Whether you are planning to go back to work, or just aiming to keep your head above water, finding the right childcare for your family is a big task. Childcare: The Guide for Busy Parents is the definitive handbook for parents seeking to make an informed decision, containing all the information needed in one approachable, easy-to-read guide, including an exclusive and edfinitive directory of all the UK's childminding agencys and local contacts. From NNEB-qualified full-time nannies to live-in au pairs, from a mother's help to a childminder or nursery, every childcare option is explained. This book aims to dicsuss the differences between the options and help parents make an informed decision about what option is right for their family. The book also provides informative and insightful case studies from mothers and fathers, childminders, nannies and au pairs, to give an insight into the important questions all parents ask. Author, Kate Goodhart, has a wealth of experience with childcare, not least though finding the right option for her family of three. Kate researches and writes regularly for parenting magazine Angels & Urchins and has spoken to hundreds of parents and people working in childcare when compiling this definitive guide.