Six tips for mums new to childcare from a mum who's done it twice
Being a working mum of two, I have experienced the emotional, as well as the practical aspects of navigating child care arrangements for both my boys. My eldest son Toby, is now seven years old and a child care ‘graduate’ in year two of school. Our youngest, 16-month-old Leo, currently spends three days each week enjoying child care while I work.
Although there have been some tearful drop-offs in the early stages (I’ve cried more than them), paid child care hasn’t just helped me return to work, it has been hugely beneficial for my growing sons.
If you are ready to start your little one at child care but don’t know where to begin, I hope my top six tips will help you get the ball rolling.