Daycare vs. Nanny: Pros and Cons

When you’re looking to go back to work after having a child, you have many different factors to weigh. Here are just a few of them:

Care for Your Child

By far, the most important factor is who will care best for your child. Both daycare teachers and a nanny can be excellent caretakers of your child! However, it’s possible that a nanny could feel isolated and overwhelmed. Some parents feel like they need to check in frequently with their nanny.

On the other hand, daycare teachers often have helpers and they have a director who oversees the business, so they can quickly receive help if a child is in trouble or the teacher needs a break.


There’s no point in getting a job if childcare takes your whole paycheck! In almost every instance, a nanny is more expensive than a daycare. This means that you get to provide for your family better by enrolling your child in daycare.

Early Education

While some nannies may be very well educated and could offer your child a good early education, preschool programs at a quality daycare do this far better than a nanny! This is because your child is in a classroom setting with their peers, giving them a head start and an easier transition to kindergarten. If your child is home with a nanny, they miss out on these social and educational experiences.


Children’s Academy Childcare and Preschool is proud to offer an outstanding curriculum that is educational, fun, and prepares your child for kindergarten per state educational standards.

If you’re looking to give your child a head start in school, contact Children’s Academy Childcare and Preschool today!

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