Child Care Question

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2013
Child Care Question
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Sat, 02-15-2014 - 7:52pm

Hi,

I'm a nanny and am curious from the parent's perspective how do you decide on hiring a nanny or putting the kids in daycare ? What

sways your decision ?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Sun, 02-16-2014 - 11:06pm

I think trust issues and financial concerns are the big two, as well as the logistical details of having someone in your home versus getting kids to and from day care. I opted for day care because of the "safety in numbers" effect. My babies couldn't talk, but the walls had ears considering there was more than one "teacher," and parents were in and out all day to ensure all was well (keep in mind that I'm old and nanny cams just didn't exist for the masses when my first two were born, LOL).

If I'd had more money, a nanny might have been better for my pumpkins but we do the best we can with what we have at the time. I hope this helps, but I'm giving you a link on the debate that gets more into the nitty gritty. Hope it helps and I wish you the best. Us moms can't thank people like you enough who look after children and keep them safe and happy when we can't be there.

http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/childcare/nannyvsdaycare.html

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Registered: 07-13-2013
Sun, 02-23-2014 - 8:51pm

Thanks ! I'm definitely going to check the site out.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 02-24-2014 - 3:18am

Anytime - let us know how things are going.

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