(Closed) Daycare Question?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: would it bother you knowing the provider has to drop off the kids with your child in the car

    yes, please explain

    no, not that big of a deal (please explain)

  • Post # 3
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would be terrified of my infant traveling in a van full of kids every day. 🙁 I’m also a FTM so maybe I am paranoid too but that would absolutely freak me out.  How far does she have to go? If it was a couple of back street blocks maybe…..

    Post # 5
    2399 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @trulyblessed:  Hmmm that’s a tough one. I agree with travellingfool.

    Post # 6
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would personally not be comfortable with it. 

    Post # 7
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Nope. Dear Daughter has been with two licensed in-home providers and neither have driven her anywhere. I would not be okay with that, especially with a van full of kids. I know how hard it is to find a provider you click with, but a car ride twice a day every day leaves a lot of opportunity for an accident or something else to go wrong. I would keep looking.

    Post # 8
    6593 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If the school is just around the corner, why doesn’t she walk all the kids to school? I am sure that would make all the parents feel more comfortable!

    Do you feel comfortable requesting this?

    Post # 9
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Oh hell no! I would not be comfortable with that at all.

    Post # 10
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would be fine with it, I guess I don’t see the big deal? My mom was a daycare provider for about 5 years and I remember her making small errands with the kids, including taking a few of them home or to school. I know my cousin’s daycare provider has driven the kids around too, because we had her swing by my house while she was out once. I don’t see the issue.

    Post # 12
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    It wouldn’t bother me especially if it was a fantastic daycare that I loved.  But then again we are looking into childcare providers and we tend to prefer the ones that take the kids out each day whether to the park or just a walk etc.  

    I don’t believe you can live life thinking what if.  They could take your child for a walk and something terrible could happen you just never know.

    Post # 13
    698 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    it really depends how much you trust the care taker. I used to be a nanny and I had full use of the parents personal vehicle because they trusted me. I never had a problem. My bigger concern would be that she is watching school age children with your infant. I’m not a fan of daycare in general but definitely not mixed age.


    Post # 14
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My first instinct was that I am not comfortable with it… However, my sister has been a “nanny” of sorts for a 2 year old little boy (and she has 3 kids of her own) and she’s watched him basically his whole life and she will drive around with him, he is just like one of her kids (and I actually call him my honorary nephew) so in that sense I don’t mind… But she definitely didn’t take him out when he was little little.

    I say go with your gut.  If you aren’t comfortable with it you aren’t comfortable. But I don’t think it will be easy to find someone who wouldn’t leave their house with your child EVER.

    Post # 15
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Umm to me this is a non issue. The issue for me would be not staying home with my kid to begin with. Once you get passed that hurdle I really wouldn’t balk at them driving a few blocks. Honestly I would want my child with someone who would take my child out: trips to the mall, park, doctor’s if necessary. I think you will be hard pressed to find a in home provider who never goes anywhere. Trust is the most important thing here.

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