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Services in Christchurch

Finding childcare to meet your needs

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Things to consider when looking for childcare

If you are thinking about childcare:

  • start researching as soon as you can as most providers have waiting lists
  • ask other parents for recommendations
  • visit at least 2 or 3 providers to compare what's on offer

You may want to consider:

  • opening hours
  • costs such as per hour, session, day week and month
  • childcare over holidays
  • what's included in the providers fee, for example food, nappies, wipes
  • if there's a deposit or free to register
  • how many children each member of staff cares for
  • how the provider can cater for any additional or special educational needs
  • staff experience, training and qualifications

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