In our family, our view is that we have "started" preschool at home this year. Although you could argue that we have been home educating since birth! We are using a small amount of formal curriculum this year so in that sense we have started formal homeschooling, although the majority of our day is still very much unstructured.
While the rest of our lives are much the same as last year, I am a lot more intentional about education this year - I think about it a lot, research, plan and choose new books, games and toys with the intent that they are for the benefit of our preschooler's education.
All that said, my eldest child is only 4, turning 5, so isn't due to start formal schooling (called kindergarten in NSW) for another year.
So why have I launched into all this now, rather than waiting another year or two?
Our reasons for starting homeschooling at 4 years:
When did you start homeschooling? Would you do it differently in retrospect?
A mum of two trying to find her way through the Australian school system.