Finding the right childcare provider for your little one can often be both challenging and overwhelming. As with many communities, Moore County offers a wide range of childcare options, from full-time daycare facilities to home-based providers and nanny services. However, many providers have waiting lists, especially for infant care, so start thinking about what you need well before you actually will need it.

The best way to know if a childcare center or home-based provider is right for you is to schedule a visit and compare your top choices. It’s a good idea to find out how each center handles situations such as sleeping arrangements, bedding, diapers, feeding schedules and pick-up times. Some centers offer in-house meal plans, while others require parents to provide food. Additionally, some of these services are not included in your tuition so it is important to find out what the fees specifically include.

If you are looking for an in-home sitter and want references, then consider joining our facebook page and post your questions. Another good resource is your local church or gym. In addition to finding recommendations from fellow parishioners or work-out buddies, you may find that one of the nursery attendants babysits on the side. You can also contact the Sandhills Community College Early Childhood Education Department and see if any of their future graduates are looking for “practice” while attending school.

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