I will be returning to work 3-4 days per week next year and will be putting DS1 into care. Until now I have always thought I would put him in Family Day care and have had my name down with a couple of services for a while. He will be 13 months when I go back to work. I was also thinking that for the year before he starts school I would look at putting him into a Child Care Centre that runs a pre-school type program.
Now I am questioning myself as to if this is the best option.
I like the idea of Family Day Care as he will have one carer that he can hopefully bond with, less children around to overwhelm him and being in a home environment. However I am concerned about if the carer takes the children out during the day ie potential for a car accident or other misadventure.
Does anyone have any experiences they can share on the positives and negatives of both a larger centre and Family Day Care?