We have three children, ages 9, 3, and 18mos. After being a stay-at-home mom for the last year and a half, I'm ready to return to work! Our oldest is in school and will require very little care compared to the younger two. Our 3yo daughter is VERY friendly and precocious and we have tried to maximize her ability to be so social by putting her in a, sort of, pre-preschool program that she loves. Finally, our 18mos son is just the sweetest little guy; he can be slow to warm up to people but he's already very loving and generous and also has a quick mind and great sense of humor. All three of our kids are very smart for their ages and it's important to us that whomever we choose to bring in to care for them will also be invested in supporting their curiosity and creativity and challenging them in ways that will teach them how to efficiently use the knowledge that they have.