It all depends on centres and people. My friend used fdc and she used to make all the kids sleep in the same room at the same time.
I don't like the fact that the fdc would have to leave the children unattended if needing to use toilet etc.
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10-08-2013 06:27 #43
I tried FDC briefly, but it was a disaster unfortunately. The carer was quite new to the job, and I found out the didn't have a first aid cert, was only booked in for a class, so it was 'in the pipeline'. She left her gate open which led down to a 100km road, she had only just got her licence, and with a couple of the other children nearly had a bad car accident, and one day when she was going to be taking my son back from a playgroup to her house (a few km down a side road) I realised she had an extra child, and when I asked her where my son was going to be in the car, he was going to be put in the front with the airbag. I said no way! So she said she would put the eldest child in her care in the front, which I said "You can't do that!" so she said she would put her own daughter (2) in the front.
In my case, there was no real structure, she seemed to make up the rules as she went along, it was nuts!
Needless to say, he did not go back to her!
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10-08-2013 07:36 #47
If I had to use childcare again I'd use family day care.
I didn't like childcare for my ds. When we turned up (around 8:30/9am) the kids & carers would all be outside and it would be really hard to tell which carer was in charge of his room for the day (it varied) so it was nearly impossible to make sure messages were passed on. He was also overwhelmed by 30 kids running around already doing stuff when he turned up and it made him extra clingy. Similar issue at the end of the day (around 5pm) when carers from his room were often gone for the day so it was impossible to get much info at all from them. Sure, I could ring during the day, but I didn't want to do that every day, so I'd only ring if something was really important (eg. once a month or so). As I result I had no idea he had major issues with social interaction with his peers.
Yes, family day care has the risk of the carer taking leave or getting sick (I understand as my Mum provides care for my dd and we have those issues too), but the advantage is that you actually interact with the carer at the start & the end of the day. The child develops a good one-on-one relationship with the carer and there are less germs for the child to pick up. It's also in a home like environment and I think trips to the shops/etc are a great benefit of FDC. It is highly regulated (in our area anyway) and I have good faith in the system.
10-08-2013 07:50 #48
I have worked at a few centres that are for profit and a few that aren't. From my experiences, the centres that a for profit seem to look after their staff more and keep them happy, buy more equipment/ toys more regularly etc. and I feel that if the staff are happier then generally they will put more into their jobs.
As a kid I went to both fdc and a child care centre at different points. I remember loving my fdc!
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10-08-2013 09:10 #50Senior Member
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My kids go to a for profit centre. However after ccr and ccb the difference is tiny compared to the cheaper council centre. In the past 2 years they have had 2 staff leave out of 50- so great staff retention rates and the kids always have good food and equipment. I can't fault our centre.
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