How To Start Up And Run A Day-Care/Nursery?
If you know someone that balances a work life and children or if you are someone that balances a work life and family, then you must know the trouble of finding that perfect balance and trying your best to manage all the different elements in everyone’s lives. When balancing a family life and work stress comes part and parcelled; however depending on the age of the children your level of stress will vary, the younger the children, the greater the stress. This is where having day-cares and nurseries come as life-savers. If you are looking to ease the stress for some families, then here are a few things to keep in mind before opening up a nursery/day-care;
Research- this is an important stage as this will let you know the legal and social aspects of your locality before you launch on the journey of opening a day-care/nursery. This research can be done by interviewing local families and getting a basic idea of the needs and wants regarding child-care services. In addition to this, you can also get a good idea of the potential competition you could have and then alter your business to meet new and better standards and aim for larger target markets. At this stage, with the help of proper research you can come to the decision of which type of day care you are hoping to go for, either a business run at an independent area or a business run in your home. Each decision has it’d own set of pros and cons and depending on what works best for you, you can make a fully informed decision.
Budgeting and location- the stage that follow the initial stage of research is to s=pick out locations, set a financial limit and then check for potential employees to help out and teach at the day-care/nurseries. Your budget would vary depending on the location and area of land (if you opt for an independent area centre) you wish to choose. When looking at a possible area, it is important to keep in mind things such as accessibility for parents and safety for children.
Employees and credentials- when running a child-care service it is vital to employ individuals with proper traits and training that will prove to be helpful with children. A pre-employment screening would have to include a child care courses that would prove the particular individual’s capabilities in handling young children.
It is would prove to be an advantage for you to have a cert 3 childcare course completed to give a potential employer the extra sense of assurance in your capabilities as the responsibility of caring and teaching a youngling falls into your hand.
Regardless, when hiring people to teach the children it is important to have positive and healthy influences around so as to promote good learning and teaching and will aid in running an overall good child-care service centre.