OP, I would probably only do this within my friendship group. There are such vastly different styles of parenting. Within my friendship group I have a good idea of their philosophies, and they, mine. Strangers- I would have no idea if the way they would care would be ok with me.
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13-01-2014 13:08 #11
13-01-2014 13:09 #12
No I wouldnt do it. Sometimes I babysit my besties kids, or my niece. But I wouldnt want to be committed to doing it every single week, my kids dont to to daycare either though.
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13-01-2014 13:26 #13
Its amazing what you do when necessity dictates. Child care is great when they're young, but when they get to school and there's not necessarily an out of school care which picks up from school, your choices dry up.
Sure I love my time with just my children and no others to have special time with children, but you do what you have to do.
I've done this with a couple of different mums at my kids school since my son became too old for daycare
13-01-2014 13:41 #14
I would have concerns about safety. Not something I would do unless it was someone that I already knew.
13-01-2014 13:42 #15
Yeah I might do it with older kids (like during school holidays) as less safety concerns then...
13-01-2014 14:15 #16
13-01-2014 16:33 #17
I don't really see it as being different to leaving your child with a family day carer or even a childcare centre (I've just started a prac in a babies room in a childcare centre and holy crap! Pretty sure parents wouldn't leave their kids in the care of the staff if they were a fly on the wall!) in regards to the "I wouldn't leave my kids with a stranger". If there was screening, such as Working with Vaulnerable People clearances then I would consider it. It could be great for mothers (and fathers) who are trying to study and don't want to have their child in childcare.
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13-01-2014 16:40 #19
The staff sit around gossiping and not even watching the children. They only interact with the 'cute' ones, and will pay no attention to the less cute children, even when they are in their faces smiling and babbling and trying to get attention. The 'cute' kids get the good sandwiches, the others get the tuna ones that no one eats. Kids are left to cry with no attention. When there is a parent there with kids orientating, and at drop off and pick up time it looks wonderful.
I would never leave a child with anyone except for family or close friends until they were able to tell me exactly what goes on, at that point I'd be prepared to try FDC, Childcare, Nannies or Parent swaps.
13-01-2014 16:54 #20Senior Member
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That is so horrible those poor babies.. if your not planning on working there I would report them
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