I know the playgroup well as my 4 year old went there last year, then left to go to school nursery, but he was at the other end of the age range - that is, he is one of the oldest children in the nursery class - and had outgrown the playgroup.
My instinct to keep him at playgroup, but I don't want him to miss out on any 'educational' aspect of the school nursery.
He is the youngest (and last
) of 6, and I have treated him as my 'baby' a bit too much I think - it doesn't help that he is tiny, and still in 12 - 18 month clothes
- perfectly robust and healthy though and I thought the school nursery might help him mature a bit.
I truthfully only considered the Sure-Start as it very convenient for me, two minutes walk away - I don' think it has any advantages for DS over the other settings.
I will have to go away and do a pros and cons list for each setting I think - have to let school know in two weeks time - so I'd better get on with it