Re: If cost was not an option
I have had a nanny and a traditional daycare. Both have pros and cons that you need to weigh based on your family needs. Currently the kids are with the nanny. It makes better sense for us right now, although we really did love our daycare, and they were sad to see our kids go. Our work hours changed, my son has been going thru an elimination diet that has been hard to handle at daycare (they have to have forms signed for any food group elimination), and it's actually cheaper to have them with the nanny right now.
You will probably find it helpful to make a list of what you HAVE to have from a childcare provider and see what fits your needs.
Pharmacist, wife to a nerdy chemist, and proud mama to Leta (12/2006), Derek (4/2009) and Viola (7/2012). Now if only I could figure out a way to quit my job and still pay my student loans all would be well with the world.