Many parents need childcare while they work to pay the bills. For some Canadian parents, they need to find appropriate childcare quicker than others. But where to start? Author Melissa Martz has your answer with her new book, Finding and Hiring The Best Childcare.


As a nanny since 1997, Melissa has been writing books about children. As a community advocate and a parent herself, she is well aware of parent’s needs for exceptional childcare. This simple, practical resource was create to take away the stress and to guide parents through the entire process (yes, from start to finish) of hiring childcare that is best for your families specific needs. From daycare to home daycare to a professional nanny, this book is or you.

The book has up to date references and pricing guidelines, which is helpful to parents with the flux in the economy. We think Martz made a great decision to put the pros and cons of each childcare option so you can weigh what is important to your family and it’s needs. This book is packed with advice.

Our favorite part of this book are the questions laid out to each childcare  provider. For working parents, it is essential to ask key questions to ensure the safety and learning experience for your child. We also like the section about advertising for childcare and how to stay safe while getting your point across in an ad. For some parents, this is an important means to get connected with a child care provider.

There are wonderful poems and articles to put your mind at ease and further websites for more information on childcare.

Every family requires different childcare needs. When you buy Finding and Hiring The Best Childcare by Melissa Martz, you are saving yourself hours of research and unanswered questions. Learn from the best and pick up this book, you may be surprised what childcare option you choose!