Category: Finding Childcare

Work… Life…. Balance?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..  and the most hectic!  Between shopping, baking, parties and concerts, all piled on top of all the other things we do daily, its no wonder so many of us collapse in a heap on Boxing Day!  However, I am using this crazy season to remind myself why […]

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Finding the Little Graces.

Life can be totally crazy, and with being completely bogged down with to-do lists, errands, and jobs, it is easy to get mired in negativity and forget to see the good things in our lives. Sometimes all it takes is a change of mindset. To see the Grace in our lives. I suffer from S.A.D., […]

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Blog: Choosing the Best childcare for your child and your life. Part 3

Part 3: Keeping your child, provider, and you, happy (and how to tell if there is a problem) After time searching, interviewing and finding different providers, you have finally settled on the place you feel will be the best place for your child.  There are some things you can do to help keep that relationship […]

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Blog: Choosing the best childcare for your child and your life. Part 2

Part 2: What to look for in a childcare provider. After doing some reading and research, you’re pretty sure you’ve settled on the TYPE of care you are looking for. So now comes the job of picking the right dayhome, daycare or Nanny. In today’s blog, I will outline what to look for, especially as […]

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For parents: Choosing the best childcare for your child and your life.

What are your childcare options? So, its time to go back to work.  After a year (or maybe longer, like in my case) at home with your baby, this is a hard transition for everyone.  Finding the right care for your situation and your child makes this transition SO much easier.   However, if you are […]

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Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

So, for the next few weeks, I want to expand upon “What Parents are Looking for in a Dayhome”.  I feel it is important that we get down to the nitty gritty, so here goes.This week’s topic is: Is your dayhome safe for children of all ages? We realise you cannot plan for every possible eventuality, […]

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What are Parents looking for in a Dayhome?

So. You’ve decided to run a dayhome; either privately, or with an agency. Whether you are new at this, or just need a refresher, here are some tips: WHAT are parents looking for? First and foremost, parents are looking for a place where their child is going to be happy.  Leaving your child in care […]

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Licensing and Regulations of Private Dayhomes in Alberta:

Here’s some things you need to know: A license is required under the Child Care Licensing Act to operate a childcare program that provides care for seven or more children except for: §       Private babysitting in a private home for six children or less.  The caregiver’s own children are not included in these six. §  […]

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