What do you need to start your own Home Child Care business supported by LARC?
- have a genuine love and interest in caring for children and helping them to grown and learn
- a suitable location and space with your own liability and content insurance
- successful criminal reference check for yourself and each adult member in your household
- have some necessary supplies such as toys, books, puzzles etc..
- positive health record for yourself, other adults in the home and your children
- successful fire inspection and a clear water test if you have a well
- if you have animals - proof of vaccination
- Caregivers can choose their own hours but flexible hours of care to accommodate parent's work schedule is an asset.
- attend mandatory training workshops
- have your CPR and First Aid
- maintain a safe home environment for all ages of children.
- provide many early learning activities such as story time, outdoor play, arts and crafts, water play, music and movement and much more.
- adhere to the guidelines of the Day Nurseries Act, and the policies of LARC.
What kind of support can you expect from our Team Leader?
- assist you to assess your home child care suitability and make recommendations to set up your home for child care
- connect families looking for care with the most appropriate caregiver
- provide additional resources and activities to enhance your quality home care program ie... triple/double strollers, baby equipment, art supplies, toys, books etc...
- visit the caregiver monthly through regularly scheduled visits (some are unscheduled to ensure that safety and other standards are maintained)
- conduct regular home safety checks.
- offer support with administrative tasks and facilitate problem solving, if required, with caregivers and parents
- administer monthly billing and payment collection from your parents. This means that you never have to collect fees, we do all the work, and you get paid bi-monthly whether the fees are collected or not.
- provide ongoing training workshops and resources
- offer free CPR and First Aid certification
- create opportunities to meet other Home Child Care Providers through workshops, playgroups and events
- work with caregivers and parents to ensure that the developmental needs of each child are met.
Are you ready to start your own home daycare?
Contact LARC's Home Child Care Team Leader,
Allison Timms, at 613-354-6318 x 24.