Why Home-based Childcare?
Click below to find out why home-based childcare maybe the right fit for your child and how international research findings support this option
The benefits of home-based child care
Investing in home-based care is beneficial for the child. Research by Leiden education specialists led by Professor Rien van Ijzendoorn shows that home-based childcare has a number of advantages over daycare centres:
The children have a higher level of wellbeing
The carers are more sensitive
There is less noise
The quality of childcare can play a significant role in promoting wellbeing and reducing the stress levels of young children. This research therefore also examined the quality of the childcare. The study covered a number of structural characteristics (such as group size), process quality (for example, language stimulation), the sensitivity of the carers (the extent to which they responded adequately to signals from the child), and the quality of the physical environment (in particular the noise).