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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

    Is Daycare Right for Your Child? Questions to Ask Yourself

    Many parents need to return to work while their child is still young, either for financial reasons or because they have built careers they don't want to leave behind. When both parents are going back to work, you'll need to arrange for some form of childcare. This comes in various forms, but daycare is popular because it has so much potential for enriching the child's early life. Choosing whether or not to send your child to daycare can be one of the most difficult decisions you'll make during their early years, as there are pros and cons to either side that can have a significant outcome.

    Essential Factors to Look For in Child Care Centres

    Many reasons exist why parents to choose to take their children to child care centres or even for vacation care. The reasons notwithstanding, there are essential factors that one has to consider when choosing child care centres. Accreditation When choosing a care centre, the first thing that you need to check is whether it has accreditation. Having accreditation entails having an up-to-date certification that confers them the authority to operate the facility.

    Encouraging Children to Pick Up a Second Language From an Early Age

    Many people are eager for their children to pick up a second language. Learning a second language from a young age is much easier, as the brain is more malleable and able to pick up new language connection more easily. Here are some easy ways to help children learn a second language.  Listening to songs and music Many nursery rhymes and songs have easy-to-download versions in other common languages. Not only does this teach the kids some easy-to-comprehend language, but also it gives them the practice in hearing different sounds and types of letter pronunciation.

    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.