Choosing the Best for Your Child

Barnardos & Fingal County Libraries. (1998). Choosing the Best for Your Child.
Most parents need to find good quality reliable care for their children at some stage whether they choose a childminder, a nursery/creche or a babysitter. Choosing child care can be very difficult. This booklet is designed to alert you to the main issues that need to be considered when making choices that relate to the above types of child care. It does not cover sessional services such as playgroups or drop-in centres. It combines the requirements under the Child Care (Pre school Services) Regulations 1996 and good practice recommendations. If child care arrangements break down it can be a source of great stress to parents and children. Consistency helps children feel secure, It is therefore, very important that you select the right child care in the first place. Don’t leave the selection to the last minute, Take time ~ it is an important decision. Remember you are choosing someone to share the care of your child.