Things to Know About Selecting a Child Day Care Provider

Most parents think of childcare as a babysitting service. This is a misconception, as childcare is a profession like any other. There are so many important things to keep in mind about the challenging and rewarding career of being a child care provider.

Child Daycare in the Olympic park area is a business and providers are professionals. Child care providers will have rules, regulations, work hours, and rates of payment for the care provided. The provider will take the time to create a manual, a contract, and other details to help foster communication and understanding.

Child care providers and parents should be clear about rules such as transportation, disciplinary approaches, food to be given, and other care-related issues. If the rules set by the providers are not acceptable to the parents, both are free to go elsewhere.

According to Rule-101 in the children's book, accidents will occur. Parents should not overreact if their child scratches or hits a knee. Providers do their best to ensure that children play safely and positively, and to encourage sharing and friendship among children.

Avoid putting a provider in custody battles, spousal disagreements, or other domestic concerns. Providers will abide by the signed agreement of who can and cannot bring or pick up a child. If there is a court order, the provider needs to have a copy.

When selecting your nursery, be selective. Inspect the playground, the general cleanliness of the premises and, above all, check the licenses (if applicable in your local area).