DAYCARE OR SITTER

JAWANDA - posted on 07/16/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I START BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT MONTH, AND IM UNDECIDED IF I SHOULD LET MY 3 YONGER CHILDREN ATTEND DAYCARE, OR JUST LET A SIITER WATCH THEM. I THINK THEY NEED DAYCARE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THEY NEED STRUCTURE. WHEN WE ARE IN CHURC THEY ARE SO EMBARRASING. THEY YELL AND LAUGH OUT LOUD, THEY TRY TO GET DOWN AND RUN AROUND THE CHURCH, ONE SUNDAY I WAS GETTING UP BECAUSE MY 1 YEAR OLD WAS ACTING UP, I WAS GOING INTO THE OVERFLOW ROOM AND THE PREACHER STOPPED ME, WHILE HE WAS PREACHING AND SAID" NO DARLING DONT GET UP AND GO INTO THE OVERFLOW ROOM THE BABY ISN'Y BOTHERING ME". THAT WAS A EMBARASSING MOMENT! I CONT HAVE ANYMORE OF THEM. BUT THEN AGAIN I DONT WANT SOMEONE TO BE TOO STRICT WITH THEM. IM CONFUSED PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Debbie - posted on 08/04/2009

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How about a home daycare. You can get one who is certified, only has a small amount of children which means great socialization opportunities plus one on one attention. And, you can get loads of references and background info. Best number is four to six children, and more than 5 years experience. One who has been in the buisness for more than 10 years is definitely a keeper (if references check out)! Write your questions up before the interview at her house, watch her and the kids together, do a surprise drop in after if you feel comfortable about the interview, and talk with the moms. The state has a list of certified home care providers or go to care.com. Good luck!

Lakeisha - posted on 08/04/2009

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I would recommend a daycare if you have trust issues like me lol. I don't want people in my house, because my house is my personal space. Plus, with a daycare you can do an extensive free background search.

Danielle - posted on 07/31/2009

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I would say daycare. Unless there are unusual circumstances. I'm keeping my child at a sitter simply because he has asthma and the sitter doesn't mind taking him to the doctor for me when I can't miss class. The only problem I see with a daycare is how strict some can be. We have a daycare that if a child runs fever while cutting teeth the child has to go home! I have been having the same battle and there are pro's and con's for both. I feel that at a certain age children need structure, that's why I'm going to put my son in daycare when he turns 3. Hopefully by then he won't be as sick!!! I want him to be ready for school when the time comes.

Jill - posted on 07/29/2009

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Daycare! You never know what will happen with a babysitter unless you have cameras. Still, it's best to play it safe.

Nicole - posted on 07/24/2009

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I agree that a daycare provider would be best. They would get the structure they need as well as a chance to gain some new friends. They are more reliable best of all you won't have to worry about your house being trashed and you being the one to clean up when you get home.

Lyndsay - posted on 07/23/2009

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The benefits of a daycare are the structured programs, which cater to your child's developmental needs. However, you may be able to find enriched home care, which is basically a baby sitter who belongs to a bigger organization and who recieves these activities from the company. That way your kids still get the stimulation of a daycare centre but are still in a comfortable home environment. This is what I've chosen for my son, the company is called WeeWatch if you want to look it up.

Kristina - posted on 07/18/2009

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As a daycare provider......I say daycare. They pp has a point on the reliability factor of a sitter. The daycare will be a more structured setting and will help with the socializing. Just make sure that they offer a curriculum and are state licensed so that your children will get the type of care they deserve.

Nicole - posted on 07/17/2009

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well i have some of the same problems i have a 5 year old a 3 year old and my youngest is turning one next month a daycare you now you will have a sitter well i have had problems with because they dont always show up or call and say they cant make it so i would say daycare then that daycare will have a routine with them i now it is hard and i really try to depend on my family which doent always work

With the unsureness of the way they will dicipline a good daycare will tell you what they do and asked if it is ok if you dont like the way they do it most will do what you ask and respect the way you want them to be diciplined

hope i helped

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