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Hiring a Philadelphia Nanny verses Placing Children in Daycare
Nanny: Child illness will not prevent you from work. The common cold, ear infection or virus will be something your Philadelphia Nanny can care for while you're working. If you have an older child that gets sick while at school, you will not have to leave work to go get him/her because most Nannies will be more than happy to help!
Daycare: Child illness will require you drop everything and go pick up your child immediately. Oftentimes daycares will require your pediatrician to release your child back into daycare before they are able to return. Additionally, you are required to pay the daycare whether your child is present or not.
Nanny: Your Nanny comes to your home. No packing lunches/bottles/diapers/wipes/extra clothes or getting your children up extremely early just so you can beat traffic in the morning. Plus flexible hours! Philadelphia Nannies watch your children around your schedule!
Daycare: You must get your children to daycare and be sure they have every conceivable thing needed during the day. Many parents need to drop their children off very early before the school day has started which leaves children just waiting for their main daycare teacher to come in for the day. Plus, if you are running late at the end of the day most daycares will charge parents an outrageous $1-$2/minute in late fees! Daycares will not adjust to fit your family needs.
Nanny: You control activities that you want done during the day. You can request that your Nanny designates quiet time each day devoted to educational activities.
Daycare: There is just no opportunity for your child to ever have quiet time to work on anything at a daycare. There are just too many children to allow this kind of time.
Nanny: At your request, your children can be taken to the local park so they can play outside, have play dates with friends and enjoy all the ourdoors has to offer!
Daycare: Children may be taken outside for playtime, but oftentimes can get hurt or get in “kiddie arguments” where toddlers get too rough (many times with young children they may even get bit). Daycares limit the amount of time outside because it’s too hard to control such a large group of children in this atmosphere.
Nanny: Children are able to play and interact with siblings. One of the best benefits of having children close in age is they are able to play and grow up together. When they are able to spend quality time with each other it reinforces and strengthens the family bond.
Daycare: Children are separated by age. Even if your children are close in age they will likely never see each other during the day! Each age group has their own room assigned and the rooms rarely mix together. It is a disadvantage to siblings to miss out on seeing eachother throughout the day.
Nanny: You can call your children during the day whenever you want to! Your Nanny will always be reachable so you never have to wonder how your child’s day is going. Children often love this aspect of their day more than anything after all, you mean the world to them!
Daycare: There are just too many children at daycares to make it realistic for you to call and check on your child during the day. Many times the days are so long, that by the end of the day, children may have forgotten the good or bad experiences they had because they are so excited to see when you you pick them up. You may not have a clear picture as to what they are doing each day.
Nanny: Personalized one on one attention for your children is available daily. Even if you have more than one child your Nanny will be able to allocate special time to each of your children based on their needs and wants.
Daycare: Daycare teachers often have high student to teacher ratios. This can prevent the teacher from providing any personal interaction with children during the day even though they may wish they could.
Nanny: Your Nanny can oversee and assist with homework activities, so when you come home you have quality time with your children.
Daycare: After school activities are usually structured to keep children busy, but do not allow for time to study and time to complete the assignments given during the day. When you pick your child up after your long day at work you will need time to figure out what homework assignments your children need to have done by the next day. This doesn’t leave much room for quality time between you and your child.
Nanny: Many families welcome the option to invite their Nanny on vacation. This would allow you to enjoy the quality time with your children yet still have some time left for yourself.
Daycare: Not only will you not have any childcare availability when you are on vacation, but you will be more than likely charged as if your child were attending daycare or after school anyway.