A Comparison Series on the Benefits and Challenges of Daycares and Nannies: Morning Routine
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
6/7/2019 10:32:04 am
It's good to know that daycare can help to keep your child in a routine. My wife and I want our kids to have a set schedule to operate on. We'll be looking further into our options for daycare programs to keep our children on a routine.
7/18/2019 01:09:31 pm
I like that you mentioned that the morning routine is important to keep intact and daycares can help with their reliable start times. I have a daughter that I've been needing to take care of while the wife and I have to go to work. Maybe getting her in a daycare service will help alleviate some of the stress of getting everything ready before work.
9/18/2019 04:22:04 pm
I totally agree when you said that many daycares have a start time that can help your child keep a routine for breakfast. My sister has still not decided to whether or not taking her son to daycare. I will suggest to her that if she takes him to daycare he will develop socialize with other kids and that can be helpful for him.
3/29/2021 01:02:11 pm
Thanks for pointing out that daycare can give your child the chance to socialize. I want my son to learn social skills, so I'm thinking about taking him to a daycare center while I'm at work. I'm going to look for a good daycare center in the area that I can use.
7/29/2021 03:11:17 pm
My brother has been thinking about getting the right kind of daycare for his kids because he wants to be safer with fewer problems. He would really like to understand that they are being taken care of by a professional in order to be better. I liked what you said about how they can help him start a schedule with the right kinds of meal plans, so that he won't be late from work.
9/3/2021 10:09:16 am
I want to make sure that my son is taken care of while I'm at work. It makes sense that a childcare center would be beneficial. That seems like a good way for him to get the attention he needs.
3/17/2022 04:02:52 am
I was most captivated when you wrote that nanny can provide your kid with one on one attention that they want. This convinced me more to pursue getting a nanny for my child. I will make sure to hire a reliable one when I return to work.
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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.