There’s no such thing as one size fits all childcare. Every family has a complex web of needs—financial realities, logistical hurdles, concerns about health and safety, and visions of early education—and these needs shape decisions about who will care for the new baby. For some families, the nanny offers a perfect fit, with flexible hours, personalized care and protection from childhood illnesses. For others, day care is more attractive, presenting such a wide range of positives that the nanny seems to pale in comparison. Over the last five years, the concept of QUALITY day care, essentially schools for babies, has grown in New York City, and parents seeking full or part time care in a school-like setting now have some good choices.