Choosing a child care service tool kit

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016
Last updated on Friday, 17 December 2021

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Choosing a child care service for your child can be an emotionally charged experience.

This Tool Kit has been compiled to give you all the information you need to make the best possible decision for your family.

Choosing the best time

Choosing the best time to put your child in child care is a personal decision which may or may not be dictated by work commitments.

Our article, What is the Best Time to Start Child Care? discusses the developmental ages and stages children go through and offers information you may find helpful as you go through the decision making process.

Comparing your Child Care Options

Our article on types of child care compares the pros and cons of the types of care available in New Zealand.

Cost of Child Care

The cost of child care comes as a surprise for many families new to child care. This Overview of Child Care Costs and Government Funding provides information on the subsidies and benefits available.

Value of Visiting a Child Care Service

When you are going through the process of sourcing and securing child care the value of visiting a child care service cannot be overlooked.

Have a Child Care Centre Checklist or a Home Based Care Checklist to ensure you cover all the important areas.

Adjusting to Child Care

Helping your child to adjust to child care takes time and patience and the sooner you start the more likely you are to have a peaceful transition. This article offers a variety of tips and tricks which will hopefully keep tears to a minimum!

The Tools

What is the Best Time to Start Child Care?
Types of Child Care
Overview on Child Care Costs and Government Funding
Value of Visiting a Child Care Service
Child Care Centre Checklist
Home Based Care Checklist
Helping Your Child to Adjust to Child Care

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