If you want to try to lose weight and have chosen to become a member at a local gym, acquiring childcare for your son and daughter may be necessary so that you can complete workout sessions several times each week. If the fitness facility offers a day care service, use the tips below to get to know the childcare providers and prepare your children for their first visit to the center.
Set Up An Interview
During an interview with the daycare operator, you will be given information about the types of activities that are offered to children, formal training that each employee has received, items that you will need to bring each time that you drop off your children, cancellation policies, and the amount that you will be charged for services.
Many daycare centers that are part of a gym offer a drop off service that does not require you to inform the staff beforehand. If the center you visit offers the same service, you can workout whenever you would like to and won't need to worry about your children's care. After the interview, set up a time to stop by the center with your kids so that you can introduce them to the workers who will be watching them while you exercise.
If your children have never been placed in a daycare setting, they may be apprehensive. Let your kids know that you will be inside of the same building and that you are going to pick them up immediately after each exercise session.
Pack And Label Necessities
Pack and label necessities that your children will need while they are the center. A paper that includes your name and contact information, medication that your children are required to take, snacks, beverages, diapers, ointment, and any other items that the director advised you to bring with your children can be packed inside of a duffel or diaper bag.
Hand the bag to the employee who greets you when you drop off your children. After each daycare session, bring the bag home with you and restock the items that were used while your children were at the center.
Check On Your Children
Try to keep your first exercise session short so that your children are gently eased into their new schedule. Do not hesitate to check on your children while you are at the gym. Simply calling the center or stopping by while en route to a different section of the gym will put your mind at ease and may comfort your children.