There is an increasing demand for Crèches in urban centres in Nigeria because more women have to work to be financially independent As a result, many households now view crèches as a matter of importance and not of convenience. This study therefore investigated mothers’ views about the safety of their children in crèches. The descriptive survey research design was adopted. The sample comprises of ninety six parents who patronize some randomly selected crèches in Abeokuta metropolis, Nigeria. A questionnaire with Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of 0.816 was used for data collection. The data collected was analyzed using percentages, means and analysis of variance (at .05 level of significance). The results revealed incidences such as missing babies, health challenges and injuries. It was recommended that more crèches which are healthy, safe, adequately staffed, easily accessible and affordable should be provided for working mothers to keep their babies while at work.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0118
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada