As a home based childcare provider, you invite complete strangers into your home, and these strangers in turn are trusting you to care for their most precious gifts-their children.
Over time with trust, respect, and communication this client/provider relationship grows, and you become more comfortable with each other. Soon you work well together, just like a well oiled machine. You understand each other's communication style, and are respectful of each other needs.
But what happens when you start to notice red flags? What are some of those deal breakers that might indicate this client isn't a match for your program, and things that you won't tolerate in your provider/client relationship?
The Bathroom and Changing spaces are often overlooked-but are important places in your Childcare Home. Using the bathroom, washing hands, and diapering are all important routines that develop self help skills, and help children gain independence. More..
There are several ways to help even the youngest of children in your care make friendships. Below you will find suggestions and resources!
Are you considering opening your own in home childcare business? Maybe you are only watching a few children right now and haven't committed to offering full time care.
As a previous childcare provider, I can say without a doubt, it can be one of the most rewarding jobs I've ever had. To make sure you are avoiding some common pitfalls, you may want to make sure you've considered these things before opening your childcare business:
Do you have trouble finding the toys you want to rotate into your learning spaces? Is your storage room out of hand? Having an organized storage room will save you time. Below you will find suggestions on how to organize your storage room for toy rotation.
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