When you’ve had your baby, going back to work can be a traumatic decision if you don’t have the right care system set up to look after your infant. This video discusses some infant daycare options available to you and how to evaluate them.
Whether you decide on an infant daycare, a nanny, or a home-based day-care who can look after your child while you are at work, it is important to make an informed decision.
Ask your friends and colleagues where they take their children and create a list of possible places to interview and inspect. Don’t simply go with what is closest or easiest. You want the best for your child.
Call and get a feel for each of the options on your list. Notice their availability to answer the phone, what the staff sounds like, and also whether they can give you information over the phone or not. Next, set up an in-person interview. While you are at the facilities, ask what the policies are on raising children, discipline, illness, and also inspect the safety and security measures there. Follow up with an impromptu visit, checking on the happiness and learning environment for the infants.
Get information about an infant daycare before you make a decision. You want to find the best infant daycare for your child when you go back to work.