Childcare and Working Parents

Working parents share advice about managing kids and childcare options. Whether working in the city, freelance or full-time, here are popular questions answered.

 

Commuting Into Manhattan for Daycare

Stay local, or take the kids on the subway?  Here are some words of experience.

 

 

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Last Minute, Backup, and Drop-in Childcare Ideas

Your nanny or babysitter has called in sick or you need something at incredibly short notice.  Now what?

 

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Freelancing and Childcare

With freelance working arrangements increasingly prevalent in New York City, one FAQ in Park Slope is how to juggle both a last minute jobs and childcare.

 

 

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How to handle a sick kid and childcare

Coughs and sniffles, fevers and colds. Your kid is sick and how do you determine when they are too sick to go to daycare with a nasty cold or another common bug? How do you handle back-up childcare if you have to miss multiple days of work? How do you negotiate which partner stays home, especially when one or both partners has the kind of job that can't really be done from home?

 

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PSP member question: "Can working parents realistically pick up their children from daycare/preschool at 6pm?"

A PSP member asks the group how working parents can realistically pick up children from daycare by 6pm.  Members share their experiences of how they manage busy work schedules with strict pick up times.

 

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