Day care

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Day is situations where a child is looked after by people other than the mother or father.

  • Nursery based care - trained workers / planned activities / OFSTED inspected. 
  • Family based care - Registered child minders / nanny au pair / informal (family/friends/neighbours)

Effects of day care on social development

- More contact with children their own age than those care for at home. Provides opportunity to develop social skills such as sharing and talking to others.

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