There is always a need for a day care facility.
Instances with double income families where both parents hold office
jobs and would rather send their child to a facility where the time
they’re away can be put to learning and be exposed rather than with a
babysitter at home. Single mothers and divorcees also have the need for
daycare services. Without a spouse or nearby family to help, they need a
facility to watch their child while they’re at work.
A good place to start would be in a neighborhood, close to a main street
with a side road without that much traffic up the front side of the
facility. If your home is large enough to accommodate a good number of
children, this may prove to be beneficial for you. You have the
opportunity to watch and take care of your own children as well as the
others. You have to check with some state laws which have some
regulations that you must put because your business entails the care of
entrusted children. Some places also require that for a number of
children you may need an in-house nurse for medical emergencies.
Initially you will be offering the basic babysitting services when you
start out, as you get comfortable and familiar with this and getting
used to the children in your home and around the backyard you can then
expand your business into a full day care center. There are instances
wherein companies where the parents work offer as a benefit, a child
care facility. The companies usually finance this and locate them close
to the office. A study has been made though that most parents chose to
have their children close to home rather than the office. So you
shouldn’t be much worried about competition from the company owned day
Operating a day care business is not easy. You will need to be patient
with children under your care. Some of the children may be used to a lot
of different methods of teaching. Every household has a different
environment from the next, it’s your task to try to put everything in
sync and apply your standard or teachings to the whole group. This of
course has to be discussed with the parents and be agreed upon the
rules, regulations and teachings of your facility. If they are in
conformity, then you are past your first hurdle.
We just mentioned that some children grow up in a different environment
from the next child. To add to that, each child may have a particular
behavioral pattern. You must take particular attention of this. Each may
have a different eating and sleeping habit, this may cause them not to
be together with the rest of the group. Sleeping areas should be clean
and the toys must be safe to play with. Careful selection of toys must
be addressed. Though some may be safe by themselves, a combination of
two or more in the same area may be a cause for accidents.