As a working mom, life can be stressful enough without the added worry of childcare. As any mother who has ever had to find appropriate childcare for her little one can attest, this can be a very difficult adjustment, for both mother and baby. Although a mother may want to stay home with her children, she might find herself having to work out of either monetary necessity or for outside fulfillment. But how can a loving mother find someone to keep her children that would treat them as well as she does?
One can always ask their family or friends, especially those that have children of similar age for childcare referrals. Another easy first place to look for childcare referrals is through Forsyth’s Department of Social Services. They are equipped to offer you a list of childcare options that are either centers or in home and are state licensed. If suitable childcare can’t be found there, one can also utilize online services such as Care.com or SitterCity.com. A great local option is SalemSitters.com.
Be sure that you meet the childcare provider(s) before making a decision and discuss your values with them and make sure that theirs are similar to yours. Be sure to tour the facility and ask for references. Also, if you are choosing someone for childcare that was not referred to you by a trusted family member or friend, be sure to ask your friends and family if they know anything about the childcare provider that you are thinking about choosing. Many childcare providers will also submit to background checks when asked. With thorough research, you are bound to find a childcare provider that suits your needs.