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Ok a few ppl want me 2 watch there kid so any1 have good daycare advice like price toys ect.....

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kadmomma

Asked by kadmomma at 11:53 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • get a licence, make sure you have proper insurance.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Have a written contract, make them sign it and stick to it! The contract should contain all concerned parties' information and specify the days/times you will be watching the child/ren, fees (and when they due by) and whether or not you will be providing meals/snacks. Put your policies in writing (holiday schedule, field trips, cancellations, refunds, late pick up fees, etc.), have the parents initial or sign it, then provide a photocopy of the signed form to the parents. Get payment for each daycare week the week before or there's a good chance you won't get paid on time, if at all. Never extend credit!

    Also, you may need a license to run a home daycare in your area, so check local laws & get what you need. You should also check to see if you need a seperate insurance policy & what type. Base your fees on your costs (ins., food, electric, water, licensing, etc.).

    Good luck!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • I would suggest you find out what the local requirements are for home daycares and make sure you do all you need to do and get a home daycare license. Another good idea would be to get certified in first aid (accidents do happen), check your homeowners insurance and make sure you are fully covered in case of mishaps and make sure you have your house is childproofed. It would be a good idea to have a daily schedule or daily routine and have age appropriate toys, games, books to entertain the children with. Be sure to keep plenty of healthy snacks/foods on hand for meal or snack time. I also agree with the pp about have a signed written contract with all the information (fees, cancellations, etc) in it, and I also agree with making sure fee collection is done on time-- you should get a receipt book and give out a receipt for each payment -- that way you have proof of payment.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 9:26 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

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