If you have often thought about opening your own child care business but are afraid to commit to year-long care, maybe you should consider opening a child care business for the summer months only. This article looks at the pros and cons of this option.
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Running a Summertime Home Child Care Business

It is extremely challenging to run a child care business year round. If you have often thought about opening your own child care business but are afraid to commit to year-long care, maybe you should consider opening a child care business for the summer months only. This article looks at the pros and cons of this option, as well as possible scenarios for what this summer child care business may look like.

If you have your own school age children that you are home with during the summer, running a summer home child care can be a great way to make some money and entertain your own children at the same time. There is a huge demand for summer time care for school age children whose parents still have to work over the summer. These kids aren't old enough to stay home alone, but they aren't toddlers either who need constant monitoring and care. They are usually a lot of fun and very creative.

Most kids of this age love to be outside and active. But they also enjoy quieting down with a movie or maybe even doing some reading on their own. They can pretty much take care of themselves when it comes to basic care (bathroom, eating, drinks, etc.). Parents are usually willing to pay well for keeping their kids safe and entertained. Nothing is worse than bored kids, because they get into trouble. Plus parents appreciate the convenience offered by a home daycare and the quality of care offered. This is a way to allow you to earn that extra money while not having to commit to caring for other children year round.

There are some negatives to this though. First, you really do need to have a license to operate a home child care. Getting a license can be a pain, but it covers you in case of problems. The older children that you would be caring for may not require as much monitoring, but they do require a different kind of attention. Older children tend to get into arguments more frequently about how things should be done. You may be playing referee a lot!

Also, they have developed an attitude by this age, and it may show through! You will need to be very firm and fair with your rules. Be firm from the beginning and you will make things far easier on yourself and the children you care for. Since these children are older, they tend to eat more. You can either charge a little more per day to compensate for meal costs, or you can ask parents to send meals for their children.

Personally, I find the first option to be easier. They will also need to keep hydrated in the hot weather. So you will be dishing out a lot of water! Finally, you will need to be able to keep these kids entertained. Most kids this age don't entertain themselves very well. Either they are constantly whining about being bored or else they are making unhealthy choices about how to spend their time. You will have to be very creative to keep the boredom and lethargy at bay!

The other thing to consider is that you will not have the freedom to go on vacation or even take day trips with your family. If you are committing to caring for other children for the summer, you really need to make yourself available to these families for the whole summer. But it doesn't have to be boring! See below for how to have a great summer!

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