Parenting is an incredible journey, but it comes with its unique set of challenges, and one of the most crucial aspects is finding the right childcare solution for your family. At Babe, we understand that every parent’s experience is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to childcare. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Vivvi, a childcare and early learning provider that aligns the exceptional quality families deserve with the flexibility they need.
We recently hosted Vivvi’s Jessica Pallay, alongside moms and founders Tina Mangan and Corinna Williams, and trained doula Rachel Meakins for an in-depth conversation about childcare options, including advice on making a choice that’s right for your growing family.
Together, they share their personal stories, insights, and expertise, guiding you through finding the ideal childcare solution.
Here are some of our favorite tips about finding childcare from their conversation:
- Get clear on expectations. If you’re using a family member or nanny for child care, write down clear directions about what you want and when you want it. It will keep you and your caregiver aligned, and relieve the pressure for your caregiver to have to guess what mom or dad would do.
- Consider the level of expertise you’re looking for. Do you want a team of early childhood experts that can offer you advice and perspective? Or do you prefer giving directions and having your caregiver follow? Take that into account when planning care.
- It’s okay to use childcare for more than just work! Caring for yourself is necessary when caring for your child, so factor in extra time outside of work hours when you need it.
Watch the full event here:
Learn more about Vivvi here.