Types of childcare

Childcare with your family

Many parents and carers use grandparents and other family members to care for their children. This may be for some or all of the time and may be for many reasons including cost.  

As with formal childcare, talking about your requirements, responsibilities and specifics like diet, equipment, activities and routines at the beginning can really help.

You may wish to work towards a family agreement or checklist to ensure that all family members involved are aware of what is required and what each other’s responsibilities are. 

Grandparents Plus is another website that provides information and advice for grandparents who are looking to provide childcare for family members.