Learn first about home daycare and how to manage it especially if we are just starting. It means that we have to do everything by ourselves. There are several things that we are better acknowledging it to make our business running smoothly. The first thing to figure out is insurance. Like other types of businesses, this type of day care will also need a kind of insurance. It is important to give us protection in case unwanted things happen. To find out which type of insurance that suit with our home daycare needs, we can meet with an insurance agent and police to decide which kind to choose. Try to make a detail of any kind of coverage that we are possibly needed. From the list, we can find out which insurance that has specific coverage as our needed service. This is a great thing to start our own home daycare.
The next thing better to prepare to create great home daycare is the license. Of course it will be vary in each state. Try to make a previous check to find out what kind of license that we will need. It is not only the permit that we have to obtain before establishing home daycare but also the regulation in managing. It means that we are required to fulfil several roles like the standard of space, nutritional intake and comparison between children and teacher. We have to figure out about these things as a day care provider otherwise we will fail to run it well. Dealing with nutritional intake, children are the age where they need to consume certain type and amount of nutrition in daily basis.
It is a vital part of our responsibilities to provide what they need. Commonly, home daycare and other type of daycare provide breakfast and lunch. Some of daycare including lunch in their service package while charge additional cost for breakfast. To make sure that we have all that we need then we must provide sufficient amount of food supply to provide in our home daycare in daily basis. Enough cooking facilities also needed since we need to provide nutritional intake in daily basis. If we only take care of few children, we can simply cook for them by ourselves but if we have a lot then it is better to hire cook for us to make sure that we can provide the meals in our home daycare.
Next important supply to provide in home daycare is toys. Toys are needed not only to make children feel comfortable in our daycare but also needed as the tools for learning process. Be sure that we are providing various toys in our child care to avoid boredom. Not only that, choose the toys that safe for children to play. As suggested, we can provide many kinds of educational toys in our home daycare. The game is also good to create children’s creativity and help them to improve social skills. We can also use many items surround the house to teach children. For example, math can be easier to explain when we are using their toys or block to some counting practice.
Basically, there are many kinds of activity that we can do in our home daycare. The key is out creativity and concern. If we already set all of the equipment and supplies then our next important job will be deciding the marketing strategy. Print out some flier and spread it can be a way to promote our home daycare. Beside that, we can ask our family, relatives, friend and other closer people promote that we are opening a daycare. Held an open house is also a great marketing strategy beside word of mouth. If we already have parents that coming to our home daycare then do not forget to make such kind of agreement to make everything much easier for both parties.