May 10, 2012. Samuel Valero
Start a Day Care
Starting a day care doesn’t have to be as big and daunting as it sounds. You don’t even need to call it a ‘day care’. Many parents both work and need a place to send their kids while they are at work until they are old enough to go to school. Kids also need to be watched after school and sometimes before if their parents work long days. You can watch them.
Win Win Situation
You can work together with the parents so that both parties win. You can charge less than day care so the parents pay less. You also get to stay home and have the ability to just watch a few kids. Working with friends and family you know ensures that you have a good relationship with your clients. Start with just a couple kids. You can be a nanny first, but as you get more kids, you’ll have more work and earn more. Check with your local government to see if there are any rules and regulations to follow such as the number of kids you’re able to watch full time.
If your a mom already, you probably have a kid friendly home. Even still, make it ready for kids all day. It’s not a preschool, but you can still make it more fun, entertaining, and educational for the kids. Do projects, teach lessons, and have nap time. It doesn’t have to be as much or as regimented as kindergarten, but be prepared to have activities instead of just sitting them in front of the tv.
Updated May 10, 2012. Published January 7, 2012. Samuel Valero