Starting A Childcare Business

Do you love children and happen to have some extra time on the weekends, evenings or holidays? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider starting a part-time child care service business.

Many parents- especially single parents have childcare needs that typical childcare providers may not offer.  Other parents may just need some time to run errands or work extra hours on evenings or weekends.

When you are first starting out, you might want to consider starting a family child care service- in your home.  Most states limit the number of children allowed when this type of care is concerned.  If you do not want to work out of your home, consider renting facilities from a school or church.

If you are deciding whether to start a child care business, be sure to consider the following:

  1.  Assess the needs in your community.
  2. Find out about the licensing requirements of your state. These will likely include adult to child ratios, staff development requirements and necessary equipment and furnishings.
  3. Research insurance options and best practices.
  4. Decide on a location for your child care business.
  5.  Look into tax obligations.
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