Here are 5 tips for new parents to help ease your decision making process.
1 - Check out the facility's facilities. Are they clean (in general) and do their rooms offer much privacy? Is there enough storage for your child gear? Will your child gear fit in their room? And will they provide your child with quality time outside when they are sleeping or eating?
2 - Ask some experts. Call a few friends who have children the same age as yours and ask them about their experience with the child care facility. You can also visit one of the many websites that have information about day care centers and make your decision based on what you find.
3 - Research the competition. Find out what other children's clubs or associations your potential competition operates out of and study the interior and exterior design as well as the services and amenities they offer their guests. This information will help you create a unique child care experience.
4 - Check out the price. Be sure you will be able to pay the fees due and whether the fees will be high or low. How is your child going to fit in with the other children'?
If you want to do business this way, make the necessary decisions to make it happen. Find yourself a reputable center that is a good fit. There are hundreds of centers for every good one. You do need to be willing to spend the time and money to get there and make the business work.
If you want to find a place to work make sure you have the funds (and the time) to set aside part of your budget for advertising. Find out what it takes to get a space and what it will take to keep it after the initial month. Talk to people who have used these services and know what you're getting into. This advice will help you decide whether or not you want to get into business with child care.