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Tips for Starting a Child Care Home Business

by Mary Emma Allen on September 1st, 2007

When her boys were pre-schoolers, my neighbor was having challenges find a reliable and convenient babysitter or day care while she worked.  Finally she wondered, “Why not stay home [she wanted to anyway] and take in some other children?”

She proceeded to do this and was a stay-at-home mom until her boys attended school.  Then she gave up the day care and took a job with the town.  Another friend has operated a day care (often called child care) in her home for more than 20 years.  She has a waiting list of parents who want their children admitted to her day care.

A relative works for a day care that is located in the owner’s home.  She has found the work rewarding from that aspect. 


If you’ve thought of starting a day care in your home, or already are operating one as a home business, you may like to check out Fiona Lohrenz’s web site, Child Care Only, and  Child Care Only Blog, for information on starting and maintaining a day care in your home.

Fiona has information here for business owners in the US, UK, and Ireland.  She operates her day care in Ireland, and has developed it from caring for one child in 2000 to 50 children now.  Her blog and web site answer many of the complex and simple concerns you might have as you research whether operating a child care business in your home is for you.

If you already have one, Fiona’s sharing of information could be helpful for you, too.

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