If you are looking for child care in Baldivis or other Perth suburbs, you may be choosing between a child care centre and finding a nanny. There are plenty of both in the Baldivis and Perth areas. There are reasons to use a child care centre and reasons to use a nanny. We would like to go over the respective pros and cons of each option.
Pros and Cons of Hiring a Nanny
Probably the biggest benefit of having a nanny care for your child is that the child gets to stay home. Another benefit: your child gets one on one attention from the carer.
The biggest reason to worry about a nanny is that there is no system of checks and balances. The nanny is alone with your child all day. However, the biggest drawback of all for those who choose a nanny is that there is no child care benefit for families who hire a nanny. It all has to come out of your pocket. Often, women are faced with the prospect of a large proportion of their pay going towards a nanny.
Pros and Cons of a Child Care Centre
The biggest drawback of going to a child care centre is having to go there and back. Some parents may worry whether their child will “fit in,” but those worries usually prove to be unfounded.
The biggest reason in favour of child care is the child care benefit that can defray a huge portion of the cost of child care. In addition, child care centres use the Early Years Learning Framework; your child learns a lot in a preschool. They learn critical thinking and refine motor skills. They have a huge head start for school. Most of all, though, they gain experience in socialising with other children their age. This is a great “head start.”
Cuddles Child Care Centre
To learn more, contact the Cuddles Childcare Centre nearest you.