I'm looking for feedback and advice on family daycares. My children are 2.5 yrs and 10 months. What are the pros and cons compared to traditional day care centres?
My oldest child has been attending a traditional day care but is always sick and hates daycare drop off (She is better when she has a good relationship with a carer). She is also very shy. For these reasons we thought a family daycare would be better for her. However, my husband is concerned that there might be higher rates of physical and sexual abuse in family day care settings due to it being in someone's home and less people around.
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When enquiring with family day cares what questions should I be asking to ensure my child is going to be safe and cared for? Am I allowed to ask them and other people living in the house to show proof of police clearance, qualifications etc?
Any other tips or advice would be much appreciated. Thank you