Opinions on daycare in Windsor-best sources?
Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:30 PM
My husband wanted me to go back to work at 9 months. Obviously I want the whole year. My solution was to get my husband to take care of the day care arrangements, knowing that he would not get around to it, and I could probably buy myself another 3 months. Our DD is 3 months (he's done nothing) and now I'm actually worried that I've left it too long and won't be able to go back when I want to, or have to send her some place that may be a bit dodgy.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:55 AM
I did a homeday care that I heard about through a friend, then moved on to a more structured daycare centre at age 2ish. Then a pre-school program at age 3. I believe there are openings at most places in the City, so I think you still have time.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:52 AM
For inhome providers you can take some more time to look around and put some feelers out there. Unless someone knows for a fact that they will have an opening they will not hold a spot that far in advance. I went through that when looking for my dd. I interviewed in home providers when she was about 3 months but none of them would guarantee her a spot forecasted 9 months ahead. It did allow me to really know what I did and did not need/want from a provider.
Call a bunch and get a feel for them. I prepared open ended questions that had no right or wrong answer and really listened to what they said. Since they had no real answers I was gaging the personality fit more then anything. I needed to know that person would mess with our family.
There is a child care corner on this site with loads of great information. Supermel was a fantastic resource for me and I can't thank her enough for all the help she gave me while I was looking.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:35 AM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:51 AM
Thanks for the compliments Teri