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Trying to figure out the best option for quality child care can be almost an overwhelming challenge for any parent, which is why it’s so important to start thinking about it even before your baby is born. If you’re contemplating private child care vs. nanny care, having a nanny come to your home may sound like an idyllic choice, despite being the most expensive option, as you won’t have to worry about getting your child up, dressed, fed and having to rush him or her out the door.
The reality is there are a number of advantages of private child care over nanny care. You don’t have to worry about introducing a stranger into your household and you’ll feel more secure knowing that private preschools and child care facilities are required to follow specific state regulations in regard to safety, sanitation, staffing, and space issues. States also require workers to have a certain level of education and experience. In most facilities you’ll find extra supervision and several teachers who are supervised by a director. Plus you don’t have to worry about what happens if one of them becomes ill or goes on vacation as you can be assured that someone just as qualified will be there to take their place.
Preschools and centers such as River School are also able to provide a much wider array of toys, games and enrichments with more materials than one home could possibly provide. You’ll find everything from educational games to art supplies, dress-up outfits and even things like music lessons and an introduction to foreign language.
With facilities like River School, you’ll also have the extra benefit of socialization with more children that your child can play with and learn from. Here, children of all ages are cared for in a nurturing environment that is stimulating and respects each child’s individuality. They receive everything all in one place to get the very best possible start in life.