ISO opinions on the best options for childcare for two LOs. I’m a former SAHD going back to work, meaning my wife and I will both be full-time again. We have a 3-year-old and a 14-month-old. A nanny seems more cost-effective than 2 daycare bills… WDYT?
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Thea posted July 31, 2019What are you looking for in a nanny? Quals/experience and how much $$$ charged for 2 kids will all affect the rate. We used a nanny for a while but she asked a diff price for all 3 of our LOs vs. just spending hours with the baby. 1 Like
Celeste posted July 31, 2019Depending on your area, nannies are pretty outrageous. My sister and her husband spent an arm and a leg on one in Brentwood for a year or so before I talked her into trying a home daycare. These have smaller class sizes so you’re getting the 1 on 1 time of a nanny without the price tag, plus more curriculum - if you find a good one. 2 Likes
Mimi posted July 31, 2019Consider what your kids get out of daycare vs. sitting at home with a babysitter. Your 3 yo needs to start pre-K prep.The socializing and exposure to other kids and adults is super important. Your LOs have each other but they need to play w/ kids their own age. 1 Like
Leah posted August 1, 2019There are many things that can factor into the rate a nanny will charge for two children and additional expenses (hours, ages, diapering/potty training, meals, snacks). Non-licensed Nanny’s can be more pricey than a licensed Home Day Care Provider. I love the convenience of utilizing a home day care provider in addition to the academic focus and program schedules. A licensed Home Day Care Provider has to remain in compliance with state regulations and I have found their programs to be comprehensive.
Shelly posted August 6, 2019Children develop better around their peers. Nannies are great but stimulation from other children their age and socialization growth is far more important to me. 0 Likes