Rob and signed-up our Bean for daycare yesterday at lunch. In Toronto, the waiting lists are longer than a year now (I've heard around 15 - 18 months) so you have to sign-up to the waiting list while the person who will be going to the daycare is still in utero. Crazy, eh?
We are probably still pretty far ahead of the curve on this one, really, but we were far too scared to take any chances. The potential 'back-up plans' for what we could do if we didn't get into daycare before the parental leave was over were just extremely unappealing.
Anyway, we found two pretty nice spots both located about half-way between where Rob works and where I work. Truthfully, we'd planned on looking close to Rob's work and the fact that it's also close to mine was just a coincidence. There aren't any convenient daycares close to where we live so finding something close to work was the best option. What happens if neither of us are working in 2009 where we're working now? That's a good question! We'll have to reassess the situation if anything changes before then. I think we'll try to get on a waiting list at a centre close to home (even if it isn't the most convenient) just on that chance that suddenly downtown is really really inconvenient.
Talk to you soon,