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Nannies in New Jersey Verses Daycare in New Jersey

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Nanny: All nannies will be at your doorstep first thing in the morning. They come to you! You provide the schedule that you need and they come accordingly! This is wonderful for parents – “hours of operation” are completely designated by your family!

Daycare: It can be a challenging task to get your little ones up, dressed and ready for the day at daycare! There is so much to remember – diapers, bottles, any medications, extra clothes, pacifiers, favorite blankie, bibs, spoons, etc. Wouldn’t it be nice to bring the whole house with you just so you don’t forget anything? You can with a nanny!

ILLNESS

Nanny: We all want to be there for our little ones when they are not feeling well. However, this is not always possible. Nannies are typically very familiar with how to help with the sniffles and tummy aches when the need arises. Parents can still go to work and your Nanny will give the necessary care until everyone is up to par again!

Daycare: “Mrs. Jones – I’m sorry but little Timmy seems to be not feeling well again – Can you please pick him up right away?” Yes – daycares just do not have the staff to handle your little ones if they are not feeling their best. This can certainly be problematic for Moms and Dads when they have to stop what they are doing immediately and go to the daycare to pick up their children!

ACTIVITIES

Nanny: Do you know what you would like your children to be doing during the day? Great! Inform your nanny what your hopes and expectations are for your children during the week and she will make that her focus. Does your little one need attention in regard to letter recognition, writing his/her name, reading aloud, and potty training? You determine the daily structure you would like implemented during your child’s day.

Daycare: The daily activities are already pre-planned. They cannot focus on your particular child’s individual needs because they likely have a class of 25+ per classroom. Unfortunately it is really impossible to designate the types of activities you would like done during the course of any given day at daycare.

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES

Nanny: Does your family have a favorite park nearby? Do you have a lot of neighbors that have children the same ages as yours? Do you want your little ones to be able to arrange play dates with those in your community? Wonderful! Your nanny can arrange all of this for you! Many of the nannies in New Jersey network with other nannies in the community and will be able to arrange play dates, take them to the local parks, zoos, libraries, museums – everything your little ones would like to do to keep a smile on their bubbly faces – all while learning at the same time!

Daycare: Outside playtime must be restricted to the playground. Although this of course can be fun on a summer day – it doesn’t allow for a lot of exposure to new activities. It also can be a source of danger for children to be sent out to the playground with so many young ones. The teacher to child ratios are just not always enough to make sure your little ones are being protected from the common bumps, bruises or worse yet - biting!

SIBILING INTERACTION

Nanny: Another terrific aspect of having a nanny come to your home is that your children get to spend the day together! This intensifies the bond and closeness between siblings.

Daycare: For very good reasons – daycares must separate children by age. Although this is a safety precaution for children and makes a lot of sense if you need to watch large numbers of children all at one time; it certainly is unfortunate for your children to spend the entire day in the same building and yet never see each other.

CALL YOUR CHILDREN

Nanny: Isn’t it nice to look out the window and see that it’s snowing? Would you like to call you little one and let them know to look outside? How fun! Your nanny will always be accessible to you during the course of the day, which allows you to have constant access to your children. Did your child have a special event at the Gymboree – why not call him/her and ask how it went! Children love it when Mommy and Daddy call and ask to speak to them!

Daycare: It’s not practical for you to call your little ones at preschool. Usually the classrooms do not have their own personal telephone and it would likely interrupt an activity the class may be engaged in. Unfortunately with classrooms as large as they typically are – it’s just far too inconvenient for the Directors to allow parents to speak with their children during the day just to say hello.

Nannies Give One on One Attention

ONE ON ONE ATTENTION

Nanny: "Let’s play blocks, let’s color, let’s bake a cake, let’s read a book, and let’s sing!" Everything your nanny will be doing with your children is individualized to your family specifically. This one on one attention is invaluable and will be very special to your little one’s growth both educationally and cognitively.

Daycare: It’s very safe to say that pre-school teachers can be great! They would love to provide the one on one attention that your children desire so much; unfortunately though this is often not possible because they are assigned to so many students that the time is just not available.

HOMEWORK HELP

Nanny: Do you sometimes find it difficult to keep up with all the paperwork that comes home from school? So many activities, fund raisers, upcoming parties, school conferences, projects and homework – it can be somewhat daunting to parents to sort through after a long day at work! Many parents will request to have their nanny go through the tedious information and keep Mom and Dad informed on what’s going on at school so they don’t have to be concerned that they may have missed something in the haste of the day!

Daycare: After school programs are typically fun for children but often do not compliment the educational focus and structure you want to set for your children in getting their homework done routinely after classes end. This can sometimes prevent your little ones from doing their homework before dinner. Let’s face it – we all get tired after dinner and sometimes it can be hard to focus by the time it starts getting late into the evening!

VACATION NANNY

Nanny: Do you ever need a vacation from vacation? Yes – we all do! How nice it is to have the option to have your nanny accompany you while out of town so that you have quality time with your little ones but still also have the freedom to do activities independently as well and getting some needed rest!

Daycare: Oftentimes, you will find that daycares will need to charge for your “spot” at the daycare when you go on vacation - so, you in essence will be essentially paying for childcare, but not have access to it at all while out of town.

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