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please help me choose a childcare?

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Marigoldy01 Fri 15-Apr-16 00:39:02

Hi all, I'm having difficulty deciding on two different childcare centers. I have twin boys who are 32months. They already go to a childcare, but I have recently discovered one that is a 2-minute walk down my road and is also free. Here are the pros and cons of both:

Current childcare centre:
pros- provides food and nappies and toilet training, and beds for naptime.
cons- takes a 5-10 minute drive depending on traffic, costs quite a bit

Other childcare center:
pros- is just down the road, is free, has great philosohies and huge outdoor area with good activities
cons- doesn't provide food, nappies, or naptime.

I feel so silly for not being able to make up my mind! Please any input or different point of view would be greatly appreciated! Thank you :-)

FoxesSitOnBoxes Fri 15-Apr-16 01:11:44

The second one doesn't let children nap?!

FoxesSitOnBoxes Fri 15-Apr-16 01:14:48

Ah, sorry. I see your children are two and a half (32 months confused me!) I think you need to visit the second place and see how it feels. Providing nappies etc are all just minor considerations

Marigoldy01 Fri 15-Apr-16 02:04:48

Hi Foxes, the second one doesn't do naps - it's more like a school and only has kids from 30months up to 5 years. But my boys still need a nap so I have trialled the second childcare and of course they come home super tired! They seem to enjoy both centres, the main reason I was looking at the second one was because it is free and so close to home

FoxesSitOnBoxes Fri 15-Apr-16 13:26:37

Could you stick with the first until they no longer need a nap and then move them? It's difficult to know what to do really, a lot of these decisions seem to be based on how somewhere feels. Hope it all works out!

Marigoldy01 Sat 16-Apr-16 07:23:22

Yes the feel of the place is what matters and will be the deciding factor I think... Thanks for your input Foxes! :-)

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