Your guide to childcare
Deciding on childcare for your precious bundle of joy is one of the most difficult choices a parent has to make - there are so many variables to consider be it financial, logistical - the list could go on. There's also the added concern of finding a childcare provider who fits in with your overall parenting style so you feel comfortable leaving your child in their care. I didn't know anything about childcare when I had my first baby and found the process really overwhelming.
Below you'll find information about financial aid that you may be entitled to and an explanation of the most popular types of childcare services. Additionally, I've interviewed two local childcare providers - a childminder and a nursery manager - who have answered the same five questions to give you an idea of the service they provide.
I hope this guide will answer whatever questions you may have about childcare and help make your decision a little easier.