I am considering putting DD-13mths into day care next year for occassional care or one day per week.
I went today to have a look at a centre and as someone who has no experience whatsoever with day care I was really impressed. The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful and welcoming. The centre was clean and bright and DD loved it and cried when we went to leave.
I feel a slight bit lazy/guilty putting her in. But I actually think it will be good for her, keep her occupied. Good for me, gives me a recharge and refresh and help me to be a better mum. My husband works long hours and then works around our big house on the weekneds and whilst he is a fabulous dad, the child rearing is really left to me. I am at the moment also very off having a second child because of this.
It will be nice for me to have a day to get some good house work done, or catch up with someone sans child or get my hair done etc. If I were to get pregnant again, I would most definately need that day.
The other query is whether we are eligible for any Child Care Rebate as he earns very good money, and we are not usually eligible for anything.
Thanks, would love to hear your advice / situations etc.