Who is primary care giver for your child ?

 Is it mother or father or someone else in your home ?

Choosing between the father or mother is complicated. Research done elsewhere indicates that their styles and approach to care giving is very different , but the mother seems to have an edge . Read this article to understand some of the differences.


Research done at the Sixth element school & daycare, provides interesting insights to the question

  Lets review summary of the responses given by sample of parents of children @ the Sixth element, below:

  Number of responses % of population

MOTHER 45 56%



FAMILY* 4 5%


Total Number of study respondents : 80

( responses have been sampled randomly, from Parents of children at The Sixth Element School & Daycare)

(*) indicates joint family setting, with multiple family members participating in care giving

To the question “ who is the primary caregiver ?” for your child, administered to a sample of 80 sixth element school & daycare parents – over the last few months – the above responses were obtained.

  •  Mother was perceived overwhelmingly as the principal caregiver (56%);

  • Both Mother and father were perceived to be caregiver by only 15% of the population

  •  while Grandparents and extended family in a joint family like setting were thought as principal caregivers for only 28% of the population.

  •  interestingly “baby sitter“ as distinct from a “maid”  is now beginning to emerge in Gurgaon (bit like trends abroad or in very affluent/busy families) – as a primary caregiver.

 What are your thoughts & views on the subject ?

Above analysis is a representative slice of gurgaon’s childcare trends ( for early years schooling & daycare) at the Sixth element school- and may vary in other Cities/smaller towns/villages and with different demographics, income levels, etc – but at a sample size of 80 respondents chosen randomly is statistically significant and perhaps fairly representative of the Gurugram trends.

  The Sixth element School & daycare – research & analysis cell, continues to study & develop parenting & childcare trends – and is eager to hear from you…to get your thoughts & inputs too.

 Do write in the comments section below – and we’ll be glad to acknowledge & respond to your inputs; or of you like do write in to info@sixthelement.edu.in  or just call us at  977-363-2626

  Or should you want to visit the Sixth element campus( at South City 1(B Block)  or our campus at Tata Primanti(sector 72)  ….we’ll be glad to show you around and discuss/detail this piece of research further with you. Thanks !

 With our very best wishes,

 Team : Sixth Element – the only pre-school, nursery, primary School & daycare in same green eco-friendly campuses in Gurgaon, operating successfully for over 14 years!

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