Is Daycare or Nanny Better?

If the time has come for you to go back to work or school, a top priority is to find childcare! There are so many options in the Crestwood area–how will you choose?

Two popular childcare options are daycare and nanny services. How do these compare?

Cost: Daycare vs. Nanny

The cost of a nanny depends on the qualifications and experience of the nanny, as well as the city and state. According to, the average cost of a nanny is $694 per week or $17 per hour. 

The average daycare cost in Kentucky is $437 per week. This is already a cheaper option, but Crestwood Preschool Academy also accepts various forms of financial assistance, such as Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Socialization: Daycare vs. Nanny

Socialization comes naturally in a daycare setting because children are with peers all day long, learning foundational social skills. 

Socialization with a nanny can be a little harder to come by. Nannies must be the ones to plan social activities for the child, and you must provide the nanny with a car seat, pay for gas money, and sign your child up for activities.  

At Crestwood Preschool Academy, your child will gain all the benefits of socialization without adding to your to-do list or finances!

Education: Daycare vs. Nanny

The importance of this point varies depending on the age of your child. Your infant needs less intentional education time than a pre-K or school-aged child. 

However, that doesn’t mean children don’t need structured, intentional educational activities! Adults help infants and toddlers understand their world through books, music, colors, art, nature walks, and so much more! 

Pre-K and school-aged children need more attention to ensure they are meeting standard education requirements. However, some nannies are better than others at teaching, especially if your child has learning differences or difficulties. Additionally, nannies may charge extra for developing and providing educational services T

At Crestwood Preschool Academy, we put a high priority on quality curriculum and experienced teachers, so every child feels successful and meets educational milestones. We provide educational experiences from infanthood that engage all five senses, encourage fine and gross motor skills, and most importantly are fun. 

These educational experiences all come at no extra cost to you!

So which is better, daycare or nanny services?

Every family situation is different, so the choice is up to you.  

With affordable prices, better safety and education standards, and abundant social opportunities, Crestwood Preschool Academy should be at the top of your childcare list. 

Crestwood Preschool Academy is proud to offer an outstanding educational and fun curriculum that prepares your child for kindergarten per state academic standards.

Contact Crestwood Preschool Academy today if you’re looking to give your child a head start in school!

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