BBB advises to be careful and ask many questions when choosing childcare

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The BBB is advising people to be careful when choosing a babysitter, especially in places like our viewing area where a shortage of day care openings could make any opening look good.

BBB officials said it’s important to ask a lot of questions when choosing a day care, both in home or facility. They said to make sure you know what the staff-to-child ratio is, ask for references of parents who have children enrolled, and make sure they have the paperwork to back up their business.

“They do have to be licensed, you want to make sure their properly licensed and insured, you want to make sure they have liability insurance so if your child is hurt they have the liability insurance to cover that as well” said BBB Quincy Regional Director Mara Clingingsmith.

Other things to do before you sign, take a tour of the facility, and ask about how their staff is hired. Also, see if your child could stay there for part of a day before you enroll them to see how they feel about the facility.

Frank Healy

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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