Day Care, Nanny or Au Pair: Making the Best Decision for Your Family

Returning to work after having a child can be nearly as stressful as giving birth. A million things factor into the decision of who to entrust your child to including safety, cost and logistics. Everyone will have an opinion about what’s best but in the end the decision is yours. Selecting a Nanny, Au Pair or Day Care in Aurora Nannies - Whether you choose a ‘live-in’ or ‘live-out’ nanny their job is to provide for your child’s overall well-being during the hours you can’t be Read more [...]

Tips to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Preschool

Parents send their children to preschool for different reasons. For some it’s a form of child care. Others do it to help their children learn valuable social skills and grow accustomed to the school environment before heading off to kindergarten. Whatever the reason it’s important that your kids receive as much benefit as possible from the early learning experience and here are a few tips that may help you help them do just that. Don’t Leave Preschool at School It’s often hard to juggle Read more [...]

Factors that Can Affect the Cost of Day Care

The cost of day care is both absolute and relative. That is, child care centre X costs the same for everyone, but that amount represents a different percentage of income for different families and individuals. A two-income family making $100,000 a year can absorb $8,000 a year in child care costs with relative ease. While a single parent making $30,000 a year would struggle mightily to make payments of that size. For some parents the cost of care is actually greater than the amount of money they Read more [...]

Why Good Quality Day Care Can Accelerate Your Child’s Development

It is easy to find a run-of-the-mill day care, also known as a place to leave your child during the day to keep him or her occupied, but a truly high quality one is not so easy to find. It can serve not only as a way to get you as a parent some free time to carry out your busy schedule during the day, but also as a serious asset to your child’s development. Why is Development During the Early Years So Important? Young children are extremely malleable. While their bodies and minds are still Read more [...]

Avoid a Day Care Provider If…

girl in the chair of the boss warningPutting a child in day care is something every parent finds difficult, but it's something that's often necessary in order to allow you to go back to work and start making some money to pay the bills and put food on the table. The idea of entrusting someone else with the welfare of your child can be nerve wracking and you may even try to find excuses to put it off at first. However, as a company that has been offering a day care service to the communities of Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Stouffvile, Read more [...]