At the request of a reader, I’m reposting this topic to see if folks have some new suggestions and/or experiences to share;
It’s time to revisit the childcare options available for infants in our neighborhoods. This is always such an intensely personal decision. We’re not here to say what type of care is right for you and your child, just to share info. I found it incredibly difficult to find infant care so good luck to all those who will soon be making that decision! Click through to see some suggestions and to add your own.
One route is to have a full or part-time nanny or to share a nanny with another family. We used a nanny placement service for our first part-time babysitter, and then used online resources to find second one for ourselves. You can now easily do criminal and background checks online, so doing it myself wasn’t too bad.
There are a handful of folks who offer care in their homes for their infants, you need to contact them well in advance of needing them as they book early. Pauline Hillsman on Leicester watched our daughter from 15 – 24 months. She was incredible. Her house is always spotless, and the kids are always happy. She takes children 6wks to 2.5 years. Mrs. Brown, near Crossroads Coffee also watches children in her home. In the fan area, there is Mrs. Babb’s who I’ve heard good things about.
For children two and older consider these in addition to the centers above: Forest Hill Presbyterian (for which I’ll give a personal recommendation, our daughter has gone there for several years, it’s low-key and provides a warm, learning environment), Second Street Presbyterian.
Please add your recommendations in the comments. Thanks!