San Francisco Baby Care

How to find infant care that's more than daycare

Balancing parenting and work can be overwhelming — especially with a new baby. In order to focus on your career, boost your productivity at work, and get peace of mind that your baby is well cared for during the day, you need support from the best San Francisco baby care. How can you find it? Read on to find out.

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What Makes a San Francisco Baby Care the Best

There are a number of things to look for when you’re trying to choose the best San Francisco daycare — here are just a few of the most important ones.  

License and Accreditation: Child care centers are required to follow state licensing regulations; the best San Francisco baby care centers go above and beyond and strive for accreditation through national programs, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  

Caregiver Quality and Ratio: Whether you tour virtually or in person, ask about the caregivers experience and credentials. Observe the classrooms and note whether the caregivers are engaged with the children and whether they seem to genuinely enjoy their work. Additionally, ensure the center follows state guidelines for teacher-to-child ratios. 

Environment: Look for an engaging, welcoming center environment. Infant classrooms should have educational, fun materials readily accessible for babies; soft spaces for learning how to roll, sit up, crawl, stand, and walk; open spaces for movement and play; and more.  

Bright Horizons San Francisco Baby Care 

Bright Horizons has convenient child care centers across the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re located throughout Downtown San Francisco including Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Embarcadero, Financial District, Union Square, Central Market, SOMA/Yerba Buena, and Castro/Noe Valley; the East Bay cities of San Ramon, Dublin, and Alameda; San Mateo on the Peninsula; the Silicon Valley cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino; and throughout Marin County. Plus, we offer onsite child care benefits as an employee child care provider for many organizations in the area. 

The Best San Francisco Bay Care at Bright Horizons 

For over 30 years, Bright Horizons has provided the highest quality child care and early education. Our welcoming centers, classrooms, and research-based curriculum designed for babies, nurturing and experienced teachers, industry-leading health and safety policies, parenting resources, and more make Bright Horizons a great choice for San Francisco baby care. 

Explore Baby Care in the Bay Area

Working parents shouldn’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs ensure you don’t have to, offering convenience for your workday, and enriching learning experiences for your child.

With convenient San Francisco area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.


What is the best daycare in San Francisco? 

The best San Francisco daycares offer care you can feel great about: classrooms, curriculum, and activities designed for each age group; support for developmental milestones; teachers you can trust; policies that keep your child safe; and more. Bright Horizons has it all. 

What is the cost of a nanny in San Francisco? 

The cost of hiring a nanny depends on their experience, the area you live in, how many children you have (and their ages), the nanny’s duties, and any additional household chores you ask them to do.  

What is daycare tuition in San Francisco? 

The cost of daycare in San Francisco varies depending on location. It also depends on how old your child is, how many children you need care for, whether you’re looking at a child care center vs. an in-home provider, premium center offerings such as meals, snacks, and enrichment activities, and more. Contact us today to inquire about tuition costs at our Bright Horizons child care centers. 
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