Day-care, playgroup or crèche: Professional childcare has a positive effect on the child’s development and helps parents reconcile work and family life. It does not replace the family; rather, it broadens the family network.
Children need other children for a healthy development. Several studies have shown that professional childcare is helpful. The children grow up to become confident and independent. Professional childcare helps especially young families maintain financial independence. Even if one parent works only part-time, their income contributes significantly to the family’s financial security. There are several forms of professional childcare to choose from. You have to find the model that suits you best, depending on the age of the children and the amount of childcare you need. But remember that your situation will change over time: the children grow older and become more independent, and you may change jobs.
Also find information on childcare in the Familienwegweiser Pro Familia under: www.profamilia.ch