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Choosing childcare


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NCT's Big Weekend 2010
Choosing childcare
Presented by Emily Rittner

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Choosing childcare

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  2. 2. Choosing ChildcareEmily Rittner<br />
  3. 3. If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. <br />Edgar W. Howe<br />
  4. 4. NURSERIES<br />DISADVANTAGES<br />May have a high staff turnover<br />No flexibility<br />Limited input into your child’s routine<br />May have to travel to get there<br />Won’t take sick children<br />
  5. 5. NURSERIES<br />ADVANTAGES<br />Cheaper then home based childcare<br />Broad experience with toys, equipment, activities and people<br />Reliable - open at least 50 weeks a year<br />Can use childcare vouchers<br />Can accommodate different ages<br />
  6. 6. GRANDPARENTS/FAMILY<br />DISADVANTAGES<br />Money - can be a difficult area to navigate<br />Your own choices maybe over ruled<br />Can’t claim childcare vouchers<br />Children may have fewer play-datesand /or activities<br />May struggle with more thanone child<br />
  7. 7. GRANDPARENTS/FAMILY<br />ADVANTAGES<br />Your child will be loved unconditionally<br />Flexible<br />Potentially no travelling<br />Year round emergency cover<br />You don’t have to formallyemploy someone<br />
  8. 8. NANNIES/AU-PAIRS ETC<br />DISADVANTAGES<br />Wear and tear on your home<br />Hidden costs - drop ins/extra classes/nanny’s food<br />Can be hard to assert yourself<br />Have to pay NI and TAX<br />If she is sick it can leave you in adifficult position<br />
  9. 9. NANNIES/AU-PAIRS ETC<br />ADVANTAGES<br />Very personalised care and flexible<br />Does the child/ren’s laundry, shopping, cleaning and cooking<br />Often long term - 1year+<br />Can adapt to changes such as anew baby<br />Can claim childcare vouchers withan Ofsted registered nanny<br />
  10. 10. CHILDMINDERS<br />DISADVANTAGES<br />Can be expensive if you need extra hours<br />Can’t care for a sick child<br />Can’t follow your routines precisely<br />May have to travel to get to her<br />May not be able to accommodate <br /> a sibling due to Ofsted guidelines<br />
  11. 11. CHILDMINDERS<br />ADVANTAGES<br />Clear hours and expectations<br />Can be moderately tailored to your childs normal routine<br />May have a lot of experience to help you<br />Cheaper then a nanny if you have <br /> one child<br />Good access to local playgroups <br /> and other activities<br />
  12. 12. Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.<br />Red Skelton<br />