Hi.. When you send your child to attend Nursery 1, does the school provide school bus? If not, will you allow your helper to bring and fetch your child via public transport?
Most private schools might not have buses. But yes, if I have a maid, budget her bring him home..
My kid is in Nursery. Some of her classmates go home by school bus. Personally, I don't let my helper fetch my daughter. I always bring her to and from school
I think it really depends on the comfort level n relationship between you n your helper. If you have a responsible and reliable helper who has been with you for years why not. That being said i would rather put my kid in the school bus. On the whole i do nor like the idea of my helper going out.Read more
My helper fetches my son in PG by public bus. At first I worried like hell but that was the best option because I was heavily pregnant and she was definitely more fit than me. Now it has been about 1 year and no issue so far. The school bus is crazy expensive and they have fixed timing to pick and send the children. They send children home pretty early at around 5pm when I'm not even home yet, so it does not meet my needs.Read more
My niece attends nursery which provides a school bus. She is at Totsville Montessori School but the school bus fees is exorbitant due to the small supply of students taking school bus in nursery. The distance is less than ten mins but the bus fees is $150. I will not allow my helper to bring my kids to school on public transport like bus but if in taxi I think it is ok. Maybe you can ask if any of the other kids in the school can car pool? Maybe one of the other kids parents or grandparents can follow along in the taxi with your helper to help lookout. School bus will be better because there is an Aunty to look over the kidsRead more
- do u tk it is safe for helper to send /fetch your toddler (18-24mo) to/from school by public transport plus some walking? txs!
I understand when you can't pick up your kid, we get those busy days every now and then. I would ask, how confident is your helper? If you're unsure about your helper's confidence level, I recommend going with her to take your kid to school and bring him home for the first several times, maybe even a week or two! Just until your helper has memorized all the roads, streets, ins and outs, which bus/train to take, where to get a taxi, where to get off, etc. It's about empowering her with the confidence and know-how to take care of your child, the way you would. For additional security, make sure the helper to check in with you regularly - to text or call you when she's leaving the house, when she arrives the school, when they get on the train/bus, etc. At least this way you know her whereabout and your child's. You can also make sure that the school knows your helper has been approved by you as your child's guardian, that she's allowed to bring your child home after school. If it's a trust issue with your helper, then I recommend getting someone else. If you can't trust your helper, then I don't see a reason to insist on leaving your child to her care.Anonymous
I send my child since he was about 8 months oldm reason being there is no one to help, I have no external family or friends who can help. so it's just me and hubby 365 days a year without a break. also when baby goes to school, I can do self care which will help baby too. that way my tolerance level can replenish. whilst he is at school, it is better that he has other babies his age, and things to stimulate him.Wee Qi
As long fever, sore eyes, or coughing with phlegm I will keep at home. Normal flu cough still send to school. Its so common that they get it almost every few weeks, where got enough leave to take to keep at home? Not everyone is blessed with helpers, caregivers etc to take the kids while we work. Not everyone is blessed with good bosses who are ok for you to take leave every few weeks just because you cannot send kids to school due to flu cough.Rose Cheung