Home daycare is different than those other types of daycare center. The differences can vary start from all of the areas of planning and management. This kind of home based business commonly only managed by the owner itself without a lot of staff to help. It will automatically push the owner to have greater ability and creativity to plan all the daycare daily activity. Not only that, the owner also needs to think about the budget, supplies and much else. This is the problem that commonly happens to the home daycare owner. They want to provide the best service as another type of day care offer but get difficulties to figure out the most important aspect to consider. It seems like building a great home based child care is a daunting task unless we know the key to success. The first key to have a successful home daycare is advertisement planning. Good strategy of advertisement will make us have greater influence. However, be sure that we already fulfilled all the requirement of related department or state.
We can start to promote our home daycare to our relatives, college or friends. Having a license is also a great way to promote our daycare even though homy based relatively do not need any license. If we have license than parents will feel more comfortable to put their children under our supervision. If we already have some children under supervision then we have to give the best service. In fact, word of mouth is the best advertising method. It is simply because they can share it through trusted feeling. To make more people get to know on our home daycare, we can try to put advertisements of our opening in free local newspaper. The next thing to be well prepared is the schedule. If we want to make sure that our home daycare run well then we have to set structures schedule for the kid. The schedule is not only giving advantage to the daycare provider since they an get easier to do the daily activities but also easier for parents to take a look for their children activity.
Just be sure to make a balanced schedule of playing, learning, feeding and rest hour. Do not forget to allocate some time for children to play outside. To make children feel comfortable, we can start to bring them in activity center where they can choose to do any activity that they love to do in our home daycare. Put some line within different area. Let children do their best whether it is art, craft, science, games, block building, puzzling, drama, cooking and much else. To make it more challenging and support children socializing skills then we can divide them into several groups and o some project together. Story telling, drama and guessing word are just some example of great activity to held in home daycare. The last thing to consider is the supplies. In this business, providing proper and complete supplies will make a great influence to our success. We must at least provide crib, high chair, table, desk, drawer, aisle, playground, books, toys and other types of supplies. Do not worry if we have limited in a budget to provide supplies for our home daycare. We can get cheap price from an online store, garage sale, auction or even donation from family, friends or local preschool and kindergarten. The point is to check the supplies so that there will be no part that posing a risk to children. If we already set it all then we just get closer to make agreement with more parents to our home daycare.