A change for my daughter

@maximax8 (31136)
United Kingdom
April 27, 2012 9:13am CST
My daughter is two years old and she went to a childminder that is now heavily pregnant. Therefore her childminder is now on maternity leave. She is a lovely person and we will miss seeing her so much. Hopefully we will still be able to meet up but she won't be working. I had to choose another childminder and went to look at one. She lived in a hilly area in an apartment. It was too far away for me to feel comfortable about that. I asked the council for a list of approved childminders. I contacted the one that lives the nearest and she is delightful. My daughter began there today and had a very enjoyable day. Does your child have any paid for childcare? If so have you ever changed this provider?
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@thechans (79)
• United States
27 Apr 12
When my daughter was 3 I had to go back to work. I spent months checking out local childcare. It is so hard to trust strangers to watch your child. I finally settled on one after numerous visits. I think worried everyday for a month before I felt comfortable. Just make sure you really check out the new place you choose. Good luck.
@maximax8 (31136)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 12
The new childminder has been in her job for the last nineteen years. She is a really lovely, kind and friendly person. My daughter got on very well there today. She played with the other kids nicely. It took you quite some time to find the best childcare option for your daughter when she was three years old. It was a shame you worried so much. In England each childminder gets a visit from the inspectors and she did very well in her last one in 2009.
@sishy7 (27220)
• Australia
27 Apr 12
Good to see that all worked out well with the change for your daughter. Indeed any decisions of who will be looking after our children should be made wisely and with the child's best interest utmost in mind. My first born did not seem to mind at all whomever he was left with to babysit him. But with his brother, I had a hard time when his babysitter left to get married overseas and he did not seem to accept just any replacement. He was with that same babysitter since born up to about 2 years old. Fortunately, we're eventually able to work things out with having my sister-in-law looking after him.
@maximax8 (31136)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 12
It was lucky that your first born son didn't mind who looked after him. However it sounds like you had challenges with your second born son when his baby sitter left him. I am delighted that your sister-in-law got on well with looking after him. I am happy that my daughter accepts that change in her childcare arrangements.
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@sacmom (14229)
• United States
27 Apr 12
No, neither of my children ever had a childcare provider...well, other than my husband and I, that is. Happy mylotting!
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
28 Apr 12
hi, It is good that your daughter adjusted to the new circumstances in no time and the new childminder is delightful. I had to leave my daughter when she was just 8 months at the creche and i had to take up a full time job. Those times were tough for me and my husband but we did manage and the lady at the creche was so sweet and very very cooperative. She never complained even when we delayed her payment and the timing was never a constraint for her. in fact she used to love my baby and took extra care. We had to shift from that rented house to another so the creche was also shifted. This lady took good care of daughter and then my son too. My son was the youngest there with 4 months. But this lady had the habit of borrowing money from us which later on we used to adjust with her payments. Now my daughter is 14 and son 10 so they learnt to be at home... have a nice day.
28 Apr 12
Nice Discussion Friend. Its a very big change for you you got pregnant and have a tension of your child or other things. I hope you have a gorgeous baby.