Children Attending More than One Early Childhood Service

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Children can attend more than one ECE service and there can be different reasons why parents may choose to have their children at more than service, e.g.

  • to maximise advantages of different services and the programmes offered for their children. 
  • because a combination of ECE service can better meet the hours of care that they need for their children.  

What effects may this have on a child?  

And what can early childhood teachers do to help smooth the transitions and reduce any problems and negative effects?

Early childhood teachers, service providers and parents share their views, answers and strategies below.


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