Mum horrified by four-year-old’s super strict nursery schedule

A mum was left shocked by the exhausting schedule her her child was expected to follow at nursery after being told the four-year-old was “not doing well”.

When dropping off her daughter, the parent asked staff for an update on the youngster’s progress, but was told her child needed to focus more in “all subjects”.

Concerned, the Aussie mum tracked down the daily schedule for the nursery which her child had to follow between 7am and 6.30pm each day.

At the £64-per-day pre-school, the regime included classes in maths and engineering, history, creative arts and science and technology between 9am and 12.40pm.

There was a short “progressive morning tea” in the middle of these lessons and afterwards the kids are given a 30 minute long “progressive” lunch.

This means that, rather than there being a set lunch break the children can eat whenever they are hungry.

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Also in among the lessons are PDHPE (personal development, health and physical education) and Pre-Literature.

Between 1.30pm and 2pm children are guided through meditation before learning about “news, letters and booklet” until 3.45pm.

There will then be “free discussion time: and a “progressive afternoon tea”.

The mum-of-two was surprised by the complicated schedule and posted a photo of their classes to Facebook.

Se wrote: "Is this what preschoolers are meant to be learning in a long day centre every day in their class? Or is it just me thinking this is really ridiculous?"

"Yesterday as I was dropping off my four year old, I asked the new hired head teacher with a primary education degree how my daughter is going. She kept shaking her head, and said 'She's not doing well at all’.”

The mum continued: “And I said 'Oh really? In what ways and in which subjects?' and the teacher replied 'In all subjects. She has no concentration in all subjects'.

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"I looked at her schedule and no wonder why my four-year-old has no concentration."

Other parents were equally shocked and expressed their concern, according to the Daily Mail.

One said: "The teacher has forgotten where she is teaching. This looks like my high school kids' timetable."

Another added: "A four-year-old has limited concentration anyway, that's a harsh routine. I'm all for kids going to school at four to five, but they should be learning to socialise, interact, learn through play and enjoy their early school years.”

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