How to Select Best Day care for Your Kids
If you are planning to go back to your 9-to-5 job, leaving your child at a daycare is probably the best decision you can make. The thought of leaving your baby with someone else all day, every work day is never a welcoming one; it’s the most difficult option to choose, especially if it is your first baby. So it’s okay to be a little sceptical about this decision, and not being sure how to go ahead with the search process. Since, early years are a crucial time in a child’s development and every mother would want their baby to be at a place that helps develop his/her social skills and gives access to quality education. To help you choose the best daycare centre, here’s what I looked for and the questions I asked the potential daycare providers.
Step1: Did My Research:Itook recommendations from my friends, family andmy paediatrician. I checked online for child care referral services for daycare centres in my area and read their reviews before checking with them for admission.
Step2: Visited and Interviewed:I personally went to the shortlisted daycare near me and screenedthem about the hours, fee, children’s schedule, centre’s policies, etc.
Step3: Checked References:I checked with other parents visiting the daycare about how satisfied they are. I also ask the centre for a list of past and present references, which really helped.
Step4: Dropped by Unannounced:There were times when I stopped by at the daycares unexpectedly, to get a truer picture. The centres that didn’t allow unscheduled visits were ticked off my list immediately.
Questions I Asked:
Q1. What’s the tuition and application fee, and the schedule of the centre?
Q2. What’s their accreditation / certification / basic criteria they have completed?
Q3. What will be the strength of the class, and the student to caregiver ratio?
Q4.What’s the qualification and experience of the caregiver(s)?
These are not all the questions I asked, but some of the important ones that you must ask before finalising the daycare for your kid. If you are looking for daycare in Gurgaon, you might want to consider St. Xavier’s Blessings for their infrastructure, amenities and kid’s activities.