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    My DD (2.5years) currently goes to daycare 2 days a week. She has attended the same centre since she was 11 months old. We are planning to possibly change her over to family daycare soon for a number of reasons (mainly because she is ALWAYS sick) and I have the names of several places with vacancies. I want to make sure I have a good list of questions to go through with them, particularly as I am a little apprehensive about changing from a long daycare situation to family daycare.

    Here is what I am thinking of asking about:
    - Prices
    - Do they do kinder drop off/pick up?
    - What kind of daily routines do they follow with the kids?
    - How many babies/toddlers do they have in their care on the days DD is there?
    - Food provided?
    - What kind of activities do they do with the kids?
    - How long have they been a family daycare educator?

    What else should I add to my list?

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    What qualifications they have?

    First aid/cpr training?

    Anaphylaxis/asthma training?

    Policies and procedures?

    OH & S checks?

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    how much tv time, how does she settle the kids for naptime

    love love love FDC by the way, and my little one is much less sick than DS1 who was in LDC!

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    Another one.

    Ask about their program planning/individual planning?

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    Default family daycare - questions

    Thank you so much.... Keep them coming! The asthma one is particularly pertinent, and I hadn't thought about TV time.

    I am a little worried that if a carer has a coupleof babies in their care the older kids may be left to their own devices alot.... Especially if the babies take a while to settle, etc

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    Default family daycare - questions

    I'd ask about when they (the carer) takes holidays...

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    Default family daycare - questions

    The thing I always wonder (and what puts me off family day care) is how do you know who is coming and going at their house during the day?
    I am a super suspicious mummy though because I work in child protection :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriselby View Post
    The thing I always wonder (and what puts me off family day care) is how do you know who is coming and going at their house during the day?
    I am a super suspicious mummy though because I work in child protection :-/
    When I was doing family day care last year. I had a visitors record book, anybody visiting had to sign in and out (with all details). The scheme that I worked under checked it every time they would do a visit/check (which was usually 1 planned visit and 2-3 unannounced visits per month).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriselby View Post
    The thing I always wonder (and what puts me off family day care) is how do you know who is coming and going at their house during the day?
    I am a super suspicious mummy though because I work in child protection :-/
    This concerns me too and is why we initially chose long daycare instead. I feel a little more comfortable now that DD is older and can tell me if there are visitors. Will be something I ask about though.

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    We have used centres and FDC. FDC was by far, much better for us


 

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