I think you should go and have a chat to your local daycare centre and see what they offer and just get to know them.
I was the same about leaving my little boy at day care but they were great...
I put Connor in daycare when he was 10 1/2 mnths and he had his ups and downs but we get there..
It is very scary at first leaving your precious one with someone else but you have to remember that they are professionals and have had a lot of training...
I have since pulled Connor out but not for any bad reasons we will be travelling so that is why..
You can call the day care as many times as you like to see how your bub is going and i am sure that if bubby does get too upset well thats when they ring you to come get them.
Maybe it might be an idea to check out your day cares around and take some morning tea and sit with the careers get to know them and let your little one play with the other bubs..
I know it is scary but you have to feel at ease in making that descision..
I hope that this helps you.. If you want you can email me!!!
Good luck in what you decide..
Tan,QLD,Connor 2, Mackayla 2wks old