The obvious first step is to make a list of potential childcare companies. You can do this by searching online, which is beyond the scope of this article, but with the help of a search engine, you should be able to find a list of casual childcare company in your area.
Next step – filter out the unwanted
Call or email a daycare company and look at the first checklist. Think carefully about what you want to review and find out from these companies before contacting any of them. Talk to your partner to see if there are any other reviews or questions to add to the list.
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How many children per caregiver?
You may find that some organizations assign too many children to employees. Of course, the smaller this number, the better, but usually this will drive up the price.
How much do they cost?
Make sure you specifically ask them to list all their fees, including any additional fees they may charge you. This is important because you don't want to be in for an unpleasant surprise when a bill hits your inbox.
Is there a minimum contract period?
This is another check of the small print. Some child care facilities require you to register for a minimum period. Find out and ask if there is a prepayment penalty.
Ask if they have an official certificate showing that they are registered with the local child care authority. And ask if they have any other powers.