When Learning Starts at Home: Professional vs Part-time Sitters

Posted on Oct 12 2015 - 4:05am by Lilies and Daisies

Choicing a Baby SitterChildcare and babysitting services are customary for households with working, busy parents. Hiring neighbours and friends are the norm, as parents would rather have people they know and trust look after their children. Non-professional care can be detrimental to the development of your child, though.

Explore professional childcare and see how it will benefit your child:

Non-professional care

There is more to childcare than supervision. Proper nourishment and education are among the major concerns in childcare. Non-professional carers or part-time sitters may not have any background in child development, which include the core needs of holistic learning.

The danger of TV-sitting

Part-time sitters effectively keep children well behaved by distracting them. You will usually find your child engrossed in a mobile game or sitting in front of the television. TV sitting is neither educational nor developmental.

Some studies also associate health risks with long hours of idle TV watching. Distracting your children will not help them gain rich experiences or teach them something new. Despite the selection of educational games or videos, human interaction and hands-on teaching methods are still the best ways to help your child develop holistically.

Holistic development

As Nurtured At Home explains, professional childcare involves the proper care, nourishment and education of young ones. You are paying for the services of trained sitters to help hone your child’s skills when you are away. They are equipped with the right methods to help your children learn better.

Understanding your children

Different children have different learning paces. Professional childcare providers have deeper understanding of the way a child’s mind works. They boost motivation and competence in your children through such understanding.

As a parent, you are responsible to the wellbeing and development of your child. This involves finding the right people to look after them when you are busy.