(Closed) which child care would you pick?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which child care sounds better? (see first post for details)
    large day care center : (25 votes)
    58 %
    in-home day care : (18 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I, personally, would go with the actual daycare.  Germ exposure will be the same anywhere.  I would feel safer with a state inspected facility where my child’s developmental needs are recognized and nourished.  

    Post # 4
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    526 posts
    Busy bee

    Double post

    Post # 5
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    526 posts
    Busy bee

    Hmm so Tuff. I have a 5 month old.. 

    I have seen some nasty nanny cam video that made me sick. Hold my child and cry. I don’t think I could ever do a. Home day care. My sister has a 4 year old. She goes to a large daycare center/starter school Called sprouting ivy. On their website, is surveillance!! You can watch all rooms, play ground, etc.  I love watching my niece! I live the next state over. 

    I’d have to choose the large daycare center.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    as a child i had a in home daycare i went to. i lovd it.but from a parent viewpoint i think i would choose daycare center. What happens whne the babysitter is sick and you have to go to work?? a daycare has many staff members, while at home only has one.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Darling Husband and I have been discussing the same thing. There’s an in home daycare that we could use for $400 a month or a center for around $800 a month. Of course the in home would be great cuz it’s cheaper and she came recommended by a friend of DH’s. But then we talked about what @Jen51287:  said. If she’s sick then what would we do? We’d have to miss work. And her hours are from 7-5:30 versus the daycare being 6:30-6:30. So even though we’d be saving a ton of money we’re probable going with the center.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would do in home daycare, that is what we have our son in.  Then again my in home daycare is also licensed.  I love the personal interaction that my son gets, 1 on 1 all the time. She has at most on a busy day is 9 kids thats it. 

    Post # 9
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    709 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If there is no state inspection, does that mean she isn’t licensed? Because that would throw me off right there. A licensed in-home would still be subject to random state inspections. 

     

    Im the lead teacher of an infant room about the size of the daycare you’re looking at. I’m on the floor all day playing with the babies unless they need something. They all get to be on their own routines. I guess I would be worried that the different ages in children would interfere (I don’t know if this is exactly the word I’m looking for) with the care of an infant. 

     

    Just my two cents 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee

    I voted for the daycare.  I’m a former nanny and while I feel like I was very good at my job, if I wasn’t the parents wouldn’t have always known.  This even applies to little things, like if there was a day I was really tired I might let them watch way more t.v. than I knew the parents would have approved.  Again, that’s just something small, what about something more dangerous?  

    As a child I went to an inhome daycare and have some pretty negative memories about it (I remember her slapping her own daughter, my brother choking on a button and just being afraid of her in general) even worst, my parents eventually stopped taking us to them because the husband was arrested for attempting to molest one of the daughters friends, scary!!  I never told my parents about the abuse I witnessed or about fearing the sitter, not until many years later.

    People in daycares are more accountable.  There’s others watching and often cameras.  With my experience in childcare I would think a reputable daycare is a much safer way to go.

    Good luck!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am completely biased. One day a week I take care of two kids in my home and nanny outside the home the other four days.  I personally would not put my child in a large daycare setting especially for the first year of their life.  They literally will sit in a bouncer/car seat, etc for the majority of the time. 

    My daughter went to a in-home daycare that was run by a married couple.  They were amazing!  You get the consistency of a family feel, were licensed by the state, could use child care benefits, home cooked meals, etc.  They also came highly recommended and I personally loved her upon meeting her.  

     

    I would check out a few more in-home daycares before moving forward.  The more you see the more comfortable you will feel.  Trust your gut.  You’ll know what’s right and what’s not.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    my mom had an in home preschool/daycare in our house when i was growing up (she had it for 18 years) so i really am partial to in home daycares BUT she was regulated by the state of CA so she had inspections done and had to have a license. she was also a former elementary school teacher and has her teaching credential. her daycare was montessori based which i like. i think in your case, i would go with the large daycare because it makes me nervous that the in home one isn’t licensed by the state. there’s also a pretty huge age gap between your son and the next youngest in her care. you want your son to be around other babies similar in age to him (for now anyways. once he’s a bit older- like around 2ish- then it’s good for him to be around different ages. my mom was licensed for 12 kids ages 2-5). 

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @baletrina:  +1.  That is how my daycare feels like, more like family setting than center setting. 

     

    My daycare lady has been doing daycare for over 25 years.  I worked in a center myself and honestly I would never ever put my child in a center. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @baletrina:  they will not literally sit in a bouncer or a swing all day. Like I said, I’m on the floor all day with my babies. Sometimes they get bored and get put in a jumper or something. That actually really offends me.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @marjojo: State inspections are very serious. We are even participating in a program cackled Early Achievers that ranks your daycare on a scale of 1 to 5. And yes, care is included in that. They come into your class and watch you multiple times. I don’t know if your state participates in it yet, but it’s something to look into.

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