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Better Planning: Child Care Tips From The Frontline

Hello. I'm a mum with seven children under ten years of age. As you can imagine, all aspects of child care have become the centre of my life. Finding child-friendly products, appropriate play groups and suitable child care facilities are challenges I face on a daily basis. Of course, I'm much more relaxed now after seven children, and I know exactly what products, play groups, and facilities to look for. I figured that other parents might be able to use some of the hacks I've learnt along the way. I hope you find my entries entertaining and informative. Happy parenting!

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Better Planning: Child Care Tips From The Frontline

    Tips On Finding The Right Nanny For A Child With ADHD

    If you have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may have encountered difficulties in finding a babysitter or nanny. Many people are afraid of taking on a child with learning difficulties or behavioural problems, even for a relatively short period of time, and many don't stick around for long. Here are some tips on how to find a reliable nanny for your child. Where to look Ask at school

    Deciding between full day and half day preschool programs

    As children reach preschool age many parents are faced with a decision of whether to enrol their child into a full day or half day program. Here are some of the pros and cons of both options.  Full Day Pros - Children in a full day program get more chance to learn and receive extra formal support so may be quicker to pick up numeracy and literacy concepts. The longer day also makes it easier to combine parenting and a work schedule.

    Considerations When Contemplating Child Care For Your Toddler

    If you do not have the chance to be a stay at home parent, then child care becomes a crucial decision to consider. It should be noted that selecting child care for your toddler is not simply about choosing someone or a facility based on reviews. You need to ascertain that the care that will be given to your child is in accordance to your own type of parenting. This is why it is crucial to have some considerations in mind, as this would enable you to make a decision based on your and your child's individual needs.

    Having fun with space themes in child care

    For centuries people have gazed up to the stars and wondered what is actually going on up there. Kids love to think about space and space exploration. Having a space themed week can be a great way to spice up your child care routine and inject some more fun and learning into your days.  Creative play Setting up a space-scape for your child to explore can be as simple as piling up some pillows and boxes on the ground and covering them with a sheet.

    Integrating technology into child care centres

    Using technology can help carers to manage the other aspects of their child care job so that they can concentrate on the best part of their job - spending time with the kids. Here are some ways that using technology can help reduce the time spent on administration, increase the safety of the centre and help guide continual improvements. Here are some ideas for child care management and workers to integrate technology into their workplace to their advantage.

    Signs That Your Child Might Need Speech Therapy

    Learning to speak clearly takes time for children and it's to be expected that they might mispronounce words, have difficulty with certain letters and letter combinations, and struggle to find the right words at times. While most children will outgrow these habits and learn to speak clearly over the years, some children might benefit from speech therapy. Working with a speech therapist can help them to overcome certain difficulties they may experience and to speak more clearly.