After-School Care: Babysitters, After-School Clubs, After-School Transportation
What Every Parent Should Know about After-School Care
Working parents often find it troublesome to find after-school care for their kids. The hours between 3 and 6 in the afternoon are especially difficult because they’re still at work while their little ones are already done with their classes. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available, and we’re here to discuss three of them: babysitters, after-school clubs, and after-school transportation.
Hiring a Babysitter
Getting an after-school babysitter is always a good idea if you need someone watching over your child at home. Hiring a sitter is more ideal if you’re raising a grade-schooler. However, don’t expect your sitter to be as adept as a nanny when it comes to child development. Babysitters don’t take on responsibilities such as helping with homework, fetching kids, or preparing snacks for them.
Look for an experienced teen to do the babysitting job for you. Be sure to opt for somebody whose qualities are fitting for your child. Observe how they interact before making your decision. Most importantly, they should be certified in CPR and first aid.
Choosing an After-School Club
Many busy parents take advantage of the after-school clubs offered by schools. Unlike specialized clubs, these clubs were established solely to provide a safe and productive environment for primary school students with working parents. What makes them a good choice is that they’re way more affordable than other forms of childcare.
After-school clubs offer a variety of recreational activities — from board games and watching videos to performing arts and crafts. Some offer “study clubs,” a program where children study and work together to complete their homework. If you’re interested to enroll your young one in an after-school club, ask the school first since not all schools offer it.
Although after-school clubs can be such a huge help for parents, they can also be inconvenient, particularly those that don’t offer transportation. Unless you have a family member or a trusted friend who’s readily available to pick up your child and bring them home safely, you might need to look for options.
It’s best to ask the club first about its transportation options. Connect with parents whose kids are also members and try to coordinate with them into developing a system for children who need transportation. Some pro-active parents may volunteer to drive girls and boys to their homes.
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