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Check the laws in your state to learn the basic requirements for starting a child care business in your home and how many children you can accept. You can obtain this information from the agency responsible for child care licensing in your state. In some states, a basic family day care home can accept up to six children at one time, and a group day care home can accept up to 10 or 12.
Make sure you meet the minimum requirements to be a home child care provider. Many states have age and education requirements.
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Decide how many children you will supervise in your home. This may depend not only on your personal preferences but also on the maximums in your state. For example, if you will care for more than a couple of infants, some states will require you to have a helper. If you are caring for older children, however, your state may allow you to care for several without additional help.
Evaluate your available child care space. For example, you may use your dining room for meal times and your living room for a play area. If you have a basement, however, you may set that up for play and nap times. Some day care providers even use a guest room or family member's bedroom for nap times. If you have a yard, you may also use that for a play area as well.
Purchase toys, games, books and child-sized furniture for your home child care business. If you will care for infants, you may purchase highchairs and playpens, but toddlers may need such things as booster chairs and nap cots.
Obtain a child care home license. This typically involves completing an application, paying a fee and submitting to a background check. You may also have to submit to a health exam and have a doctor attest that you are in good overall health and free of communicable diseases. Some states also have orientations that all child care license seekers must attend, and you may have to submit to a home inspection as well.
Speak with an insurance agent about the type of insurance you will need to run a home-based child care business. You will typically need property damage coverage as well as liability insurance to cover you in the event that a child, parent or helper is hurt on your premises. In some cases, you can have a rider added to your homeowner's or rental policy that covers the business use of your home. However, there are also policies that are designed specifically for in-home daycare businesses. In addition, your insurance agent may advise you to upgrade your car insurance to include business use of your vehicle if you will transport children in it.
Set business hours. Many child care businesses are open from 6 or 7 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. to accommodate the varying needs of working parents. You may also consider offering overnight care for the children of parents who work evenings.
Determine what you will charge for child care. Learning what other businesses are charging for child care in your area may help you set competitive prices.
Create forms for your child care business. You may need to create enrollment forms, emergency contact forms and statements about your child care business policies.
Advertise your child care business. Place ads in local newspapers, and post fliers in places parents frequent. For example, a grocery, library or laundromat bulletin board may be a good place to catch the eye of parents in need of child care.