Starting a home daycare business can be a great move that will allow you to get into the childcare industry without having to rent expensive commercial concessions. When you take this approach though you really have to organize your home well so that your business does not take away too much of your families valuable living space. You still have to be able to provide a space that meets minimum size regulations although as well as being a safe and stimulating environment that is good for kids and marketable to parents.
The key to success with a home-run child care business is to clearly separate your home from your business and not to complicate things by letting one spill over into the other.
Space will be your main concern when working from home in this business. Organize the space that you have into areas for the various activities that children will do throughout the day. At a bear minimum you will need a floor area with cushions for meetings and story time, tables for snacks, lunch and art and craft projects, an area for mid day naps and an outdoor play area. It can be possible to use the same space for many different purposes if you do not mind moving table around.
Make sure that you have plenty of storage space as this will help your home and business to remain organized and uncluttered. Children should also have a personal space for storing their belovedings.
Ensure that your daycare as well as the private parts of your home are all fitted with child safety fittings. Do not forget to safety proof outdoor areas as well by making sure that there are no dangers on your property such as poisonous plants
Set up an area for your office and ensure that this area is separated from the daycare. Keep this area well organized and strictly off limits to the children.
The key to running a home daycare center is to utilize your space well, comply with regulations and appear to be just as professional in appearance as your competitors with rented facilities. If you can create an environment that is safe, organized and structured as well as being appealing to parents and children then you will be well on your way to success with your home daycare.