I'm thinking of opening up a family day care at home and i need advice where i start from someone who is doing the same thing at home.
I have 3 children all under 9 (two of them are at primary school) my house is set up with lots of toys/games/books etc plus I have a play area for the kids and a play pen for babies. I'm currently working two days a week as a nanny and the reason why I would like to open my own family day care is so I can spend time with my 11 month old and still work. I have completed a babysitting course and my childcare first aid course.
I am totally new to this and would like some guidance from mums who have gone through the process from start to end.
- do I need to have a certificate in early childhood?
- do I need to register with a family day care scheme and if I do which is the best Family day care scheme to go with?
- lastly, generally what do you guys charge the family?
any info will be greatly appreciated. Oh by the way, i live in Winston Hills, Sydney. Thanks