Things to Check When Choosing a Childcare Service

What to do first

The obvious first step is to list potential childcare service companies. You do this by searching online which is beyond the scope of this article but using a search engine you should be able to list about ten childcare centers in your local area.

Next Step – Filter the Unwanted

Call or email each childcare company and check out the initial checklist. Before contacting any of these companies, think carefully about what you want to investigate and find out from these companies. Talk to your partner to see if they have any further inquiries or questions to add to the list. You can take the help of the internet to find the childcare centers in Guildford Area.

Here are some recommended questions for your initial (pre-visit) checklist;

How many children per care worker?

You may find that some organizations allocate too many children per staff. The smaller this number, the better but it will usually drive up the price. You have to decide on the staff-to-children ratio that you are comfortable with.

What is their fee?

Make sure you specifically ask them to detail all of their fees, including additional fees they may charge you. This is important because you don't want a nasty surprise when the bill arrives in your mailbox.

Next Step – Visit Childcare Companies

Once you've filtered out any companies that don't fit your needs, you need to make an appointment to meet with the rest of the people on your list. Don't be afraid to ask questions and frown all over the place.

See how their staff treats children. Would you be happy to leave your employees with these people?

Talk to the other parent at the center and ask them for honest feedback on that location. You may have to have a quiet moment without an employee to get an absolutely honest opinion but it's doable. If you follow these steps it will help you filter out the few remaining childcare centers to enroll your child.