- Publisher:Pearson Education Limited
- Language: English
- ISBN13 :9780273712633
- Number Of Pages: 192 pages
Many parents need to find childcare for their children, but few are truly equipped to make an informed and well-reasoned decision that is in both theirs and their child's best interest. Studies have shown that good quality and well chosen care can have a positive effect on the social and intellectual development of a child, so getting it right is vital. But it seems the choices are endless. What type of childcare do you opt for? A nanny or an au pair? Live-in or live-out? Perhaps a day nursery or maybe a childminder? What about friends and relatives, are they really qualified to look after your children? Then there are the worries about the costs involved and how to fit the childcare in around your other responsibilities and commitments. And is your child really happy when you leave them with a carer? How will you know? This unique new book sets out to help you answer all of these questions and more. We know that making the right decisions about care for your child is important and this book will help you to understand the choices that are available so that you are perfectly placed to make the best decision for you and your child. * understand the different types of childcare available and how they can work for you * understand how the care needs of your child may change as they grow older * find practical tips on choosing childcare and all the issues you should consider as you make your choices * learn the right questions to ask when selecting childcare and interviewing prospective carers * learn about the importance of a contract and how to set one up * draw on expert advice to make sure the care you choose is a positive experience for you and your child * know what your child should be learning and experiencing with their carer * learn to deal with the problems, avoid the common pitfalls and handle poor performance. The book is packed with all the useful tips and practical advice you need to help you through a positive one and with the inclusion of a 'frequently asked questions' section you can quickly access the information you really need in an instant. No other book will leave you so well prepared for the child care experience.