Child care recommendations in Basking Ridge, NJ area

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Our son James was born in October 8, 2008, and he's the most amazing little boy. I am still on maternity leave, and go back to work until June. I am so grateful that I get so much time with him before I have to go back to work.



I am dreading it, but I have to start looking for child care for him. Does anyone have any recommendations for child care or home sitters in the Basking Ridge, NJ area? I work in Bridgewater, NJ so that's another option for us. I would love to find somewhere that has flexible, part time care. I don't know if this exists. My husband is a pilot and has ays off during the week, so we'd like the option to have my husband care for him on his days off.



Your input and recommendations are greatly appreciated!

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Jamie - posted on 01/18/2009

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Joyce,



Congrats on your little one- he's a cutie! I live in Bridgewater as well and recently went through the same thing (went back to work in Oct) - I work from home part time, with a schedule that changes weekly. I actually posted on craigslist. I got a ton of repsonses from some wonderful people (of course check references and ask for lots of proof of certifications, etc). I wish I could "share" the woman I found, but she works 3/4 time and then comes to my home 10 hrs a week to fill her week.



I would also suggest that you contact Catholic Charities- they are the Child Care Resource and Referral agency in our area- www.ccdom.org. They can suggest everything from centers to babysitters. They also can suggest family day care programs- they monitor them (they need to be licensed), which is a wonderful option for very little ones (I know of one in Bridgewater that I actually see on craigslist sometimes).



My background is in early childhood education/social work, so I took this process very seriously- please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you along the way...I'm always happy to help as well as meet other moms in the area!



Jamie

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