I know neither are the ideal AP situation, but after 6 months home with the baby girl, I have to go back to work. i'm torn, I know I have to pick what's best for *our* family, but
wondered if anyone has done any research or has thoughts on the
subject as to which is better for infants.
We had planned on nanny for 2 months until the daycare spot opens up (a great reggio emilia school with a 1-3 ratio and no plastic toys) but the nanny (an awesome women who seems to really do great with our daughter and spends lots of time with her outside looking at nature) said if we use her full time she'll lower her rate, which makes it almost in line with our (expensive) day care.
The daycare doesn't believe in CIO, and I think she'd be happy there, and it really is gorgeous inside with all the natural materials. On the other hand, they won't do EC, and the nanny will (probably). She also just won't get the same 1-1 attention.
I believe that kids need some kind of socialization, and she certainly won't get as much with a nanny. But does she really need much before 1 year or so?
ugh. i'm just hoping someone can help me think through this.