Starting a Home Daycare

This “Starting” section provides a new caregiver with information about how to set up their business from the planning phase right through to the first day when the children arrive.  It includes all aspects of setting up the physical space, purchasing toys and equipment, deciding on rates and hours, obtaining insurance, learning the laws and regulations, advertising, interviewing clients and signing contracts.  It also gives new providers tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls we all seem to fall into in the first year.

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