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Essay Sample : Sending Kids to Childcare Centres Is Better Than Leaving Them in the Care

Updated: May 13

Essay Sample :

Nowadays, many families have both parents working. Some working parents believe that other family members can take care of their children, while others think childcare centers are better. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


1) Why do parents need a support system for their kids ?—Increase in life expenses/ cost of living. Get help from grandparents or other close relatives.

2) Both sides have ups and downs

Body 1: Benefits and drawbacks of sending children to grandparents

1) Experience in taking care of the parents ( parenting) so know how to take care with lots of love- may ensure successful mental and physical development

2) pass on the traditional values and disciplines – keep the family tradition going- remind the child of the family root

Bad sides

1. Overindulgent – spoiling the children into spoiled brats – can be overcome at the right stage by parental intervention.

2. Apply a nonscientific-based approach in taking care- may use folklore traditional methods of treating diseases.

Body 2: Benefits and drawbacks of sending children to grandparents

Benefits :

1) Children have the company of other peers — develop communication skills – beneficial for growth.

2) Child care centers have a playground and educational toys or activities that foster children's development in terms of mental and physical


1) Have no emotional attachment to kids, so not as considerate as parents in love and caring.

2) Profit-driven primarily so sometimes fail to take good care of every child due to overcrowding


· Day nursery, after school care daycare centers

· Workers, nannies, caretakers, governess.

By Thay Gia 12 August 2021

The increasing living expenses these days mean that both parents have to contribute to the family finance. This brings about whether they should send their children to their grandparents or childcare centers for appropriate support while they are engaged at work. In my view, both sides have their pros and cons, but I am in favour of getting help from the grandparents.

There are two advantages that grandparents would make an appropriate choice. First grandparents have parenting experiences, so they would take good care of the children unconditionally with full of care, love, and attention. Secondly, children brought up by grandparents would receive moral lessons and traditional family values. This helps tighten the family bonding as people feel a common sense of interest. On the flip side, grandparents are not always good educators or caretakers in terms of a child's emotional development. Many grandparents often turn blind eyes to the children's faults or simply give them mild punishment. This unfortunately generates spoiled brats. However, if parents intervene at the right stage during the rearing, this problem could be avoided.

Sending children to nursery centers would help a child develop social interaction and communication skills. As children have the company of peers to play along with, they would soon develop these essential skills compared to staying home with grandparents. Moreover, childcare centers can also develop a child's academic development through educational toys and activities which would build up their confidence and creativity. On the flip side, even though childcare centers are officially accredited, they have a less emotional attachment to the children compared to the grandparents. So the child cannot receive as much attention, love, and consideration. Besides, childcare centers are profit-driven, meaning that they work for the financial benefits and children can suffer from overcrowding.

After careful consideration of both arrangements, I am confident that leaving the children with their grandparents is a better choice. However, if it is impossible to do so, sending children to childcare centers would not be a bad idea. 335 words

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