Well because of everything, we have decided to scrap the whole daycare idea and hire a nanny. We'll enroll difficult child in 1/2 day preschool (no naptime!) to keep her busy and the nanny will be responsible for putting her on the bus/driving her to the school. So has anyone ever hired a nanny? Where did you start? I've called a few agencies and they all want $200 just to fill out an application and then another $1500-$2000 to place a nanny in your home. It seems pretty steep to me... My wonderful 21 year old neice (difficult child's godmother)has agreed to do it for us when she finishes school for May-June while I'm still at work. But we are going to need a permanent nanny in the fall.