Childcare Choices in Toronto

So, you’ve spoken with a few parents and have heard the gruesome news…..do you really have to put your child on a wait list for daycare before it’s even been born! Since most daycares only take children above 2 years of age, what do you do before then? What is the difference between a public and private daycare in terms of cost, care, provisions, availability? How would a nanny service work and would it be worth it?

Instead of doing all the research yourself, we’ve put together a little workshop (free) to go over all of the details with you. Take a look at the information below and let us know if you can come! We have enough spots for 12 more people (6 more couples) and have space for strollers and small children if you have them to bring with you :)

Email amanda@thenestingplace.ca to register

When: Feb 29, 2012 at 7-8:30pm
Where: CIBC Building 2 Bloor St West Suite 702
Cost: Free (Spots are limited. Pre-registration is required)

Lindsay Laurence of Nannies on Call will be introducing key concepts and resources for the following childcare options in order to help you decide which is right for your family and what the next steps are:

-Daycare: licensed vs. unlicensed, home daycare, wait lists
-Nanny: definition, live-in/sponsored vs. live-out, full-time vs. part-time, long-term vs. short-term, nanny sharing, using an agency vs. looking on
your own, salary
-Work-from-home Parent: strategies, realistic goals
-Back-up/Flexible Care: drop-in daycare & on-call nannies

*Directions:*
Nannies on Call is located at 2 Bloor Street *West*, Suite #702, directly on the North-West corner of Bloor & Yonge (in the CIBC building). After 5pm the elevators require a key card, so I will be leaving a list of attendees’ names with the security guard at the desk in the main floor lobby – he or she may check your ID and then will let you up the elevator with their card. When you get off on the 7th floor, the seminar room is right next to the elevators