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[one_third last=”no”][accordian] [toggle title=”Advanced Design Service” open=”no”] A 2D and a 3D design which will help you envision your room before the project starts. Accurate  material selections, with samples. Selection of paint, flooring, upgraded door samples, and hardware. [/toggle] [/one_third]

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There are many advantages to starting a day care, here are just a few:

  • A home day care will give you the opportunity to spend more time with your own children at home
  • You can be your own boss because a home daycare is your own business and will give you the opportunity to set your own hours for a work day, you can choose to be a full- time operating daycare or a part time, you can choose to work during holidays or take time off.
  • A home daycare will give you the opportunity to pursue a passion for children, and enjoy caring for them, and teaching them, also allowing you to be a positive impact in their lives.
  • It allows you to earn an income from your own home.
  • If you have your own children this will give you the opportunity to spend time with them as well.

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Many moms these days are torn between staying at home with their kids or going out of the home to earn income for the family. Some make the decision of staying home and starting a business to get the best of both worlds. One of the very popular home based businesses is a home daycare. If you love kids, have the space to accommodate them and you    enjoy being with children, then this can be an option for you. Child care givers  take care of children in their own homes, so it is very important that your home is not only child-friendly  but it also must be very clean and safe, and also suitable for childcare. You must Ensure that your home is correctly set up and certified according to municipality standards. Having the right amount of space and the proper equipment will make your life easier, and more enjoyable for you and for the children in your care.

If you’re considering opening a daycare, you’ll have to check your local zoning bylaws, which dictate whether you can operate a business from your residence. Familiarize yourself with day-care licensing requirements for the province you live in province, In some provinces a daycare license is necessary.

Things you need: 

  • You really don’t need to have very expensive equipment to start a child care business.
  • There is also really no need to buy very overpriced kits to get the information you need in order to start a daycare, most of the regulations, and information can be found online, so take time to do your research .
  • For a home daycare there is no need to take college level courses to be qualified
  • Your daycare needs to be stocked with toys and games, do not, however, feel that you must purchase toys brand new, you can get many toys at second hand stores or from friends, that are still in excellent shape. Once your home daycare is established and you have a regular income, you’ll be able to buy new age appropriate toys specifically for the children that are in your care.
  •  Try to stick to the basics when purchasing toys at the beginning, Books, cars, dolls, building blocks, a play house, a play kitchen, dress up items, these will keep the children entertained and happy for hours.
  • Every day care must have Arts and crafts supplies, if you have children of your own, you probably have some crafts supplies already. A great place for these items would be a local dollar store, you should have supplies that include,  the basics of crayons, markers, paints, blunt edge scissors, paper, glue, play-doh, stencils, glitter, pom-poms, paper, and colouring books.
  • Your day care should also have a supply of diapers, wipes, generally they are provided by the parents, but you should have your own supply, Remember baby wipes can come in handy for a quick hand wipe during meals or messy craft projects.
  • Your day care will need to have, for infants and toddlers, a crib or port-a-crib. For older children you can use actual beds in your home, or buy nap mats or cots. You also need to have pillows and blankets or you can ask the parents to provide them especially if a certain child has a favorite blanket or sleep toy.
  • It would be a good idea to have a separate cupboard stocked with plastic cups, plates, and cutlery, this will make lunch time run a little smoother for young children.
  • Get organizers and storage bins for all the toys and supplies, make sure that these bins can be opened, closed, and at reach of the children, because you will need to encourage them to pick up after themselves. For items that you don’t want the children to use keep in bins that are not the same style and colour, and make sure those bins are not in reach.

 

 

How child safe is your home?

Your check list…

 KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

  • you have a working fire extinguisher and know how to use it
  •  all knives and sharp utensils are stored out of reach of children
  •  matches or lighters are in a locked cabinet
  •  emergency numbers are posted near the phone, including poison control
  • area rugs have a non-slip backing
  •  all plastic wrappings such as trash, produce, dry cleaning bags, and cling wrap are out of the reach of children
  •  a fully stocked first aid kit is in your home
  •  tablecloths that can be easily pulled down have been removed
  •  all cleaning supplies are locked up
  •  safety strap is always used for a child in a high chair
  •  childproof locks on all cabinets

 LIVING ROOM

  • all houseplants are non-poisonous
  • safety screen in front of the fireplace
  • furniture with sharp corners have safety corner guards
  • anything fragile/breakable has been removed
  • tall bookcases have been secured to the wall

BEDROOMS

  •  the cords for blinds do not hang in a loop and are not dangling low on the window
  •  all colognes, after-shaves and cosmetics are locked up
  •  toys with wheels, pom-poms, ribbons or buttons are not used in a crib or playpen
  •  drawers in chests are kept closed

BATHROOM

  •  childproof locks on all cabinets
  •  child resistant caps on all medications
  •  old medications have been properly disposed of
  •  toilet lid kept closed
  •  hair dryers/electric curlers are stored  out of reach when not in use
  •  temperature on hot water heater does  not exceed 120 degrees

FOYER/STAIRWAYS

  •  foyer and stairways are well lit
  •  every staircase has a sturdy handrail
  •  no clutter on stairways
  •  safety gates or doors to block access to stairs

PLAYROOM

  • all playroom furniture is strong and secure
  • all toys are checked regularly for small or broken parts

OUTSIDE AREAS/GARAGES/SHEDS

  •  sidewalks are clear of clutter, snow and ice
  •  tools, automotive parts and fluids, and  gardening supplies are in a locked cabinet
  • all harmful substances are in the original container
  • shed is kept locked at all times
  •  chicken wire is placed around an above  ground deck to prevent falls, and tables, chairs and toys children could climb on have been removed
  •  fenced yards have a child proof lock on the gate

OTHER CONCERNS

  •  windows or doors leading to a pool  have an alarm
  •  fire escape plan has been prepared
  •  fire escape ladders have been used in practice
  •  storm safety plan has been prepared
  •  the children’s swings, slides and other playthings are in good condition
  •  fuses and circuit breakers are labeled
  •  smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order
  •  flashlights/lanterns and a portable radio are handy for emergencies
  •  safety plugs in all electrical outlets
  • vehicles are always locked
  •  purses are kept out of the reach of children

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[fusion_tab title=”Step #3″]No matter what the project, a 2D design should be completed by your contractor, or designer. This would allow the  home owner to see the overview of the project. Gather up product samples from your local vendors. Try to visualize your end result before beginning any work.   [/fusion_tab]
[fusion_tab title=”Step #4″]If a 2D design is not enough, hire your designer, and get a full 3D overview of your entire project. Most (OUR) designers would be able to virtually walk you through your project, and see even the finest details, such as carpet selection, or even the tiled backsplash. [/fusion_tab]
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