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The impossible scenario we never planned for?

Well, we better come up with a plan. I accepted a job offer at a company I'm really excited to work for in a position I'll excel in and be very happy doing. I've been a sahm for almost a year and out of work for a year and a half. We don't have childcare lined up and I don't know how I'll do transitioning back to work. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Oct 19, 2016 - 8 answers

Daycare vs nanny vs sitter

My wife has recently started working full-time. We are struggling with the decision to enroll our little guy in daycare, hire a live in nanny, or hire a regular babysitter. For the past 21 months my wife has taken care of our baby boy while working from home. We have had some limited babysitting but he's never been to daycare or had a regular babysitter. Over the last month or so my wife has started working more and more and is now employed full time for the same company I work for. [more inside]
posted by karst on Oct 17, 2016 - 42 answers

Cost difference for organic at a daycare center?

Our child attends a privately owned daycare center that has a maximum of 8 infants, 21 toddlers and 30 preschoolers. They follow the US Federal food program requirements and provide breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. What would be a good estimate for cost difference if they moved from non-organic to organic foods? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2016 - 7 answers

How to deal with an opinionated, overbearing mom (re my kid & childcare)

My mom has many, many opinions on how we are caring for our son (from what we give him for breakfast to the chores he should have, ugh), and she loves to share them. All the time. Especially in emails (joy). Here's the situation: I am considering going back to work full time but I am sure my mom will voice her displeasure. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Dec 28, 2015 - 18 answers

More structure or more play for a 4 year old?

I have two day cares available for my 4 year old son. One is rather academics based with time slots reserved for reading and math (about 2 hours a day). The other is play based with no formal education included. There are other differences of course, but these are the two basic ones I'm struggling with. I need to pick one. It's never too early to start learning, or is it? If you've been in a similar situation what has swayed your mind?
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2015 - 25 answers

Childcare strategies for work-at-home parents?

Is it possible to work at home with a nanny and 2 kids and actually get anything done? If not, can you suggest alternate strategies? [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Jan 4, 2014 - 18 answers

Busy baby needs a place to chill out

Seattle, WA-Mom has obviously totally screwed up her day care search. Help please! [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jul 15, 2013 - 10 answers

I know that none of those words go together.

Boston MetroWest parent filter: I need an affordable full-time preschool in Needham, MA or between Needham and North Waltham. And by "affordable" I mean < $1000/month. My son will be 3 in October. [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Jul 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Poppins? Mary Poppins? Are you there?

We need a nanny/childcare in Seattle STAT! Help Seattle MeFites! [more inside]
posted by pencroft on Apr 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me wrap my brain around this

I currently work about 20 hours a week at my job while my parents watch my 18-month-old. Today I'm considering whether to apply for a full-time, telecommuting job -- it's kind of my dream job. (And yes, it's a legit work-at-home job with a national org!) Please help me decide! [more inside]
posted by trillian on Dec 19, 2011 - 22 answers

How big a role should the neighborhood play in a daycare choice?

How do I interpret the crime statistics on a given neighborhood in my city? And is it then appropriate to make a judgment call on whether or not it's safe to put my child in a daycare there using that information? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Interested in starting a home daycare. Tips please.

Interested in starting a home daycare. Tips please. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Chicago filter: Daycare help!

We are 12 weeks pregnant! Hooray! Now down to the nitty gritty, and I'm nothing if not a planner. First time mother, so this is all relatively new to me. I need some advice from the wise hive mind about childcare and the search for it in Chicago. My plan is to take about 3-3.5 months maternity leave and then head back to work full-time. We are due in late January, so I guess we would be looking to start daycare in early May. Question 1: When should I start looking seriously? I know this is early, but I don't want to miss the boat. Question 2: Any good recommendations? We are in the Logan Square area, but I would also be open to places in Wicker Park/Bucktown, Irving Park, or Roscoe Village. Question 3: What should I expect to pay for five full days? (I checked out some rates and they seemed insanely high to me, but maybe I just need to acclimate and adjust the budget accordingly). Thank you, everyone!
posted by knmr76 on Jul 7, 2011 - 14 answers

What should we be asking potential daycare providers?

What should we be asking about and looking for when selecting a daycare provider? [more inside]
posted by pixlboi on Jan 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Should we pay for a month of daycare when it sucked?

Childcare payment. What's the right and easiest thing to do? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Dec 21, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me manage the transition to daycare!

My 17-month-old is starting daycare for the first time. Should we send her for two, or three days per week? And what changes should I expect in her personality or our relationship as a result of this? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 31, 2010 - 16 answers

How do you look for an hire a "manny" in Westchester, NY?

We need a new nanny, and I have two high-energy, high intelligence (G&T) boys. I'm thinking a manny might be the answer, but there are none on the typical sites like sittercity and craigslist. Any suggestions? Things to consider?
posted by digitalprimate on Jul 28, 2010 - 8 answers

How do average people afford daycare?

How do two 'middle class' average working parents afford daycare for their infant? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Jan 13, 2010 - 46 answers

Drop off child care in Manhattan?

What are some great places for drop-off child care in Manhattan? We need to be able to bring a 3-year-old and leave her in safe hands for a few hours. Any places that are open till late at night (midnight or 1 am)? Thanks.
posted by shivohum on Apr 23, 2008 - 1 answer

Evaluating child care providers

What are the questions we should be asking when evaluating a child care provider? [more inside]
posted by borrowed_tunes on Nov 7, 2005 - 12 answers

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