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Child Care Options For Working Parents

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For working parents, finding the right child care options for their children can be a difficult task. There are many different options out there but when it comes to taking care of your child, you will want the best. You will want your child to be engaged and have learning opportunities while they are being cared for. You will not just want a babysitter that lets your child watch TV or play on a tablet all day. Below are some of the child care options and the benefits that they offer your children.

  1. Nanny. One of the more popular options for child care for working parents is to hire a nanny. A nanny is a person that can come into your home and watch your children while they are in their own element. This can provide several benefits over other child care options. Because the nanny is only watching your children and not several others, they will be able to give them specialized attention. You get to choose exactly who you want to take care of your children. A nanny can form a close bond with your children and will follow your direction when it comes to teaching them values. You can also ensure that you are hiring someone that will engage and teach the children as opposed to putting them in front of a television all day. The cost for a nanny can range between $350 and $700 a week.

  2. Day Care Center. Another option for child care is to send your child to a day care center. These day care centers will always have a full staff available. This is great because you will not have to worry about your nanny or babysitter getting sick and not being able to make it. These centers will often be full of activities, games, and learning experiences for the children so that they are completely engaged all day. The cost for these centers can be high at an average of $972 a month but the learning and quality care may be worth the price.

  3. Relatives. A grandparent, sibling, or other relative may also be a great option when it comes to taking care of your kids.  They will often charge less than a nanny and may even do the job for free. A family member such as a grandparent will have a genuine love and interest in the child. They will want to make sure that they are properly cared for.

These are just some of the child care options for working parents. Each of these have benefits and each option can provide the child with a nurturing and caring environment.