The following article on childcare appears in July 2018 Family Magazine (www.familiesonline.co.uk)
There are many different types of childcare and deciding on the right option can be a daunting task. You may need childcare for as many different reasons as there are options: you’re returning to work; you need someone to pick the children up from school; you need someone to help with your new-born.
So how do you go about finding the right childcare for your family? The biggest piece of advice for any parent is to plan ahead. Many nurseries have limited places which can get booked up even years in advance, whilst finding the right nanny or childminder can equally take weeks, if not months.