By Julie Creaglske
This is the only book you will ever need to start your own in home Child Care Business.
You don’t have to waste a bunch of money trying to find what works and what does not. I have put it all in this fast read, highly condensed book. I have included what does not work, what will waste your time, and most important, what makes you profitable and keeps you there!
I’m the Author and Registered Child Care Provider. Discover my tips and strategies I’ve learned from over 30 years as a child care specialist.
“In Home Child Care Business, A Quick Start Guide” will jump start your child care business and get those families coming through your door for care! These are the strategies I use in my home daycare.
Most people start a child care business because they want to make money and stay at home. That is exactly what I concentrate on in the book. You see MOST new providers make so many mistakes that a couple months into their business they quit. Here is what happens;
They get inconsiderate parents
They get uncontrollable kids
They end up with parents that don’t pay
Illness that they don’t know how to handle
They get stressed out by crying babies
They spend a day in total chaos with loud obnoxious, screaming, yelling, hitting, and biting kids.
They don’t charge enough
They can’t find clients
Their home gets wrecked
Their own family can’t stand to be in the house while they have other kids there
They take on too many kids or babies all at once
This does not have to happen—ever.
That is what this book is about—making you successful, fast and easy.
IF you have been considering a career in Home Day Care and you have asked questions like:
-How to get started?
-What direction to take?
-Who to go to for help?
I know how you feel. I was in your shoes once upon a time and had no idea what to do or who to go to for help. All I knew is that I wanted to be a stay at home mom with my 2 young sons but desperately needed to earn an income. I chose the child care business because of my love for kids and I knew it was something I could do. I had no idea I was so ignorant about the business and what it took to be successful at it.
I also didn’t realize how much money I could have been earning – When I look back today at how much more income I could have made (and desperately needed) I get a pit in my stomach! If only I would have had someone to guide me!
This is exactly why I have written this quick start guide for you. I don’t want you to go through the struggles that I encountered – No one should have to!
Here is what you’ll learn in this book:
-What will work for you.
Helping you decide what ages to accept in your child care home.
-Becoming licensed or registered.
Why this is so important!
-Child care food program.
Why you need to be on it, and what it’s about.
-Help with your policies.
Policies you need to have in place and reasons WHY you need them. Samples included!
-Help with your contract.
As with your policies you need a contract! I’ll explain the differences and provide samples for you to use, or modify to fit your needs!
How to advertise yourself for free and the best places to do it.
Some creative ideas I’ve used and you can too.
-Getting ready for the calls.
What questions parents will ask you and HOW to answer them.
What you need to avoid and be aware of when you are talking to parents!
-Preparing for an interview- you, your home, family and pets.
Getting everything and everyone ready for when the parents come knocking!
-What to do, say and ask at an interview.
My exclusive list included in this book!
-Concluding an interview.
-What families are a good ‘fit” or “opting out”.
I think you’ll be inspired by this guide – and when you begin using these strategies to get your home Child Care business going, you’ll find it’s a great investment in your future.
You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/54482.
eBook formatting by Shelley Glasow Schadowsky.