Good Childcare Guide: Complete Handbook

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Crimson Publishing, 2008 - Child care - 345 pages
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Whether you are planning to go back to work, or just aiming to keep your head above water, finding the right childcare for your family is a big task. Childcare: The Guide for Busy Parents is the definitive handbook for parents seeking to make an informed decision, containing all the information needed in one approachable, easy-to-read guide, including an exclusive and edfinitive directory of all the UK's childminding agencys and local contacts. From NNEB-qualified full-time nannies to live-in au pairs, from a motherís help to a childminder or nursery, every childcare option is explained. This book aims to dicsuss the differences between the options and help parents make an informed decision about what option is right for their family. The book also provides informative and insightful case studies from mothers and fathers, childminders, nannies and au pairs, to give an insight into the important questions all parents ask. Author, Kate Goodhart, has a wealth of experience with childcare, not least though finding the right option for her family of three. Kate researches and writes regularly for parenting magazine Angels & Urchins and has spoken to hundreds of parents and people working in childcare when compiling this definitive guide.
  

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Contents

The Different Types of Childcare
1
Childminders
13
Clubs Babysitters
21
CONTENTS
25
The Nanny Share
37
Mothers Help
43
Au Pairs
49
Granny
57
Ages Gaps Boys and Girls
105
The Livein or Liveout Debate
115
How to Go About Finding
125
Choosing the Right Childcare
151
Choosing the Right Childcare at Home
183
Managing Your Childcare
201
Coping if Things Go Wrong
245
CONTENTS
246

Maternity Nurses and Night Nannies
63
What is Right for You
69
What Sort of Family Are You?
77
CONTENTS
81
What You Need the Help For
87
Technical Questions
255
Listings
291
Index
343
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