Choosing the right childcare for your little one is an important decision that certainly requires some careful consideration. But, it’s easy for parents to overthink decisions such as these, and doubt their own choices. Head here for a guide to choosing between nursery and a childminder. Or, this guide to choosing a school. Here are some more tips to help you make an informed choice:
Understanding your childcare entitlement is essential to access financial support and make properly informed choices on what’s best for your little one.
For a complete guide to the most up to date government announcement and upcoming changes, see our guide to childcare entitlement.
Transitioning your child into nursery or school can be an emotional experience for both of you. For more help with this, see this mum’s guide to preparing your child for nursery. Here are some tips to help prepare your child for this new environment:
While no parent wants to think about their child facing bullying or other social issues in childcare, it's important to be prepared. Check out our tips for dealing with tears at the school gates. Or, here are some steps you can take if your child has any concerns or challenges: