Returning to Work
To make the transition back to work as smooth as possible for both you and your family, you'll need to take some time to ease everyone in to the new arrangements: at home, at work and at your child-care of choice.
To feel secure in care, your child needs to develop an emotional attachment to the adults who care for him or her.
For this reason it is important to try and maintain continuity of care and to avoid changing carers more than once a year. Younger children will benefit from even longer relationships, so try and keep this in mind when you choose your care provider.
The relationship between your child and his or her carer is an important one for ensuring the success of the child care arrangement. Rest assured, however, that quality care is no substitute for the value of your primary parent-child bond and you should not worry about being 'replaced'.
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