Making the decision to put my then 12 month old daughter into day care was an emotionally challenging experience. Naturally I worried about being separated from her especially because she hadn’t spent any time away from me, but I had just given birth to my son and knew this would be good for her. My husband and I couldn’t decide whether to send her to Long day care or Family day care, as there were pros and cons for both. After doing some research I realised a day care centre would suit my daughter more because she was quite social and independent, and thrived being around other children her own age. Having a set routine and structure at the day care centre also helped because that is what she was used to having at home.