Opening a home childcare business can be rewarding but can also be disappointing. Here is something to think about before opening a home childcare business.
- Providers can make decent money
- Work is from home
- Providers can set their own schedule
- Providers can go outside as you wish
- Providers can have a 2 hour break while the kids nap.
- You cannot find a substitute or an assistant to take time off.
- When you take time off, you don’t get paid.
- You’ll be lucky to have at least 4 or 5 full time kids to make a decent amount of money.
- Your house no longer feels like your house.
- Parents maybe running late to pick their children up, often!
- Parents may show up earlier than normal to drop their child off.
- If you have infants, going outside is almost impossible and not worth it.
- With infants, you won’t get a 2 hour break while the other children nap.
- When one child gets sick, they all get sick including yourself and your family.
- The parents don’t respect your home.
- Children act up when their parents or other adults arrive.
- You’re constantly cleaning your floors and sanitizing toys.
- By the time your day is over, you have no time for anything else.
- Parents need to be reminded often to bring diapers and formula.
- Parents show up on a holiday to drop their child off when they’ve been told numerous times that Daycare is closed for XXX Holidays.
- Parents blame you for words or phrases children learn elsewhere.
- Parents treat you less than their self because you’re just a babysitter. They don’t realize it’s your business.
- Parents try to abuse daycare time by bringing their kids more than the hours they work; practically from open to close.
- Parents don’t provide a 2nd set of clothes and their child has an accident.
- Parents ask if you can babysit for a date night.
- They want you to potty train their child but put no effort at home.
- Parents get upset if you terminate their child.
- There isn’t any business.
- Too much competition nearby.
- Property damage.