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How do you choose a child care centre? I’m returning to work and wondering how to pick the best centre to put my little one year old in. Any tips from other Mums?

Posted by Jackie 30.1.2013


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  • We spoke to family and friends with kids and visited a couple. We just knew when it felt ‘right’ Our sons been going for almost 2 years now and its perfect for us


  • Good advice! There really interesting comments on this!


  • go for tours and see which one feels the best, meet the carers.


  • I found it was best to make an appointment and have a look around the centre yourself then trust your gut.


  • have u had a look yet how did u go


  • The best way is to go and check them out for yourself, and trust your instincts !


  • head in for a visit


  • Make appointments with several and go for a look, you’ll get a feel for the one that is right for you and your child.


  • I hope you found a good child care centre.


  • It is always helpful if you know other Mums in the area that have had experience with centres there.


  • Good luck and I hope it all worked out for you in the end


  • Did you find a child care centre that you liked?


  • Once you pick a child care ask if you can trail it without paying the enrolment fee so you don’t waste money as well as time


  • I suggest talking to some other working mothers & also perhaps the library has some information. It’s also important to consider location, whether it best to put your child in a centre near yr work or home, there are a many in the cbd’s.


  • A lot of useful advice Hope things worked out well for you


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