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what do you need to be able to take a child in for daycare? HELP

Hi what do you need to have a job taking care of a child at home. What is mandatory & what do you normally charge? what is a daycare rate in Canada?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • can feel included in the child's daily activities and also to inform them of anything specific , like u need more formula , or the baby was cranky , etc

    here in nj , most ppl chrage 150 weekly for the regular 40 hrs ! but your schedule can be totally different !

    but have the ppl be serious about it because as it happened to me , the parents would always call me at the last minute (literally 5 mins prior to picking her up that tehy were going to be late ) they made a habit out of it as well as in the mornings , they would come earlier w/o notice and i got tired of it and just told them that i was only availbale during certain times not earlier nor later ....... because some ppl think that because you are in your home that they can play with your time and not take things seriously !

    google more info ! or ask around in your area , :) look in CL in the childcare area , so you can also get ideas from there : )

    Answer by happymom1988 at 2:09 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • You need to ensure you have toys for them to play with (both boys and girls), enough food and nutrition information to properly feed and care for multiple children, you need a back-up person for if your kids or yourself get sick, you need to figure out what your hours and charges will be based on your needs and the currect cost in your area, that you have sleeping room for the children for naps and such, an area to take them for outdoor time, a curriculum for teaching them things while they are under your care, a schedule for the day and what you will be doing, notes to take the child to the Er if an accident happens (in the states you can not take a child and okay their treatment without a note unles you are the parent), etc.

    Maybe google for info?

    Good luck!

    Answer by Memigen at 4:01 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • it all depends on the state da u live in .....

    a safe , child friendly , smoke-free home (at least when the child isnt around and where the smell cannot affect the child)

    children's books , tos apropiate for their age , food , if you will provide it or you gotta talk with the child's parents to see what you will provide or not so they can provide it for you , in my case , the parents had to bring , the child's food , formula , utensils , diapers, binkies , and a security blanket if the child used one ! oh ! and extra clothes ! of course if the child is a baby but if he/she is older the needs changes ! but i would also share my son's desitin cream if the child had a rash , or his spoon if the parents dint bring one
    a paper with the emergency contacts in case you cannot reach the parents , the baby's pediatrician , !
    also you could provide the parents with a sheet filled with the activities done with their child so they

    Answer by happymom1988 at 2:05 AM on Sep. 12, 2010