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Licensed Childcare

by Marty Jacobs, Family Services Director at Child Care Resources

Child care plays a huge role in children’s growth; in fact it can prepare them to enter school with the skills they need to succeed. Brain research shows that the quality of care (be it at home or with a child care provider) children receive between the ages of 0 – 5 can affect them for the rest of their lives.

The Au Pair Childcare Option

by Krista Rietberg, PEPS mom, PEPS Group Leader and local childcare coordinator for Cultural Care Au Pair

With more dual-working and single parent families in Seattle than ever before, local parents are finding it difficult to balance life, family and work. For busy families, an important part of this juggling act is finding the right childcare for their children. Families need a trustworthy caregiver that can offer the flexibility a busy family requires. There is one flexible and affordable option available to parents that is gaining popularity in Washington—hosting a live-in au pair.

Ten Reasons to Share a Nanny

by Annie of Seattle Nanny

Parents going back to work may wonder how a nanny-share really works. Annie of Seattle Nanny shares her professional perspective on the ins and outs of sharing a nanny with another family.

How to Ease the Transition with your New Nanny

By Kristen Hale, A Nanny for U

Whether you have just hired a nanny for the first time or your current nanny is leaving and a new one will be starting, the transition can be difficult. Ease the transition with these helpful tips.

Easing Back to Work

By Shawna Gamache

Local PEPS parents are getting creative with work schedules, rethinking child care arrangements and building up to full-time daycare to manage life after maternity leave. They say planning ahead can make the transition easier for the whole family.

External Links

Child Care Resources helps you learn more about choosing child care, and get referrals to local child care providers. 206-329-5544

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