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What is Daycare? Everything you Need to Know About Family Child Care Homes

Daycare or family child care home is a child care facility run out of one’s own home. Child care, or otherwise known as daycare, is the care and supervision of a child or multiple children at a time, whose age ranges from 6 weeks to thirteen years. Almost one-quarter (23.4 percent) of children under the age of five are in some form of organized child care arrangement, which includes day care centers, nurseries, and preschools. Choosing a Daycare When choosing a daycare here are some leading reasons behind the choice of child care preference. Parents in Canada cited various reasons for their decision to use a particular type of child care. The majority, one-third (33%) of parents indicated that the location of the child care service was the leading reason behind their decision. This w...

How I found a ‘daycare near me’ and a helpful list for your child care search!

A popular search amongst the search engines are parents or guardians looking for a “daycare near me”. I know from experience this is one of the toughest things to do is to find a reputable daycare within a decent proximity of where you live. I’ve created a list of websites and search tips for finding a daycare near you. Hopefully this list will help you with your search. Please feel free to share with expecting parents or parents to be. And remember start your search as early as possible, spots do fill up fast. I found a daycare near me by word of mouth, I wish I had the online tools to put together a list of daycares in my area. Thankfully, I found a Grandmother who only took teachers kids along with her Grandkids. And because my mother was a preschool teacher, available...

3 Reasons Being a Childcare Provider is Awesome

People often ask me about my job as a nanny. Do I really like it? Is it a job I plan to do for the rest of my life? Do I work for a good family? Does it make me want kids of my own? Being a childcare provider has its challenges. From common-place dirty diapers all the way to temper-tantrums that make us feel like crazy people, sometimes it is a very hard job. Sometimes it feels like all of our efforts go unnoticed and are ineffective. But at the end of the day, being a childcare provider is one of the coolest, most rewarding jobs around. 3 Reasons Being a Childcare Provider is Awesome We Receive A Lot of Love As a nanny, I receive daily hugs, kisses, loving tackles, etc. Now, the guidelines may be a little different for day cares- I’m not really sure if you are allowed to get cute li...

The Snuggle Is Real At Daycare

Sometimes I find myself waking up in the middle of the night thinking about the daycare kids. Recently I’ve been thinking about one of my daycare graduates. Yesterday was her first day of kindergarten. I guess that’s why she’s been on my mind, you see she’s growing up and on to new adventures. My mind kept going back to a time I got to see her right after the family came back from maternity leave. They were dropping off her baby sister to start daycare. If I remember correctly, daycare graduate was unsure about giving me a hug. Mom reassured her that she only had to give me a hug if she wanted to, so I respected that and didn’t ask for one. Moments before they were about to leave and when I least expected it “she” decided to give me a hug. It was a...