I've had and run as a daily as well as used in competition a Clio 2, Megane 225, and a Clio IV. I currently run a meg 265 as a daily.
The Clio 2 is getting older now, and I'd hesitate to recommend it for a daily when kids are involved due to its age and size.
The 225 was definitely fun, and hugely rapid, but does lack the playful nature of the Clio 2.
The meg 3 is again not as raw as the meg 2, but more capable again, and access to the rear for kids is fine. Unless you're in a tight park. 😅
If the priority is daily, go the meg 3. If the priority is trackwork then I'd aim f