city administration about the queue at the kindergarten. I got out of there upset because our turn is seven hundred and we are not in kindergarten this year, and only next April I was advised to come to the reception and try to enroll in preschool for September 2014.
My little girl this November will be knocking for 3 years and with this event my maternity leave will end. And now, for the second day, I have been pondering how to get out of this situation. Now life circumstances are so formed that I have three ways, which I will write about below.
In the modern world, life does not end at public preschool institutions, and you have the right to send your child to a commercial structure. We have a lot of them in the area. One mother from a developing group, where we now go, sends her child to the so-called kindergarten, arranged directly at the apartment. We even argued a bit with her today.
I am not against such formations, but I would not call them proudly kindergartens. They have no documents and all this is good for the time being until something happens to the child. Then it will be possible to look for someone guilty for a long time, because These miracle educators are not responsible for children. The plus of such a place is its low cost. But this option does not suit me.
There is another option with commercial organizations that have all the official papers. We have this in walking distance. Due to the fact that a sign with an English slant hangs on this garden, I suspect that it is expensive. To sum up all of the above, it turns out that I go to work, the child goes to a commercial garden.
Cons of such a decision – I will give a third, and maybe half of my s / n for kindergarten. And if you consider that the first year all the children start to get sick a lot, and you still have to pay for the kindergarten (this is true, too, as long as my speculation), then it will cost us a lot of money. Pros – I will not lose a place in my main job, but I still value her.
I sit at home with a child
This option is that I have been sitting at home for another year, i.e. until the child is 4 years old. I lose my main job in this case. This is the main disadvantage of such a decision.
The experience at the same time is interrupted. And if now my employment record is written in various translations from the position to the position, then these records will break off. When I continue to get a job, for some employers it will matter. Also a minus is the loss of profits in the form of my salary, which I will not receive accordingly.
The advantage of such a decision, of course, is that I can spend a lot of time on my children instead of going out in the office. There will be no worries concerning the eldest daughter about where she is and how she got to the house after school. I can take them to all sorts of activities and to the pool. In general, I will be next to them.
My mother lives very far away from me, but she wants to help us. Therefore, there is another scenario: my mother comes to live with us and stays at home with my children while I work. In this case there is one snag. Mom will not be able to live with us for a long time, the maximum will arrive in November and will leave in March 2014, and then I will still have to arrange a younger daughter somewhere.
Another disadvantage is that my mother is the best, but I cannot communicate with her for a long time, much less live under the same roof. Yes, and I think my mother will also be hard to live not on her territory, where she herself is the mistress.
Advantages of such a decision – my daughter will be with a loved one, she doesn’t put any sores in the kindergarten during the winter, and her mother will take her along with every development. Well, I can work quietly. At least some time!
In general, as you can see, my choice is not easy, and I decided to get an opinion on this issue from readers of Alimero. In your opinion, is it better for a woman to stay at home with children and not to work or by all means try to arrange a child in kindergarten?