|« Cloth Nappies or Disposables? Who cares?||Keeping a Glow with Nightlights »|
For some, grandparents are a vital form of childcare, but do they provide the right kind of environment for our babies and toddlers, and,should they be paid?
There are many advantages to using grandparents:
However, there are some disadvantages too:-
You may wish to formalise an agreement for the care provided to your child and make clear details such as time off and holidays etc. You may even agree to pay a fee for the care. There are organisations dedicated to advising on this area such as The Grandparents' Association or Grandparents Plus.
Are grandparents being overlooked in what is perhaps a vital form of childcare fore babies, toddlers and young children? Responding to a report published by Grandparents Plus calling for direct payments for Grandparents providing childcare for their grandchildren, Daycare Trust joint Chief Executive Alison Garnham said: "Grandparents should be recognised for the role they play providing invaluable childcare, but introducing direct payments would require a process involving registration, auditing and inspection, and I don't think anyone wants to see Government inspectors in their living room scrutinising their family life. "If there is money available for childcare then it should be spent on meeting the Government's pledge to increase the free childcare entitlement to 15 hours per week for 3 and 4 year olds and extend the entitlement to all 2 year olds".
If you think its right for you you should consider:
If the answer is yes, to all these questions, lucky you!
|<< <||> >>|
Hi! I'm Tikal the Toucan, the mascot for ToucanLearn. Follow my blog to find out interesting things relating to babies, toddlers and preschool children!
Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to follow our activity based learning programme for babies, toddlers and children. We offer hundreds of fun learning craft, games and activities - every activity is aimed at the capabilities of your specific children. Download custom activity sheets, and log their progress in each child's unique Daily Diary!
You'll also find sticker and reward charts, certificates, number and letter practice. Every activity links into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning and development.
Fill in our Daily Diary to log progress against the EYFS and add photo entries instantly simply by sending them straight from your phone. You can share diaries back with parents or childminders so that everyone can enjoy watching your children develop.
activities animals art babies baby bath behaviour books «child development» childcare childminder children christmas colours communication computers confidence cooking counting craft «daily diary» development doctor «early years foundation stage» eating eyfs family «fine motor skills» food fruit fun games garden «gross motor skills» happy health healthy «healthy eating» ideas language «language development» learning letters «make believe» music nature numbers nursery ofsted outdoors parenting park pictures play pregnancy reading relax research routine safety school shapes sleep speech sun television toddler toddlers toucanlearn «toucanlearn blog» toys vegetables water words writing
©2022 by ToucanLearn Ltd.Credits: CMS engine