Early Learning and Child Care
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Early Learning and Child Care

This blog is aimed at any parent who is looking for advice about child care and early learning. I do not work in this industry. My name is Keira, and I am just another loving parent who wants the best for her child. When my child was 2 years old, I decided to return to work. This was the beginning of my search for child care. Over the next couple of months, I learnt lots of useful things from other mothers and those who work in the industry. I hope this blog helps you to make the right choice when it comes to child care.

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  • Important skills your child's math lessons should teach

    6 November 2018

    The first time your child walks into a math lesson, they may feel intimated and confused. However, math lessons instil many different skills in your child over time. In fact, basic math concepts come in handy across many different academic disciplines. When your child is preparing for their first math lesson, you should be closely involved and ensure that the school is emphasizing the following important skills. 1. Attention to detail

  • Preschool vs Hiring a Nanny: which is the better choice for your child?

    26 September 2018

    As your child grows, you'll be faced with the decision between hiring a nanny or sending them off to preschool. Most parents wrestle with these two options. The nanny route keeps your child within the comfort of your home, where you don't have to worry about finding a reputable preschool for your child. However, the preschool environment also has numerous benefits for children. Your decision should be based on the needs of your child and the experience you'd like them to have.

  • 3 Safety Rules to Look for in a Child Care Outing Policy

    25 September 2018

    Going on outings to parks, shops and other local spaces can be an amazing learning opportunity for young children. By engaging in real world activities, children can build social and cognitive skills that are useful and relevant to daily life. That's why it's a good idea to choose a child care facility that will take your little one out on regular trips. Of course, leaving your child in the care of someone else in the safety of a child care centre can be stressful enough; allowing them to take your pride and joy on an outing in the big wide world is even more nerve-wracking.

  • How Having a Nanny Benefits You and Not Just Your Child

    28 August 2018

    When you have a child who needs to be looked after while you're out at work, there are a few options available to you. Many people go for a daycare centre or a similar form of group care, often because they don't really think there are other possibilities open to them. Hiring a nanny might cost a little more than sending your child to daycare, but you probably already realise there are huge benefits for the child.

  • How to Overcome the Guilt of Putting Your Child in Childcare

    9 August 2018

    Being a parent is a tough job, and being a working parent is even tougher. Not only do you have to juggle a million and one responsibilities throughout the day, but you also have to find a way to live through the guilt of leaving your child at a childcare centre. This guilt can plague parents of very young children who often feel like they need to be there for every moment of their child's day.