Centre-based daycare vs. Home daycare – Let’s weigh the pros and cons

The Corporate world has greatly changed us. Now both mothers and fathers are often found in the business world making a living. The problem is that this has affected the kids. This is why parents look for the best daycare services to help them.


But should a parent let choose a centre-based daycare or a home based one? Let’s have a look at the Pros and Cons of a Centre-Based Daycare as opposed to a Home Daycare.


1. Learning


Although home daycares provides a more intimate set up, Centre-Based Daycare use materials which have been approved and is in fact scientifically effective as many child psychologist may even promote it. Not only that, the teachers have credited skills for teaching meaning they are trained professionals. And daycares have a lot more materials that they can use. So in some cases, it may be better to opt for a Centre-based daycare.


2. The Fun Factor


Fun is necessary for kids. Centre- Daycares provide a lot of toys, books and other materials that kids will enjoy. Some Home daycare may live up to this, but not all. More toys to play with means more fun after all. This is one disadvantage that a home may have over the daycare unless the parents can provide a lot of it.


3. Social/ Behavioral Factor


For this factor, it really depends on who the guardians are. Although Home daycare also allows the kids to be exposed to socialize with other kids thereby allowing them to grow, Centre’s often have an edge on this, as the environment and professional set of teachers can monitor and guide the child more.


You could say that a Centre-based daycare may have an overall edge as it has a higher set of standards compared to a home daycare. It may cost more, but the benefits are more grounded. Being a guardian over a child isn’t just about having the kids something to play with in a safe environment, it should promote growth on a social, psychological and behavioral factor. Most daycare centres come with a vision of providing these factors that parents want in their child. We all know that the early stages of a child’s life can impact their mental faculties, learning habits and even their social and behavioral traits. A centre-based daycare can provide all these for the modern day parents who live in this modern and busy life. Weighing it all in, it may have a few cons, but the pros are far heavier.

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