Childcare

Childcare

Child care (or "childcare", "child minding", "daycare",or "preschool") is the caring for and supervision of a child or children, usually from newborn to age thirteen. Child care is the action or skill of looking after children by a day-care center, babysitter, or other providers. Child care is a broad topic covering a wide spectrum of contexts, activities, social and cultural conventions, and institutions. The majority of child care institutions that are available require that child care providers have extensive training in first aid and are CPR certified. In addition, background checks, drug testing, and reference verification are normally a requirement. Child care can cost up to $15,000 for one year in the United States. Approximately six out of every ten children, or almost 12 million children, age five and younger, are being jointly cared for by parents and early childhood educators, relatives, or other child-care providers.

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Child Safety - Common Types - Informal Care
... Informal childcare is a variation of childcare that utilizes family members as a childcare system, for example grandparents and siblings ... Informal childcare is an especially inexpensive form of childcare, and is utilized typically by those who are considered poor ... Typically informal childcare is necessary for families who do not have enough funds to finance placing their children in a more expensive child care facility ...
Daycare Trust - Mission - Policy and Research
... This research aims to “further the availability of sustainable, affordable and good quality childcare to all families offering real choices to families to balance work and family life” ... Daycare Trust provides informed comment on key childcare issues to the media and government, ensuring that the benefits of childcare and the issues faced by parents are well understood ...
Daycare Trust - Policy Recommendations
... current policy priorities are set out in the 2010 publication Childcare Charter, published in the run up to the 2010 general election ... The Childcare Charter called on the next government to Aim to spend 1% of GDP on early childhood education and care so that all children get the best start in life ...
Britax - Structure
... has divisions based in Australia - Britax Childcare, Melbourne Finland - Britax Pohjolan Lapset, Helsinki France - Britax Puériculture, Paris Germany - Britax Röme ...