Running a home daycare center from home is one of the best work from home jobs in my opinion! If you love children and your home is spacious and child friendly then why not? This is one of my personal favorites, as I always wanted to open a daycare from home, but honestly never had the time to set one up as yet. If you have young children in the home already, it will allow them to interact with other children. In this post I am going to go through a few guidelines as how you can go about starting off with your home daycare venture!
Home Daycare Requirements
The requirements for starting a home daycare center will differ depending on where you are located in the world, but the requirements are generally the same. Many states do require that the day care owners have a license in order to open a day care from home, in addition most countries prescribe child care and safety standards as an essential element of running a home daycare business.
Each country has unique criteria as to what qualifications ambitious home daycare owners should have, but in most countries ambitious home daycare owners should be at least 18 years of age, they should be free of convictions and arrests for child abuse. In addition ambitious home daycare owners should undergo a health examination to ensure that they are free from diseases that could be detrimental to children who will attend the daycare.
Home Daycare License:
Many countries require that eager home daycare owners are licensed, usually one will need to contact the department of child welfare or similar department and request a package one has read the information in the package is the one would attend a license and then complete the home daycare application form. What is generally part of the application process is that one is to fill out the results of the health inspection examination, clearance of criminal records and arrests of child abuse. Lastly the one has to agree that the home at which the daycare will be situated can be spot checked before the daycare can be opened and at any other time.
Contact your local department of licenses and find out whether or not you are required to have a business license, this business license is completely different to the daycare license. A business license will grant you permission to run a home based business in your particular location.
Every country or state has a list of requirements that a daycare owner should observe. I am sure of these requirements are that the daycare is a safe, healthy and child free environment and that the daycare should not be over populated with children so that there are not enough caregivers to take care of the children. Make sure you obtain a copy of these standards at the department of child welfare.
Setting Up Your Daycare!
Now it is time to get everything you need together! You will need to create a business plan, decide who you will employ, workout your budget, purchase necessary supplies needed to run your daycare and spreading the word!
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