2017

Encouraging children to develop self-care skills

As children start to move into their preschool years and head towards their more formal schooling, it is important for them to be able to develop some self-care skills including proficiency at toileting (including wiping), being able to adjust their own clothing and take on/off items such as jackets or jumpers and be able to feed themselves successfully. Here are some ways that parents and carers can encourage independence and development of self-care skills.

A guide to two common childcare options

Trying to select the right form of childcare can be difficult. Read on to learn more about two of the most common options that most parents use. Have a relative care for your child Many people prefer to have one of their own parents care for their child, as they feel more comfortable leaving their child with someone that they already know and trust. Additionally, having your mother, father, or in-laws look after your child whilst you're at work is perhaps one of the least expensive childcare options, as in many cases, grandparents are quite content to either do the work for free, or for a small fee, which only covers the cost of travelling to and from your home, food and any outings they take the child on.