The lack of communication is the concerning thing. I would personally look into FDC if it were me - but I know that a daycare centre environment is just not right for me and my kids. It's not the thing for everyone & I know if I had to return to work, I would 100% choose FDC over a centre. But thays just me, and different things suit different people. I hope you can find something quickly that is a better fit for you and DS.
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27-09-2016 17:49 #51
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27-09-2016 18:06 #54
TC I know somebody mentioned it before but I would look into a nanny share if you can't afford a nanny on their own. I used to do it for two boys the same age, one week everyone would be at one family's house and the next at the others and they halved my fee. It means every other week you don't have to rush out the door, the kids are on similar schedules so you know he's getting his naps and food when he should, etc. And you will know he is with somebody who genuinely cares for him as she builds a relationship with him.
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27-09-2016 18:21 #55
a nanny would be my number 1 choice but I'm not sure it's financially viable. to be honest I've not seriously looked into it and am assuming it's unaffordable for us right now. nanny share is something that's been mentioned to me by a colleague and I love the idea, the challenge is finding someone with whom to do the sharing with. my mothers group would be the most obvious choice, again it's something I'd need to look into further.
I do like the socialization aspect of daycare. just not the lack of accountability and the erosion of trust that's happened.
I spoke to the centre director this morning and we had a long chat. she seemed to take all my concerns on and said she is looking to implement changes to try and stop these things from happening. I guess we will see whether she is able to do this.
I also got in touch with another centre closer to home and ended up having a long conversation with the owner and she indicated there may be some vacancies for next year. I did say I lack family support here and that daycare for us is very important otherwise I have very few (well none really) options available to me.
from a practical perspective all I can really do now is get into waitlists and see if we get offered something for next year. in the mean time we keep going to our current centre and hopefully the centre director is able to affect the changes the babies room so desperately needs. I'm sure I'm not the only one with these concerns.
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04-10-2016 22:00 #57
another daycare gripe - wdyt?
Turqs did you know that if you hire a registered nanny your able to claim CCR and CCB (if you're entitled) that might be a road to explore or family daycare. As you know I've had a few hiccups along my journey but I'm seriously liking it soo much more now I've relaxed and gotten the feel of things.
Also wanted to say please keep communication open, as you have already, it.
Needs to be addressed for your little one and others. If these educators aren't doing their job, they need help/support to do it.
Sometimes dynamics in day care amongst workers aren't right and communication and team work lacks, maybe that's a part of the prob....
04-10-2016 22:03 #58
P.s the formula situation is really not on
06-10-2016 02:28 #59
I can totally understand what you're going through.
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