Home child care is a topic that is of utmost concern to working parents and guardians everywhere. Determining in whose hands to leave the care of your children for the better part of the day is no inconsequential consideration. And price is by no means the only indicator of whether or not a particular child care service is going to take care of your kids in the manner which you require and prescribe. Too often parents, especially busy professionals, make the mistake of assuming that just because a place charges higher rates than the average service that the care of your child will in some way be superior to that which another, less expensive place may be able to offer. In fact, it is more important to establish a personal rapport with the people who will actually be interacting with your child and familiarize yourself with the facility itself. No one knows your child better than you. You should therefore have little trouble determining if the care providers seem compatible with, amongst other things, your childís individual emotional and physical needs. There are large daycare centers that offer everything in the way of games and activities for kids, but may not be able to provide the personal attention you would like simply because of how overrun the facility may be. If your child does not flourish in an environment such as this, it may be advisable to seek out something on a bit smaller scale. The good news is that there are a host of well-qualified home child care providers that specialize in different areas. Many of them also double as tutors and confidants to your kids, another good reason to exercise discretion when making your final decision.