This has been weighing on my mind for a while now- Now that I've
heard that I'm accepted at two of the three schools
I've applied to for direct entry MSN programs, I figure it's time...
I will be returning to school full time starting this Fall and will need to figure out the childcare situation for our two girls (they will be aged 1 and 3 in the fall) that would work best. We are thinking about either daycare or an aupair. I'm leery of daycare because of a horrible 2 morning a week preschool/daycare experience we are just recently emerging from with my older DD.
I'm feeling super guilty about it all. I was secretly hoping I wouldn't get in to any of my programs so I wouldn't have to figure the childcare thing out. I definitely don't love being a SAHM- but I'm soooo ambivalent using full time childcare too.
I would love to hear from other nursing students with experience using nannies, au pairs, daycare, etc. Specifically, some things I'm thinking about are:
-What do you do when your child is sick?
-How do you make the decision about what kind of childcare will work
best for your child?
-How can you know in advance what will be best foryour child's personality when you've not used FT childcare before and you're kids are a bit older (Charlotte will be 1 and Elizabeth will be 3) and used to having you home?
-What do you love/hate about your childcare situation and what should I look for/questions should I ask?
Many many thanks!