Finding a reliable daycare for your children is an anxiety-provoking event. You are turning your child over to others to take care of during the day, completely out of your sight. Very often people ask attorneys at our firm what they can do to ensure that their child is going to be looked after appropriately.
We always give them the same advice and tell them to go to the daycare center, make sure that it’s clean, talk to the people that run the daycare center, and really try to feel them out and get to know them. Find out if they’ve taken a CPR course. See if they’ve taken a first aid course.
Find out if they’re insured.
Many people are shocked to learn that daycare centers in Massachusetts don’t need to be insured. There’s currently no law here requiring that they have insurance.
You want to ask those questions and determine whether or not if this is a place that you would want to leave your child. If you do, make sure you return a day or two later unannounced just to see how they’re taking care of the other children. That will give you some level of comfort in knowing that you’ve picked the right place.
Like anything, the more avid the parent is in making sure that their child is going to be safe, the greater the likelihood that the child will be safe in daycare.
If it’s too late for your family to avoid a daycare accident, or you want to hear what your legal rights are, give us a call at 617-917-3917 and we’ll be happy to talk to you.