Daycare for the first time!

My daughter is 8 months and will be around 9 months when I go back to work. Has anyone stayed home then gone back to work later? She’s my only one and Ive been with her every minute since she’s been born so I’m having a hard time letting her go while I’m at work. I am ready to be around adults and have grown up conversations but I’m going to miss hanging with my girl! I’m going to tour some daycares around my area and they are going to hate me for my million of questions but I want to make sure she is in a safe environment. Help me ease my mind! How did you all handle being away from your babies?