Childcare is not one size fits all. Some families love the structure and social aspects of daycare, while others find the flexibility and attention their child receives with a nanny something they cannot live without. Making the choice between daycare and nanny care is not always simple as both options come with benefits and challenges. During my childcare coaching sessions, I emphasize to families the importance of understanding the industry standards, assessing the details of their family’s needs and parenting style and educating themselves beyond the commonly discussed pros and cons of daycare vs nanny to find the best match. This series was created not to suggest that one type of care is better than the other but rather to point out some of the differences that you may have not thought through to assist you in making the best decision for your family.
Why Is The Morning Routine So Important To Consider?
Let's face it... mornings are tough for many of us! They were difficult for me before a child but now with the sleepless nights and a little monkey that somehow always ends up in our bed by morning, its really impossible to get out the door early with ease. Even if you are a morning person and your child sleep well in their own bed, getting your family moving fast enough to get out the door at a set time each day can be stressful. So lets consider the pros and cons for daycare and nanny for the morning routine.
The Conclusion: Nanny Care For The Win!
At the end of the day... there is no real winner or looser... just a simple comparison to help you determine what is going to be the best situation for your overall family. I know many parents who love the routine and schedule of daycare. Some kids do really well in the morning or wake up so early that getting out the door by 8am is not an issue :)
Keep in mind that nanny care is only as good as the nanny herself! If your nanny is late constantly or does not assist you in the morning to make your life easier as a parent than it is the individual that is an issue not the option of nanny care.
Morning routine is definitely an important factor to consider but it's not the only one that should be used to determine what childcare option is best for you. Stay tuned to this comparison series to learn more and check out how daycares and nannies match up for Outdoor Play Time!
Choice Parenting Childcare Consulting would love to help you decide which type of childcare matches your unique family and teach your the best process to find, hire and keep a healthy relationship with a quality daycare, nanny, nanny-share or au pair. To learn more about our Childcare Coaching Services or to Schedule a Free Phone Consultation visit: www.choice-parenting.com
Hi! I am Holly...
For over a decade, my career focus has been centered in and around NYC in the childcare, education, and family support industries.