Our home had the perfect set up. We had the whole downstairs to set up like a playroom and still keep our upstairs for our family (although this is only partially true). You will find out about Time/Space percentages below. This will become a very important aspect of running your business.
One of the biggest things to consider when you open your doors to child care is that you no longer have a home, you have a business. You will need to determine how much of your home is used for business, how long you work and use the space. It is recommended that most of the space is used for some portion of the business as it will help with deductions taken when doing your taxes. In my home I had four rooms and a playroom where we spent most of the day. Each room had a playpen or crib in order to maximize our space used for business including cooking, cleaning and curriculum planning.
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