I understand everyones frustration "however" there are laws in place for a reason (read below) And for all the children who have been hurt or worse died in illigal day cares I bet their parents felt comfortbale leaving their kids at the beginning! Things can happen and do! As for as jobs go, and i know many of us need to work. If you can't find a 40 hour a week job so you can place your kids in day care then maybe you need to look out in town or look for a job at night when your husbands are home OK! I know I will now hear well my husband works every night or my husband is deployed, I know I am going to get back lash for that but as a parent you have to make the best choice for your child and situation. I know when my kids were little with my first one I worked at a CDC and had him with me, when my 2nd came along I stayed home but worked at night around my husbands schedule, I also sold on eBay. I am not saying this is right for everyone but I made it work for us. Rather than moaning and groaning about what we don't have here look around and see what we do have and try and make it work.
With more and more people needing daycare centers, people are choosing to start their own centers at home. It is a great idea to make use of your home and earn some money but also to spend time with your own children and other children. However, there are many laws that you must adhere to when starting a home daycare center, and you need to ensure that each of these laws is in place within your home prior to starting your business.
Among the most important laws, is to get yourself a license. This is to ensure you are qualified to do the job and that you are paying the government taxes as you should be. All cities require that businesses be licensed, whether in the home or otherwise. This helps them keep track of what businesses are trading in what cities. ChildCare.gov is a great place to visit to find out the many details involved with licensing, as it can be quite confusing and vary from location to location.
Once you have licensed your home daycare center, another law you must think about is whether or not you have a criminal record. You must not have a criminal record if you are thinking of starting a home daycare center. Families who will potentially use your daycare services may request a copy of your criminal record at any time.
A home inspection will ensure that your house is completely safe for the children that you are going to care for. It is the size of your home that will dictate the amount of children you can care for at any one time in a safe and secure manner, and if you were to take in more children than allowed, you could be held liable for any incidents that should occur.
Safety inspections will follow your home inspection, and once again, this is to ensure that all children are safe and protected while within your care. Your home and also your garden or yard will be looked at and checked by strict regulations to ensure that the children cannot get out or be harmed in any way, and they will also check to make sure you have adequate exits in case of fire, plus smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide alarm.
Home daycare laws need to be kept by at all times, and nothing is more so than insurance. These must, without fail, be kept completely up to date at all times that you are running your daycare center. Accidents will always happen, and this is more so with children, and if this should happen, and another parent finds you negligent, you could find yourself in trouble.
If you are planning to have many children in your home, inspection allowing, of course, then you need to take into account whether or not you can take care of them all by yourself. Hiring staff is a good way to be able to deal with more children, and a second pair of hands will always come in handy, especially when kids are concerned