How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution

New year, new you! Well, at least that’s what I told myself just over a week ago. Now that we are in the second week of January, New Year’s Resolutions are starting to become a pain instead of a refreshing awakening. It’s time to bring in reinforcements. Mine is a cross stitch I created of [...]

How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution2021-12-09T08:39:04-05:00

The Rising Cost in Daycare, How Does This Compare to Au Pair?

Recently the CBC came out with an article stating that the cost of daycare has increased close to 20% in cities since 2014. Currently, the median cost for infant daycare in Toronto is $1,758 per month. For families who have two or more children, they can be spending upwards of $3000 per month on child [...]

The Rising Cost in Daycare, How Does This Compare to Au Pair?2021-12-09T08:39:04-05:00

Scrambling Parents in Toronto Can Hire an Au Pair as Alternative to Ministry of Education Care Centres

Recently, an article was released in the Globe and Mail about an after-school care centre being forced to close down for two days out of five because the Ministry of Education found non-compliances in their program. This is caused many parents to scramble to find care for their children. Within the past two years, the [...]

Scrambling Parents in Toronto Can Hire an Au Pair as Alternative to Ministry of Education Care Centres2021-12-09T08:39:05-05:00

Self-Reg and the Three R’s

This is the third blog post in our series on Self-Reg. Our first blog post explained what self-regulation and stress is, and how caregivers can help children with managing their stress. Our second blog post was about self-regulation and the Interbrain (the communication channel between a caregiver and a child). Now we want to provide [...]

Self-Reg and the Three R’s2021-12-09T08:39:22-05:00

“Play to Learn” Child Care

The new Ministry of Education curriculum heavily emphasizes “Play to Learn” style in all licensed Day Care Centres and Kindergarten classrooms. But what exactly is “Play to Learn” and what are the benefits of it? According to The Full-Day Early Learning- Kindergarten Program (2010-2011), “It has been long acknowledged that there is a strong link [...]

“Play to Learn” Child Care2021-12-09T08:39:23-05:00

Canadian Parent’s Options for School-Aged Child Care

What time do you start work? 9am? 8am? 7am? And what time does your child’s school start at? Many Canadian schools start between 8:30am and 9:30am. This makes dropping off in the morning a challenge for many families. Adding to this struggle, the end of the school day can be as early as 2:50pm. This doesn't [...]

Canadian Parent’s Options for School-Aged Child Care2021-12-09T08:39:24-05:00

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