Baby-care STT (accidentally went to wrong thread before)
It's official - we're no longer CAtoSTX we are now CAtoSTXtoSTT..... This time with our baby girl! My husband has accepted a job and I'm trying to figure out if I can accept an offer as well - because I'll need childcare for our little one. We don't have a move-date yet (probably @ Oct. 1) But Somebody is waiting for an answer from me and I need to figure out if it's going to be feasible.
If we move October 1 - she will be 5mo.
Ideally, I'd like to find a reputable in-home day care who takes babies (does that even exist?) before we found out about the job opportunities, I had interviewed for nannies in STX, so that is an option as well. I just figure that day-care is probably less expensive than a nanny.
I had that same problem. I am actual a native of St. Thomas and had that same problem of finding quality care for my newborn. He is too precious for just anyone to take care of him and put in front of a TV. My husband decided it was best for me to stay at home. If I would make a suggestion....STAY with your baby at home. If you’re not aware, statistics show how beneficial it is to stay with a baby that young. Enjoy and explore the island with your baby…go to the beach, take a stroll down Main Street or Havensight. If it’s financially fitting for your family, if not the department of Human Services has a listing with licensed daycare centers.
My husband and I went to visit many of these centers and they were not to our liking for our newborn. You have to weigh you options and see what is best for you and your family. Best of luck and welcome!
Ric - If Noah had his way, He'd be a stay-at-home dad. 🙂
But we're moving because of work.
The list on Dept. of Human Service's site only has centers starting at 2 yrs.... is that wrong?
Somebody PMed me with a center that is listed for 2-5yrs, but he said the place accepts babies at 6mo.
If the DHS list is incorrect for ages, the list is 8 pages long - I'm asking for recommendations in order to narrow down the choices.