Legally, you can't have any kids without being licensed. You can nanny in someone elses home. CPR certification has to be up to date and I think you have to re-take the class every couple of years. Find the number online for your state's Daycare Licensing. It took about a year or more before they were ready for the in-home visit. By then, I was already nannying and doing other things and my son had like 2 years left before he was in full-day kindergarden. But I didn't plan to do it forever. If you want it to be your career, I'd say go for it. In CT, I had to have my water tested, become CPR certified, 3-4references, have a back-up person, in case of emergency. You can have a set amount of infants and kids not in school yet. You have to have age appropriate toys. After you pass the home test, then you have to get liability insurance.
at 2:59 PM on Jul. 28, 2010